A long-awaited dream come true? I could never find this in the asian grocery stores in the US. So when I saw it at the konbini, I instantly grabbed it, assuming it was melon-pan, judging by the telltale criss-cross pattern. Was it?
URUCHAI!!! It was indeed melon pan! Although, since I didn’t have a taste of reference, I could only tell because I looked up the katakana. So was it good? Well, it was pretty good. Nothing mind blowing. It’s nice and slightly sweet. I didn’t really taste any melon in it though. It’s also really, really dry. There’s no filling or anything. Of all the unrealistic things about Shakugan no Shana, I think Shana continuously devouring melon pan has to take the taiyaki. I had to drink a bottle of water along with it. A few melon pans and a few bottles of water later, there’s no way Shana could get through her fights without necessary bathroom breaks.
On another note, tomorrow is Hinamizawa day. Although the forecast looks bleak, hopefully it doesn’t rain like a mofo like it has today. Somebody put up a teru teru bozu for me, please!