Green Pumpkin Japanese Bakery Cafe
At Green Pumpkin Japanese Café & Bakery, their breads are baked fresh daily and contain no preservatives and zero additives. The “mochi mochi” soft springy texture of their breads is achieved through a long fermentation period. The dough is prepared the day before and left to sit undisturbed overnight to develop its full flavours.
One of my favorites would be their signature Green Pumpkin Bun ($1.60). With a pale green crusty icing covering the bun, and huge chunks of pumpkin encased within the dough, every bite is chock-full of healthy pumpkin and makes you feel like you’re finally on track to living the healthy lifestyle you’ve always wanted to lead.
However, a downside would be that the buns are relatively pricey, with many of the buns being close to $2. Yet, with their use of fresh quality ingredients and no preservatives or additives in their products, I guess it’s a small price to pay.
Most of the breads there seem freshly baked, since they sell out pretty fast. Unfortunately, the prices are quite steep, so I won't be able to return as often as I would like to.
My first bite into the fluffy bread, i loved it. There is a little bit of pumpkin puree filling inside and the outside was just a green color sugar dough crust. It's abit like hong kong's po lou bao(pineapple bun) just that this is the Japanese version and it had abit of pumpkin inside.
As i didn't like the taste of pumpkin it suited me well.
I usually stop by to purchase their goods at night if I'm passing by, as by then the staff would give you some discount, around 20% if I recall correctly. Definitely worth a visit, it's worth the few extra cents for such delicious bread :3
I tried the Ham sandwich, and it was so large I could eat just that for breakfast and not feel hungry afterwards. It was also very affordable, and if you go to other bakery chains, you will never be able to get as large a sandwich for the price you pay at Green Pumpkin.
Each piece of bread costs less than $2, although there are a few that are priced $2 and above (the premium ones). Mostly, the bread at Green Pumpkin is extremely affordable and tasty, good news for the cost-conscious consumer in today's day and age.
The bread at Green Pumpkin differ from that of your typical run-of-the-mill neighbourhood bakery. The bread at Green Pumpkin is definitely of a higher quality - it's significantly softer and fluffier, and the variety offered are more unique.
Since Green Pumpkin is a bakery that hails from Japan, there are various bread there that are unique to Japan. For instance, they sold Melon Pan, and Curry Pan, which I thought were delicious, and could hardly be found anywhere else. In terms of aesthetic appeal, the bread at Green Pumpkin certainly far exceed that of other bakeries that I've been to, and every bite into your bread feels like a little piece of heaven.
I found the price range slightly higher than that of typical neighbourhood bakeries, but that is to be expected, and a few cents more for such fluffy, delicious bread is definitely worth it!
Price-wise, this place is really affordable as you can easily get a large-sized bread for $1.90. I would really recommend this place to all bread-lovers and I'm definitely going back there again!
This was what happened at my virgin visit to this bakery. Cute and aesthetically appealing designs of bread? Ding! Japanese origin? DOUBLE ding. i couldn't resist all the bread on sale, for all were design and baked so nicely, they smelled heavenly and as japanese goods were, the fillings and flavors were very creative too, not the usual ones we can find at the normal bakeries.
I grabbed a few of their signatures, one which was their pumpkin bread, as their name already says. The pumpkin one was of course, filled with chunks of orangey pumpkin, the filling wasn't cloyingly sweet like our usual bakeries, so another tick for the health conscious.
They also sell a range of other deserts in the cold section. And they looked alluring.
Okay, whatever bread like thing looks alluring to me.
If you have time, you may also choose to enjoy their breads in a nice quiet ambience in a small cafe situated beside the bakery which serves a variety of drinks and bread/cakes.
Their cakes are also very special in taste, creamy but not overly rich, such as the lychee cheesecake, which has strong flavours but not overly thick cream.
All these good food and drinks are also paired with excellent service staff who really make you feel welcome. Definitely worth going back again.
It is named after its most popular product, the Green Pumpkin Bun, which is a must-try. The texture of the bun is soft yet firm and the pumpkin fillings inside are not too little and not too much that it borders on being overwhelmingly sweet.
Besides its usual popular products like the above mentioned Green Pumpkin bun and its Anpan buns, try its triangular ham and cheese sandwich. I fell in love with it at first bite! Its ham and cheese sandwich is not messy and oily like the ones at some bakeries. Littered with flecks of black pepper, its one of my must-buys each time I visit Green Pumpkin. At $1.90 each for a huge triangular piece, it's very worth it.