Have you ever had sweet red bean filled Japanese anpan before? Have you heard about one of Japan’s beloved children’s anime, Anpanman? This is a guide to Japan’s iconic red bean bun and its animated counterpart.
Custard has been popular in Japan since the Meiji era, when it became a classic component in Japanese yogashi, or Western-style sweets.
As cherry blossom season creeps ever closer, pink, spring-themed snacks are popping up in convenience stores and supermarkets all over Japan!