In the event you’ve had the pleasure of visiting Japan, you’ll discover that if there’s one factor that individuals are prepared to line up for, it’s good meals. Be it chewy udon noodles, fluffy shokupan, or crispy gyoza, if it’s good there’s going to be a line. We’ve joined many strains in Tokyo and the outcomes have been virtually at all times out of this world.
Promised to be one of many best cheesecakes in Tokyo is Mr. Cheesecake. Mr. Cheesecake is touted as Tokyo’s most elusive and unique cheesecake. Satirically, there are not any strains…however solely as a result of they don’t have a bodily retailer. The creamy rectangular formed cheesecakes are bought on-line for simply two days per week and promoted out in minutes. Japanese meals fanatics have begun calling it the phantom cheesecake. Even in the event, you do handle to be one of many fortunate ones who get to buy a cheesecake, you’ll be able to select the date or time of supply.
Behind Mr. Cheesecake is chef Koji Tamura. His cheesecakes are made with an indulgent mixture of cream cheese, bitter cream, heavy cream, yogurt, tonka beans (a brilliant aromatic bean with warming flavors like vanilla, cherry, almond, and cinnamon), white chocolate, vanilla beans, and lemon. The result’s an extremely creamy but mild cheesecake that’s harking back to Basque cheesecake, however far more delicate. Tamara recommends having it 3 ways: frozen, straight from the fridge, and at room temperature. The different temperatures affect the style and texture.
Sadly we by no means could order a Mr. Cheesecake whereas in Tokyo, however fortunately chef Tamura released an official recipe online in mild of COVID. The recipe, whereas having a number of totally different steps, is easy to execute. And the result’s scrumptious: tremendous creamy, tremendous luscious, frivolously sweetened, tangy cheesecake.
I made the cheesecake twice, as soon as in an everyday loaf pan and as soon as in a mini pan. I didn’t fairly get the peak that I needed within the common dimension loaf pan or within the mini, so I believe that they need to use a Japanese normal dimension. Nonetheless, I like this cheesecake. I froze some for the sake of doing three side-by-side style exams.
The frozen cheesecake from the fridge had an agency frozen custardy texture with the lemon actually shining by means of. From the fridge the cheesecake had that traditional soften in your mouth texture with a touch of vanilla and stability of sweetness. Room temp was my favorite with a melty virtually creamy center that was velvety and smooth, virtually harking back to a creme brûlée however cheesecake and a bit extra agency.
Hope you get an opportunity to do that cheesecake out! It’s the best and easiest solution to get a style of Tokyo proper now
PS – I excluded the tonka beans as a result of they’re fairly tough to seek out however if you wish to add them in and have them, you want half of a tonka bean, grated. It’s added into the white chocolate combine.