Hong Kong Style French Toast

French toast… but threw in a little twist making it Hong Kong style French toast. Once you taste this, you won’t want to go back to regular French Toast. This recipe is super simple to make at home with minimal ingredients. It is extremely rich in flavor and perfect for your next cheat day.

Type of bread for Hong Kong style french toast

I would highly recommend using a shokupan or Japnese style milk bread for this recipe. It will result in the softest final product and also best tasting. However, I understand it is not available to everyone so a great substitute is a brioche loaf. If you are still unable to find that, a plain white loaf of bread will also work so no excuses here. You want each piece to be about 1 inch thick.

What is golden syrup?

Golden syrup is a type of thick syrup which is the traditional syrup used on top of HK style french toast. It is amber in color, sweet and nutty in flavor, and extremely delicious. It is more difficult to find than condensed milk, but I was able to find some at my local bulk barn.

Hong Kong Style French Toast

You might wanna make this as a cheat meal, or just every day is good too. I promise you can't go wrong with this recipe.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 2 slices white bread
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 2 eggs
  • tbsp milk
  • 2 cups corn oil
  • 1 slice butter
  • 2 tbsp golden syrup or condensed milk


Egg Wash Mixture

  • Combine both eggs and the milk together.
  • Whisk until thoroughly mixed.


  • Slice two 1 inch thick pieces of bread.
  • Grab 2 slices of bread and spread the peanut butter on one slice, then sandwich them together.
  • Cut the crust off all sides of the bread.
  • Dip the bread into the egg wash mixture, making sure all sides of the sandwich are coated.
  • Immediately shallow fry in the oil at 325°F. Start with the edges for about 15 seconds per side and move on to the top and bottom until all sides are golden brown.
  • Remove from the oil and pat it dry.
  • Top it off with a slice of butter and drizzle some of that golden syrup or condensed milk on top!


Golden Syrup: we got this from a Bulk Barn (bulk food retailer), you may be able to find this at a grocery store. This is not the same as maple syrup as golden syrup is much thicker and richer in taste. However, if you cannot find golden syrup, condensed milk works just as well!
Get creative and use Nutella or any other spreads besides peanut butter!
Keyword french toast, hk-style french toast, hong kong

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