The Gr8est Cheesecakes
in the Metro
By Therese Aseoche
Who doesn’t love cheesecakes? They’re one of the greatest desserts we’ve ever been blessed with in this lifetime. Everywhere you go, there’s sure to be a decadent cheesecake waiting for you to indulge in, but these ones are the best you’ll ever try in the Metro:
Matcha Belgian White Chocolate Cheesecake from Izakaya Sensu
Price: PHP 395
For such a small cheesecake, this one packs a punch in terms of flavor, sweetness, and indulgence. It bridges together two guilty pleasures — matcha and white chocolate — and produces this heavenly dessert you won’t ever want to share with anyone at the dinner table.
Apple Crumble Cheesecake from Le Jardin Café
Price: PHP 160
No one would ever think of putting apples in a cheesecake. That’s what makes Le Jardin Café’s Apple Crumble Cheesecake so distinct and so worth our money. Originating from the creative mind of the late Chef Hasset Go, this cheesecake has once been hailed as one of the best desserts in the country.
Blueberry Cheesecake from Purple Oven
Find the branch nearest you here
Price: PHP 1,100 (whole)
Purple Oven has always been the top-of-mind local patisserie to source mouthwatering cakes for special occasions. Its blueberry cheesecake is still one among the many must-buys it has in-store, and with good reason — it’s made with the freshest ingredients that will make anyone swoon over its deliciousness.
Hanjuku Cheese from Kumori
Price: PHP 48 per piece
This bakeshop hailing from Japan gives us merely a tiny taste of authentic Japanese cheesecakes which are unlike any other you’ll ever get to experience in other countries. These cheesecakes stand out for their soft, light, and fluffy texture and the fact that you’d rather eat them as is — no toppings necessary. Kumori’s Cheesecakes may be miniscule in size, but you’ll sooner find that they are worth every peso.