Japanese love pan (bread) and puns, and this turtle bread roll is a combo of both. A meron pan (melon bread roll) is a popular bakery treat; a sweet, round roll, crisscrossed on top and sprinkled with sugar. It’s named ‘melon’ because it resembles a rockmelon half. Anyway, some crazy bakers added legs, a tail and a head, to turn it into a kameron (kame is Japanese for ‘turtle’).


  1. Posted May 15, 2009 at 10:43 am | Permalink

    omg! this is just so insanely cute!!!
    too cute to eat!!

  2. Gracie
    Posted May 16, 2009 at 2:01 am | Permalink

    i could not eat this!!! its too gorgeous! i lurve ur blog!

  3. prettyprettyyumyum
    Posted May 29, 2009 at 3:37 am | Permalink

    Cindy, you’re right! I couldn’t eat it. I gave it to a friend.

  4. prettyprettyyumyum
    Posted May 29, 2009 at 3:37 am | Permalink

    Thanks Gracie! Yep, so many things in Japan are too cute!

  5. charlottee
    Posted January 6, 2010 at 1:45 pm | Permalink

    aww so kawaii! <3 it looks yummy…but 2 cute 2 eat! ^-^

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