#224 Melon Pan

Melon pan/メロンパン is a popular snack.

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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.

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One thought on “#224 Melon Pan

  1. I’ve always actually wanted to try melon bread… Years of anime has coaxed me into commiting to eating it once before I die!

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