Uncle Tetsu: Foodie reveals her favorite hidden place for delicious pancakes in Melbourne

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A slice of Japan in Melbourne: Foodies love delicious cheesecake-filled crepe – and you’ll never believe the last step

  • A foodie has discovered a delicious Japanese-inspired crepe in Melbourne
  • Dinner called Melbourne Foodie had a great experience at Uncle Tetsu
  • The crepe has whipped cream, strawberries, cheesecake and crème brûlée
  • Uncle Tetsu has built a cult following in Australia since its launch 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.

Dinner shared a now viral TikTok video about her ‘wonderful’ experience at uncle Testu in Melbourne.

“I’m literally drooling remembering this,” wrote the woman, named Melbourne Foodie.

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

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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 'delightful' experience at Melbourne's Uncle Testu (the crepe pictured)

The diner shared a now-viral TikTok video about her ‘delightful’ experience at Melbourne’s Uncle Testu (the crepe pictured)

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

The top of the cone is then coated with sugar, before being roasted and caramelized to create a hard shell of crème brûlée.

“Like everyone else, I’m very sorry that we can’t go abroad yet,” Melbourne Foodie wrote.

“But I found this great crepe place that literally reminded me of my time in Japan.”

To make the crepe, the classic French pancake is formed into a cone to accommodate a slice of cheesecake, dollops of vanilla custard and some fresh strawberries (picture being made)

To make the crepe, the classic French pancake is formed into a cone to accommodate a slice of cheesecake, dollops of vanilla custard and some fresh strawberries (picture being made)

The top of the cone is then coated with sugar, before being roasted and caramelized to create a hard shell of crème brûlée (pictured)

The top of the cone is then coated with sugar, before being roasted and caramelized to create a hard shell of crème brûlée (pictured)

The top of the cone is then coated with sugar, before being roasted and caramelized to create a hard shell of crème brûlée (pictured)

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

“I had one of these months ago and now I’m looking forward to it again,” one commenter wrote.

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

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 was first launched in 1985 and now has locations in Taipei, China and Canada (stock image)

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

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

The Japanese bakery has built a cult following since its launch in Melbourne in 2017 and later in Sydney.

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

Those who have tried the cheesecakes say that if you are used to eating traditional cheesecakes, you may be a little stunned by the taste.

While still warm, the cake will taste and smell like French toast. The longer they sit in the fridge, the denser they become.

For more information about Uncle Tetsu, please click here.

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