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Kiroi Freshly Baked Cheese Cake
We were exploring the Bukit Merah Central Food Centre during our food trail and came across this seemingly new setup pastry shop – Kiroi Freshly Baked Cheese Cake.
We were elated to see a shop selling freshly made Japanese soft cheese cake. Not sure how many of you can recall in the mid 90s, the chain bakery shop called Miki Ojisan No Mise selling the cotton soft and cheesy Japanese cheese cake? The cheese cake that was well known with an imprint of the cartoon chef with closed eyes on the cake? If you were lucky enough and had a taste of this cheese cake before, it is difficult to forget the salivating of the cake even after so many years, during the time, it was such a luscious to wolf down a few slices of the Miki Ojisan cake in a day. Unfortunately, the glory of our favorite cheese cake somehow perished from the market and Miki Ojisan No Mise has since become part of the history, a cruel fact of ailing business that not able to withstand the test of time.
Can Kiroi Freshly Baked Cheese Cake revive the glory and rekindle our affinity love with Miki Ojisan No Mise Cheese cake?
The posters advertise the two flavours of Japanese soft cheese cake, the Pandan Flavour and the Original flavour light cheese cake. The third poster indicates when the time that the cheese cake will be rolled out of the ovens. An assurance provided to the customers the cheese cakes from the shop are all fresh from the ovens.
We love freshly made cheese cake, knowing the next few cheese cakes only be out of oven in about 30 minutes time, we decided to go ahead the order and return when time due. It was just so difficult to resist the temptation of a freshly baked cheese cake.
Each cake costs eight dollars and we ordered both to evaluate this newbie. Both the cakes have the same texture, soft, light and fluffy, almost like a chiffon cake but a little creamier. Understand from the chef, they use only freshly squeezed pandan juice and not artificial flavouring for the cake, great news for the nick pit foodies like us who distaste the use of artificial flavouring. The pandan flavour was not overwhelming that could overpower the taste of the cheese, you get to enjoy the fragrance of the pandan and at the same time the light cheesy flavour packed with the cake.
Just like the Pandan flavour, the original flavour has the light cheesy taste and melt in your texture, frankly speaking, the few raisin added may be not necessary at all.
May be we are so accustomed to the original cheese flavour, or may be under the influence of Miki Ojisan No Mise, we adamantly sticking by our opinion our soft spot with the original flavour. However, the pandan flavour is nothing less delicious as it is the personal preference of the taste.
Overall, Kiroi Freshly Baked Cheese Cake has great flavour and texture, may be not the exact replica of the Miki Ojisan No Mise, however, it has reminiscent the adroit about Miki Ojisan No Mise, a good news for those in love with cotton soft cheese cake.
Kiroi Freshly Baked Cheese Cake
KIROI FRESHLY BAKED CHEESE CAKE
A: BLK 123 BUKIT MERAH LANE 1, #01-118, SINGAPORE 150123
H: Tue to Sun 10am to 6.30pm, Mon Off
T: 9845 9845