French Toast – Hong Kong style


What can you do with Milk Bread, especially with the last few pieces that have gone a bit stale? Let me introduce you to the Hong Kong Style French Toast, which is a Chaa Chan Teng (casual-setting, uniquely Hong Kong breakfast/brunch/lunch/afternoon tea restaurant) staple.Served alongside milk tea and a pad of butter, it’s one of…

Braided milk bread


(updated September 2021 with new photos) This recipe calls for “tangzhong” (湯種), a seed roux to make incredibly soft tender, fluffy bread, a classic bread style from places like Hong Kong, Japan and Taiwan. I have fond memories of eating bao that is pillow soft, with layers that I could see as I peel it…