Japan is a country made up of 127 million people.  It is a culture anchored on the word, “Kaizen,” which means improvement.  The pursuit of perfection is apparent in everything you see, feel, smell and taste.  Something so simple such as toast is a great example.  The texture is amazingly light but springy.  I’m not particularly sure how it is made, but I suspect there’s some dairy giving the bread this almost creamy soft decadent texture.  Bread was first introduced to Japanese shores close to 400 years ago by the Portuguese sea traders.

Further refined and experimented on, we now have these delicious works of art.

Needless to say, when you toast them and spread butter and jam, they are utterly irresistable.