Japanese food has been on the rise for several years now.
After onigiri (filled rice dumplings) and motchi (glutinous rice cake), the latest novelty is the Japanese sandwich, which is now riding the street food wave.
The sandwich was born in Europe. In France, it is made with a baguette, whose contrast between the crispness of the crust and the softness of the crumb is appreciated. One can therefore imagine an elective affinity between the French and syokupan, the Japanese sandwich bread that has become known in recent years and is the basis of the Japanese sandwich.
This wave of topped bread has been brought about by French lovers of Japan. Many restaurants have opened since 2020 in Paris and are successful. Among them, the latest one, Ototo Sando (Ototo means little brother in Japanese) has just opened its doors in April. Its big brother is an izakaya located on rue des archives, Onii-san, a Japanese-style bistro where you can enjoy small dishes accompanied, or not, by a drink.