Friday, October 01, 2010

Best of the Bests: White Bread

White Bread

Cherry Blossom or other brands of Japanese White Bread, also called Japanese Milk Bread or Shokupan (we call this "the bread that satisfies all hunger" an obscure reference to the film "Mio in the Land of the Faraway). This sliced loaf (which comes in sandwich slices and thicker cuts) feature a wonderful scented, beautifully textured (dense but not unpleasantly so) center, soft and lightly chewy. You can find the cellophane covered fresh loaves at Japanese bakeries and markets. A single thick slice is about 180 calories, so savor. Approx. $2.50