Good bakers copy, great bakers steal
Osaka resident sometimes irritated with reality that all the good things seem to happen in Tokyo Where I live I cannot find giant robots, 3D billboards, or big gold poo statues, but one thing that we do in Tokyo cannot be found is Sanmi
Sanmi so beloved -but even to get tribute baked goods made by major convenience store chain Lawson But as Sanmi is pretty much always known only in Kansai area, then we should probably get on the same page by comparing what it is first.
Sanmi was created by popular bakery Kobeya about 50 years ago Danish: Custard-flavored cream filling, cake layer on top, and drizzling of chocolate stripes
Sanmi has the old-fashioned look and simple design that makes it easy to overlook in supermarkets and conveniences stores everywhere in Osaka, around Kansai and other locations. But its also a taintely delicious snack that never disappoints
Kansai residents just took it for granted and never truly realized how exclusive it was Tokyo’s people never knew it existed on another hand Both sides understand a similar situation until popular Tokyo-based manga Kochikame’s 2015 mention
Sanmi is in KochiKame! Oh and that’s delicious! Sanmi – don’t know that it’s hard for you to miss out on life!
(@takeyan8901) March 23, 2015
I wanted to try Kochikame Sanmi a little while ago, but its not marketed in Kanto Ooooh
11 (@further_along93) April 13, 2015
No one really knows why Sanmi isn’t selling in Tokyo Kobeya, a Korean name suggests, is a major maker of baked goods and sells varied products across Japan Akin to the Hanshin Tigers, my personal theory is that the chocolate stripes on brown bread resemble a tiger pattern Tokyo’s Yomiuri Giants have a wide rivalry, selling Sanmi in Japan would be like selling red, sock-shaped cookies in New York.
It doesnt seem to be that Sanmi has as strong as ever though its limited sales range They regularly release Yonmi versions to add flavor that has many seasonal jam like strawberry or blueberry, and in 2020 Kobeya officially designated as Sanmi Day
Kobeya teamed up with major convenience store chain Lawson earlier this year to sell Sanmi-mitaina Melon Pan or Melon Pan thats like Sanmi Very common Japanese baked item melon pan made from a sweet bun topped with a layer of cookie for those unfamiliar Name refers to its typically melon-like appearance
Sanmi-mitaina Melon Pan combines best parts with a mix of bread monsters to create something altogether new.
Danish, is uses fluffy bun-like base filled with the same Sanmi custard-flavored cream instead Layer on top not cake like Sanmi, not even quite the crispy melon pan, but an underused ingredient in Japanese snacks, cookie dough!
This also has chocolate stripes on top to round out the three flavors and brings a far more decadent taste than any of the pastries its based on.
Lawson and Kobeya had not yet met for a break in town but it was not over. Sanmi-mitaina Melon Pan (Choco Ippai) or Melon Pan thats like Sanmi (Lots of Chocolate) released a few weeks ago
This version has all the same features of the upcoming Sanmi-mitaina Melon Pan, but instead of the chocolate stripes, covers the whole top surface with chocolate.
Unavoidable addition to hot winters, its easy to hold the firm chocolate that the moist cookie dough directly. Chocolatey, although good for chocoholics.
All three of them are on sale now, check them out, just not all at the same time, just as they weigh about 500 to 600 calories each. All of them sold in Kansai area
So sorry Tokyo, youll all have to go and cry in your internationally famous neighborhoods, theme restaurants, hotels, and cafes, your high tech train stations; Olympics, golden toilets and escalatorsand your egg festivalsand parasite museums.
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