I love how there are always discoveries to be made, especially when they’re unexpected. I have been searching far and wide for cubyrop candies ever since Anjali featured them on her blog (if you are a fan of Japanese candy, you must tune in for her Japanese Candy Fridays). I had searched in vain until today! I found them at an Asian supermarket not far from my house. It specializes in Chinese and Vietnamese food, so I never thought I’d find these coveted little Japanese candies there.
The Asian supermarket (Fubonn) is housed in a larger mall (Fubonn Center) that has all sorts of mysterious Asian stores. One is a bakery with beautiful slices of cake and lots of buns and breads of unknown content. I got this perfect little bun for Peter:
I need that kind of relapse. Send one over this way. HAHAHAHA
Yay for Cubyrop! And I think they call that kind of thing an “American dog” in Japan, even though few Americans would want anything to do with it.
When you say “an American dog” in Japan, it means a corn dog. In japan they call that kind of buns “Weiner Roll”.
i drive by fubonn every so often, and now i have to stop! hooray for odd japanese candies! but that bun… it’s freaking me out a bit.
i could so go for a weiner wrap right now!
I’m having Taiwan flashbacks — weiners in croissants! Pork on a croissant! Corn in a croissant! (Me, I like my pastries without meat or vegetables. Just leave a good thing alone, people!)
Yes, I was at an Asian market once, and decided to get a selection of mysterious pastries to take to a friend’s house. It was really embarrasing though, because once I tried one, I had to tell her not to eat them. You see, she’s a vegetarian, and the topping that looked like brown sugar or something tasted distinctly meaty…
not like superbuzzy orders arent exciting enough, but more candy?? yes please!
the japanese deli near where i work has hotdogs inside of donuts. god, that’s just SO wrong.
I’m with Peter, that weiner roll makes me gag.
But Cubyrop, mmm! They have them at my local Uwajimaya, not the big bag, but in a small pack like gum so it’s easy to overlook it.
I’ve seen those at the asian bakeries along with the buns that have something that looks like salad with mayonaise in it. And it’s never refrigerated!
The bun is kinda … cute. Yes, I’m asian. I would cutely devour it with galore and zest.
such a cute little hot dog bun. students sell those after school to raise moneys for fun stuff…the kids seem to like them!
That looks like what we have here in Texas called a Kolache – sausage in a roll. But that’s Czech, not Asian. And they aren’t packaged. You get them fresh from the bakery and they are quite yummy.
We have a breakfast place here in northwest Florida, the Happy Doughnut Breakfast, owned by an Asian couple, the doughnuts are made fresh everyday and they also serve sausages in a roll. The roll is just sweet enough. Not doughnut sweet, but sweeter than your basic yeast roll.
they put all kinds of stuff in the rolls here (in Japan) sweet beans and curry and potato salad and smetimes it hard to find just a plain bun. Maybe I have overlooked the pleasures of cubyrops. I`ll go try some today!!!!!!
That looks good, but is kind of a funny presentation for an enrobed hot dog! The marshmallows look delicious!
I’m so glad you found those those Cubydrops at that store in Fubonn! I’ve been looking for them as well- I must have overlooked them last time I was there! I did pick up a box of delicious matcha ice cream popcicles there. They are from Japan (RedRose brand?) and come in a small black and red box with a picture of a matcha wisk on it. I got some bread and cake at that bakery as well. They have all kinds of crazy toasting breads!
I love hot dog buns! I get them all the time in the Chinese Bakeries in NY’s Chinatown. They have them in different shapes too.
Ooooo, I got to visit Japan this past April and I ADORED the different types of bread. One bakery had this Texas-toast-sized cinnamon raisin bread which was amazing… and there was the …. sugar coated bread? I can’t remember what it was called. Also my friend and I went on several mornings to get a quick breakfast at the convenient store and ended up with “custard cream bread” more often than not… YUMMM.
Yummy looking sweets you’ve got there. 😉 I never thought hot dog buns looks scary before but now that you’ve mentioned it, they do sound a little strange. Heh.
Mmm, roll on the sweet side, filled with some sort of goodie. Makes me nostalgic for Lawson’s and other little convenience stores all over Japan.