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Junk Food in Japan: Otokomae Tofu Mushi Pan Steamed Bread’

Junk Food in Japan: Otokomae Tofu Mushi Pan Steamed Bread’

Mochi Mochi Mushi Pan, a steamed bread with a mochi-like texture is my current favorite Japanese convenience store junk food. (Not that I eat much from convenience stores, but I do enjoy observing their product development and marketing campaigns.) I was very happy to find a new variety of…

Junk Food in Japan: Otokomae Tofu Cream Pan Sweet Bread

Junk Food in Japan: Otokomae Tofu Cream Pan Sweet Bread

I have been captivated by a duo of new junk food products in Japan! Here is the first of the duo. This is convenience store junk food sweet bread flavored with tofu. The tofu is made by a an upstart tofu company in rural Kyoto called Otokomae Tofuten that burst onto the scene about five years ago. Their brand name…

Satsuma Imo (Sweet Potato) Caramel

Satsuma Imo (Sweet Potato) Caramel

Classic Japanese Candy: Sweet Potato Caramel. I have been a fan of bontan ame candy for some time and have written about it twice on KyotoFoodie. The company that makes it also makes another unique soft candy product made with the produce of Kyoto: sweet potato. I knew about this sweet potato caramel but had never been able to find…

Bontan Ame – Traditional Japanese Gyuhi-Mochi and Pectin Soft Candy

Bontan Ame – Traditional Japanese Gyuhi-Mochi and Pectin Soft Candy

Our regular readers may recall last year that we introduced Bontan Ame, a classic soft Japanese mochi-like candy made in the southern island of Kyushu with a regional citrus called bontan. I don’t eat much candy but in recent months I have become bontan ame crazed! I eat a box of it nearly everyday. Fortunately bontan ame is not terribly…

Junk Food in Japan: Mochi Mochi ‘Mushi Pan’ Steamed Bread

Junk Food in Japan: Mochi Mochi ‘Mushi Pan’ Steamed Bread

While it might be hard to believe, and I am not ashamed, some junk food in Japan really captivates me. This quasi-junk food, mochi mochi mushi pan, or steamed bread has got me. I haven’t been able to get over it for a year now so I thought that I ought to introduce it on KyotoFoodie. It is quite interesting…

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