Uncle Tetsu: The Famous Japanese Cheesecakes Finally Arrive in the Philippines!
When in Manila, we’ve been used to waiting. Waiting in line, waiting in the traffic, waiting for true love, or waiting for a certain brand to finally reach the Philippines!
Sometimes, good things (like true love) come to those who wait. Sometimes, good things like Uncle Tetsu’s melt-in-your-mouth goodness come to those who wait–and to those who know where to find them!
After the long wait, Uncle Tetsu has finally arrived in the Philippines! Uncle Tetsu started as a confectionary store in Japan, way back in 1984. The name came from its founder, Mizokami Tetsushi.
Through the years, it has captured the hearts and the taste buds of its loyal customers in Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and China. Now, we no longer have to go abroad just to have our own fix of Uncle Tetsu’s melt-in-your-mouth goodness.
Uncle Tetsu finally opens in the Philippines!
I was surprised to see how crazy the lines get! This is the line for one of Uncle Tetsu’s branches in Taipei:
… And this is this one of their branches in Shen Zhen, China:
If you were their branch manager, how would you feel? Panicked because of how crazy the line is? Happy because of all the people willing to wait? One thing’s for sure: you can’t expect people to fall in line for a cake that’s not worth the wait.
After hearing about it online and from fellow food-loving friends, I was finally able to try it!
Uncle Tetsu’s cheesecake did not taste like how I expected it to.
I was so used to the thick, heavy kind of cheesecakes I bought in coffee shops. They were delectably sinful, and because of how thick and heavy they were, I always shared them with someone else. (Nakakaumay!)
Uncle Tetsu did not taste like those types of cheesecake. The texture is very different. The closest thing I could associate its texture to is the Pinoy delicacy I’ve come to enjoy: mamon! But this is the fluffiest mamon out there, with the fluffiest, lightest, and most velvety texture.
Unlike the mamon, Uncle Tetsu is still able to capture the yummy cheesecake flavor. It’s not too sweet as other cheesecakes as well, so it’s the perfect gift for health-conscious relatives and friends during the coming holidays. Apart from the texture and the not-too-sweet taste, there are no preservatives added to the cheesecakes.
And each cake costs only 299 pesos!
When in Manila, be sure to check out the newest food craze and see taste Uncle Tetsu’s cheesecakes yourself! :)
Uncle Tetsu Philippines
G/F Alabang Town Center New Wing; 2/F The Podium Mall; Upper Ground Floor, Annex 1, SM City Fairview