Melon-pan (41)

1 Name: シャナのオタクw : 2006-03-06 15:08 ID:EzKtGd07

Has anyone here tasted Melon-pan? Is it worth the effort to make? If you have a different recepie which you know is good, please post it.

2 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2006-03-06 20:27 ID:eYH6B/uQ

3 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2006-03-06 21:57 ID:I21AzdUm

You COULD make "regular" melon-pan...but would'nt you rather make the Melon-sushi-pan from Yakitate!Japan? After all, everybody (Y!J fans at least) know that Melon-pan has a "weakness"- cookie and bread dough bake differently, so most melon-pan are made with the bread section slightly underbaked.

The ingenious solution- bake them seperately! When both are ready slap them together with a heap of melon cream in the middle, Sushi-style!

Now who said you can't learn anything from television.

4 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2006-03-07 19:21 ID:MSpPTDqY


I tried making it with this recipe last year. It was kind of involved, and I don't think I did it exactly right - but it was pretty good. I couldn't find melon extract, though, so I used pineapple.

5 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2006-03-09 19:18 ID:Heaven


Wow... I tried it with that recipe as well, and melon extract was too expensive to order off online, so I used Pineapple.

I didn't really like it, but my younger siblings loved it.

6 Name: 1 : 2006-03-17 17:15 ID:EzKtGd07

I made melon-pan yesterday, and it turned out pretty well. I used another bread recepie which required less time in the oven, so it wouldn't become underbaked. I will definitively make melon-pan again some day :D

7 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2006-03-18 16:06 ID:vhnJaZUa


Good job! I'm on my spring break this week - maybe I'll try again as well.

8 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2006-04-27 09:10 ID:G+JiovnZ

omg that sounds bizarre...I've never heard of melon-pan before. Anyone got a picture of how it actually looks like?

9 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2006-04-27 10:48 ID:SA/xiwaS

10 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2006-05-12 19:28 ID:Stf0jguC

So, since last time I used pineapple, I figured it's about time for me to try again with melon.

Just ordered melon concentrate, along with cantaloupe concentrate (Japanese melons are close to cantaloupe) and natural green dye from, although I'm not sure if the site's legit or not.

Updates when/if I receive it!

In the recipe that was linked, I think you bake them seperately.

But what's this melon cream and where can I get it?

11 Name: Bunny-san : 2006-05-16 21:55 ID:tFLRIkTh

I used to buy it on a whim every time I hit up this Japanese bakery. It's delicious!

It didn't taste overwhelmingly like melon, though.

12 Name: 10 : 2006-05-26 21:24 ID:Stf0jguC

yay, it came! Only took like, a week.

13 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2006-06-14 18:06 ID:4Zgmdt+s

I would never buy anything from a site called "".


14 Name: Amarok : 2006-07-06 18:16 ID:w1KU2kCQ

What are you going to eat for lunch?

I'm eating nothing but I had Curry and rice with chutny yesterday.

15 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2006-07-07 13:16 ID:s9p/AEvo

Ah yeah, the melon flavering seemed right, but...

When I used the green dye it was actually purple. (Eventhough the bottle was labeled green.)

16 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2006-07-11 10:34 ID:S/zlzklG

That sinking feeling is one more reason to buy from a store. OTOH, I hadn't found a good store to buy it from until extremely recently. And oddly enough, the store is chinese-run... it does have two flavours of melonpan though (and neither are melon flavoured.)

17 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2006-07-31 15:58 ID:sf0636mx

There doesn't have to be melon in melon-pan, it's supposed to LOOK like a melon, not taste like one.

I tried that recipe and it didn't rise, so I think I did something wrong with the yeast.

18 Name: unknown : 2006-08-17 08:57 ID:PRS1f16D

You could just buy melon-pan from 'Bread top' <-- major hk/jp bread shop.

19 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2006-08-24 03:26 ID:EoDOTu7O


Those look like mine. :D

I've got to try making these again...

20 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2007-01-10 16:50 ID:kXWxoz33
"Melonpan, also known as Melon Pan or Melon buns, is a sweet bread from Japan. It is a soft, round bread covered in a crisp, cookie-like coating. Its appearance is supposed to resemble a melon, such as a rock melon. Typically, they are not melon flavoured. There is at least one known variation which involves placing a few chocolate chips in between the cookie layer and the bread layer.

