When I went to the convenience store yesterday, I didn’t intend to buy anything, but this variation on melon-pan, which is sweetened bread shaped like a melon, just begged to be purchased.
I got it outside of the station at a Yomiuri convenience store. I think it probably cost about 120 yen (about 1 USD).
This is pretty much the cutest thing I’ve ever eaten. That’s saying a lot, since I eat a great deal of cute food items. In addition, I haven’t seen bread shaped like this since then, at the Yomiuri convenience store or elsewhere. I suppose this is a once in a lifetime type of experience. Not to be dramatic.
By the way, in Japanese, kame is turtle and pan is bread. Thus, this bread is called kame pan.
While a type of turtle is sometimes eaten in Japan, this turtle bread did not consist of turtle. And, although I’ve never eaten turtle, I feel confident in saying that this bread did not taste like turtle.
I dream of the day I meet another turtle bread.
Originally posted on my old blog on April 18, 2011.