This morning, I woke up with a really really strong craving for HK-style French Toast. Thanks to fellow blogger, Saucy Spatula and her delicious looking french toast, I was inspired to make this for breakfast today. Out with McD’s McMuffin breakfast meal, yo (hahahaha).
If you’ve ever been to Hong Kong’s one of the many affordable street cafes known as Cha Chaan Teng, you will be convinced why this is one of the most delicious, sinful, irresistible and tastiest tea snack ever served to mankind. Talk about the guilty pleasures in life, aye.
French Toast is a fine example of a grand adoption of Western food into our Chinese food culture – with silky peanut butter spread and clasped between 2 slices of thick white bread, then dipped in egg batter, deep fried (or for the healthier version – pan fried), served with thick slab of butter and drizzle of syrup – forget about the messy nature, taste and you are on top of the world, baby!
“… It’s no wonder this awesomely delicious HK French Toast is listed on the World’s 50 most delicious foods by CNN Go in 2011”
So, before you go to bed tonight, be inspired, dream and wake up tomorrow with French Toast cravings. Sweet dreams, people.
HK-style French Toast
2 pcs thick white bread
golden syrup (replace with maple syrup if don’t have golden syrup)
1 egg, lightly beaten
1. Spread butter on one bread and peanut butter on the other. Clasp them together.
2. Place beaten egg in a large bowl. Dip bread into beaten egg on front and bottom as well as the sides for about 4 secs each time. Don’t leave it too long in the egg batter – else it’ll be too mushy and soft.
3. Melt 1 tbsp butter on a pan. Place the bread on the pan and pan fry until golden brown on 1 side. Repeat the same thing on the other side.
4. Remove and gently dab the bread with paper towels. Place a good slab of butter on top and drizzle with syrup. Serve immediately.