December 2010, at Hotel Okura in Tokyo
I've had many different kinds of french toasts in my life, but this french toast at Hotel Okura in Tokyo was by far the best. It's crispy and light outside, and it's very creamy and soft inside. Once I had a bite, it melted in my mouth with pleasantly sweet vanilla flavor. Even though it has a very rich taste and flavor, it's very light and I felt like ordering more. (unfortunately, the one I ordered was the last one the restaurant had on that day)
Better yet, you can recreate it by your own using the recipe the hotel has publicized!
Recipe on Hotel Okura's website (Japanese)
In a nutshell,
- 6 Eggs, 370cc milk, 62g sugar, Vanilla essence, Bread (4cm thick)
- Mix eggs, milk, sugar and vanilla essence
- Sop the bread into the mixture for 24 hours (12 hours one side)
- Cook it on a pan with butter (on moderate heat with lid closed) for 15 min.
It requires some practice, but once you make it right, it tastes really good.
I made it again this morning, and it was DELICIOUS!