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Here’s How To Become a Cheesecake Taster for Japan’s Uncle Tetsu Bakery

The world-famous Japanese cheesecake bakery, Uncle Tetsu, is offering up an opportunity for a select few to become their elite taste-testers. Here’s a chance for all of you cheesecake lovers to live out your wildest dreams as you will get to taste the newest and most unique creations Uncle Tetsu has to offer, some of which have yet to be released to the public.

Lydia Chen, Master Baker and Head of Product Development for Uncle Tetsu USA, went on to note that the company “recognizes the growth of foodie culture and wants to continue to improve our cheesecakes and flavors by working directly with our guests. We believe that guest involvement is the key to Uncle Tetsu’s continued success. Since the opening of our first California store, we have received so much support from our loyal guests and the wider community, so we would like to give a few lucky cheesecake lovers the opportunity to have direct access or a ‘behind the scenes’ look at the creation of our cheesecakes.”

For a chance to be one of the select few, you must grab a “Pick Me” card at one of Uncle Tetsu’s participating California locations, post a picture or video on your Instagram story with the card and an explanation on why you should be selected, and tag @uncletetsu_us’s Instagram account. Uncle Tetsu will start their search for taste-testers from August 31-October 26, 2019. For more information, please visit Uncle Tetsu’s Contest Rules page.

Participating Stores:

Santa Anita Mall

400 S. Baldwin Ave, Space M15
Arcadia, CA 91007
Phone: (626) 254-9007

 

Del Amo Mall

3525 W Carson St, Space 514B
Torrance, CA 90503
Phone: (323) 275-9190

 

Hillsdale Shopping Center
72 Hillsdale Shopping Center
San Mateo, CA 94403
Phone: (650) 437-0399

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8 Decadent Cheesecake Recipes You HAVE To Add To Your Repertoire

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Are you crazy about cheesecake? We know we are! That’s why we have made so many cheesecake recipes on the site, exploring this amazing dish in many different ways and we urge you to do the same. 

Cheesecake might be my favorite dessert. And a favorite dessert is always something difficult for me to decide on. I have tried so many cheesecake recipes over the years, with so many toppings and variants on the crumble below. Some of them are of the ‘no-bake’ variety, others are glazed and wrapped. And finally, some of them are dairy-free, if you have an intolerance to dairy or are just embracing a vegan lifestyle.

For any diet or flavor preference, we’ve got you covered in the list of cheesecake recipes below.

8 cheesecake recipes you just have to try

1. Pineapple and mango cheesecake recipe

Try this delicious dessert on a special day. Or make a day special by cooking this cheesecake. You don’t need sugar for this one. For the filling, make a creamy vanilla-flavored cheesecake sweetened with maple syrup. When mixing, use whipping cream, too, for a fluffier texture. For the topping use a refreshing mango and pineapple glaze.

2. Peanut butter cheesecake with Oreo crust

This peanut butter cheesecake with Oreo crust is one of the best desserts we’ve ever cooked! Make it the day before you want to enjoy it because it’s better if you keep it in the fridge overnight!

3. Meringue and berry cheesecake

A crunchy base and creamy filling is the time-tested formula for cheesecake perfection. Add on top of the buttery biscuit base a smooth and refreshing vanilla-flavored berry mixture. And don’t say no to a touch of lemon. Add a French twist by topping it with meringue cream. Spend around 10 minutes preparing it; the remaining time is refrigeration time.

4. Rhubarb-wrapped pineapple cheesecake

This lovely-looking cheesecake makes for a great creamy dessert. The rhubarb strips’ sour tang is a welcome addition to the cake’s sweetness. Its mascarpone and whipped cream filling, upgraded by juicy pineapple, is rich and refreshing.

5. Avocado lime cheesecake

We all love a good, creamy slice of cheesecake. But what happens if you’re lactose intolerant or have other reasons for banishing dairy from your diet? Then you can make this ‘fake’ lime avocado cheesecake and still enjoy yourself!

6. Vanilla cheesecake topped with fresh berries

This cheesecake requires only one hour of your time and a few simple ingredients like biscuits, cream cheese, and lime zest. Though it looks decadently delicious and might be a bit intimidating for some, in fact, it can be done in the warmth of your kitchen with great results. Follow the steps!

7. Oreo chocolate cheesecake

Chocolate fans everywhere, gather round! This Oreo chocolate cheesecake is full of flavor, and it is the perfect dessert to cook for someone special! The cheese really brings out the flavor of chocolate, and the Oreo base really can’t do any harm!

8. Cheesecake in a jar

You’re at the office and you’re hungry? We know the feeling! You can eat something good for lunch, but to us, the meal isn’t complete without dessert! Make at home a cheesecake in a glass jar, take it to work, and keep it in the refrigerator until noon.

