This is kind of just a brain-dump/photo-dump post. Sorry for the lack of enrichment on this post.
Japanese Cream Puffs
With a cookie-like crust layer on top. It's from this recipe but tweaked a bit: http://www.littlejapanmama.com/2011/09/pai-shuu-cream-puff-recipe-like-beard.html
Japanese Milk Bread, using a roux base. This may become my new default bread recipe. It's lovely for cinnamon bread.
Related: Japanese Choco Coronets... Soft bread baked around cream horn moulds, filled with rich chocolate custard