Sunday, December 02, 2007
Red Bean An Pan
There's this secret mission I have. No, it's nothing grand and neither does it have anything to do with saving the world.
It's rather mundane actually! So mundane that you might just laugh once you read about it. Haha. hmmmm.....
You see, I love red bean. Not just red bean soup but anything to do with red bean. Whether is it red bean tang yuan (glutinous rice dumpling), red bean pan cake or red bean doriyaki, if you give it to me, I'd eat it.
But there's a problem.
Okay it's not really a problem, it's just that I have a preference. I don't like my red bean too sweet. There are some red bean paste out there that tastes like pure sugar and a cup of water isn't enough to get rid of that sickly sweet aftertaste.
And so, everytime I go into a bakery, I look out for an pan (bun with a filling) with red bean filling. I believe the Japanese calls it anko.
Somehow I get disappointed over and over again because the filling is either too sweet or too meagre! I'm sure you know would know what I mean.
It's sad to bite into a bun with much anticipation, only to find out that less than half is filled with red bean paste. Worse - there's a hollow area that has nothing.
But let's not lose hope because I think my patience has paid off. I'm not sure if I've blogged about Sun Moulin before but I really love their breads and pastries.
Located at Istean Orchard Supermarket, this bakery has the best offerings.
And check this out:
That's alot of red bean paste! Best yet, it's the kind with the red bean skin still on. I love it.
This is by far one of the best red bean buns I've eaten.
Everytime I walk past the bakery I will always check if they have it.
Mmmmm.... until I find a better red bean bun, this one is going to stay in my mental list of best foods! Go try it ya'll... especially if you love red bean like me.