The Katsutani Snack Bread Shop, situated on Miyajima’s Omotesando shopping street, was established in 2018 as the first bread roll specialty shop on the island. They sell a huge variety of bread roll sandwiches, including the “Hiroshima Okonomiyaki Coupé Pain,” a miniature okonomiyaki sandwiched inside a bun, and the “Katsutani Ancoupé Pain,” a red bean paste sandwich that utilizes a recipe dating back to the turn of the 20th century when the business was still a wagashi (Japanese-style sweets) shop. Because part of the menu does not use any animal-derived ingredients, vegans can also dine with peace of mind.
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At the Katsutani Snack Bread Shop, there are over 30 different kinds of bread rolls to choose from, from the tried-and-true to the limited-time. Among the most popular options would have to be the items that utilize Hiroshima’s famous dishes as ingredients, such as the “Hiroshima Okonomiyaki Coupé Pain,” in which a real Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki is heartily stuffed into the roll, or the “Umaidegansu,” which features gansu (a spicy, deep-fried fish paste patty) sandwiched inside a classic Katsutani bun. Since all bread rolls are made to order, every customer gets a piping hot, freshly-baked bun for his or her sandwich.