Sunday, 11 November 2012
I planned a trip to Japan with friends this past summer. It was an amazing experience to be exposed to a culture and food totally different from my own. As I told all my family and friends, I ate my way around Japan. They have the best/weirdest junk food.
But the food I still crave, still wish I could walk into a convenience store and buy 5 of, my favorite Japanese snack by far, was melon pan. Which is basically melon-flavored bread.
Imagine thick, white bread in biscuit form, soft as cotton candy on the inside, and just a touch crunchy on the outside, with sugar sprinkled on top. Sweet as watermelon.
It looked like this:
Not much bigger than my hand, yet still very filling. I ate it for breakfast pretty much every day and washed it down with some canned BOSS coffee. Which Tommy Lee Jones endorses.
If you ever visit Japan, make sure to grab some melon pan at a konbini (convenience store). You will not be disappointed. Better than donuts!
Do you have any favorite foreign junk food you wish you could still go out and grab?