Tuesday, May 12, 2009

A word on Cheesecakes

I haven't written in a while so I thought I would chime in on a topic that is close to all our hearts: Cheesecake.

The perfect cheesecake is full of adjectives, creamy, dense, moist, tart yet sweet, sour with a hint of citrus, and is NEVER, EVER served with a topping.... It's hard to say why one likes it, one just does.

Lots of articles have been written on who serves the best cheesecake. A lot of people give credit to Miss Deserts, found in trendy Serendra right beside Cupcakes by Sonja. Miss D's cheesecake is indeed praiseworthy, the only major drawback being the fact that its too small.

Some of the best cheesecake I ever had was home-baked before my very eyes by my wife's best friend. There is nothing like eating fresh cheesecake hot from the oven. You will never eat no-bake cheesecake ever again.

Still, the best cheesecake I can find reliably these days (I'd have to go to Canada for more of my friend's cheesecake) is that offered by the Manila Diamond Hotel. You don't have to go all the way there, their cafe' outlet in Rockwell can answer your craving. 

Diamond's cheesecake beats Miss D's in practically every category, consistency, color, creaminess, and size. I've been known to eat an entire (large) slice and beg for more. My wife has been to Rockwell at least twice without having brought some home for me, knowing full well how much I love that velvety-white pieces of heaven. Hala, malapit na birthday nun!