Review: Uncle Tetsu’s Japanese Cheesecake

During the height of the Pokemon Go craze, there was another hype going around in the foodie world and that was Uncle Tetsu’s Japanese Cheesecake. What started out as a humble store on the corner of Regent Place near Gloria Jeans, became a sensation in less than a week with Instagram to thank for its escalation in popularity.

Uncle Tetsu – a.k.a its founder, Tetsushi Mizokami started out his creations back in 1985 inspired by the original creamy cheesecake recipes back in Hakata, Japan. He then expanded his stores across Asia and opened his first branch here in Sydney, Australia.

I decided to try it the other week with a friend to find out what it tasted like. So was it delicious and worth the hype? ***drumroll**

The cheesecake was… mediocre at best. It’s not the best cheesecake in the world and it certainly wasn’t worth the long hour wait in line or the ridiculous $18 price. The cheesecake themselves are bubbly, fluffy and eggy-like texture and nothing like the creamy cheesecake with a biscuit base that we’re used to. That being said it IS a Japanese style cake. What’s even more peculiar is that the cheesecake is limited to one purchase per person. I have no idea why that’s the case.

Source: University Of Sydney Union
Source: University Of Sydney Union

If you’re willing to give up an hour of your time for a cheesy fluff of disappointment, buy yourself a box of Uncle Tetsu’s overpriced cheesecakes. Just one though 😉

Joseph Campbell

Hi there! I’m Joseph Campbell, a Sydney-based writer and food blogger. Follow me each week as I take you around on my food adventures.