I was intrigued by the name of this Korean-run cafe with their bright yellow awnings. The Smelly Cheesecake has 2 locations, one near Strathfield station and one near Lidcombe station. On this occasion I visited the Lidcombe location. They have display cases with full sized cakes and also cakes by the slice. In addition, they also serve coffee and breakfast/lunch/dinner items.
The cheesecakes come in various hues and range in flavours from red velvet to chocolate, berry and mango. They also had a parmesan flavour and a blue cheese cheesecake as well. Maybe that’s why they’re called The Smelly Cheesecake?
I ordered the Matcha Bingsoo ($16) and the Matcha Cheesecake ($6.50). The bingsoo arrived fairly quickly and was a luscious green mountain of shaved milk served with a side of the obligatory red bean and red bean mochi. The best part was the syringe filled with condensed milk for you to drizzle over the bingsoo to your liking. Of course we used all of it and it was a tad too sweet but I ain’t complaining! The bingsoo was very light and fluffy and full of matcha flavour.
The Matcha Cheesecake was also much lighter than I expected. The cheese flavour was not very strong and the matcha flavour was also quite mild. I would’ve preferred more matcha flavour but the light flavour is pretty standard for Asian desserts and the slice wasn’t that big so I wanted more after! It had a thin layer of soft sponge cake as the base and then there was a layer of regular cheesecake followed by a layer of matcha cheesecake.
On a separate visit I also tried their Iced Taro Blended drink ($5.80). It was like a taro frappe and deliciously sweet.
This could be a great spot to hang out for desserts and drinks after dinner. Perhaps I will try the blue cheese cheesecake someday if I’m feeling brave.