Japanese bakeries and Japanese breads

The bakeries (beekarii – ベーカリー) in Japan are a true bread paradise. In it you can find infinite varieties of bread, of all prices and tastes. Unlike bakeries in Brazil, in bakeries in Japan you choose all your breads and take them to the cashier, they are at your disposal, I still don't know how they don't have problems with flies.

The first bakery opened in 1869. The bakery was set up by Yasubei Kimura, a former samurai. His bakery is located in Tokyo and is called Buneidou (Today it is called: Kimura-ya)

The first genuine Japanese bread was made by Kimura, named after Anpan. Made with sakedane (rice) yeast – which gives the bread a special aroma – and stuffed with anko (azuki bean paste, widely used in traditional confectionery).

On April 4, 1875, they produced a special version for Emperor Meiji, made from sakura petals for him to take on his spring walk. For this reason, bread began to gain popularity and the date became known as the Day of the Anpan.

The Japanese consumer is thirsty for novelty. For that reason, there are thousands of breads and flavors, let's examine some of the revolutionary breads.

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Types of Japanese breads

There are thousands of types of Bread in addition to the aforementioned Anpan. We will mention the best known, but it is worth remembering that it is not even 10% of the types of bread that exist, Japan is full of creativity, and they can vary according to the time of year, not to mention the limited editions.

Japanese bakery and Japanese breads

Yakisoba-Pan – That's right, Yakisoba bread, a simple bread filled with the famous fried noodles, is cheap and quite popular with students. In the photo you can also notice breads stuffed with teriyaki and shumai.

Kare-Pan – A fried curry bun. It is usually crispy, with a soft bread and a very spicy filling. It is common to find other breads in the same style stuffed with other things.

Meron-pan (メロンパン?) or melon bread. It is a soft, round bread with a cake-like frosting. It has the appearance of a melon, but typically does not have a melon flavor (although melon essence is sometimes added to enhance the aroma). There is a variation that consists of placing pieces of chocolate between the cake layer and the bread layer.

Korokke Pan – Croquette Bread, in the same style as the Yakisoba Pan, it is stuffed with potato croquettes, and with a little vegetables and lettuce to give it a healthy tone, but it is far from that.

corona – It is another type of Japanese sweet bread, which is essentially a brioche cone with a chocolate cream filling. there are several types of bread and different formats, which are usually filled with creams or chocolate.

Nikuman - They are buns stuffed with ground pork and other ingredients and then steamed.

There are thousands of other breads that we won't mention in this article. Maybe a next article, there are infinite varieties, and derivations of the aforementioned breads.

Japanese bakery and Japanese breads

Japan bakery videos

Let's leave some videos for you to know and enjoy the bakeries of Japan and see the huge variety of products.


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