Cheesecake does not get any fresher at Uncle Tetsu. This rather new kiosk at 1 Utama‘s new wing has got people queuing up patiently for their freshly baked cheesecakes, which take approximately 45 minutes to bake from scratch.
With an open kitchen concept, everything that they do happens right in front of you.
Since the oven could only bake limited amount of cheesecakes, don’t expect to get your cheesecakes immediately. The wait is rather manageable depending on the time of your visit with a little bit of luck involved.
Two timers are in place to roughly let you know when the next batch is ready. I think it’s good that the management imposed a limit of one cake per customer, else there will be lots of dissent. If you’re wondering, we got ours in under 20 minutes. Time seems to fly while
scrutinizing watching the staff work.
Besides cheesecake, Cheese Zuccotto (Angel’s hat?) is also available here. Not many people are buying this, I guess it is because of the price. But if you plan to get the Cheese Zuccotto, you could skip the queue and get it directly from the counter.
Right after the cheesecakes emerge from the oven, they need to rest a couple of minutes then stamped with Uncle Tetsu’s trademark. You could see the cake is still wobbly at this point and its sweet dairy aroma fills the air. Then each individual cake is carefully wrapped in greaseproof paper, boxed and passed to you while it is still warm – all for RM19.90.
So how does it fare?
Light, soft, fluffly, airy, fresh and just delicious, it literally melts in your mouth. It gives a very different experience from the rich and dense American cheesecakes which we are accustomed to. I could easily pop a few of slices of these without feeling ‘jelak’ at all. In the end, the wait was more than worth it.
LGK2A, 1 Utama (New Wing)