As for the taste, I prefer my cheesecakes to be of the baked variety and very cheesy. I don’t like the no-bake cheesecakes and extremely dislike the cheesecakes that taste gelatinous. Tito Chef’s cheesecake is the kind that I like. You could really taste the cream cheese in the dessert and you know that they didn’t scrimp on the cheese. The consistency of the cheesecake was smooth, making it easy to finish the whole slice by yourself! The hint of lime made it refreshing and not cloyingly sweet. I had an issue with the crust, however, since it was breaking apart. I think they added too little butter or didn’t bake it long enough which is why it was crumbly instead of solid.
The cheesecake was really good, one of the better ones around Manila where good cheesecakes are scarce. However, and I may be nitpicking, if it calls itself dulce de leche, I expect it to taste like dulce de leche. The cheesecake itself didn’t have that much of a dulce de leche taste. You need to really scrape the sauce that’s on the plate, and that in itself was not enough for the whole slice. I understand they may be thinking that having more of the dulce de leche sauce incorporated into the cake might make it too sweet but if branded a dulce de leche cheesecake, I expect the sweetness of the dulce de leche in every bite. They should just call it New York Cheesecake and describe it as being served with dulce de leche on the side. Nevertheless, I would still order this again but with managed expectations. Bottom line is it’s still a really, really good cheesecake!
Definitely try Tito Chef’s dulce de leche cheesecake. It’s really delicious and cheesecake lovers will love it. The place is really nice for dates and dessert as well. I will definitely be going back!