Panda Bread 2.0

Panda Bread

Panda bread anyone?  I think this is got to be one of the coolest recipes I’ve ever seen and as soon as we can completely decode the recipe I’m gonna make a dozen.  This recipe is courtesy of my friend Evelin who has so kindly passed it on to us while she was browsing through this Japanese website ( for interesting eats. We here at Yummylocal have used to help translate the page and this is what we can decipher so far.


230g All purpose bread flour
Cake baking flour
30g Sugar
210g Yolk Liquid (Milk +
1 Yolk)
4.5g salt
18g unsalted butter
dry yeast
8g of powered green tea (maccha) dissolved in 10 ml of hot water
8g of chocolate powder dissolved in 10 ml of hot water

Note: Please feel free to adjust the amount of green tea (maccha) and coco powders to you liking.

Panda Cake 01


1.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees
2. Mix all the ingredients except for the green tea and chocolate
3. Divide the batter into three parts into 3 bowls
4. Colour 1 part with the green tea and one more part with the chocolate.
5. Separate the chocolate batter into 4 parts for the eyes and ears.
6. Start to assemble the panda bread using the pictures below as a guideline
7. Place in oven and bake for 20 minutes

I’ll keep experimenting with this recipe and update you guys with any changes.

Good luck!

*  *  *  * Update *  *  *  *

Okay guys,  we’ve been receiving a lot of positive feedback for this post and we’re destined to get this recipe right because a lot of you out there really want to make it.

Please let us know how your panda breads turn out and please take pictures!

Thanks to Nirwin and Amanda for helping out with the translations.

More updates to come!

ThePanda Bread wall of shame:

Panda Bread Fail

YummyLocal flikr Group Reviews:

mila0506:  my first attempt of making the panda bread ~~ too bad it doesnt look like panda at all~~  here is the recipe and how it should look like....

mila0506: my first attempt of making the panda bread ~~ too bad it doesn't look like panda at all~~ here is the recipe and how it should look like....


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  1. haha, i looked at the site, the deformed panda bread attempts look so funny!

    Posted by Kitty | July 30, 2009, 11:00 pm
  2. omgggg!!! i saw the recipe for the panda bread on your blog…i’m going to try it this long weekend! TOO cute!

    Posted by Amanda | July 31, 2009, 3:10 am
  3. The best looking Panda bread is on the bottom right corner.


    Posted by panda | July 31, 2009, 6:39 pm
  4. OMG I have to try this one! Although… I think I may be in the hall of shame for a while before I make it to the walk of fame!

    Thanks for posting!

    Posted by Lena! | August 1, 2009, 1:24 pm
    • LOL, I’m sure you’ll do better than most of us. The ones on the wall of shame are funnier to look at anyway.

      Good luck and please keep us posted.

      Posted by panda | August 1, 2009, 1:42 pm
  5. Hi~ So, I wanna make this panda bread, but up where I am (in Canada) we measure by mL, not g and this recipe is really confusing me. I was wondering if you could help me out with that. KKTHNX! :3

    Posted by PANDABEAR | May 3, 2010, 7:31 am
    • Hey,

      Thanks for the comment.

      Grams convert to milliliters 1 to 1, so 230 grams converts to 230 ml.

      You can be creative in how you assemble your panda bread making it look all nice but the part that’s really out of your reach is the way your oven cooks it. Different ovens have variable cooking temps so you really have experiment with the cooking durations.

      Good Luck and please let us know how it goes!

      Posted by panda | May 3, 2010, 11:11 am
  6. omg…the panda bread is looking super cute :B
    I’ll probably try this out..thanks

    btw…if u need good translations, just go to:
    and it translates the whole website..(well..most it)

    Posted by OMG>>panda | September 30, 2010, 2:29 am
  7. This is the worse recipe ever. It came out HIDEOUS

    Posted by Emi | April 2, 2011, 1:41 am
  8. This is so cool, my wife and I are going to try this tomorrow!

    Posted by Chris | October 20, 2011, 7:36 pm
  9. […] trouvé la recette en anglais ici. Le Panda Bread wall of shame vaut le détour ! D’autres « hall of shamers » sur la page de […]

    Posted by Pandicake | PETIGATO | March 16, 2012, 8:05 pm