Creamiest Japanese Cheesecake

Amazing cotton-like creamy cheesecake. This is a Japanese style cheesecake. The cake is super fluffy and light, but is very creamy too.

Although I’m lactose-intolerant (is that TMI?) I love quite a few dairy products. One of them being cheesecake. I love baked cheesecakes, no-bake and I also love love love Japanese cheesecake! When we were in Tokyo last summer, I really wanted to try the popular “Uncle Tetsu” cheesecake. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find it anywhere. Have any of you tried it? I’m so curious how it tastes. Anyway, Japanese cheesecake differs from regular cheesecake. It’s more cake-like than cheese-like but it’s still creamy. The texture is very, very light. Therefor it’s often also referred to as cotton cheesecake. It’s really a unique kind of cake. And now, you can try it at home! Unfortunately, I can’t compare these with Uncle Tetsu’s, but I can promise you it will taste like little clouds on your tongue. Read more

Japanese Vanilla Pancakes (Hotcakes)

Thick soft vanilla pancakes. These popular pancakes are also known as Japanese hotcakes. The pancakes can be eaten as-is with maple syrup and butter, but can also be served with a variety of sweet toppings.


In Shibuya, we came across these marvelous thick pancakes topped with all kinds of sweet goodness (we had matcha and vanilla custard). Just looking at the picture on the menu, I knew I had to make my own version at home. I mean, who doesn’t want thick, carby pancakes at the comfort of home? I do. So inspired by my trip to Japan, I wrote a recipe for Japanese Pancakes a.k.a. Hotcakes. These pancakes are thick and very fluffy. I made mine a tad smaller than the ones I had in Japan for two reasons: Read more

{DUTCH} Video: Takoyaki Popin Cookin (With One Hand!)

Hello my lovelies. A couple of weeks ago, I celebrated my birthday with my friends and family. One of L’s gifts was this cute Popin Cookin for Takoyaki (Japanese ball-shaped snacks with octopus). I thought it’d be fun to make this with you guys. Unfortunately, along with my birthday I cut my thumb on a food processor… (yup, ouch) The wound is now infected (great -__-) and looks kinda disgusting… (that says a lot coming from me..) So as I don’t want to cause any traumas, I decided to make this Popin Cookin with one hand hehe… Enjoy!

Japanese Cotton Cheesecake

This Japanese Cotton Cheesecake is exactly like the name implies: cotton soft. The pillow soft texture combined with the creamy flavor, makes this delicious cheesecake the perfect treat!


Oh my gosh you guys, today’s recipe is so delicious, you won’t believe it! This Japanese Cheesecake is really a reward to eat! When you take a bite, you will feel like you’ve sunken your teeth in clouds. Creamy clouds with a slight hint of vanilla. The texture is very, very, very soft and a bit cake-like. The flavor of this cake is deliciously creamy. So this cake will kill Read more