What is it?
Honey toast or brick toast is a toasted, buttered, Japanese bread dessert traditionally topped with honey, ice cream, fruits, and whipped cream. This sweet, towering treat is also very popular in Taiwan and Korea, and now it’s catching the attention of curious dessert lovers in the Vancouver area.
The toast is made from a thick sandwich loaf cut into thick six-inch pieces (often half a loaf). The centre square of the honey toast is removed and further cut into cubes that are the coated in melted butter and toasted in the oven along with the large square-shaped bread box base.
Once the bread base is toasted to perfection it is filled and layered with the bread cubes and honey. Honey toast can be filled and topped with endless combos of cream or custard, ice cream, chocolate sauce, fresh fruit, nuts, wafers, whipped cream, and of course – more honey.
Be advised that due to the toasting process this dish may take up to 30 minutes to make, but it’s worth the wait.
Where to get it:
Icy Bar may be named after its delicious selection of shaved ice treats, but the cafe also has seven different varieties of honey toast including creamy honey, chocolate honey, mango honey, strawberry honey, peanut butter, Nutella, and original.
Address: 1475 Kingsway, Vancouver
Soho has some innovative honey toast box flavours including Nutella, apple pie, and original vanilla. The tea room also has a great selection of savoury bites on its menu that covers everything from fried to chicken to pancakes.
Address: 3466 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Facebook: Soho Tea Room
The Yummy Coco Cafe offers nine different Jenga-inspired kinds of honey toast including fondue and chocolate, original, banana chocolate, mango lover, red bean green tea, pink cloud, chocolate carnival cloud, chocolate lover, and mango vanilla.
Address: 6211 Buswell Street, Richmond
Facebook: Yummy Coco Cafe
Memory Corner is known for its Ferraro Rocher honey toast box filled with Nutella. This masterpiece needs to be ordered 24 hours prior to being eaten, so plan accordingly because this is a must-try.
Address: 6900 No. 3 Road, Richmond
Facebook: Memory Corner
Sulmida Dessert Cafe
This Korean dessert cafe has some impressive-looking honey toasts in all the classic flavours like strawberry, chocolate, matcha, and original.
Address: 4697 Kingsway, Burnaby