Welcome, Manila readers. Thank you for your cheesecake. While I was not in Manila to taste the dessert, I saw a picture over the weekend and that experience alone was pretty delicious.
Here in the United States, we have a chain restaurant called The Cheesecake Factory. The chain makes many fine cheesecakes — I’m partial to a good half-dozen — but the restaurant is as much factory as it is cheesecake. Your cheesecake appears to be all cheesecake. Thanks to Jess for the picture and to Manila’s friendly army of bakeries for the creation. (And happy birthday to Aleli.)