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These offer that extra oomph to send your taste buds to cheesecake heaven.

At this point, you’ve probably seen a calorie-tipping share of burnt cheesecakes all over social media. After the sourdough trend, everyone seemed to be buying burnt cheesecakes or attempting to bake one at home.

Whether you’ve been on the hunt for the best or you’re starting to feel bored/qualmish after eating your tenth slice, here’s an idea: why not try one with a twist? Think pandan and hojicha-flavoured varieties or the unadulterated classic, but served with a dollop of cream and strawberries.

While we still love ourselves a burnt cheesecake from OG places like Huckleberry or The Tokyo Restaurant, these offer that extra oomph to send your taste buds to cheesecake heaven.

Wizards at Tribeca

Try: Pandan Burnt Cheesecake

For a Malaysian-ised take on the Basque-style cheesecake, try Wizards’ pandan interpretation. Not only is it infused with the fragrant aromas of local pandan leaves, it also comes with a side of coconut whipped cream and gula Melaka meringue for a sinfully creamy delight! F @wizardsattribeca| @wizardsattribeca

The Tokyo Restaurant 

Try: 6th Avenue Cheesecake & TTR Matcha Cheesecake

This warm, cosy spot on the top floor of Isetan @ Lot 10 has long been a go-to for fans of the original burnt cheesecake, or what the restaurant calls ‘6th Avenue Cheesecake’. Last year, they introduced a new matcha version that is made with high grade matcha from Niko Neko Matcha, Malaysia’s premier matcha retailer. Like the original, it offers cheesy decadence with every bite, topped with a hint of smoky bitterness from the matcha. @thetokyorestaurant @thetokyorestaurant

Related: Why matcha is having a moment right now

Littlepeople

Try: Matcha and Hojicha Burnt Cheesecake

Can’t decide if you prefer matcha or its sweeter, smokier sister hojicha? At Littlepeople, you can order both in the form of burnt cheesecakes and decide for yourself! Unlike most places, this dessert-focused café offers a subtler ‘burn’ that’s ideal for those who tend to avoid the blackened crust of the cake due to its slight bitterness. @littlepeoplecoffee@littlepeople__

Fluffed Café

Try: Dalgona Burnt Cheesecake and Vanilla Burnt Cheesecake

The best of two social media food trends come together at Fluffed, which recently added Dalgona Burnt Cheesecake to its extensive selection of cakes. Baked with coffee and vanilla and served alongside whipped coffee cream, just the sound of this dual-flavoured treat is enough to have us drooling. If you’re not a fan of coffee, there’s also the best-selling Vanilla Burnt Cheesecake, Boba Burnt Cheesecake (milk tea flavoured) or Mao Shan Wang (Musang King) Burnt Cheesecake to lure your senses. @fluffedmy | @fluffedcafe

Kohi Yatta

Try: Musang King Burnt Cheesecake

Did someone ask for durian? Give them one better with this redolent Musang King burnt cheesecake that’s made with a thick, creamy layer of the premium durian variety. Alternatively, green tea fans can opt for the Matcha version that uses fine quality Yuri matcha powder from Niko Neko Matcha@KohiYatta@kohiyatta

Miru Dessert Café

Try: Belgian Chocolate Burnt Cheesecake and Matcha Burnt Cheesecake

From the same team that introduced boba dessert (not the drink) comes a selection of Japanese burnt cheesecakes, including Belgian chocolate and matcha flavours on top of the original. The former offers the perfect combo of chocolate and cheese for those who can’t live without either, while the latter promises to satisfy matcha lovers. @mirudessertcafe@mirudessertcafe

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Nippori Japanese Home Cafe

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Try: Chocolate Hokkaido Burnt Cheesecake

If you prefer cheesecakes with a soft, airy texture rather than a firm, dense centre, Nippori’s Hokkaido-style Burnt Cheesecake won’t disappoint. Besides the original version, the café has added a chocolate option that features a beautifully burnt, crusty top with melt-in-your-mouth cheese and chocolate layers. F @nippori103 | @nipporicafe

Souka Bake Shop

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Try: Basque Burnt Cheesecake

Subang Jaya folks don’t need to travel far to satiate their cravings with Souka Bake Shop’s Basque Burnt Cheesecake. It’s your classic rich, indulgent type, but topped with fresh cream and strawberries for a ‘berry’ fresh twist. souka.com.my

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