French Toast Hong Kong Style🍯🍞
One or two slices of thick milk bread covered in egg batter and perfectly fried/pan-fried to a crispy golden brown colour then served with a big slab of butter on top and condensed milk and/or golden syrup. Some also include a generous amount of peanut butter sandwiched in between the bread to make this dish an extra bit yummy, even if it 'may have' a zillion calories, but who cares when you're on holiday, right?
Cha Chaan Tengs which translates as tea restaurants are no-pretence, fuss-free eateries/diners in Hong Kong which serve an array of staple classics dishes, such as scrambled egg sarnies, ham & macaroni, thick cut toast with condensed milk, pineapple bun with butter, milk tea and instant noodle soup with no fuss or frills at affordable prices. Tea restaurants are very popular in HK for a quick bite to eat, you'll see many locals eating in these diners.
Cha chaan tengs are not known for their service, unfortunately. It simply is a place where you eat and go, but do try it out for a classic Hong Kong experience and people watching, you'll be amazed to see builders sharing a table with students and office workers, just the vibe and surroundings of a local cafe amongst the humdrum of city life is worth a visit, and don't be surprised, if you have to share a table with said builders, students or office workers 😏
An Indonesian classic and I finally got to try it at Medan Ciak! Coconut rice wirh beef rendang, fried chicken and all the trimmings. A must have along with a refreshing Teh Kotak to cool down after.