Two of the very best things about cheesecake – and this is a universal truth – are the buttery graham cracker crust and the beautiful, even top.
However, with the rising popularity of Spanish Basque cheesecake (aka burnt cheesecake), many are wondering why the imperfect-looking cake has won over foodies’ hearts at the moment.
Originating in Basque Country, where the treat has earned its name, Basque cheesecake boasts an expertly brown skin throughout, with cracked edges resulting from being baked in very high temperatures. The semi-runny, cream-like centre is also another perk from high heat, which lends extra richness to the otherwise firm New York version. In brief, it’s a crust-less, caramelised sibling of the regular cheesecake. And if you’re currently searching for the perfect one to feast on either for your birthday or just an afternoon tea session, here are the best places to get Basque cheesecake in Bangkok.
For cafe hoppers, don’t just stop here for the Instagrammable setting, but also for the sweets. Truly Scrumptious serves up tasty desserts that will drive all you sweet aficionados crazy. Although we are totally wild for their Pineapple Upside-Down Cake, we are equally mad for their Basque Cheesecake that has us awestruck with its silky-smooth texture.
Truly Scrumptious, 197/2 Soi Sukhumvit 49/11, Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok, +662 019 8080; Open: Tue-Fri, 9 am- 5 pm; Sat-Sun, 9:30 am-5:30 pm.
Although Cheevit Cheeva is known for its wide array of bingsu in all flavours and colours, the venue is also a must-visit for their Basque Burnt Cheesecake. Their version stays true to the classic and offers nothing but lusciousness and full-on cream cheesy effect.
Cheevit Cheeva, Siam Square One, 388 Rama I Road, Bangkok, +6695 674 4632; Open: Mon-Sun, 11 am-10 pm. (Other locations: The Circle Ratchapruk, Central Eastville, Paragon, Mega Bangna)
Fat Girl At Heart
For texture addicts (like us), the Caramel Toffee Almond Basque Cheesecake over at Fat Girl At Heart should be your go-to. It comes bejewelled with a crown of crunchy toffee almond that only adds an extra oomph of caramel-y taste to the already caramel-y cheesecake. Here, you can indulge your inner fat girl/boy with their wide selection of Basque cheesecake, so make sure you try other flavours, spanning Matcha, Ispahan (lychee & raspberry) and Royal Milk Tea made from Assam black tea.
Order via Line: @fatgirlatheart.bkk
Not only does Wolf 984 give European cuisine a hot, contemporary upgrade, the establishment also makes a mean array of comfort-filled desserts. The must-try is their Basque Burnt Cheesecake injected with big-deal deliciousness. Friendly notes: it’s creamy – and highly addictive.
Wolf 984, Naradhiwat Rajanagarin Road, Bangkok, +662 004 9291; Open: Tue-Sun, 5:30-10 pm
PABLO Cheese Tart
Far-famed for their mini cheese tarts, PABLO Cheese Tart, obviously, is all about cheese-enriched desserts. But apart from taking delight in their signatures, what you should not miss is their Pablo Basque Cheesecake, which comes in the perfect portable size, like a movable party in a box.
PABLO Cheese Tart, Siam Paragon, G Floor, 991 Rama I Road, Bangkok, +6663 171 4292; Open: 9:30 am-10 pm. (Other locations: Don Mueang Airport and King Power Rangnam)