Japanese cheese desserts are all the rage in Manila right now. Thankfully, you can now join in and even get some for your barkada, officemates, and family members. Japan’s famous Uncle Tetsu now serves cheese tarts!
They’re flaky on the outside, cheesy on the inside — and the best part? They’re oozing with goodness. Their taste buds will thank you for it (and the best part is you don’t even need to wrap it!)
Gift your friends and family with Uncle Tetsu’s new big cheese tarts
Ever since Uncle Tetsu (real name: Tetsushi Mizokami) opened up his first bakery in Fukuoka, Japan back in 1990, he has been well-loved for his amazing cheesecake-making skills.
His cheesecakes, which come out of the oven all light and fluffy (this is why they’re often described as “heavenly clouds of cheese”), are different from the cloyingly sweet and dense kind most of us are used to. His fame in Japan led him to set up shop in several different countries around the world, which fortunately includes the Philippines!
While his claim to fame has always been his cheesecakes, Uncle Tetsu’s baking expertise goes beyond this signature item on the menu to include other drool-worthy treats–like cheese tarts!
Just like his cheesecakes, his cheese tarts look simple but pack an impressively flavorful punch. The soft, cheesy center is held together by a buttery, flaky pie crust, a combination that makes for quite the pleasurable experience in the mouth.
This holiday season, they’re introducing their new big cheese tarts, which means everyone gets to dig into larger helpings of cheese fillings!
The big version of the Classic Signature Cheese Tart (₱400 a piece) is for those who like the original flavor but if it’s chocolate that gets you all giddy, go for their big Cheese Tart Baked with Oreo (₱450 a piece).
This indulgent variation is made by adding an extra layer of oreos onto the creamy, cheesy filling. Who wouldn’t want to receive a box of these two cheese tart flavors?!
Not only would Uncle Tetsu’s new upsized cheese tarts make for tasty presents, but they’re great to bring to potluck parties too!
Other baked goodies you need to get your hands on at Uncle Tetsu
Because it’s the holidays and you’re not allowed to feel guilty about eating sweets, you should try out the other bestsellers at Uncle Tetsu!
Of course, you can’t miss out on their popular Cheesecake, available in two sizes. You can have the original size for ₱299 while the mini version is only ₱99.
For something light to munch on, their Pastry Puffs (₱49 per piece) make for a good afternoon snack! To make these, delicately thin filo dough is baked to a flaky crisp, stuffed with sweet fillings like custard, mango and chocolate, and showered with powdered sugar.
If you want something that suits the holiday season, Uncle Tetsu bakes Apple Cinnamon Rolls too! They’re warm, sweet, and aromatic, making them a festive treat!
Uncle Tetsu can be found at the UG/F Mega A, SM Megamall, EDSA cor. Julia Vargas Ave., Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong.