What’s better than French toast? Deep-fried French toast. Double Chin, a Chinatown cafe helmed by the punny Chin sisters, serves an outlandish dessert best described as French toast on steroids. Inspired by Asian honey toast, the restaurant’s “cubed toast” takes bite-size pieces of house-baked brioche, deep-fries them in French toast batter, and coats them in toppings like berries, granola, and chocolate fudge. The most popular version of the dish, Matcha Ma Call It, comes topped with green tea ice cream, red bean, Pocky sticks, mochi, and a matcha milk drizzle.
Native Bostonians, the Chin sisters are no strangers to fried food, having had their fair share of American junk food classics. But at home, the girls were better adjusted to classic Chinese cuisine, hence the brilliant fusion of flavors found at Double Chin. “We wanted to have a restaurant that truly embodied our identities,” Gloria Chin says. “Our menu’s full of traditional Chinese food with tons of modern twists to it.”