It’s four in the morning and I’m in
Last year, convenience store melon bread was my dessert of choice following any night of excessive sake consumption. It’s the perfect mix of fat and sweet, with barely any bread there to get in the way of the full sugar experience.
Unfortunately, as the name would suggest, there is some bread in melon bread, which is the only thing keeping it from being one of the best sweets in the entire world. But you can get around that if you simply pick off the top and bottom sugar coating. You’re left with a rather ugly sight: a clump of bald bread that’s not worth eating unless you’re drunk and don’t know what else to do with yourself.
If you ever make it to Japan and get to sample this fine delicacy, make sure to pick this up at the convenience store, and not as a patisserie/homemade version. The latter never has enough sugar in it and tends to taste a bit like Hawaiian bread.