Chinese Pineapple Bun or “Bo Lo Bao” (a.k.a. Japanese Melon Pan)

Chinese Pineapple Buns (a.k.a. Japanese Melon Pan)

What do “Melon Pan” (from Japan) and “Pineapple Bun” 菠蘿包 (from China) have in common?  Well, for starters, neither contain any fruit – there is traditionally no melon in Melon Pan, and no pineapple in Pineapple Bun.  Rather, each bun is named for the fruit based on appearance alone – the final baked bun is said [...]