Japanese Bakery to open in Bostons Chinatown

January 10, 2024 by No Comments

Boston is set to get a Japanese bakery. This was revealed after new signage alongside a ‘coming soon’ poster emerged on the venue previously occupied by New Shanghai on 21 Hudson Street. This location has been empty since 2019 when New Shanghai permanently closed, so the arrival of Uncle Tetsu will come as welcome news for Bostonians in Chinatown.

For those wondering, Uncle Tetsu is a popular Japanese cheesecake bakery that was founded in 1985 by Tetsushi Mizokami in Hakata, Japan. Since its debut, Uncle Tetsu’s signature cheesecakes have become an international sensation, with over 80 locations around the world.

While American cheesecake is known for its rich, creamy texture and dense, flavorful taste, Japanese cheesecake is a refreshing and delicious alternative that offers a unique twist on this beloved dessert. Unlike American cheesecake, which is baked in an oven without the use of a water bath, Japanese cheesecake is baked in a water bath to create a moist, fluffy texture that’s lighter and airier than its American counterpart.

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Currently, there are no Uncle Tetsu locations in Boston or surrounding areas. However, the chain does have a small presence on the West Coast and in Texas. These include locations in San Diego, California, and Los Angeles. Currently, there is no available news on when this establishment will open. However, according to the posters it will probably open within the next few months which may breathe new life into the area after years of being empty.


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