Sarah’s Blog Post 25: April 28, 2016
One of my favorite things about Japan is Japanese bakeries. We have many bakeries and cafes in the United States as well, but they are usually much more expensive. A croissant in Japan is usually about 100 yen, but in the United States they are often about $3 (about 300 yen). There are many nice bakeries in Kichijoji, but I usually just go to the chain stores like Bon Bonjour.
This week in flower arrangement club, our teacher brought us “shio-pan” from Vie de France. We have Vie de France in the United States as well, but the prices and foods offered are very different. It sounded so strange to me because it translates to “salt bread”. It didn’t sound very tasty. I really like shio-pan because it is very soft on the inside and crispy on the bottom. It almost tastes like a soft pretzel from the United States or Germany, but soft pretzels aren’t as good because they don’t have the crispy bottom. “Melon-pan” is good, and it is one of the most well-known Japanese breads, but it is not as good as shio-pan in my opinion.