4 places to get Japanese cheesecake in Metro Vancouver

Apr 24 2019, 9:47 am

In case you haven’t noticed, traditional or New York-style cheesecake has recently been faced with some serious competition in the form of Japanese cheesecake.

Defined by its height and its too-good-to-be-true fluffiness, this variety of cheesecake looks like it was made by happy tree elves in a fairytale, but this is real life, and it’s indeed a real kind of cake.

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Still just as rich and creamy as the traditional version, Japanese or “souffle” cheesecake is much more cloud-like.

This item is not a traditional Japanese dessert, as it was only introduced in Japanese specialty bakeries in the early 80s.

There is nothing particular that makes this cake inherently Japanese other than the fact that it originated there.

Japanese cheesecake’s spongy texture is made by whisking egg whites separately to create meringue and then adding this into a combo of cream cheese, eggs, milk, and sugar creating aeration before baking.

The cake is usually baked in a water bath, which is a cake pan that has been placed in a larger pan containing hot water to keep the cake moist and distribute heat evenly.

You can choose to eat these babies cold, but they are typically eaten fresh-out-of-the-oven warm, which make the first couple of bites truly dreamy.

Here are four places to get Japanese cheesecake in Vancouver.

Uncle Tetsu’s Metrotown


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This spot’s signature fluffy, and Tetsu-stamped Japanese Cheesecake is the most popular item up for order at this Burnaby storefront. Customers are limited to one cake per person due to high demand.

Address: Metropolis at Metrotown – 4700 Kingsway, Burnaby


Castella Cheesecake


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While this spot just opened an outpost in Kerrisdale, only it’s West End location offers fluffy Japanese cheesecake.

Address: 1190 Robson Street, Vancouver


Milssam Tacorea


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For sweets, Milssam Tacorea offers dishes like Mr. Osmad’s souffle cheesecake made fresh every 30 minutes, hottok (Korean pancakes), along with Yuzu Snowman.

Address: 1130 Mainland Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-646-8585


3 Quarters Full Cafe


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This cafe offers a selection of sweet treats like their best-selling naidong roll (a Taiwanese cake roll) in either original or matcha, as well as the delightfully fluffy and custom-stamped Japanese cheesecake.

Address: 1789 Comox Street, Vancouver
Phone: 778-865-5578


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