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Sai Do Si

Hong Kong Style French Toast

Hong Kong Style French Toast<

Hong Kong is famous for its Cha Chaan Teng, or "Hong Kong-style cafes", casual restaurants serving westernized dishes. Sai Do Si, Hong Kong's version of French toast, is one of its most loved and typical offerings.

Sai Do Si is basically a peanut butter sandwich, dipped in egg and deep fried. It's served with butter and syrup, honey or condensed milk. The bread should ideally be milk bread, but as that's not easy to find in American supermarkets, I used brioche bread. I also pan fried it rather than deep fried it, as I don't like using that much oil.

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Hong Kong Style French Toast


  • 4 slices of bread
  • peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • oil for frying
  • 2 small pats of butter
  • maple syrup, condensed milk or honey


Generously spread peanut butter on one side of two bread slices, cover with the remaining slices. Cut off the crust.

Whisk together the egg with the vanilla extract.

Heat oil on a frying pan over medium-high heat.

Dip the peanut butter sandwiches in the egg, making sure all sides are covered. Then transfer to the frying pan and deep or fry until all six sides are golden brown.

Transfer to a plate, place pat of butter in the middle and cover with maple syrup, condensed milk or honey.

Adapted from a recipe at Yi Reservation

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