A super short post about the Uncle Tetsu Cheesecake since many people wanted the review of this place.

Chances are you’ve already seen new intern Karen, cover the new Matcha Cafe that is right next door, but I figured my blog would be incomplete without the thoughts of the original headache of a line.

The line took a total of 2 hours and it consisted of me doing absolutely nothing. It didn’t help that I didn’t have dinner that day so I was completely starving and smelling those intoxicating madeleines from outside their window. When I finally got through the line and they were making the final stamps on the cakes, I could not wait to hand over my cash and dash out of there.

The most interesting thing about this place was that they fold the egg whites into the batter by hand. Not sure if that is completely sanitary but I thought that was interesting to watch.

The cost of a cake and four madeleines comes up to $17.55, not a bad price, but it wasn’t amazing either.

Taste Test

The Madeleines fresh are probably my favourite. They are buttery and flavourful and very tastey. The downside? It’s not really a madeleine, it’s an overpriced muffin. To know that I spent 2 hours for these muffins Madeleines¬†makes me quiver inside.

Uncle Tetsu Canada Madeleines 598 Bay St, Toronto, ON M5G 1M5

Madeleines, $2.22 each. Maximum of 4.

In case you need a reference as to what a Madeleine really looks like.

Regardless, these were so heavenly fresh from the oven. The butter flavour is so intoxicating I could just sit and eat several of these suckers.

Now for the star of the show, the Japanese Cotton Cheesecake.

Uncle Tetsu Cheescake Canada 598 Bay St, Toronto, ON M5G 1M5

Uncle Tetsu Cheescake, $8.88. Maximum of 1 per person.

The cakes are extremely light and fluffy when out of the ovens. Now I did have the chance to try them fresh from the oven and chilled, so here are the differences in a nutshell:

Fresh from the Oven

  • The cakes are so light it might taste like it is undercooked, but that is the consistency of baked egg whites before it is given a chance to chill.
  • You get more of an egg flavour when eating it fresh and it almost tastes like an airy omelette.

Eating the cakes chilled

  • The cheese and butter flavour is much more pronounced
  • The texture of the cake is smooth and denser¬†with a creaminess that comes from the cream cheese

If you can’t tell from this post, I detest lines. So yes I’ll openly admit, regardless of how good the cakes are, they will never be worth the time spent.

Maybe after the emotional scarring, I’ll try to get a sample of the Matcha Green Tea products next door.

Until we dine again,

-The Piquey Eater