Sweet tooths, get set to swoon over this selection of the best Asian desserts in Sydney, including Japanese-style cheesecakes, Hong Kong waffles, Korean ice desserts and traditional sweets flavoured with green tea.
Uncle Tetsu’s Japanese Cheesecake
When this Japanese franchise opened in mid-2016, the queues stretched as far as the eye could see. Sydneysiders were drawn to Uncle Tetsu’s Japanese Cheesecake by the promise of freshly baked, feather-light cheesecakes, which are made right in front of your eyes. If you want to extend your experience, head upstairs to dine in Uncle Tetsu’s Angel Garden, which also offers crepes, galettes, and cheesecakes flavoured with honey, chocolate or green tea.
501 George St, Sydney
Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart
Another Japanese import that sparked hunger-inducing queues when it opened its first Sydney branch of Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart. Made with three types of cheese and a buttery shortcrust pastry, these indulgent little numbers are incredibly rich and best eaten warm.
World Square Shopping Centre, Kiosk 9K.5B 644 George St, Sydney
Emperor’s Garden Cakes & Bakery
After a Cantonese feast in Chinatown, there’s nothing better than a paper bag full of Emperor’s Puffs. Join the line at the Emperor’s Garden Cakes & Bakery window for piping-hot puffs filled with custard. They’re cooked to order—and totally worth the wait.
75 Dixon Street, Haymarket
Meet your matcha at Chanoma Café, where the green tea desserts are the stars of the show. Order a creamy matcha parfait layered with fresh fruit, or the signature Anmitsu of matcha soft serve, mochi (rice dumplings) and red beans. Still want more matcha? Grab a matcha latte to go.
1/501 George St, Sydney
Once you’ve come down from your sugar high, discover the best places to eat and shop in nearby Thai Town, or take a food lover’s tour of Cabramatta.