A Wonderful Japanese Bakery - Stay for the Velvety Cream Bread and Handmade Steamed Pork Buns! - Cream Pan [Thoughts + Pics]

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Good that you give them some pub up here in LA. I’ve had people come up from OC to share with us a number of times.

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@Chowseeker1999, so glad you and your friend had a good time there…but you forgot to eat the strawberry croissants. They’re smaller croissants filled with pastry cream and sliced strawberries. At about $2 a piece, it’s my favorite thing on the menu…and I can inhale about 3 before I’ve even realized I’ve eaten 3. The cream pan and curry pan are two of my other favorites there, too…for my Japanese friends, they love walking in and seeing the sandwich section that reminds them of home. I will have to try the steamed buns when I go there next…I’ve always wondered about them. Thanks for showing me some new items!

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yes! the strawberry croissants are pretty famous! theyre so famous in the OC that there are a whole bunch of copycats out there.

But yeah, it’s an awesome place @Chowseeker1999

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Hi @attran99, @Hungrydrunk,

Thanks. :slight_smile: I’ll definitely keep the Strawberry Croissant in mind next time! Sounds delicious (and different).

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Definitely the strawberry croissants. :heart_eyes::heart_eyes::heart_eyes:

Also, the korokke pan. :heart_eyes::heart_eyes::heart_eyes:

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Anything along these lines in the SGV? (Don’t often make it to Orange County.)

Hi @ElsieDee,

I wish. :frowning: Hopefully one day we get one in L.A.

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Don’t know if this helps, but Seiwa Japanese Market on Hawthorne in Torrance is supposed to carry Cream Pan’s strawberry croissants.

I noticed Seiwa while on Hawthorne (right across from Del Amo). I looked up Seiwa on yelp. The strawberry croissants show up in a few of the pix.

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It is in the same shopping center where Tanakaya is located. Have soba lunch at Tanakaya, then load up the pastries/bread at Cream Pan.
http://www.tanakaya-soba.com/

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Ok I think I just sent my mom on a food run. What else are the requisite items?

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Curry pan, cream pan…anything with azuki, if you like azuki. The orange brioche is great, too.

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Tons of strawberry croissants. Strawberry banana custard bar, korokke pans (elusive at times, go early), donut with custard.

I think the earlier the better for the variety of selection. I went too late and “settled” for strawberry croissants and cream pan.

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@teriyakichi Do they make their own soba at Tanakaya?

Hi @Ns1,

Definitely the Cream Pan, Nikuman (Steamed Pork Bun) (although that might not travel well… best eaten piping hot there), Curry Pan, Almond Croissant (not as good as Chaumont, but if you don’t get Almond Croissants often, this is good). :slight_smile:

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Hi @attran99,

Yes. I posted a review in this earlier thread with pics. :slight_smile:

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Thanks @A5KOBE! We showed up at 7 a.m., so we saw the full selection. I had no idea there were Korokke Pan. What does it taste / look like? (Deep Fried Bread)? :smile:

Closest along these lines might be Yamazaki.

Closest is the key word here.

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If it’s like other korokke pan, think of a Danish, but instead of fruit or cream cheese, a korokke is nestled in some tonkatsu/oko sauce, and maybe even cheese or becemel. It’s the starchx3 play.

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Thanks, @Chowseeker1999. That’s right…I remember liking your review. With the hot weather coming up this week…cold soba would be a fantastic meal.

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