After the insanity of that last breakfast bonanza, the second recipe from Shusaku Toba might not be so eyebrow-raising to anyone who's ever had a good apple pie. Because "apple pie Yukimi Daifuku toast" is just what it sounds like: buttered toast, the ubiquitous slice of American cheese, a good layer of apple jam, toasty-melty ice cream mochi, and a final sprinkling of cinnamon on top. After getting over the initial shock of the original forbidden mochi toast, this seems like a pretty mundane treat. Chef Toba does seem to think it's so good that he "want[s] to go to all kinds of people's houses and make this for them," though.
The recipes each came with instructions for unique cups of tea meant to accompany the toast, posted in the comments of the original tweets
, which probably wouldn't surprise anyone who's kept up with Chef Toba's restaurant Sio, lately. Tokyo's recent state of emergency announcements have called for restaurants to close early, cutting into normal dinner hours, and Sio has responded by starting to offer their multi-course dinner menu early in the morning as well, as breakfast. And while a fancy brunch elsewhere in the world might mean bottomless mimosas, Chef Toba has decided to replace the wine accompaniments he normally offers, when it comes to breakfast, and instead pair each dish with a different kind of tea. We can see the influence of that new Sio breakfast revolution in the teas paired with the toasts, and perhaps in the breakfast-themed bacon and egg recipe as well.