You know meat buns? In Japanese, they’re called nikuman (meat bun) or butaman (pork bun). There are other non-meat versions, like pizza-man and curry-man. Add yet another to that list.
Behold, hottokeekiman (ホットケーキまん) or “pancake bun”, or “hotcake bun.” These fluffy buns are filled with butter-flavored paste and syrup.
This brainchild is a collaboration between food company Imuraya, who started making meat buns in the early 1960s, and Morinaga, which is famous for its pancake mix and syrup.
This was an excellent idea.