This Shibuya Honey Toast is nothing short of life-changing! This super delicious, decadent dessert is also deceivingly easy to make! It takes less than 15 minutes from start to finish.
What Is Shibuya Honey Toast?
This decadent dessert originated in the Shibuya district of Tokyo. That’s where the name came from – pretty simple! Shibuya has become popular all around the world, especially in countries like Thailand and Singapore.
Shibuya honey toast has a honey-coated exterior that is crunchy with a warm and soft filling. Then, it is piled with toppings like ice cream, strawberries, whipped cream, Oreos, and chocolate chips. Finally, it is usually drizzled with smooth milk chocolate.
This is an incredibly mouth-watering decadent dessert. After that first bite, it’ll be very clear to you why this bread is loved by everyone, everywhere.
Why You Will Love This Shibuya Toast
Every single bite of this dessert is a culinary treat. First, you have the amazing toppings – creamy vanilla ice cream, mini Oreos, sweet strawberries, and chocolate chips.
Then, you will bite into the crispy honey-coated toast block filled with warm, soft honey toast bites!
Not only will you enjoy eating it, but you’ll have fun making it too! There’s no need to spend hours trying to impress people by making some complicated dessert such as soufflé or a meringue pie that might end up failing. Instead, just make this honey-toast! Everyone will love it and you’ll only have spent 15 minutes or less making it; it’s a win-win situation!
There are two different parts to this dessert – the toast and the toppings. Let’s look at what is inside each part. If you want to see the entire list of ingredients, they are listed in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.
The Honey Toast
The ingredients in the honey toast are pretty self-explanatory. You need a loaf of white bread, honey, and butter.
I suggest using an unsliced loaf. This way you can cut thick slices to use in your toast. You need the slices to be thicker than store-bought sandwich bread so that it can hold the toppings.
You can ask the bakery to cut the bread to thick slices, or simply do it at home yourself with a bread knife.
You can branch out and try lots of different flavor combinations with the toppings.
Here is what I used, along with some ideas of ways you can make replacements or substitutions.
- Vanilla Ice Cream – Use chocolate, strawberry, espresso, mint, or hazelnut flavoured ice cream.
- Oreos – Use chocolate chip cookies, Twix or Mars Bars pieces, M&Ms or Reese’s Pieces.
- Strawberries – Substitute with bananas, pear, or apple slices.
- Chocolate Chips – Replace with butterscotch or caramel chips
- Whipped Cream – Use whipped coconut cream instead
- Melted Milk Chocolate – Replace it with a drizzle of caramel sauce or some melted peanut butter.
What To Serve With Shibuya Honey Toast
This is a very sweet and rich dessert, so I suggest enjoying it with a cup of your favorite coffee or tea. You could also place it on your dessert table with some dorayaki. Dorayaki is more subtle so it is the perfect thing to enjoy with this loaded dessert.
Frequently Asked Questions About Shibuya
Before we get to the entire recipe at the bottom of this post, I am going to answer some questions people often ask about this simple Japanese dessert.
Since this is so quick and easy to make, I suggest making a fresh serving each time and don’t save any leftovers. The toppings will soften the crispy bread if you try to store them in the refrigerator. This is a dessert best enjoyed fresh!
To make a gluten-free dessert, you should cut a thick slice of your favorite gluten-free bread. You’ll also need to make sure all the toppings you choose are gluten-free as well.
White bread has the mildest flavor and the best texture for this rich dessert. However, if you prefer an alternative, you could use potato bread or any other type of white bread. Just make sure it is unsliced so you can get those thick cuts. You’ll also want to make sure it doesn’t have any seeds or distracting textures.
This is entirely up to you. I have seen some Shibuyas that are the size of a small cake and others are much smaller. I prefer to slice my bread about 2 inches thick. That seems to be the perfect size for an individual serving.
How To Make Honey Toast
One of the plus sides to this amazing Shibuya Honey Toast is that it is deceptively simple to make! Because it looks so decadent and extravagant everyone will think you put a lot of time and effort into making it but in reality, it’ll take you about 5 minutes (plus the baking time for the toast, which is only 10 minutes).
All you have to do is chop an end chunk off a block of bread, cut out and cube the inside, coat it in honey, bake it to make it slightly crispy. Then top it with whatever you want!
Forget about actually taking hours to bake some crazy layered cake or a perfect crumble for dessert, serve this up instead and just make people believe you did. 😉 Everyone will be super impressed with all your “effort” and with the delicious flavour.
More Japanese Desserts
Now that you know how to make decadent Shibuya honey toast at home, here are some more delicious Japanese desserts you can make next.
- Castella Pudding Cake
- Kasutera Japanese Castella Cake
- Purin : Japanese Custard Pudding
- Japanese Chiffon Cake – Hojicha Flavour
- Fluffy Japanese Cheesecake
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Shibuya Honey Toast
- 1 loaf white bread loaf
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1 scoup Vanilla ice-cream
- Whipped cream
- 3 Strawberries
- 5 Mini Oreos
- 1 tbsp Chocolate chips
- 1 tbsp Melted milk chocolate
- Preheat oven to 180 (356f).
- Chop off a large chunk of the end of the bread loaf.
- Cut out a square of the inside bread of the chunk and gently pull the square out of the inside.
- Chop the pulled-out square into small bite-sized cubes.
- Line a baking tray with baking paper and lightly coat the inside of the bread chunk and the bite-sized cubes with the butter and honey and place them on the tray.
- Bake in the oven for about 10 minutes or until slightly brown and crispy.
- Take out of the oven and allow it to cool.
- Fill the bread chunk with the bread cubes and chopped strawberries.
- Top with ice-cream, whipped cream, Oreos, strawberries, chocolate chips, crushed Oreos, and drizzle with milk chocolate.