This recipe is an example of how Ngam chef Hong Thaimee introduces New Yorkers to traditional Thai flavors through the lens of a professional American kitchen. Spiced and warming Thai tea, infused into fresh pears and egg custard, gives Hong’s take on traditional French toast a Southeast Asian kick. Topped with sweet condensed milk and poached Bosc pears from Migliorelli Farm, this brunch special at Ngam is a decadent and seasonal treat. Hong supports regional farming, made possible through friends at FarmersWeb, an e-commerce platform connecting wholesale buyers to local farmers.

Ngam is a modern Thai restaurant located in New York’s East Village.