Tuesday, May 31, 2011

NiYa Toast

I would like to start this post off by telling everybody that I am terrible at editing videos. Seriously. It took me 3 days to edit less than 15 minutes of footage! But I felt that this recipe would be more fun with a video!!

I recently went to a Lolita meetup at Mini Garden and posted about it on my other blog. In the post, I mentioned that the Honey Toast was too sweet and we'd been joking about making a salty version!

I actually did it :D I named it after NiYa, who joked about needing to drink soy sauce. NiYa Toast sounds a bit like Honey Toast (MiTang Toast). The subtitles are actually in Chinese, but I wanted to share my hard work! I am planning on getting an English version up too, but the video itself should actually be pretty self explanatory ;D

As a side note, Honey Toast is a popular dessert invented at Dazzling Cafe where the line can stretch for up to 4 hours long! It is so popular that many other cafes are making their own versions of Honey Toast. It is quite tasty!

This is Seafood Flavored NiYa Toast! I plan on trying Curry next :D

Uncut Toast
Parmesan Cheese (or any white cheese)
Tri-color veggie mix
Seafood mix
Broccoli, Asparagus, etc. for decoration

1) Chop garlic finely and mix with melted butter
2) Cut loaf of bread in half
3) Cut four sides of a square in the center of your half-loaf. Leave about 1cm border and base (don't cut through the bottom!)
4) Cut the bottom free from the side
5) Pull out the center and cut into long rectangles
6) Cover with garlic butter and toast lightly
7) Stir fry veggies and seafood mix in a pan. Season and thicken with cornstarch.
8) Chop basil, garlic, and cheese together to make handmade pesto
9) Place bread rectangles back into the hollow toast center
10) Top with seafood mix and a scoop of handmade pesto (to replace ice cream on Honey Toast)
11) Add small broccoli florets in place of whip and use asparagus in place of wafers
12) Transfer to a pretty plate and decorate the plate
13) You are done!

I think the video should explain everything OK, but if you have questions please feel free to ask in the comments below!


  1. WHY ARE YOU SO EPIC?! That video is so professional! I liked the masterful chopping of the basil best ;)

    NiYa toast looks super-tasty!!! SO MANY CARBS!!!

  2. That's actually an autotheme on the movie editor I used =))