Melon pan/メロンパン is a popular snack.
It literally means ‘Melon Bread’.
‘Melon’ is from English and ‘pan’ is a loan word from Portuguese.
It doesn’t taste like melon, really. But it looks a bit like a melon.
They are made from an enriched dough with a thin layer of crisp cookie dough.
This gives them a crunchy top with a soft inside
There are many varieties and flavours – from green tea, chocolate chips, strawberry or even actual melon.