found: the totoro bun!

As readers may be aware, I have been on the search for the Totoro bun from Tous Les Jours for a while now. I have finally found him!

The Totoro bun was found lurking in the Nurenjie 女人街 branch of Tous Les Jours. I had been on his trail for many weeks now, waiting to catch a glimpse of this elusive bun. Each time, I was unable to find him, just missing him.

The Totoro bun in his natural habitat.

But finally, victory was mine!

The Totoro bread costs 6 RMB, and he is very tasty with bits of chocolate for his whiskers and fur. Inside, he is filled with a sweet cream. I felt a bit evil for how much enjoyment I got from eating a Totoro!

In case you don’t know what a Totoro is, he is the title character from the movie Tonari no Totoro (My Neighbor Totoro) by Studio Ghibli. He is very popular, especially in Asia. Here’s what he looks like from the film.

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7 Comments on "found: the totoro bun!"

  1. soopling
    05/04/2008 at 2:30 am Permalink

    Omg, that’s sooo awesome. I heart Totoro. I’m not entirely sure I could eat him, though, even if he was filled with sweet cream. I mean, it’s TOTORO.

  2. Sandy
    05/04/2008 at 7:45 am Permalink

    I love Quirky Beijing! My husband and I are waiting to travel to China to adopt a daughter. I have found many China-related blogs, and yours is certainly the most disarming. I appreciate your honesty and sense of humor. Better than a travel guide!

  3. fiona
    06/04/2008 at 12:01 am Permalink

    Sarah, I know, it was a little hard! Totoro is our friend! (and neighbor!) But I’ve been looking for this bun for such a long time–a few months actually–that once I finally found him I had to eat him!

    Sandy, thanks very much for your kind comments! I hope that when you are in China and you are united with your daughter, you can also enjoy a Totoro bun with her. :)

  4. Louanne
    06/04/2008 at 6:58 am Permalink

    Yeah for finding him! We have been back in the states for a week now and I must say I already miss the dear Totoro bun! Eat one for me next time!!!

    To Sandy – enjoy your adoption, we adopted our daughter in July 07 and returned to Beijing for the month of March 2008. It was wonderful!

  5. fiona
    07/04/2008 at 8:21 am Permalink

    Louanne, I will eat many Totoros for you and your daughter in the future! Yum!

  6. Ed
    09/04/2008 at 5:48 am Permalink

    was it as good as you thought it was going to be?

  7. leony
    01/07/2009 at 3:49 pm Permalink

    Hi :)
    Do you know if the SOGO branch sells the Totoro buns as well?

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