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
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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.
Blueberry Cheesecake from Becky’s Kitchen
1061 Pablo Ocampo Corner Bautista Street, Malate, Manila
Open Tuesday to Sunday from 6:30 A.M. to 8:30 P.M. | Facebook
Price: PHP 82 (per slice)
How can one even forget this classic bakeshop? Becky’s Kitchen never fails to delight us with simple yet delectable sweet treats. And if there’s one thing you have to bring home from this store, it’s their Blueberry Cheesecake — lovingly made with care and the same precise recipe that had patrons falling head over heels for it since the 90s.
Ube Cheesecake from Blocleaf Café
Price: PHP 170 (estimated)
A beautiful café hidden in the neighborhoods of Malate, Blocleaf Café attracts passersby and customers for its Instagram-worthy interiors and menu of cakes and pastries that are as delectable to the mouth as they are delightful to the eyes. The Ube Cheesecake is just one among the plenty you can get from Blocleaf and is also one of its must-eats. Its rich ube taste will bring you back to your childhood days eating ube halaya with family. It’s a seasonal item, though, so count yourself lucky when you find it available at the café!
Matcha Cheesecake from Soru Izakaya
Price: PHP 260
This dessert will definitely make you go matcha mad. Made of matcha and white chocolate held together by a buttered graham crust and dusted generously with matcha powder, this cheesecake is simply too divine for words.
Blueberry and White Chocolate Cheesecake from Kitchen 1B
Price: PHP 290
Kitchen 1B puts a healthy spin on an otherwise decadent dessert by utilizing ricotta cheese for its Blueberry and White Chocolate Cheesecake, effectively decreasing the richness but elevating the flavor to a whole new level. Crushed digestive biscuits were also used for the crust, relieving you of all guilt for digging on a few more slices.
What’s your favorite cheesecake? Share them with us in the comments section below!