Cheesecakes by Guy: Experience Paris’ Taste Along with New York’s Standards Right Here
Eastwood City has a little gem hidden inside of it. Located at the 2nd floor of Eastwood Mall is this cheesecake joint that will make your tastebuds throw a party. We had the chance to taste some of their good stuff and also had a chat with the owner.
Gregory Guy, 27, went to Le Cordon Bleu in Paris for his culinary training. After that, he worked for Jean-Georges in New York for a year. Then, he went back home and continued to pursue his passion. At first, he was making cheesecakes and selling it on social media websites like Facebook. Then, he decided to open a restaurant of his own, and thus, “Cheesecakes by Guy” was born.
According to Greg, they don’t use any canned ingredients to maintain the quality of their food. Instead, everything is chosen by hand. He said, “You dont need fancy and expensive ingredients; just use the proper ones”. He has a passion for cooking eggs properly – something he learned in New York. He said most Filipinos can’t cook eggs properly, which is why he uses an immersion circulator to consistently cook his eggs.
Cheesecakes by Guy has a nice chill vibe inside, perfect for romantic dinners, readers, or anyone who enjoys very good food. They have an excellent service and a disciplined staff that was personally trained by Greg. Apparently, during the hiring process, Greg didn’t look at their school too much. He paid more attention to their listening skills. According to Greg, their menu is very basic, but also the best that they can provide. He quoted, “The simplest things are the hardest to make”. The prices are just right, too.
The panini is crispy and light. The tuna is fresh and juicy. According to Greg, he gets his tuna fresh from Dampa. The Tuna Melt a lot of stuffing, and is perfectly cooked.
The salmon is cold smoked in the Philippines. It’s chewy, doesn’t flake, and isn’t too salty. The eggs, of course, are cooked just right. As promised, everything tastes fresh. Greg uses whole wheat pandesal instead of english muffins for this. As a salmon guy, I recommend this 100%.
The egg white is just marvellous – the first time I tasted something like it in the Philippines. Perfect when it’s hot.