Melonpan is a Japanese cake or confection. It consists of  bread being wrapped in a buttery biscuit (UK EN) or cookie (Am EN) layer then baked. It's a job for the patient but very worthwhile. Variations of this food appear in Hong Kong and Taiwan. It is very high in saturated fats, cholesterol and carbohydrates and rates as one of the top ten unhealthy snack foods in Hong Kong.

The name comes from two borrowed words: "pan" the Portuguese derived word for bun and "melon" because the original ...
Continue reading ...