メロンパン Melonpan

Let’s start saying that this isn’t the usual melonpan article. Off course I made it better ^^
Here you can find: The real melonpan story, the ancient turtlepan and other melon things..

shanapanShana is certainly the better testimonial for this post :3

Continue reading and find out:
The real melonpan story, the ancient turtlepan and other…

For those who doesn’t know, メロンパン (melonpan) is a typical sweet bakery product largely diffused in Japan. Put it simple, it’s a sweet bread shaped like an half melon. Even its color remind a melon!
パン Pan in Japanese means bread, in fact those are bread with a fluffy flavored dough covered in a layer of crispy cookie dough.
For the recipe click here.

To tell the truth it remind even a turtle and actually in the past you could find some melonpan flavored with mountain turtle!
Sure! Don’t you trust me? ^^

aa354ea6486cbbeba0509a61cbfbff0bThe famous ancient turtlepan

Let’s put away the lame turtlepan and return to the real world…
Originally the dough didn’t taste like melon, but now thanks to many melon fans you can even found melonpan flavored like that.
According to wikipedia the name has a bilingual etymology, since メロン melon is a loan word from English, while パン  pan is the Portuguese word for bread, but who cares? Melonpan is just melonpan.

0000000000006809It looks so tasty doesn’t it? :3

But let’s take a look at a little piece of story:

The story of the melonpan started after the WW1 in the late Meiji era.
The first melonpan (aka melonpan prototype-01) were molded in bowls used to eat rice.
Anyway, the bowls were almonds-shaped, so the first melonpan resembled an half football ball. Later the shape was modified as it is now.

Initially they used to make radial lines on the surface, mimic a sunrise. In fact the first melonpan gained also the nickname サンライス ”SANRAISU”. That name is still used even now, especially in the Kinki, Chuugoku, and Shikoku regions.
Later in the Taisho era, the word “melon” was associated to this bakery product.

That’s almost all ^^

Shana_MelonPan_by_epsiStarMelonpan is the only thing that calms down Shana (Shakugan no Shana) ^^

43694 blush melon_pan sakai_yuuji shakugan_no_shana shana yoshida_kazumiTo tell the truth she is a “little” obsessed ^^

Konachan.com - 24794 chibi close dears melon_pan renEven Ren (DearS) looks very happy with her melonpan :3

osakaOsaka (Azumanga Daioh) while eating a delicious melonpan \^O^/

PA050062And to close this post we have a cosplay of Shana + melon + zettai ryouiki
This combination leads to the born of a new melonpan: The
シャナパン shanapan ^^
Obviously the shanapan must be eaten licking the delicious cosplayer. :3

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