The 905 gets Japanese cheesecake
Plus Jewish-Roman fare on St. Clair and big names are coming to Kensington
BIG IN MARKHAM
By now, we’re all rather well versed in the concept of Japanese cheesecake thanks to one particular uncle. (In case you were living in a basement, that uncle goes by the name Tetsu.) You’ve heard it all: to get your paws on a springy cake there are plenty of obstacles, including an early rise, snaking lines and an allowance of one cheesecake. Love Me Sweet, Markham’s just-opened cheesecake bakery, aims to sidestep all of this kerfuffle.
Owner Hao Hung promises that customers will be in and out of the shop quickly, waiting no more than 40 minutes at peak weekend times. Each batch of 12 takes 40 minutes to bake in the three-deck oven. Fanatics can sample the wares before they buy and are able to procure as many as they desire during the week and two come the weekend (hey, you gotta be fair). The original cake is made with cream cheese, butter, sugar flour and milk, resulting in a cloud-light texture and delicate cream cheese flavour. For those looking to try something different, Love Me Sweet also offers chocolate and coffee versions (Love Me Sweet, 7181 Yonge St., Unit 16, 647-633-1899).
Counterclockwise from top: pizza at Rioni XI, Italian fare from Ufficio, Love Me Sweet’s cheesecake