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ANNABEL CHIA | STAFF

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JULY 20, 2022

Luxurious whipped cream and fresh fruit — how delicious. I’m so excited to see what comes out of these ingredients! If you were expecting a yummy cake, sorry, I tricked you. These ingredients will combine with bread slices to create a sandwich. 

Japanese fruit sandos are beautifully decadent sandwiches consisting of whipped cream and fruits between two slices of fluffy milk bread. These sandwiches are the perfect summer picnic snack!

I initially committed to never attempting to create them myself. The whole process seemed complicated and I admit that I was too lazy. However, the more prevalent the sandos appeared on my social media feed, the more tempted I was to try them for myself. 

So, I decided to grab a friend and hit the grocery store! Here’s an easy recipe for Japanese fruit sandos! 

Japanese Sandos 

Yields 4 servings

  • 2 cups heavy cream 
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 24 strawberries 
  • 8 slices Japanese milk bread

Directions: 

  1. Combine two cups of heavy cream with ¼ cup sugar in a handheld electric mixer or stand mixer. Whip until stiff peaks form. 
  2. Take two slices of bread milk. It’s crucial to use milk bread and not regular white bread. On one side, spread a thick layer of whipped cream on a slice. 
  3. Lay out six strawberries on top of the cream. You’ll need to lay four in a diagonal direction and two more on each corner.
  4. Apply whipped cream in between strawberries to fill the gaps until the berries become faint red splotches.    
  5. Take your other slice of bread and lather on another thick layer of whipped cream. 
  6. Lay the slice you just lathered with cream on top of the strawberry-covered slice, cream side down. 
  7. Tightly wrap the sandwich with saran wrap. Apply pressure with a heavy object or another plate to compact the sandwich together. 
  8. Put the sandwiches in the fridge and now wait for at least 30 minutes. Taking a quick Just Dance break helps pass time!  
  9. After your waiting period is over, take the sandwich out of the fridge and unwrap them. First, cut off the brown edges until all four sides are smooth. 
  10. Now cut diagonally, in the middle of the strawberry row that you made earlier. 
  11. You’re done! Serve immediately.  

Honestly, it tasted exactly how I thought bread and cream would taste. The soft bread paired with whipped cream made it feel like I was chewing the sweet cream. Although adding a fresh taste, the gigantic chunks of whole strawberries were awkward to bite through. It tasted a bit bland and underwhelming, looking better than it tasted. 

Overall, I’d still recommend this whole activity. Not for the sandwich’s taste, but because of how fun the entire experience was! 

Contact Annabel Chia at [email protected].
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JULY 20, 2022


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