Sunday, September 19, 2010

Thank heaven for Japanese white bread

Forget baguettes, forget crusty Italian loaf - step aside rye, pumpernickel, and whole wheat - my new [admittedly unhealthy] carb joy is Japanese white bread. TM once described it to me as he had tried it in Tokyo. He said, "It's like a giant croissant".


Today we were out exploring north of Toronto. One mall up there is called J-Town. The last time I went there everything was shut except for one store, but this time it was open. It's a tiny complex mainly consisting of several restaurants, and one larger area which held a butcher, a grocery store, some china, and a bakery.

There are a lot of Asian grocery stores in the Toronto area so we didn't see too many different things, but the butcher had the most high-quality meat I've ever seen. Then we checked out the bakery. Near the cash, TM spied what looked like the loaf he had had in Tokyo. Of course we bought one.

Back home, I had a slice with some delicious yellow fig jam. Dear lord, this was mannah from heaven. It is indeed like having a decadent slice of croissant. I definitely didn't need to add any butter to it. TM was busy playing Halo and as I hadn't been considerate enough to cut him a slice of his own when I had helped myself, he asked for a bite as I sat next to him ooh-ing and ahh-ing over how good it tasted. He saw my look of incredulity and said, "Never mind." [Although I did then get up and cut a slice for him].

People, if you can find a decent Japanese bakery near you, try this stuff. It's so worth it.

7 comments:

Inexplicable DeVice said...

Oh, now I'm hungry!

Snooze said...

I'm moving to Tokyo.

eroswings said...

If I see any Japanese bakeries, I'll be sure to try some bread.

And if you move to Tokyo, don't eat the dolphin and whale meat! It's full of mercury! And avoid that Fugu! It can fug-u up!

rox said...

Honey I can't even find a decent BAKERY around here! I'm glad you found this instead of me though, my ass doesn't need any more temptation!

Michelle Saunderson said...

Now I have to find a Japanese bakery.

Susan as Herself said...

I have never even heard of that. I will have to look out for it in the Asian neighborhoods here. Sounds great!

tornwordo said...

Good thing it didn't taste fishy. That's always a risk in the japanese market.