Gone are the days when the Philippines is left out in the food scene. Citizens living in Metro Manila most probably observed how rapid the growth of restaurants opening in our more urbanized region. As a matter of fact, there is a new cheese cake store at Mall of Asia that caught my eyes a week ago.

Uncle Tetsu Cheese Cake

Opened recently at SM Mall of Asia, Uncle Tetsu is a specialized store offering their in-demand classic Japanese cheese cakes. The Japanese brand Uncle Tetsu has been a blockbuster in other Asian countries like China, Singapore and Taiwan. Long lines to get their cheese cake fix, a pretty normal sight in other neighbouring Asian countries. Uncle Tetsu chose to open their first branch in the Philippines at SM Fairview, followed by a small stall at The Podium Mall Ortigas.
For those of you who are new to what Japanese cheese cakes are, they are so much different from how American cheesecakes are, which is typically crusted with crushed graham and topped with sauces and fruits.
Upon entering the box-like store of Uncle Tetsu, you’ll see (and smell fragrantly with your senses) how these cakes are baked fresh daily. To change the image of popular cheesecakes you know of, Japanese cheese cakes are fluffy, light and golden.
Original Japanese Cheese Cake (Php 299)
For Php299, you get a box of one whole original cheese cake. As seen in the photo, it’s a golden fluffy round cake with a caricature of Uncle Tetsu Oijsan himself hand-stamped in the middle, licking his lips. Looks like a character from snoopy for me. Haha! Old school!
Any lady might look like a pig or PG (patay gutom in Filipino) from a certain angle by finishing one whole Japanese cake in one sitting. I won’t take it personally if you catch me finishing this Uncle Tetsu Japanese Cheese Cake as fast as a wink. May look plain and unembellished but the cake to me is like a drug (a sweet good kind, not the deadly restricted ones) that pushes you to have one bite, then more and some more until you look at your box with your fork left.
Packaged properly in this box, you also get a free plastic knife to easily cut through and eat the cake. In my opinion, you wouldn’t need a knife. The fluffy pillow-like cake could make any utensil easy to swim its way through.

Customize Your Own Cheese Cake

Uncle Tetsu joins the trend of customizing your food with their version of adding toppings to your Japanese cheese cake.
Add Php60 and have the freedom to choose one spread and 2 toppings.
Open your eyes wider and you’ll see a list of coffee variants to pair with your Japanese Cheese Cake. Soon, Uncle Tetsu will introduce more of their premium coffee to serve you.
I had my turn to create my own Japanese cheese cake. While looking at the toppings available one by one, I narrowed my choices to my personal theme. Since I associate myself to colorful and bright things in life, I decided to point out toppings that will make my cake festive and colorful.
Here’s my finished Japanese cheese cake with strawberry spread, dried mangoes and M&M’s chocolates. Gutsy idea to add dried mangoes tasted perfectly fine with the souffle-like cake.
Looking for your last-minute Christmas gift?
I would suggest this Personalized cheese cake you could also avail at Uncle Tetsu Mall of Asia branch.
Better rush now to SM MOA to have your personalized cake finished before the calendar hits December 25.
Congratulations Uncle Tetsu! 🙂
Have you tried Uncle Tetsu Japanese Cheese Cakes?
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Location: GF/ South Wing, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Operating Hours: 10:00AM-9:00PM
Contact: (+632) 374-1339
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/uncletetsuPH
Budget: PHP299++

Originality 9/10
Packaging 9/10
Taste 9/10
Cost 9/10
Overall 9/10