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Anyone know where to get a really good donut anpan? I like them to have a smooth moist filling.

I find the ones at Yamazaki bakery above average but was wondering if anybody knows of any better offerings.

TIA!!!

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  1. Yo, A5 KOBE!

    I know that your tastes are very discerning. I’ve found Yamazaki’s anpan to be quite good, however, some of the best I’ve had were at:

    Cream Pan
    602 El Camino Real
    Tustin, CA 92780
    (714) 665-8239

    Absolutely delicious. Made fresh daily. Timing is key; just made is best. Direct comparisons are thus rendered difficult.

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    Cream Pan
    602 El Camino Real, Tustin, CA 92780

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    1. re: degustateur

      Thanks, I'll check it out this weekend.

      1. re: degustateur

        One hundred thousand million billion percent in agreement. Cream Pan is the place to go. That said, bear in mind that you MUST go early; they sell out of nearly everything by noon and by 2 p.m. there's only bread left on the weekends.

        The sign, last I went, still said "Japonaise Bakery". It's the only thing in that building, and you'll probably tell it by the line.

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        Cream Pan
        602 El Camino Real, Tustin, CA 92780

        1. re: Das Ubergeek

          Thanks for the heads up, I may try tomorrow morning instead then since I have the day off.

          Any other recommendations/things that sell out fast?

          1. re: A5 KOBE

            Strawberry-cream pastries.

            1. re: Das Ubergeek

              Went today, I grabbed a donut and a strawberry pastry. Both were excellent.

              DB: Do you by chance know if they carry any azuki bean filled donuts? I should have been more specific in my OP as this was the type of donut I was looking for. The cake donut was very good though, nice and crunchy on the outside and crumbly on the inside.

              1. re: A5 KOBE

                You can get red bean-filled donut anpan at the bakery inside the Costa Mesa Mitsuwa. I assume you can get it at other Mitsuwas, but I don't know that firsthand.

                1. re: Das Ubergeek

                  The San Gabriel Mitsuwa has no bakery. Or food court. It's really more of a "Mitsuwa Express".

              2. re: Das Ubergeek

                weirdly i really liked their choc croissants too.

        2. where do they make anpan in the shape of a torus?

          1. Please call them by their actual name: an-donut. Anpan is a different thing unto itself: anko inside a soft milk bread roll. Haven't sampled them in LA for a while so can't comment, but if you like those, you might like the anko filled croissants at many of the Korean bakeries around Koreatown.

            1. Please call them by their actual name: an-donut. Anpan is a different creature altogether, a milk bread roll filled with anko. Haven't sampled these in LA in a while so can't comment, but if you like these, you might like the anko filled croissants at many of the Korean bakeries around Koreatown.

              1. I've had the an-donut at Angel Maid Bakery on occasion. Not my favorite item - don't eat it with any consistency - so I don't know if they offer it as a regular item. But if they did, I'd imagine it would be offered first thing when they open. I believe the food counter area inside the Marukai in the Pacific Square shopping center in Gardena has a bake counter that offers it as well.

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                Angel Maid Bakery
                4538 S Centinela Ave, Los Angeles, CA

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                1. re: bulavinaka

                  I have had them at the Murakai Pacific and at most Mitsua markets that offer and they have a pretty good donut but the filling is a bit grainy and dry.