Uncle Tetsu Japanese Cheesecake
The very first thing you need to know is that Uncle Tetsu’s cheesecake is not going to be anything like the dense, creamy New York-style version you probably know and love. They’re probably as dissimilar as Hakata, where Uncle Tetsu originated, is from Manhattan. But, just as New York cheesecake is rich, Uncle Tetsu’s is almost a counterpoint cake of airiness, dainty sweetness, and ethereal sponginess. Aside from the slight cheesy taste (made from Australian cheese), it’s more akin to a Chinese paper-wrapped sponge cake. In addition to the regular cheesecake, Uncle Tetsu now offers two new flavors of chocolate and coffee as a limited supply per day. Spongy madeleines and gooey cookies are also crowd-pleasers, and when I say crowd, I’m not kidding. The lines for Uncle Tetsu can be epic -- Howlin’ Ray’s epic, so.