Don’t you love it when you’re traveling and get to try food that you normally wouldn’t get where you live. I was recently on a road trip to San Diego and had the pleasure of trying something new. A friend of mine knows how much I like desserts and suggested I try T-Pop Desserts, I am so glad I did. I have never had anything like this dessert called Shibuya Honey Toast or Brick Toast. This is a Japanese dessert and I can only say that it is a work of art.
Here’s my dessert ~
|Brick Toast with Green Tea ice cream|
The base of this dessert is a cube of bread and the inside is sliced out leaving a shell. Here’s where it gets tasty. The inside bread part is now cubed up and then spread with a sweetened butter and toasted until it gets browned. The inside of the bread cube is now filled with all the smaller toasted cubes and then all the fun stuff goes on top. My dessert was filled with strawberries, raspberries and blueberries all topped with a wonderfully creamy green tea ice cream and pastry cream. That’s not all, they topped this sinfully delicious concoction with a macaron and two white chocolate sticks that reminded me of chopsticks. I couldn’t quit looking at it, really, my ice cream was melting before I took a bite.
This dessert was big and glorious and I dug right in. The bread cubes were simply addicting, toasted perfectly with a nice sweet crunch. I had never had green tea ice cream and found this to have a pretty mellow flavor which went well with the berries. The pastry cream just added another layer of texture and flavor. But wait there’s more…they drizzle honey over the top.
So I know you are wondering just how much of this dessert I ate, since this was my lunch and I didn’t want to be rude, I pretty much finished it off, although I didn’t eat the shell.
Even though I like to bake and create this is something I’m probably not going to tackle in the near future but if your interested this Youtube video shows how to make the Brick Toast – http://eugeniekitchen.com/brick-toast/
I found these photos to show other types of Brick Toast to show some variations which can be endless. They all look so good. So if you ever have a chance to try a Shibuya I hope you enjoy yours as much as I did mine.