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Hotcake-man steamed pancake buns return to Japanese convenience stores

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By Casey Baseel, SoraNews24

Japanese convenience store chain FamilyMart has brought back its steamed Hotcake Buns, or Hotcake-man, as they’re called in Japanese, (man being the Japanese term for steamed buns.

Steamed buns are a staple of Japanese convenience stores, especially in winter, where every major chain offers nikuman (steamed buns with pork), and anman (sweet bean paste), and many also serve pizza-man (cheese and tomato sauce) and curry-man too. FamilyMart, though, is the only one that offers steamed pancake buns, as part of their partnership with Morinaga, makers of Japan’s most popular pancake mix.

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On sale now, these are officially called the Butter Aroma Hotcake Buns, since their filling is a mixture of maple syrup and a creamy butter sauce. That sounds plenty good already, and since Family Mart cooks the buns right there in the store, you can be munching away on one just seconds after you pay the cashier. However, if you’re in the mod to get even more decadent and can wait until you get home, FamilyMart actually recommends adding a pat of butter and an additional pour of maple syrup on top so that the Hotcake Bun is flavored both inside and out.

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On the other hand, if you want to get fancy along the lines of a trendy Tokyo cafe with a menu full of fruity desserts, you could adorn your Hotcake Bun with berries and whipped cream…

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…or, if you like some protein with your pancakes, FamilyMart won’t look askance at you if you also order a piece of their beloved store-brand Famichiki and make a Hotcake Bun and fried chicken sandwich.

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Really, though, at a price of just 170 yen, scrounging up the financial resources to enjoy the Hotcake Bun in all of those ways shouldn’t be too difficult, so the bigger factor is going to saving room for them by not filling up on non-Hotcake Bun foods, and also to quickly get over any unnecessary self-conscious temerity about chowing down on them in any and all styles, as the Hotcake-man is only being offered for a limited time.

Source: PR Times, Family Mart via Entabe

Images: PR Times

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I honestly cannot fathom how anyone can eat these to be honest. Everything is so sweet and sickly tasting you see.

Im at a loss to what’s happening these days to be honest.

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Nothing beats freshly made American pancakes, would never touch the pre-made garbage.

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bass4funk

Maybe suitable for ladies in moderation but men need protein not high carbs which too much of leads to obesity, muscle loss and diabetes.

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Maybe suitable for ladies in moderation but men need protein not high carbs which too much of leads to obesity, muscle loss and diabetes.

Well, of course, you don’t need to eat it everyday, even as a kid we didn’t eat them everyday, but in moderation it’s fine, but if you’re going to eat them, then they should be fresh IMHO.

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Bass4funk

Yeah, granted moderation is ok, t sadly that’s not the norm these days

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Safe to say that the bickering oyajis will not be considered as a 'Hot-man'.

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bass4funkDec. 6  07:34 am JST

Nothing beats freshly made American pancakes, would never touch the pre-made garbage.

Awww Bass, even on a food article you get down-voted.

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Awww Bass, even on a food article you get down-voted.

Like I give a ….! Lol

I’m not here to please anyone, I’m just stating my point of view and that’s it. I don’t like Japanese pancakes, and if people like them more power to them, they can have my share as well, I think they are horrible for the most part, I am partial to moist American buttermilk pancakes and that’s what I like, not my fault that I don’t like Japanese pancakes, to each his own, I I tried them so many times, and in so many different ways, but I don’t like them, and it’s just not my taste, but nothing beats the Waffle House or a real traditional diner back home, if they’re not freshly made off the griddle, then I don’t want them.

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These look pretty good to me. They are worth a try. Another creative cuisine idea from Japan.

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