Shibuya Honey Toast
If you’re looking for a show-stopping brunch dish, look no further than Shibuya honey toast. Popular in Japan, Taiwan, and Singapore, it's essentially a toasted, hollowed-out bread bowl filled with fruit and ice cream. This is not a brunch for novice eaters. Scoop out the center of a sturdy, brioche-style bread (pain de mie is ideal, but any Pullman-style loaf will do) and brush it with butter. Toss the bread in the oven and slice the scooped interior into cubes. Fry the bread cubes in butter and boil a few handfuls of berries in honey while you’re at the stove. Layer the croutons and the fruit into the bread bowl, and top the whole thing with a big scoop of ice cream (whipped cream too, if you’re in the mood). The best part of Shibuya honey toast is how fun it is to eat: Simply drop the masterpiece on the table along with a pile of forks and tell your friends to dig in. What could be better?