Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Discovery in Okinawa: The Perfect Cheesecake

cheesecake in box with Japanese writing

A Few Qualifications

  • A cheesecake has some weight to it.  Lift it, and it weighs as much as a light bowling ball.
  • It isn't like a pound-cake.  It is thick and, will break a plastic fork.
  • It is stored in a refrigerator because, if it's left out on a shelf, it will spoil.
  • Siberian Huskies love cheesecake as much as I do. So, this one won't go home with me.
  • Good cheesecakes are hard to find (almost impossible) in Japan. But, they do exist.



The Awesome-yummiest Cheesecake

 

 

It's been, just down the street from my office, all along !

Instead of focusing on bugs, in front of my office or, the moon, I should have looked.

streetside view of cheesecake bakery
  


The building, across the street with the striped awning has it.

 

front view cheescake bakery

  

There's even a sign, in English, that says, Cheese Cake !



inside view cheesecake bakery



So, I went in and ordered one.


cheesecake in opened box




This baby had some texture and was as heavy as a bowling ball.

There isn't any fancy silverware around my office.

So, I had to get my camping saw off my backpack, to slice it.


Plastic forks would break so, I used a spoon, instead.

Licking plastic spoons isn't bad for your health but, licking camping saw blades hurts.

After, eating about half the cake, I put it in the fridge.

And, went back to ask if I could take some photos of the place.

As soon as I hit the publish button on this blog, I'll see how much more I can eat.

It's the best cheesecake, I've tasted in over 30 years.

So, there's no sense sharing it and letting things go to waste.  Right ?


People living in Okinawa might want to know where to find Taimo Kobo Kinta.



For anyone, interested in making their own, here's a recipe.


But, I doubt, it comes anywhere near the discovery, I made today.


Back to attack the rest of my cheese cake and, take a little nap.


New Years Eve, is always a long day and night, around this part of the country.


To all my friends and followers, have a safe and Happy New Year.


Let's hope 2014 has lots of Ups.


And, may any Downs you have, be gentle ones !













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