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Restaurants Sweets

The Cheesecake Factory Is Giving Out 40,000 Free Slices Of Cheesecake

In the past 40 years, The Cheesecake Factory has gone from a single California restaurant to nearly 200 locations. The cheesecake emporium’s reputation of massive portions and even bigger menu have made it the go-to spot for many.

To commemorate those four decades that have turned the chain into a seemingly cultural icon, The Cheesecake Factory is giving out a whopping 40,000 free slices on December 5th.

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Going to a physical location for this giveaway wouldn’t be the move, as the slices are being distributed via Doordash. On December 5th, at 11:30 a.m. local time, you can get your slice on the house by entering the promo code “FREESLICE” when checking out. They’re available on a first come, first serve basis.

The Cheesecake Factory will also be covering delivery fees during that giveaway, so there’s no extra charge for splurging on a slice from the comfort of home. The free delivery will run through the 11th, in case you aren’t able to score one of the free slices.

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Cheesecake Cream Teas Exist And Panda Express Is Serving Them At These Exclusive Locations

It’s been a minute since we saw something pop up from Panda Express, but delicious things come to those who wait. And for those who have been clock watching, Panda’s latest addition to their summer menu is what they’re calling Cheesecake Cream Tea.

Cheese Tea is already a widely popular trend in countries like China and Thailand, and select tea houses in the United States have begun offering the rich beverage.

However, this will be the first time a major chain like Panda Express puts their own spin on it. If it’s anything like the original beverage, Panda’s Cheesecake Cream Tea will have some sort of thick whipping cream made from milk and some variety of cheese. The company describes that it will have a sweet, velvety taste.

Tea flavors include your choice of cheesecake foam over Milk Tea, Green Tea, or Black Tea.

The Cheesecake Cream Teas will be available now through Aug. 27 exclusively at Panda + Tea and the chain’s Innovation Kitchen in Pasadena, CA. While you’re there, I highly recommend pairing it with a bing wrap filled with Orange Chicken. It’s essentially an Orange Chicken Burrito.

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Chrissy Teigen Admits To Baking Kanye A Terrible Cheesecake

Chrissy Teigan has become a goddess in the food world, as the model has positioned herself to be a go-to source for everyday recipes. That doesn’t make her infallible, though, and she recalled an embarrassing time when she served Kanye West a cheesecake that was barely a cheesecake.

While on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live,” Teigen and hubby John Legend talked about the infamous cheesecake, saying that it tasted more like flan — which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

“I’ve made a bad meal for a celebrity friend before,” Teigen said. “I made a cheesecake for Kanye… it was very bad.”

Legend backed up his wife, saying that the cake still tasted good, but it wasn’t necessarily a cheesecake. Apparently Kanye kind of nodded his head and said, “This is kind of flan-ish.”

Obviously, Kanye didn’t insult his friends, but the incident still embarrassed Teigen to the point that she’s never tried to make the cheesecake again.

You’d think Teigen would own it and call it a flan cake or something. Maybe it wasn’t what she intended, but I honestly hope it’s in her next cookbook.

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This Is Why Asia Wins at Dessert

Sure, we can lay claim to the Cronut (croissant donut) and Milky Bun (ice cream stuffed donut) as some of the craziest desserts to hail from the United States in recent memory. While our country is churning out fantastic and bizarre sweets week after week, our neighbors to the East have also been crushing it for centuries.

Check out some of the most unique desserts enjoyed in Asia that you may not even have heard of.

Khanom Cha

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A classic Thai dessert, Khanom Chan literally translates to “layered dessert.” Similar to Woon Bai Toey (sweet coconut milk and pandan jelly), Khanam Chan boasts a gelatinous taste. Made from pandan leaves, sticky rice flour, and coconut milk, the dish is steamed and stacked together in multiple layers. Nine, a number of prosperity, is usually the amount of layers seen in the dessert.

Luk Chup

The process of making Luk Chup is a bit tedious: grinding steamed mung beans into a paste, molding them into the shape of fruit, coloring them, and finally glazing them in gelatin. Still, once you’ve accomplished all those steps, you’re left with a plateful of vibrant desserts that look like candy versions of the real thing, each complete with different layers of flavor and textures originally intended for Thai royalty.

Mooncake

A classic Chinese dessert that can most commonly be found during the Mid-Autumn Festival, Mooncakes are pastries filled with red bean or lotus seed paste. Each mooncake is imprinted with a variety of Chinese characters that stand for either “longevity” or “harmony.” You can also find the name of the bakery inside each cake.

