▽▲The Melon Pan Tradition: Japanese Sweet Bread▲▽
“Melonpan” in English is called “” Japanese Sweet Bread”. It’s the most popular item at Japanese bakeries and available at every convenient store and supermarket all over the country, but in Asakusa, one shop sticks to the traditional taste. It’s located right next to Senso-ji Temple, one of Japan’s most famous attractions.
It looks like a melon, but does it taste like one?
In this episode, we go to Asakusa Kagetsudo and talk with owner Yuki-san who has been making melonpan for many years. He explains his passion and why it’s so popular in Japan. John sits down for breakfast and enjoys a piping hot melonpan with a green melon soda, the shop’s recommended combination! Melonpan is best when it’s right out of the oven.
This show has been created and produced by John Daub ( ジョン・ドーブ ). He’s been living and working in Japan for over 16 years and regularly reports on an International TV Show for Japan’s International Channel.
Casting light on quirky, funny & amazing Japanese culture in a way only seen through the eyes of a foreigner! Join us as we penetrate deep into the heart of Japan!