The word has an interesting etymology, since Melon is a loan word from English, while Pan is a loan word from the Portuguese for bread.

Melonpan and Pineapple bun from Hong Kong is very similar for its way of cooking and naming by the shape. "

21 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2007-01-10 16:51 ID:kXWxoz33
"Melonpan, also known as Melon pan or Melon buns, is a sweet bread from Japan. It is a soft, round bread often covered in a crisp, cookie-like coating. Its appearance is supposed to resemble a melon, such as a rock melon (cantaloupe). Typically, they are not melon flavoured (although melon essence is sometimes used in order to enhance the aroma). There is at least one known variation which involves placing a few chocolate chips in between the cookie layer and the bread layer.

The word has an interesting etymology, since melon is a loan word from English, while pan is a loan word from the Portuguese for bread.

Melonpan and pineapple bun from Hong Kong are very similar."

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23 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2008-03-21 12:53 ID:Tr9LjZli

All the Bread Top branches in Sydney stopped selling it. Bastards.

24 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2008-03-23 13:28 ID:x92r4Vcf

I've had it many times when I was in good^^ 7/11 and Lawson sell pretty decent ones

25 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2008-03-25 03:48 ID:H/f8iLmi

I'm >>4 . What a nostalgic thread. :D

26 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2008-04-29 19:42 ID:dvxz/6Ij

I just get the melon bread imports from my local Japanese supermarket, sometimes the smaller chocolate-chip ones at the bakery next door. Granted, I only ate melon bread twice so I'm sadly not a melon bread expert.

Are the prewrapped Japanese imported supermarket ones supposed to have a sticky, odd tasting center? o_o;; The edges of the cookie crust were pretty nice, but as I got closer to the center of the bread, the cookie crust turned all sticky and weird. Is that normal?

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28 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2008-06-02 23:49 ID:mEn5MUoP


this is normal for packaged imports, but not of freshly baked melonpan. melonpan should have a slightly crisp outer shell and the inside should be soft bread, but never sticky. I had some of the packaged kind once and i absolutely hate it. i can't stand it when the cookie is sticky.

29 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2008-06-21 11:40 ID:/wWgs3xx

I would really love to taste a fresh melonpan. If only there was a recipe easy to use with north-american ingredients. I've heard that they use diffrent types of flour which I'm not familiar of.

30 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2009-02-05 00:56 ID:yz/fzZsl

I went to Bread Top in Sydney last week, Sussex St Chinatown & World Square and they both had Melon Pan in stock! I bought all 5 of them from both stores! Bwahaha! I hadn't had them in so long!!! Mmmmm....

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32 Name: cornshit : 2009-05-24 15:39 ID:vs0ClzjH

uh, is that soaked cardboard?

33 Name: cornshit : 2009-05-24 15:42 ID:vs0ClzjH

i'm gonna make one with corn.. hehe

34 Name: jane : 2010-10-06 18:04 ID:oHN7+gtu

if you want to know what melon bread looks like watch shagugan no shana(anime) shana eats it everyday for lunch

35 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2010-11-05 18:25 ID:nKoH4eKh

Thanks for bumping a 4 year old thread, Jerkface!

36 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2010-11-06 15:28 ID:zkR/oHar

And ironically you bumped it again..


37 Name: Blueangelsmack : 2011-01-16 20:22 ID:PtaK2v5x

I found the melon extract online and ordered it. There is also a small shop in Washingtion DC that does specialty extracts that sales it.

38 Name: Blueangelsmack : 2011-01-16 20:32 ID:PtaK2v5x

I found melon extract on ebay for pretty cheap

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40 Name: Laura : 2013-08-24 02:14 ID:fvPasC56

Ive looked everywhere in Sydney but cant find where to exactly buy Melon Bread. I asked the breadtop ladies in Chatswood and they had no idea what i was talking about. My friend said she bought it there yet i couldnt get it. Made me so upset :P

41 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2021-03-02 01:37 ID:HhPG8kVp

Fuji Japanese Bakery

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