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 cheesecake and, take a little nap.

New Year's 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!

Where is it on Google Maps?

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