June 7, 2009

Off Topic: MR. BRAIN BRAIN TRAINING BREAD/MR. BRAIN脳トレパン

Currently, I am unable to upload photos to eGullet, so let me just post some photos here.
現在、eGulletに写真をアップロードできないので、ここに写真を載せます。
MR. BRAIN NOU TORE PAN (MR. BRAIN BRAIN TRAINING BREAD), which is a bun that contains whipped cream and salted caramel-chocolate cream with DHA (docosahexaenoic acid).
MR. BRAIN脳トレパンです。ホイップクリームとDHA入り塩キャラメルチョコクリームが入っている菓子パンです。


Not bad for a regular price of 128 yen (I bought it for 120 yen).
定価128円としては悪くないです(私は120円で買いました)。
So, what's so special about this bun? Well, it's a collaboration between Yamazaki, Japan's leading bread manufacturer, and Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS), which currently airs the drama, "MR. BRAIN".
この菓子パンのどこがすごいのかと言うと、このパンは山崎と、現在「MR. BRAIN」というドラマを放送しているTBSとのコラボレーションなんです。
For those of you who wish to visit a thread on bread in Japan in the Japan forum on eGullet, here is a link.
eGulletのJapan Forumのパンに関するスレッドに行きたい人は、このリンクをどうぞ。

2 comments:

pink said...

Wow, that bread looks good! The cream looks so dense and rich.

We have a Yamazaki bakery here in Los Angeles (Little Tokyo). I wonder if it's the same company.

Hiroyuki said...

pink: I later learned that the bun is made with bread dough topped with cream puff dough to resemble a brain. Does it look like a brain? The sugar (maybe too much of it) and the DHA in the bun should be good for the brain.
The same coumpany? Probably yes. Look at those Yamazaki-related images:
http://images.google.co.jp/images?sourceid=navclient&hl=ja&rlz=1T4GGLL_jaJP325JP326&q=%E5%B1%B1%E5%B4%8E%E3%83%91%E3%83%B3&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wi