Do you know the popular bread "Anpan" made in Japan?
There is an Anpan specialty shop in Asakusa that makes many kinds of Anpan.
※This article is an English translation of an article posted in June 2019.
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Do you know "Anpan", one of the great inventions in Japan?
It's a sweet bean paste bun. (An = Anko, pan = bun)
However, there are various Anko in Japan.
For example, sweet red bean paste, sweet pumpkin paste, sweet chestnut paste, etc.
"Andesu Matoba" is an Anpan specialty shop that sells many Anpan.
It is a shop I learned in my favorite blog "Weekly Anko".
His name is Yusuke Sato, Chief Editor.(id:yskanuma)
This is a Japanese blog, but please check it out because there are many photos.
Andesu Matoba's official website has lots of breads with photos.
It is an anpan bakery run by a specialty shop that makes anko.
Setouchi lemon anpan
Seasonal limited Anpan vivid yellow "Setouchi lemon anpan".
Size：4.9in in diameter
Setouchi lemon anpan is elongated and sprinkled with poppy seeds.
Do you want to know the filling of Setouchi lemon anpan?
It is white bean paste. This is called "Shiro-an" in Japanese.
（Shiro is the meaning of White.）
Lemon peel is also used in this Anko, and it is good aroma.
Then I ate the most common anpan.
Size：3.5in in diameter
It is round and shiny.
There is a dent in the center of the bread.
Why is there a dent ...?
That's because they put in salt pickled cherry blossoms.
It is an item necessary to eat delicious Anko.
（As of June 2019）
Asakusa 3-3-2, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Closed on Sundays and public holidays
Asakusa Station：7 minutes on foot from Exit 6 (Tokyo Metro：Ginza Line / Asakusa Line / Eastern Skyline)
Asakusa Station：6 minutes on foot from Exit A (Tsukuba Express)
Sensoji Temple main hall：3 minutes on foot
お題「今日のおやつ」 Today's swtts：anpan
See you at the next picnic!