There are a lot of food that people get excited about when they visit Japan.
You should definitely enjoy authentic Japanese ramen, Sushi, and many snacks with sweet red beans for sure.
But what many do not know is that bakeries in Japan are absolutely awesome, and you don’t want to miss checking them out.
People take bread seriously in Japan, and there are so many bakeries from fancy expensive ones to tiny inexpensive places where only three customers can be inside together.
Their selection is huge too, from classics like croissants and baguettes, some more fancy European kinds, to things unique to Japan.
“Sozai” or deli bread is one of those very Japanese.
Whenever my husband sees me making these, he always says it brings him back to Japan.
“Sozai” bread has stuffing or toppings, such as cheese, bacon, sausage, mayo, chicken, ketchup, etc, not sweetened things like cream or read beans, and are eaten as a meal.
The bread itself is usually soft and slightly sweet, which makes this “Sozai” bread extremely tasty and popular among everybody, including small kids.
My mother used to make these when I was little, and she had several different versions.
Corn & mayo was one of them, and the only one that I could re-create as vegan.
I also added some curry powder for additional flavor and scallion for some fresh taste and the green color.
I hope my mother approves this change.
By the way these were what they looked like before a sprinkle of chopped scallion.
(You have to admit the green adds a nice touch!)
This is great for lunch or an after-school snack.
For lunch I like to serve it with some salad or/and soup.