Recipe: Hong Kong Challah Toast

A twist on a beloved Hong Kong teahouse favorite

By Mamahuhu

Recipe: Hong Kong Challah Toast

This holiday season, for our “Jewish Christmas”-themed tradition, we partnered up with Wise Sons Jewish Deli to create the Hong Kong Challah Toast, a twist on a beloved Hong Kong teahouse favorite. Our covers a sweet slice of Wise Sons’ challah in peanut butter condensed milk, candied nuts, mandarin zest, and butter for a sweet and salty bite. We’re sharing our recipe with you so you can whip up this little slice of heaven at home - tag us if you try it out!


For the peanut butter condensed milk:

1 cup condensed milk

1 cup creamy peanut butter

1/3 cup water

For the toast:

3/4 cup milk (any kind)

1 large egg

2 slices bread 1.25” thick: challah, pain de mie, brioche, or other fluffy white bread preferred

Neutral frying oil (like canola, vegetable, or grapeseed oil)

1 orange

2 tablespoons butter, sliced into two pats

1/4 cup plain or candied cashews


  1. Make the peanut butter condensed milk. Combine the condensed milk, peanut butter, and water in a medium mixing bowl. Slowly fold the ingredients together with a rubber spatula until combined.
  2. In another small mixing bowl, crack the egg and combine with the milk. Whisk together until there are no egg white streaks.
  3. Use the heel of a chef knife to cut the cashews into a small crumble. Set aside.
  4. Find a baking dish with high walls that fits the slices of bread. Lay the bread slices down in one layer side by side and pour the egg & milk mixture on top. Flip slices to ensure both sides of the bread are saturated with the egg and milk mixture; it should feel like a wet sponge. Let sit for 10 minutes.
  5. Heat a cast iron pan or other heavy bottomed skillet with ¼” of neutral frying oil until it reaches 375f. Slowly place both slices into the pan and fry for 1 minute. Flip both slices and fry for another minute.
  6. Remove the slices from the pan and drain on a plate layered with paper towel.
  7. Place both slices onto serving plates. Spoon enough peanut butter condensed milk onto each slice to cover the whole surface area.
  8. Sprinkle over the chopped cashews, place the butter slices in the middle, and use a microplane to zest 1 tablespoon of orange zest onto the slice of butter.
  9. Serve immediately!

Hong Kong Challah Toast is available at all Mamahuhu locations from December 17 - 31st.


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