And so, T&T Bakery produces another new addition to their bread family. I just love how they always seem to be coming up with new ideas, constantly updating their extensive display of a large variety of buns, both small and large. It is the main reason I go shopping at Osaka Supermarket, just so I can inhale the aroma of freshly baked breads, cookies, and cakes. Even if my mouth cannot be satisfied, at least my nose and eyes will be.
For today, we picked up a loaf of the 韩式栗子面包 (Chestnut Bread). I am not sure what makes this Korean, but it sure tastes good! At $4.59, it is definitely on the pricier side, especially when compared to other varieties of the same size that sell for around $2.50. This has an abundance of sugary chopped chestnuts, though, so the ingredients do make up for the price. It is just a plain white loaf with lots of those yellow, not too crunchy but not too soft either, sweet, honey-tasting chestnuts kneaded in. On the very top of the loaf is a thin layer of sugary coating, most likely from brown sugar and butter. The bread itself was soft and fluffy, but not as moist and chewy as I would like. The sides are definitely a bit overdone, with a hint of the burnt toast flavour, but the inside was still decent. My favourite part was the sugar coating and the chestnuts, though, which are one of my favourite nuts to begin with. I do wish the top were not as burnt, so a little less baking time would have been greatly appreciated. This is one of those buns where the concept seems simple and tastes nothing special at first, but it becomes addicting after a few bites. I will definitely be munching on some more chestnuts in the next little while!