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015. Mushi-pan: A Super-Easy Japanese Snack!

While I was teaching in Japan, one of my favorite things to do was to participate in the home economics class when they were cooking, and one of my favorite lessons to take part in was about mushi-pan.

What is mushi-pan, you ask?  It’s a Japanese egg-based steamed bun that uses baking powder to rise instead of yeast.  It’s usually lightly sweetened, and can be found in any convenience store in Japan, usually with raisins, red beans, or chocolate chips dotting them for more flavor, since the bread itself is so mild.

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