(It was probably a major contributing factor to the 10 pounds I gained in the 2 years I studied there)
As I sat down at Greco's, I started to feel afraid that after all this time, the glorious cake that I remembered from my past would somehow disappoint me (as memories are always glazed over somewhat)
As I bit into the cake though, I realised that *droooool* no, it's still THAT good.
(Thank you God!)
In so far, it is still the best Strawberry Cheesecake I have ever tasted in my life - it's really hard to fault it in any way...
The texture of the cake is smooth and creamy without being too cheese-y.
The generous amount of strawberries are ripe and voluptous, encased in a delicate strawberry gelatin that is silky but not too sweet.
All this, complimented by the perfect crumbly base.
(All in all, a tantalising textural ecstasy)
Well,... I suppose there's one flaw, for us poor Malaysians anyway: The bloody cake costs AUD$7.
(That's more or less RM21)
Cafe Greco is famous for its cakes in general, especially its cheesecakes (the coffees there are nice too). You have to be careful which ones you order though - I tried the Mars Bar Cheesecake once and found it to be PAINFULLY sweet.
The Greek/ Italian food they serve there is also pretty good (but not very cheap). There are 2 outlets that I know of: One in the Crown Casino Complex and another on Chapel Street in South Yarra.
If you are ever in the area and have AUD$7 to spare, do give it a try.
(Oh, I dunno whether it is Halal or not ah - It's Australia so I can't give any guarantees...)
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