Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The Tea Spot: Hats off to you!

I’ve been wanting to visit Uncle Tetsu’s Japanese Cheesecake, a very popular Matcha inspired bakery, for quite some time. I just don’t wish to endure the long line-ups. This has been ongoing for a few years now, so, rather than heading to the original hot spot, I ventured off to Uncle Tetsu’s Angel Café, a sister operation, with less to no line-ups, and a variety of dessert options to satisfy your Matcha fix. 

The green dome!

I opted for something to takeaway rather than dine-in, though, I wouldn’t mind heading here one evening to experience the whole Japanese maid-style service and try a few different plates along with a Matcha latte or two. Another time for sure!

A bird's eye view of the dome!

For my takeaway, I went for their signature Matcha Angel Hat Cheesecake. At $10, it’s a good portion for two or three people to enjoy. It’s a cute, smooth, dome-shaped cake. I enjoyed it. It was unlike the traditional, dense, western-style cheesecakes. I’ve never been a big fan of cheesecake. It always felt like I ate a brick, especially after a full meal. I much preferred this texture. It was fluffy, airy, soft, and moist. It was a cross between a sponge cake and a mousse. Not super cheesy either. 

The dome is open!

There was a slight bitterness at the end of each bite, much like you would expect of any Matcha infused item. It wasn’t overly sweet either, which I liked. Perhaps a drizzle of dark chocolate sauce would enhance the experience and take it to a new level, but it’s lovely all on its own.

The Matcha Angel Hat Cheesecake is not the best cake I’ve ever had, but I’m glad I tried it. I prefer it over the regular cheesecakes, and I am curious about the other flavours the shop offers. Of course, I will need to swing by for the maid service. I hear they perform J-pop routines on their stage. Cool!

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