Cathedral Glass Jello

Also known as Broken Glass Gelatin, this vibrant dessert in the Philippines is made from condensed milk and a variety of colored Jello. Once it’s finished, it resembes “Broken Glass” or the stained windows of a majestic cathedral.

Woon Bai Toey

Made from the aromatic pandan leaf and coconut, Woon Bai Toey is a Thai gelatin dessert that boasts a creamy and nutty flavor with a chewy texture. The dessert typically follows a spicy Thai dish to help refresh the palate. FoodTravelTVEnglish shows you the step-by-step process to create this dessert.

Che Ba Mau

A dessert soup or pudding that’s found in Vietnam, che is made from mung beans, black-eyed peas, kidney beans, tapioca, jelly, and aloe vera. Che Ba Mau is a variation of the dish that is comprised of three main ingredients as Ba Mau translates to “three colors.” Choice of beans vary as long as the three colors are distinct.

Leche Flan

In the Philippines, leche flan is a celebrated dessert that originated as a Spanish dish. Made with condensed milk and egg yolk, the sweet dessert is steamed over an open flame. Unlike the Spanish variation of flan, the one served in the Philippines is much more rich — featuring more egg yolks and sugar.

Yagkwa

A deep-fried Korean pastry, Yagkwa is made with wheat flour, honey, and sesame oil. Yagkwa originated as a medicinal cookie that’s soaked in honey. Because of how much honey it contains and being deep fried at low temperatures of 248-284 degrees F, the pastry is both moist and soft when you bite into it. ARIRANG CULTURE did a recipe video for those curious.

Patbingsu

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Patbingsu, or “red beans shaved ice,” is a Korean dessert made of shaved ice, ice cream, condensed milk, red beans, and fruit. The earliest known variation of the dessert dates back to the year 1392. Today, you can find the cold dessert at most Korean restaurants and dessert spots specializing in the icy treat, adorned with chopped bits of fruit and plenty of syrup.

Higashi

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A type of wagashi (a Japanese confection), higashi is made with rice flour. Featuring intricate designs, the sweet and starchy dessert can typically be found during tea ceremonies. The creation of wagashi desserts came after China began producing sugar and traded it with Japan.

Raindrop Cake

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A highly popular dessert that started out in Japan, the Raindrop Cake became immensely popular among social media stateside once it debuted at New York food market Smorgasburg by Chef Darren Wong. Made from water and agar, a vegan sort of gelatin, the cake resembles a giant raindrop. Typically, raindrop cakes are served with a roasted soybean flour and molasses or honey to add flavor.

Uncle Tetsu’s Cheesecake

Known for their fluffiness and distinct jiggle, Uncle Tetsu’s Cheesecakes started in Japan over 30 years ago. These cheesecakes are made up of flour, eggs, cream cheese, sugar, baking powder, honey, butter, milk, and a special Australian cheese. The result is a super soft, rich, and flavorful cheesecake that’s got as much moves as a bowl of Jello! Uncle Tetsu’s Cheesecakes became so popular that multiple franchises have sprouted all over the world to cater to the popularity of these moist wonders.

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Cheesecake M&M’s Are Here For Valentine’s Day And Here’s Where To Find Them

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Looking to impress your Valentine this year with some decadent sweets… at a reasonable budget? Walmart has announced a line of exclusive chocolates that’s left our hearts thumping faster than a college drum line.

One in particular, White Chocolate Cheesecake M&M’s, has us panting like a hungry cartoon wolf. The pink and red candy-coated chocolates spotlight cheesecake and graham cracker flavors packed into a tiny sphere of sweetness.

Another exclusive Walmart chocolate includes a box of Hershey Conversation Kisses that lets you record and replay romantic Valentine’s Day messages. Just make sure to choose your words carefully. You can also get Skittles Hearts, which are a heart-shaped variation of the rainbow candy.

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The White Cheesecake M&M’s ($2.88), Hershey Conversation Kisses Recordable Message Heart ($14.98), and Skittles Heart ($5.00) are available through the month of February.

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Auntie Anne’s Introduces Their New Matcha Green Tea Cheesecake Pretzels

Auntie Anne’s, the famed soft pretzel company, might finally get a step up on Wetzel’s Pretzels with their newest creation, the Matcha Green Tea Cheescake Pretzel. Bit of a mouthful, but surely this new delectable treat is too.

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Although this pretzel is only coming out in Japan, the steady rise of matcha as a staple in many foods seems to be a trend that’s not going away any time soon, so a quick trip over the Pacific may be in store for these new additions to Auntie Anne’s family.

These new delights are stuffed with equal parts matcha cream and cheesecake cream, then rolled in crushed almonds to round out the flavor. The pretzel rolls will be sold for 420 yen (or $3.75). Unfortunately, this promotion only lasts until May 31st before it is removed from menus.

 

 

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