It's light. It's fluffy. It's something many people around the world are willing to stand in line for. It's Uncle Tetsu's famed Japanese cheesecake, which is now available for the first time ever in the city of Vancouver.
Uncle Tetsu has opened a brand-new outpost of the Japanese cheeecake chain in Vancouver's West End. The shop has opened its doors at 1151 Robson St, in what was previously a Canucks Team Store.
This marks the brand's second location in Metro Vancouver; their first foray into Western Canada came in 2018 when Uncle Tetsu launched in Burnaby at Metropolis at Metrotown.
Uncle Tetsu's wiggly, jiggly, stamped cheesecake is available in whole six-inch cakes, and not by the slice. There is typically a one-cheesecake per customer limit.
While they're known for their classic plain cheesecake, Uncle Tetsu also has special flavours, like chocolate or matcha at times. They are also beloved for their cheese tarts.
Uncle Tetsu's Canadian HQ confirmed with V.I.A. that they would be launching in Vancouver in "early 2020, hopefully towards the start of spring," however things were slightly delayed, and the shop has just debuted this June.
This story was originally published on January 24, 2020, and has since been updated with new information