Uncle Tetsu Cheesecake @ Summerton, Bayan Baru, Penang.
Cheesecake lovers would be jolly happy with the opening of a famous Japanese Cotton Cheesecake joint- Uncle Tetsu Cheesecake. The Japanese brand has recently opened a new branch at Summerton- first branch in Penang and third in Malaysia. Fresh dairies sourced from Australia seem to be the key for the brand's success. Long queues are forming in Penang, despite the first opening day for this new branch at Summerton. My wait was approximately 1.5 hours but no, we could not afford to wait. We paid and came back after some time to collect our orders (disclaimer: unlike some bloggers in Penang, I did not glamorously announce my identity and did my photo-shooting quietly. I waited patiently just like anyone else.). The branch has a simple setting, no tables nor chairs; just a pick-and-go kiosk with a huge displaying fridge. Freshness is assured as the cakes are made-to-order (expect at least a 20-minute wait). While we did like the moist, light and ultra-soft texture, we did not think the wait was worthwhile.
Signature Japanese Cotton Cheesecake (Rm 21 nett/ each) was the only option left on our visit; others were being reserved. Every single piece of the Cheesecake was jam-packed with buttery-milky aroma; it was not cheesy at all. Probably that explains why the name- light Cheesecake. It does possess a fluffy, soft, souffle, cloud-like texture with a sleek of sweetness. It was extremely moist as well, probably a little too over to my liking. It did meet my expectations but I was not blown away by the taste. Rm 21 may seem a little high-priced but we thought it was pretty fair considering the substantial size (16 cm). Good for novelty sake but I would probably not queue for more than 10 minutes for the cake.
Taste: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 7/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Service: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Ambiance: 6.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Parking: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Address: 110-01-05, Persiaran Bayan Indah, 11900, Bayan Lepas, Penang.
Business Hours: 11 am to 9 pm. Opens Daily.
Contact Number: N/A