One thing I miss most about traveling to Japan is getting to sink my teeth into their simple yet satisfying cheesecakes—the ones that jiggly like jelly, but taste so soft and airy. Unfortunately, it’s going to take long before I get to sit down at a cafe and indulge in my favorite Japanese dessert again. Thankfully, I found a few places around and beyond Metro Manila that can bake and deliver Japanese cheesecakes right to my doorstep!
7 Stores to Get Fluffy Japanese Cheesecakes Delivered to Your Doorstep!
7. Kandice Cakes and Pastries (@kandicecakesandpastries)
Kandice Cakes and Pastries, established way back in 2016, is known for its well-designed cakes made for special occasions. It temporarily stopped operations in 2019 before going back to business this year amid the pandemic, focusing on delicious homebaked Japanese Cheesecake.
There are currently three flavors to choose from: Original, Chocolate, and Ube.
6. Marias’ Treats PH (@mariastreatsph)
Marias’ Treats is the brainchild of four sisters, all named Maria, who all grew up in a house where their mother and aunts baked cakes and goodies every day. “Their homebaked goods have been present in small and big moments of people’s lives. Fast forward to today, we want to relieve those great moments and share our love for baking with more people,” they shared with When In Manila.
Their Japanese souffle cheesecake, which you can request to be customized, is available for pick up or delivery around Metro Manila through our customer’s preferred courier or through their reseller, Tita Quincy‘s Pasabuy.
5. Japanese Cheesecakes MNL (@japanese_cheesecakes_mnl)
Japanese Cheesecakes MNL is a home-based bakery located in Makati that specializes in Japanese Hanjuku Cheesecakes. It was created after business owner Chantrice Santiago fell in love with the pastry during a trip to Japan. Because she kept craving it, she decided to bake her own version. Thus, her store was born!
What makes her Hanjuku cheesecakes so unique is the incorporation of Pinoy flavors. The full range of products is as follows: Original, All Out Ube, Cheesy Ube, and Salted Egg. Deliveries can be done all around Metro Manila (free of charge in specific areas in Makati) via third-party couriers. You can also find them in Ventii Eats.
The best part is that when you buy their cheesecakes, 40% of profits go to a cause of your choice — supporting local rice farmers, buying your courier a food pack, or donating to provide educational assistance to children of Jeepney drivers. For more information, check out their “Charity” and “Beneficiaries” story highlights on Instagram.
4. Umpay’s (@_umpays)
Umpay’s began as a hobby of Tagumpay Moneva who wanted to create something special for his wife. Over the years, he’s created a variety of baked goodies and savory dishes. With the current pandemic affecting his livelihood, he decided to focus on selling cakes, including Japanese Cheesecake! It’s “soft and light as air” that “delivers a deliciously rich flavor of cream cheese with a subtle tanginess of lemon that won’t compromise your diet.”
Simply order from their Facebook page two days in advance.
3. The Grey Stuff (@thegreystuffbakedstuff)
The Grey Stuff is run by two sisters from the University of the Philippines Los Baños who started the brand to raise money for their travels around the world. After they both graduated from college, the business came to a natural halt. Due to the pandemic, however, they decided to jump right back into their brand and sell their baked goodies!
Using only the best ingredients, their Japanese Cheesecakes, as well as their other pastries, are baked to order so customers can enjoy them at peak freshness. Deliveries are only available within Los Baños, Bay, and Calamba, Laguna.
2. Oh My Cakes! (@ohmycakesmnl)
“Oh my cakes!” was literally what 23-year-old graphic artist Alexandre Sta. Maria yelled the moment she tasted her Japanese cheesecake, which she had painstakingly worked hard on to perfect. What makes it so unique is the fluffiness and the richness of the cake, and how it’s up to you to adjust its sweetness with the powdered sugar they provide separately.
Oh My Cakes also offers a variety of other pastries and customized, minimalist cakes you can order on special occasions. Deliveries can be done all around Metro Manila through third-party couriers.
1. Sendai Japanese Cheesecake (@sendaijapanesecheesecake)
Sendai Japanese Cheesecake was a product of a husband and wife’s love and yearning for Japan at a time when leisure travel is strictly restricted. It is named after a city in the Miyagi Prefecture which holds a lot of memories for them both.
Their Signature Cheesecake is light and creamy, and you can enjoy it whether warm or cold—whichever you prefer. They currently have three pick-up points: Sucat Road, Parañaque (every day), Balete, Quezon City (weekdays), and Highstreet, Bonifacio Global City (only on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays).