Two slices of French toast on plate with powdered sugar, fruit, and whipped cream
French Toast Vs Hong Kong Style: What's The Difference?
The distinction between classic French toast and its Hong Kong-style counterpart lies in the preparation and, more notably, the presence of a tantalizing filling.
Classic French toast consists of sliced bread that's soaked in a mixture of beaten eggs, milk or cream, and seasonings before being pan-fried to a golden brown.
Conversely, Hong Kong-style French toast consists of two bread slices with a thin layer of peanut butter or hazelnut spread that are assembled into a sandwich and shallow-fried.
This filling is what sets Hong Kong-style French toast apart from its counterpart. It offers a creamy contrast to the crispy exterior, creating a blend of textures and flavors.
This contrast is emphasized by the shallow frying method used for Hong Kong-style French toast, which results in an exceptionally crispy and slightly caramelized exterior.