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Sweet Red Bean Paste Half Covered Bun (Yokan-Pan) is Local Hokkaido Food -Special Product of Hokkaido-

January 13th, 2015

Sweet Red Bean Paste Half Covered Bun (ようかんパン * Yokan-pan) is a sweetened bun with whip cream. I did not know that it was a local Hokkaido food until then, but Ms. Tani told me about Yokan twist, and I knew that the sweet red bean paste half covered bun was the local bun of Hokkaido. That reminded me I surely remembered that I ate it in childhood.

Bun Is Half Covered by Sweet Red Bean Paste
Sweet Red Bean Paste Half Covered Bun -Special Product of Hokkaido-

As for the sweet red bean paste half covered bun (Yokan-pan), “Jumbo Yokan Roll (ジャンボようかんロール)” and “Yokan Twist (ようかんツイスト)” are produced by Nichiryo Baking Co., LTD (日糧パン), “Sun Snake (サンスネーク)” is produced by Yamazaki Baking Co.,Ltd (山崎製パン), “Yokan Doughnut (ようかんドーナツ)” is produced by Robapan Co.,Ltd (ロバパン), “Yokan-chan (ようかんちゃん)” is produced by Hokuo, “Yokan and Cream (ようかん&クリーム)” is produced by Seicomart (セイコーマート), those are representative products. Probably it was the Jumbo Yokan Roll that I ate in old days. My grandma gave me it and I always mistook Yokan (red bean paste) for chocolate cream and I remember that I was regretted to eat the chocolate cream. The sweetness of Japanese sweet was not tasty for me in childhood, but I become an adult and come to feel tasty. Actually, when I ate it after a long absence, I founded tasty bun unexpectedly.

Not Chocolate
Sweet Red Bean Paste Half Covered Bun -Special Product of Hokkaido-
Whip Cream Inside
Sweet Red Bean Paste Half Covered Bun -Special Product of Hokkaido-
Drip Sweet Red Bean Paste
Sweet Red Bean Paste Half Covered Bun -Special Product of Hokkaido-

The sweet red bean paste half covered bun (Yokan-pan) is sold at a convenience store or a supermarket in Hokkaido. As well as Hokkaido, there is the sweet red bean paste covered bun (Yokan-pan) like bun filled with bean jam (Anpan) produced by Fuji Baking Co., LTD (富士製パン) in Fuji city, Shizuoka prefecture in 1956 and the sweet red bean paste covered bun (Yokan-pan) like bun filled with bean jam (Anpan) produced by Hishida bakery (菱田ベーカリー) in Kochi prefecture in 1960s. Because the sweet red bean paste half covered bun (Yokan-pan) seemed to be cooked in Hokkaido in 1970s, there would be anything concerned with Yokan (red bean paste) at that time.

Twist Roll with Sweet Red Bean Paste
Sweet Red Bean Paste Half Covered Bun -Special Product of Hokkaido-

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