Penguin Buns

Panya no Pingouin

In the corner of a street in Sangenjaya, Tokyo, there’s a bakery whose owners like penguins so much they made them the face of their shopPenguin It works well on people like me who’d go all the way there just for these little custard-stuffed penguins.

Panya no Pingouin

In Japanese it’s Panya no Panguwan (ぱんやのパングワン), translated from La boulangerie pingouin. Basically, The Bakery Penguin haha. The bakery comes with a cafe too so you can sit inside and have a drink after buying some yummy bread.

Panya no Pingouin

This bakery has been around for over a hundred years—amazing, I know—so they have a lot of old school bread that they’ve kept around for a long time. Like these red bean donuts they’ve been making for 80 yearswow

Panya no Pingouin

And then there’s the Siberia, a red bean jelly sandwich kind of cake that’s old-fashioned but yummy and very geometrically attractive in my eyes.

Panya no Pingouin

There was a big variety of bread including a lot of animal ones! This basket was full of soft kitty paws filled with white chocolate and mochi and jamneko

Panya no Pingouin

And another basket of penguin cookies.

Panya no Pingouin

But the main attraction here is the penguin bun. There were three types on the counter that day, including a special series of blueberry penguins with tiny flowers on their head.

Panya no Pingouin

They really like penguins. Even in the tiniest corners there were random penguins peeking out from behind the bread.

Panya no Pingouin

In the end I got two penguins—the classic custard and a green tea one! They were really popular, because by the time I went to the bakery toward the evening almost all of them were sold out. So I scooped these two up quickhappy

Panya no Pingouin

The inside is so soft—mochi wedged between the bread and matcha. And the penguin’s eye is a delicious cookie, so that’s some extra information.

A cute bakery in a cute neighbourhood—Sangenjaya’s just a train down from Shibuya, so this is a good place to go for cute bread in Tokyo!


4 Responses to “Penguin Buns”

  1. 1 Jasmine August 15, 2016 at 11:09 PM

    So cute! And they look really good! Thanks for sharing =)

  2. 3 fluffybunnydesu August 16, 2016 at 2:42 AM

    So passionate about food Cheryl; you should consider becoming a Food Connoisseur you know!

    It’s with as much passion I anticipate reading your much adored creative Food & Travel Exploration Journals; Thank you for your time!

    Your absence from Twitter & Ameba hasn’t gone unnoticed by the way!!

    I hope you can also find the time to resume these activities as well.

    As always, best regards and take care!!!

    • 4 Cheryl August 24, 2016 at 9:42 AM

      Food is one of my favourite things 🙂
      I’m currently taking a break from Twitter and Ameba, but still continuing to update this blog as much as I can. Thank you for reading!

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A university student in Tokyo who takes pictures and puts them on the Internet

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