Meatless meat buns fill Japanese Internet with joy

Originally published on Sora News by Casey Baseel

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Cheap convenience store treats are filled with possibilities.

Nikuman, steamed buns with minced pork inside, are a staple of Japanese convenience stores. That popularity has led to the creation of several other steamed bun treats, like the pizza bun, the curry bun, and the Final Fantasy Moogle bun.

Now comes one of the strangest steamed buns yet, though: the nothing bun.

Convenience store chain Lawson Store 100 calls it the Gunashiman, or “No-Filling Steamed Bun,” and it’s shown at the bottom right in the above photo, just a solid semi-sphere of steamed bread with no filling or

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