Soft, fluffy and light as a cloud, Japanese milk bread – or shokupan – is having a moment in Tokyo right now. It may look like your average loaf of bread but there's a big difference in taste and texture.
Explore Tokyo these days and you'll find many cafés and bakeries dedicated to turning out hundreds of these fluffy white loaves daily. Tokyoites are enjoying shokupan in a variety of ways, too, both savoury and sweet: eating it plain, toasted or as a sandwich. Here are some of our favourite café-bakeries where you can get the bread in full- and half-loaves as well as slices.
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