Thankfully, my Oahu ohana decided not to disown me, but some of them are still a little bit salty. Therefore, it is only fair to show that it could be done at home and for less than $7.45. This is known as "Walking the Walk"
So here goes.
Homemade DIY Honey Toast
Elapsed Time 7 minutes, 5 if you really focus.
1) Toaster, obviously, to make toast.
2) Serrated knife, to cut the toast
3) Ice cream scoop, self-explanatory
4) Spoon, to drizzle honey and then eat.
1 slice of thick sliced whole wheat bread.
I used Kee Wah bread I had in-house because I didn't feel like making a special trip to Nijiya for Cherry Blossom White Bread.
Honey. I used a Sacramento Valley Organic Honey, which was a gift from my cousin, but any honey will do.
Vanilla ice cream. We had Dreyer's French Vanilla in-house.
What to Do
1) Put bread in the toaster, using the middle-of-the-road setting. You don't want stale-bread light, or burnt-to-a-crisp black.
2) Once the toast pops, cut the crusts off, about 1/2" in from the edge, so you get little crust sticks.
3) Cut the now crustless bread into cubes. Work fast to make sure the toast is still warm.
4) Stack the crust pieces to make a box frame, Lincoln Logs style.
5) Drop some of the bread cubes around inside and outside.
6) Put two scoops of vanilla ice cream on top of toast pile.
7) Drizzle with honey.
Eat while still warm. It was ono, and we decided the wheat bread was even preferable because it was a little crunchier and did not get soggy as quickly as the Shokudo white bread version.
Cost $0.87, based on the following*
$0.38 for bread, using a $3.00 for a loaf of thick-sliced whole wheat bread from Kee Wah Bakery
$0.33 for 2 scoops of ice cream, using $4.00 for a quart of Dreyer's Vanilla Ice Cream from Safeway.
$0.16 for honey, using $6.00 for a jar of fancy honey (I'm guessing because this was a gift), but technically it didn't cost me anything.
*On the homemade side, I did not include charges for capital equipment (i.e., the toaster, the freezer that holds the ice cream, our kitchen counter, the table and chairs, dishes, utensils, etc.), labor (5 minutes) or electricity. However, on the Shokudo side of the equation, I did not include the tax, tip or gasoline used to get there.
So stay home and DIY honey toast. I have a feeling I'll be making this for my Oahu ohana next time...
Eat Well. Be Well.