I must have been living under the rock for I had not heard of Uncle Tetsu’s Cheesecake, until I walked past its shop in Sydney last weekend. I blame it on having 2 kids and a full-time job. 😀 Anyway, we were out in the city with the 2 kids on Sunday, and after lunch, we made our way back to QVB to catch the bus home. On the way there, I noticed a queue coming out from this small shop, and when I looked in, I saw boxes and boxes of Japanese cheesecake, which is my favourite type of cheese cake. 🙂 I looked at Saucer and asked him if he’s interested, and since we don’t go to the city very often, we decided to just give it a try. The queue wasn’t bad at all, there were maybe 3-4 persons in front and we managed to get our cheese cake quite quickly. I guess the hype must have dampened compared to when it first started.
There were two options available for the cheesecake, either warm or cold. Apparently, they taste and feel different if you have them hot or cold, but we decided to get the hot version since we could always cool it down by putting it in the fridge. Once we’re back home, we quickly took out the box to reveal the perfectly shaped, crackless, delicious-looking, golden cheesecake. It came wrapped up in a layer of protective paper towel inside the box, together with 2 plastic forks and a knife. So you could pretty much eat it straight away after purchasing it from the shop!
One of the signature of this cake is how it’s wobbly and fluffy even on its whole before cutting. So, we actually shook the cake a little to see if that’s true. *LOL* The verdict? The cake was indeed fluffy and wobbly but not too airy. There was a level of density and creaminess that gives you a good mouth feel, which only got better once it’s chilled. I have eaten a good number of Japanese cheesecakes before and there was certainly something different with Uncle Tetsu’s. It’s just a little bit more dense and creamy but not as creamy as the conventional baked cheesecakes. It’s also not as airy as the other Japanese cheesecakes, where I always end up eating a good few pieces at one go. I actually liked the balance of it all. Unfortunately, at $17.99 each for quite a small cake (perhaps enough for 4 serves), it’s not something that I would purchase regularly.
I do like the convenient location of the shop which is along the busy George Street, just across from Town Hall station. I would certainly drop by again the next time we go to the city and the queue is short. 🙂