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Donut Anpan?

A5 KOBE Aug 19, 2010 12:42 AM

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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    degustateur Aug 19, 2010 01:29 AM

    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
      A5 KOBE Aug 19, 2010 10:38 AM

      Thanks, I'll check it out this weekend.

      1. re: degustateur
        Das Ubergeek Aug 19, 2010 12:37 PM

        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
          A5 KOBE Aug 19, 2010 02:17 PM

          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
            Das Ubergeek Aug 19, 2010 04:01 PM

            Strawberry-cream pastries.

            1. re: Das Ubergeek
              A5 KOBE Aug 20, 2010 07:20 PM

              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
                Das Ubergeek Aug 21, 2010 08:44 PM

                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
                  Peripatetic Aug 21, 2010 09:34 PM

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

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                k
                kevin Aug 21, 2010 07:35 PM

                weirdly i really liked their choc croissants too.

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          aizan Aug 20, 2010 09:39 PM

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

          1. E Eto Aug 21, 2010 11:36 PM

            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. E Eto Aug 21, 2010 11:38 PM

              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.

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                bulavinaka Aug 22, 2010 11:25 AM

                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
                  A5 KOBE Aug 22, 2010 08:27 PM

                  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.

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