bread

Japan’s pre-sliced cat-shaped bread: The greatest thing since non-kitty sliced bread

Feline-themed baked goods are as heart-melting as they are mouthwatering.

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Studio Ghibli animator creates heartwarming new anime commercial in Japan【Video】

The special release takes us through the love story of Cassis and Arles, a romance the animator has been developing for ten years.

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Häagen-Dazs Bakery opens in Tokyo, and its baked goods are so good

In a country filled with great bakeries, you’ve got to do something special to stand out, and this shop/cafe in downtown Tokyo does just that.

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Epic food fail sees adorable Rilakkuma character bread turn into a terrifying monstrosity

Recipes don’t always turn out how you expect them to.

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People in Japan go crazy for bunny bread loaves from new Tokyo bakery

The cute and fluffy bread is proving to be so popular it’s been selling out as soon as it hits the shelves.

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One taste of toasted egg mushipan bread and you’ll never go back to eating it the normal way!

We take Japan’s simple pleasure of a steamed cake and push it to a whole new level of deliciousness.

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Japanese netizens create adorable, edible “cat bread” 【Pics】

Cat meets toast! Read more to learn all about this simple, yet creative internet craze that’s sweeping Japan.

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We spend Culture Day in prison, food was arguably better than Yoshinoya

This Culture Day, our reporter Yuichiro Wasai went straight to Fuchu Prison. He did not pass Go. He did not collect 200 dollars.

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We try the Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Bread being sold at a bakery in Kanagawa, Japan 【Taste test】

Yes, Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen bread, based on the viral video, actually exists, and our lucky reporters managed to get their hands on some!

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Ueno Park’s panda bread is just as warm, fluffy and cute as the pandas themselves 【Photos】

If you’ve ever wanted to gobble up an adorable panda, now’s your chance!

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Melon bread: everyone’s favorite Japanese snack is actually one of the worst things you can eat

If you’re munching on some melon bread right now, you may want to put that thing down.

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Japanese cook uses sushi-making as inspiration for beautifully artistic bread loaves

The illustrated breads even include images that change colours halfway through the loaf.

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Bandai’s bakery/cafe to offer a variety of character themes — starting with Rascal the raccoon!

Yup, you can never go wrong with adorable character-themed bread and coffee! 

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Want some carbs with your carbs? Japanese noodle restaurant offering bread soba

Yakisoba bread is pretty common at Japanese bakeries, but this is the first time we’ve ever heard of bread soba.

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Cats made out of bread bag clips—the pointless but undeniably cute Japanese Twitter trend

Need a new desk buddy? There’s one just a fold and a doodle away!

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Real-life Kiki’s Bakery is worth a visit whether you’ve seen the anime it’s based on or not

We fly down to Yufuin Floral Village to try the Ghibli-inspired bakery’s goods for ourselves.

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Bread shop in Tokyo is riding a popularity wave thanks to a flying bear

It’s a bird…It’s a plane…It’s bread in the shape of an adorable flying bear!

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We made bread out of ice cream and it’s delicious! Super simple 3 ingredient recipe

Some say that baking is therapeutic, but for first-time bakers, making something as basic as plain bread can be a bit of a challenge, even with a recipe. Let’s also not forget the tabletop full of flour you’ll have to clean up after kneading the dough.

But our Japanese reporter Meg recently experimented with a super-simple recipe to make some quick yet yummy ice cream bread. No kneading required, and no messy flour-covered surfaces (well, unless you get clumsy in the kitchen)! Get the recipe after the break!

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Bread lovers rejoice! Toasty bread backpacks, cushions, and footwear look good enough to eat

How much do you love bread? Would you cuddle with it? Wear it on your back? Use it to carry your books home from school?

Well now thanks to Village Vanguard, the popular Japanese supplier of crazy and unique items, you can do all of these things! They will be releasing a series of bread-themed items to help you get your balanced breakfast on your way to school or work.

Ready to be the toast of the town with an egg-cellent new backpack? Read on to find out how to get in on a slice of the action!

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3-D character bread trending on Instagram is way cuter and cooler than sliced bread

Three-dimensional character bread, called chigiri-pan, is currently trending on Japanese Instagram under the tag #3Dちぎりパン. These upright, puffy loaves are handcrafted by artistic bakers with more than a pinch of creativity and dollops of love. We’ve already spied loaves in the shape of some popular Disney, Ghibli, San-X, and Moomin characters, among others. Perhaps one of the following creations will inspire you to try your hand at making some chigiri-pan for yourself!

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