I am a hungry artist living and working in Sydney. I am completing a philosophy degree and enjoy life.
Published November 19th 2016
Satisfy your curiosity with cake
Have you wondered why people are lining up across the street late at night for Japanese Cheesecake in Sydney? Since Uncle Tetsu opened, the buzz has been amazing. It seems that cheesecake at night is the new craze. If you, like me, have been curious then this review will interest you.
One night after a wonderful night out on the town, my friends and I decided (a little drunkenly) to give in to curiosity and find out why everyone was waiting in line at Uncle Tetsu on George Street near the Events Cinemas.
We joined the jovial crowd and waited patiently. We marvelled at the open plan kitchen that also functions as a sort of viewing station, where with the windows facing George Street you can watch the staff cooking the cheesecakes that are on offer while you patiently queue up to purchase them. There is something authentic about seeing the cakes prepared freshly in front of your very eyes. There is nothing to hide at Uncle Tetsu. The process of cooking magically unfolds right there in the store right in front of you. You can stand and watch the batter being mixed and the cakes going into the oven and being baked and then coming out and being packaged and sold to eagerly awaiting customers.
Soft, fluffy Japanese Cheesecake
A store that actually bakes what they sell on the premises is a marvel to behold. Uncle Tetsu links into the nostalgia of homemade foods – you can buy a cheesecake warm as it has come straight out of the oven! Just baked fresh for you. A Signature Japanese Cheesecake is $17.99 and you can try the Honey Madeleine for $4 each (or $15 for a set of 4).
When you first try a Japanese Cheesecake you will notice something interesting. It changes taste depending on its temperature. If you eat it straight from the store warm (from the oven) it tastes a little egg-like and has a very soft and warm texture. If you take it home and let it cool in the fridge before tucking in it has a nicer texture – thicker and less of an egg-like taste. You might find that it is best to refrigerate your Uncle Testu Cheesecake and serve it with a good cup of tea or coffee; add some fruit slices and you are in for a delightful experience. The Honey Madeleines are of a sweeter taste and a muffin-like texture. Perfect for eating on the way home from shopping, dining or drinking. They are great the next day – if they last in your household.