Uncle Tetsu’s Angel Garden continues with their maid service, although much more standard ‘waitressing’ than even the scaled back ‘service’ from 6 months ago. It remains quiet during lunch hour, but they seem to be pretty busy during the evening if the videos of the live performances still held instore are any indication.
This time we’re here to try the latest addition to their menu: Apple Pies ($6.00 each) with an apple and custard filling.
The sweet custard is smooth and flecked with vanilla, and balances well with the slightly sour cubes of apple throughout. Overall, an enjoyable apple pie, but it’s a shame that the pies are served cold as they’d be much more delectable when served hot. That said, the pies could use an extra few minutes in the oven as the pastry looked a tad undercooked.
We also their the Honey Cheesecake ($7.00) which the menu described as a ‘variation of the original cheesecake that substitutes sugar with Australian honey and special imported honey cubes to create a wholesome flavour that is just the right amount of sweet’.
What we got was instead their Honey & Black Tea Cheesecake. Apart from the initial confusion about the absence of honey cubes and the presence of tea flavour, we weren’t disappointed. The tea flavour tastes much like an Earl Grey tea, with citrus notes accentuated by the lemon syrup on the plate. As with most of their cold cheesecakes, the texture is dense and creamy rather than light and fluffy, and the flavour of the cheese is not pronounced.
The Garden remains a convenient place to try smaller portions of their offerings.
Uncle Tetsu’s Angel Garden is located at Unit 1712, Regent Place, 103 Bathurst St, Sydney NSW 2000.