Interviewer: What is the speciality of Tokyo Cheesecake and how different from regular cheesecake?
Chef Mike: Tokyo cheesecake is kind of our name for Japanese-style cheesecake. It’s a little bit lighter in texture than, like, a New York cheesecake or kind of more traditional cheesecakes. It has a good cream cheese flavor. We use cream cheese and mascarpone in our recipe, so it’s not a really strong cheesy flavor. Not too strong, or overpowering, but definitely has that nice cream cheese texture flavor to it.
Details of Tokyo cheesecake are that we bake it on a layer of sponge cake, so it has a little layer of sponge cake on the bottom and the cheesecake on top.
We do offer both preorders and in-store pickup. We have 4.5 inches and 8.5 inches size available. Comes with an apricot glaze, so it gives it a little nice apricot flavor to it. It’s not too heavy, so it gives it a little extra flavor.
And we can also do a special decoration on top of Tokyo cheesecake, which is Chef’s Choice. We’ll make those when we have some time or want to make some extra things for the showcase. Usually, we’ll put some whipped cream and some macarons, and fruit on top. It is Chef’s Choice, so whoever is decorating it will kind of use their own kind of ideas for the decoration. We do offer those for preorder as well.
If the customer has certain things, like allergies or certain color schemes, we try to accommodate that as much as possible. But we don’t really take custom decorations requests like adding a certain fruit, additional flavor, or color. If customers request something blue for a boy’s birthday or pink for a girl’s birthday, we cannot do that, though try our best to accommodate.
Interviewer: Okay. Thank you so much for all the details about the Tokyo Cheesecake.