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Good bread for French Toast?

BellaLovesFood | Sep 22, 201103:28 PM

Hello all, I am new to the site :)

I am looking for a good bread to use to make French Toast. I recently ordered a Deli Pro Slicing Knife and I'm super excited to use it to cut nice 1inch thick slices of bread for French Toast.
In my search i've come across 2 breads that stand out: King's Hawaiin and Portuguese Sweet Bread. These both seem to be unavailable in the city. I went on a search today for a King's Hawaiin loaf at the PathMark on Cherry Street but they told me they dont carry the loaf, although the KH website said that particular PathMark does carry it :-\
Anyway, after buying some King's Hawaiin sweet rolls for a taste-test, I discovered that they tasted like these delicious buns I get from Tai Pan Bakery in China Town, which I call "Butter Bread" (Butter Bread is actually better). So I walked all the way from Cherry Street to Canal Street to go to Tai Pan only to discover that Tai Pan is CLOSED :(
Does anyone know anyplace in the city I can get a whole loaf of some good sweet bread? I have a friend who uses Challah for her French Toast which is really good, but I wanna try my own thing... please help!!

Tai Pan Bakery
194 Canal St, New York, NY 10013

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