Lenten Friday Lunches: Cream Pan
When there's not enough time to sit down and have lunch--or when you have a Family Picnic Day at your kid's school and aren't interested in yet another peanut butter and jelly sandwich--you need to think of the salmon onigiri at Cream Pan, the newly-reopened-for-the-umpteenth-time Japanese bakery in Tustin that makes the best baguettes in the county.
Whereas a normal onigiri has the fish in the middle, at Cream Pan the rice is mixed with flaked salmon so that you get one enormous ball of mixed media. The salmon is so perfectly seasoned that soy sauce seems unnecessary; the only thing missing is something crunchy. One is a small lunch; two is plenty, and they cost less than $3 each.
Get the Food & Drink Newsletter
Our weekly guide to Orange County dining includes food news and reviews, as well as dining events and interviews with chefs and restaurant owners.