It's not often you see one local writer do a full frontal attack on another - especially when the topic is something as inconsequential (in the big picture) as food.
But Sac News & Review's Calendar Editor Jonathan Mendick described a recent Sac Biz Journal article as "stupid." From his story:
Before you go do something stupid like call brick toast “a thing” or “honey toast”—as did a recent Sacramento Business Journal article—first know this: It's actually a Taiwanese dish known as nai su tu si, which means “milk crispy toast” in Mandarin, and describes a thick piece of white toast slathered in buttermilk.
Read the entire article in Sac News & Review.
Mendick is referring to a Sept. 4 article by Sonya Sorich in the Sac Biz Journal, headlined "Never heard of honey toast? It's a thing, and you can try it in Sacramento"
Some people call it the "big mama." Order honey toast at Snowbee Tea Station and you'll get a big cube of toasted bread topped with ice cream and other extras such as almonds and macarons. Just when you think you've reached carbohydrate overload, you might find the smaller cubes of toast inside "big mama."
You panic, but realize there's no turning back. Especially since many varieties of honey toast aren't exactly cheap. "Macaron Madness," for example, costs $13.99.
Read the entire article in Sac Biz Journal.
So which local writer is right? I have no independent knowledge to judge, but I know that Mendick's written about his half Chinese heritage and his trips to Asia. That doesn't necessarily mean he's right here though.
Have an opinion on who is correct in this culinary spat? Leave it in the comments below.
* Photo via Snowbee's Facebook Page.
** Update: Mendick leaves a response in the comments below.
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