The craving for cheesecake
TOP FIVE PLACES TO HAVE CHEESECAKE IN DHAKA
If you are a cheesecake fan, then you have the Greeks to thank for it! The history of this beloved dessert goes back as far as 2000 BC. And as it travelled across the globe from Europe to America to Asia, ingredients were added to create different variations. By the time Dhaka caught up with the cheesecake fever, desert shops had plenty to choose from. So, whether you have a sweet tooth or not, these mouthwatering cheesecakes are sure to change your mind about desserts.
Awarded the best coffee shop by Dhaka Foodiez in 2015, the cheesecake brownie at Tabaq is what keeps the customers coming back for more. With a brownie bottom layer, it costs about Tk 120. The upper layer is cream cheese marbled through chocolate, and it is sure to melt your heart with its mouthwatering consistency.
You could also try the famous Oreo Cheesecake Bar, which is a layer of Oreo biscuit crumble topped with cream cheese and sprinkled with crushed Oreos powder on top. At Tk 200, this chocolaty delight is a must-have for all chocolate-lovers.
Anyone who is in love with the classic cheesecake should try out the one from Bittersweet. At Tk 390, you can pick either a strawberry or a blueberry topping. While the strawberry topping is slightly sweeter, both versions perfectly complement the fluffy creamy taste of the cheesecake layer. With a crumbly base, it leaves a fruity aftertaste that goes well with the density of the cream cheese.
THE RED WINDOW
Situated in Dhanmondi, The Red Window is famous for its red velvet delicacies and milkshakes. If you're a chocolate lover, try the Oreo Nutella cheesecake at Tk 220 per piece. With an Oreo base and a soft creamy cheesecake layer, it is topped with grated chocolate and a bit of whipped cream. You could also opt for the red velvet cheesecake, which is one of their best sellers. Perfect for red velvet lovers, this is slightly denser with a creamier taste and costs about Tk 280. For those of you who enjoy berry flavours, try the blueberry cheesecake at Tk 280, which is generously topped with blueberry jam over a classic cheesecake layer.
If you're a desert person, the Nutella Cheesecake Brownie is a must-have. The rich, chocolate brownies are topped with a layer of cheesecake which is then coated with the goodness of Nutella. Yes, it does taste as heavenly as it sounds and costs about only Tk 215. Alternatively, you could try the classic creamy cheesecake which is topped with a fruity jam for a bit of a tangy taste. Costing about Tk 280, you're sure to keep coming back for more once you try it!
Located in Sector 4 of Uttara, Jerry Bees has already won the hearts of cheesecake lovers with their blueberry cheesecake and Oreo cheesecake at Tk 150. While the blueberry cheesecake has an intense cheesy flavour mixed with the fruity taste of blueberries, the Oreo cheesecake has the right balance being light and yet quite delicious. In fact, you also have the chance to try out the famous New York cheesecake at Jerry Bees. Priced at Tk 210, this classic delight is sure to leave your mouth watering for more.
By Adiba Mahbub Proma