August. I can't believe I've spent over 60% of the time at home since I came to New York...
A lot had happened within this period. I moved to a new place, started a new job, and finally had outdoor dining for the first time in forever.
But that is not what I'm sharing today...
Just to give you a brief background if you don't know me, I am not a sweet tooth (I can't emphasize this enough). Don't get me wrong, I do love dessert and would absolutely eat it if it's right in front of me lol But it's not usually something that I crave. Even if I do, one bite is sufficient.
We all know when a culture takes in foreign cuisines, people tend to adjust it to fit local tastes; The same goes for desserts. Our idea of "sweetness" has always been different from what Western countries considered as sweet. I may be wrong here but I think the sweetness is something that we adjusted because we're just not accustomed to it.
From what I've tried, I think the taste of Asian desserts tends to be lighter whereas most desserts I've had in the States are unbearably sweet. It's not just lesser use of sugar, but the consistency and texture as well. I can't tell you how they did it because I am not a dessert master after all. As a non-sweet tooth person, however, I could tell you I would occasionally crave for them. And since it's rarer to see Asian desserts here I would give it a try whenever I have the chance.
I was browsing through Facebook the other day and saw a post promoting Atelier EHOI in one of those Taiwanese in New York Facebook groups. When I saw the line saying they learned to make desserts in South Korea, it triggered my curiosity.
All the cakes and desserts look and sound amazing but this particular one caught my eye — milk tea basque cheesecake (I just can’t say no to tea-flavored items😍)
Freshly baked milk tea-flavored cheesecake, what's not to love? I decided to give it a try. I quickly clicked on the link and sent out the order form.
The ordering process was fairly easy. Just fill out the google form they provided and they will contact you for further info such as payment method and delivery time.
The cake really looked amazing. 6", just enough for me to share with my roommates and small enough to make me miss the taste of it when we finished it.
Unlike most cheesecakes in the States, it doesn’t have that cloying sweetness that remains in your mouth long after you take a bite. This cheesecake has a delicate scent and a subtle taste of milk tea.
It tasted like there’s some kind of herb in it but I’m assuming they used actual tea leaf inside the cake, which not only makes it refreshing, but also adds another layer of texture to it.
It's been a while since I last ordered, I think it's time to order another one😉
If you’re in NY/NJ area definitely check them out and give it a try!
📍Atelier EHOI @atelierehoi (delivery on Saturday’s for NY/NJ areas)
🍴Milk Tea Basque Cheese Cake 6" (delivery $5, free delivery for over $40) $24