As someone who loves cheesecake, it's always a pleasure to nom on tasty cheesecakes. Fortunately I have found my go-to cheesecake in Jakarta. Actually I came across this brand by fate...LOLOLOL! Sounds cheesy but yes...I found them last year on Instagram.
That is after randomly stalking people's IG from people A to people B to people C, so on and so forth...shhh
I don't normally buy a whole cake for myself since there's only my bro and I living in the house...so it's almost impossible to finish a whole cake on our own. Coincidentally, Christmas was just around the corner at that time. So that's how I decided to pamper myself and give this molten cheesecake a try.
|Photos belong to Kibo|
Now you see what I mean?? Just take a look on these photos shown on their website. How can one who loves cheesecake not tempted to give it a try. Especially if you have weakness against Molten Cheese! Hahaha...so don't blame me for being tempted just by the sight of it.
Ok la...another part that managed to convince me to try is the way it's related to Japan. As some of you might've known, I have a soft spot for anything Japan-ish. I always have been so amazed at how cakes are made and presented in Japanese bakeries. They often look so beautiful, meticulously done and mouthwatering at the same time! (Ok...then there's also French patisseries that give the vibe like they are good in making good pastries and sweets~ Hopefully I can try theirs someday too~)
So yeah...seeing that there's Japanese Cheesecake selling in town, of course I have to give it a try! Hahaha...Oh one more thing...I wonder if their brand name came from the word "Hope"...Cause hope in Japanese is called 希望 (きぼう) kibou. If yes, then I think it's a lovely name.
Sorry for being random at random moments...that's just who I am...LOLOLOL...Put things short I really love the cake I bought (Original Molten Cheese Cake) and managed to finish the whole cake...Bro did help in finishing them. p/s: I made the most contribution to finish it though...hahahahha!!!
|Inner box, how-to consume guide and complimentary Christmas Card|
I know this would sounds a lil bit sidetracked...But guess I have to give claps to the people behind the packaging. It is so neat, so well done and the texture of the box is so nice to touch...hahahaha! Double packing summore...I rarely came across this type of box~
|Kibo's Original Molten Cheese Cake|
In conjuction to Christmas last year, Kibo offered their customers to opt for ribbons and complimentary Christmas Card. I knew that I bought the cake for myself. But I just can't help to get it beautified too! Hahaha...after all it's a treat to myself for Christmas. Again...I like how attentive and thoughtful they are towards their customer by doing simple gesture this. *thumbs up*
|The inner part of the cake|
One thing I really like about this cake is how it's divided into three parts...The top feels so soft, so cottony (very whisked egg white feel...what kind of explanation is this? Hahahaha), the middle is so creamy and lovely...while the bottom tasted like sponge cake~ The amount of cheese is just right. LOVE IT~~
|After let to cool down|
Konon it's recommended to let the cake cool down for 20 minutes or to reheat the cheesecake on microwave for 10 seconds. As I don't own a microwave, I just let it cool down on it's own randomly. As you can see above it's melting slowly. Maybe I should try to let it cool down longer next time and see how the recommended timing would affects the taste better.
So that's all I can share on my last year's experience. It's almost close to a year and I never ordered them again cause I rarely buy a whole cake unless for special occasion. Second to that is because of the delivery charges? I forgot how much they charge. Tried opening their website but it says "This site can’t be reached" at the moment.
However, like it's our fate to meet again, I got the news from Kibo's LINE that they are participating in Jakarta Street Food Festival which took place in La Piazza Kelapa Gading! Since it's pretty close to where I am, I decided to pay the pop-up store a visit and get my hands on their other creation besides the Original Molten Cheese Cake that I've tried before. Actually I've been wanting to try their Salted Egg Cheese Cake for quite some time already. So I am pretty delighted to have them actually came and open a pop-up store in La Piazza.
|Salted Egg and Choco Cheese|
The chosen flavour for this time is their Salted Egg and Choco Cheese. Salted Egg coz I am crazy over salted egg and Choco Cheese coz who doesn't love chocolates right? Both can be be bought for IDR35k/each. If I have to choose between the two, then I'd chose their Salted Egg over their Choco Cheese. I don't know why but their Choco Cheese was salty. Dunno if salts magically fell down onto my portion or what...But yeah...too salty for my liking. Plus I can't really enjoy their awesome cheese flavour that much from their chocolate cake. To which often happens to Chocolate Cheesecake. So yeah...if you love cheese over anything else, then definitely go for their original one! That's my no.1 fave so far. With the salted egg flavour being second. Not that I've tried their green tea flavour and so on. So maybe they're good too!
|Salted Egg IDR 35k & Choco Cheese IDR 35|
|Salted Egg close up|
|Choco Cheese close up|
If you're interested and living nearby Kelapa Gading area, then you still have the chance to try them until this coming 19th November. That's when JSFF would end. For others, you can still order them online, by gojek or even by going to their store. If not mistaken there's one in PIK and another in Grand Indonesia.
For more info, you can check their website: www.kibocheese.com