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Uncle Tetsu: Foodie reveals her favourite hidden spot for delicious pancakes in Melbourne

A slice of Japan in Melbourne: Foodie raves about delicious cheesecake-filled crepe – and you’ll never believe the final step

  • A foodie has discovered a delicious Japanese-inspired crepe in Melbourne 
  • The diner, called Melbourne Foodie, had a great experience in Uncle Tetsu  
  • The crepe has whipped cream, strawberries, cheesecake and crème brûlée
  • Uncle Tetsu has built up a cult following in Australia since launching in 2017 

A foodie has discovered a delicious Japanese-inspired crepe in Melbourne – complete with whipped cream, strawberries, a slice of cheesecake and a final step that gives it a crème brûlée finish around the edges.

The diner shared a now-viral TikTok video about her ‘delicious’ experience at Uncle Testu in Melbourne.

‘I’m literally drooling while remembering this,’ the woman, called Melbourne Foodie, posted.

‘It was so good. The top is so crunchy and magical. Please go and try it.’ 

A foodie discovered a Japanese-inspired crepe in Melbourne – complete with whipped cream, strawberries, a slice of cheesecake inside and a crème brûlée finish (the crepe pictured)

The diner shared a now-viral TikTok video about her 'delicious' experience at Uncle Testu in Melbourne (the crepe pictured being made)

The diner shared a now-viral TikTok video about her ‘delicious’ experience at Uncle Testu in Melbourne (the crepe pictured being made)

To make the crepe, Uncle Tetsu chefs shape the classic French pancake into a cone, so that it can hold a slice of cheesecake, dollops of vanilla custard and some fresh strawberries.

The top of the cone is then covered in sugar, before it is torched and caramelised to create a crème brûlée hard shell.

‘Like everyone else, I’m super sad we can’t go overseas yet,’ Melbourne Foodie wrote.

‘But I found this amazing crepe place that literally reminded me of my time in Japan.’

To make the crepe, the classic French pancake is shaped into a cone, so that it can hold a slice of cheesecake, dollops of vanilla custard and some fresh strawberries (pictured being made)

To make the crepe, the classic French pancake is shaped into a cone, so that it can hold a slice of cheesecake, dollops of vanilla custard and some fresh strawberries (pictured being made)

The top of the cone is then covered in sugar, before it is torched and caramelised to create a crème brûlée hard shell (pictured)

The top of the cone is then covered in sugar, before it is torched and caramelised to create a crème brûlée hard shell (pictured)

The top of the cone is then covered in sugar, before it is torched and caramelised to create a crème brûlée hard shell (pictured)

More than three million people who saw the clip said they loved the look of the crepe, and would certainly seek it out the next time they were in Melbourne.  

‘I had one of these months ago and I’m craving it again now,’ one commenter posted.

‘I’m going to Melbourne for my birthday that’s coming up. Will definitely go there,’ another added.

A third who wasn’t so convinced added: ‘I liked it until they did the crème brûlée part. That’s a no for me’.

Uncle Tetsu first launched in 1985 and now has branches in Taipei, China and Canada (stock image)

Uncle Tetsu first launched in 1985 and now has branches in Taipei, China and Canada (stock image)

Uncle Tetsu first launched in 1985 and now has branches in Taipei, China and Canada. 

The Japanese bakery has built up a cult following since it launched in Melbourne in 2017, and later in Sydney. 

Fans of Japanese cheesecakes have queued for hours around the block to get their hands on one of the store’s spongy, fluffy and light desserts.

Those who have tried the cheesecakes say if you’re used to eating traditional cheesecakes, you might be a little baffled by the taste.

When they are still warm, the cake tastes and smells like French toast. The longer they are left in the fridge, the more dense they become.  

For more information about Uncle Tetsu, please click here  



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