Remember those square watermelons? Yes, the watermelons which Japanese people originally grew for space efficiency, but have since become luxurious items that can be two or three times more expensive than the normal ones.
If you don’t feel like spending your money on – but want to know how it feels like to eat – a square watermelon, here’s a solution: square watermelon bread made by a Japanese bakery Bo-Lo’Gne. Known as Suika Pan, which is literally “watermelon bread” in English, it can be ordered via department store group Daimaru Matsuzakaya’s online store.
The bread looks a lot like the real square watermelon. It has a watermelon rind pattern on the outside, and vivid red dough on the inside, with chocolate chips as the seeds. It’s made from real watermelon juice, so you’re going to taste real watermelon flavor when eating it. You can also smell the soothing aroma of watermelon when toasting the bread.
At 2.592 yen (US$23), the Suika Pan is the best thing you can afford if you want to taste the famous square watermelon. Unfortunately, Daimaru Matsuzakaya currently only ships this product within Japan.
But if you can’t make it to Japan, you can try making your own watermelon bread. Check out the tutorial below and share what you think of this article in the comment section. (dth/gaekon)