Hong Kong French toast – it’s not French and it’s not toast

At the top of this blog, there’s a picture of a mysterious fried square thing on a plate. It’s secret identity shall now be revealed as … Hong Kong French toast.

It’s not French and it’s not toast. It has has so little nutritional value that perhaps it isn’t technically food either. It is, however, one of our favourite Hong Kong special snacks.

Hong Kong French toast is usually:

  • 2 slices of soft, crustless white sandwich bread
  • With smooth peanut butter in the middle
  • Dipped in egg
  • Fried
  • Served with golden syrup
  • And a piece of bonus butter.

You might feel your arteries hardening a little as you look at these pictures…

hong kong french toast 1

Classic Hong Kong French toast

hong kong french toast 2

Sharing the bounty of saturated fat and refined sugar.

hong kong french toast 3

Burp.

2 responses to “Hong Kong French toast – it’s not French and it’s not toast

  1. You need to seek out the more ‘local’ cafes. In Cantonese the name for these places sounds a bit like “Cha Chaan Teng”.

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  2. In all my visits to Hong Kong how have I managed NOT to eat this? Feeling a strange mix of nausea and desire every time I look at these photos. I’m heading to HK next month – guess what I’ll be tracking down?

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