Brand New Japanese Cheesecake Joint Opening in Mississauga
Never let anyone tell you that the west end food scene doesn't hold up against its east end competition.
Streetsville, the quaint and walkable city-within-the-city, is about to welcome a brand new bakery that's bringing a hot and trending dessert item to Mississauga.
Supermoon Japanese Cheesecakes, a bakery that will specialize in increasingly popular (and so very light and fluffy) Japanese cheesecakes, melt-in-your-mouth cheese tarts and bubble tea, is currently setting up shop on Queen St. S. and is slated to open in early November.
"We're very excited to be opening up in Streetsville," says co-owner Jerry Grymek. "This will be the first in Streetsville and perhaps the first in Mississauga."
While it might not ultimately be the very first Japanese cheesecake spot in Mississauga (another cheesecake brand, Love Me Sweet, is slated to open this fall), it'll definitely be the first in Streetsville—a neighbourhood that's already fairly well known for its restaurants and bakeries.
As for why the operators chose Streetsville, Grymek says the founders, Mona and Sami Kustantini, are proud "Streetsvillers" who wanted to open their business in the charming community they live in and love.
In terms of the menu, the main event will be Japanese cheesecake—a trendy dessert popularized in Toronto and the GTA by the staggeringly successful Uncle Tetsu brand. The bakery will also offer cheese tarts and a variety of bubble teas.
The desserts will be created by executive chef Mona Kustantini, who has been practicing the art of the delicate, fluffy Japanese cheesecake for over a year. As for what will set Supermoon's desserts apart, Grymek says Kustantini will use a few unique cheeses (the exact varieties of which are top secret) and a comforting arsenal of simple, traditional ingredients: eggs, milk and flour.
Another fun thing the resto has going for it is its catchy name. Grymek said the moniker and logo were inspired by the fact that some people see the shadow on a supermoon not as a silhouette of a legendary "man on the moon," but a rabbit (hence the super cute super moon branding).
Believe it or not, the famed "moon rabbit" has made it into a few well-known pop culture works, so the name and logo might amuse some space and folklore aficionados.
As for what inspired the Kustantini's to bring Japanese cheescake to Mississauga, Grymek says the couple wanted Mississauga residents to be able to try a hot and in-demand item closer to home.
"It came from the idea of wanting to bring trendy desserts normally found in downtown Toronto a little closer to home," Grymek says. "We thought, 'if we can't find one nearby, why not start one?' Moreover, the area's emerging cultural and foodie scene makes it the perfect place to bring such a unique concept."
The restaurant will be takeout only, but diners are welcome to call ahead and order their cheesecake (which is good news if you're worried about Uncle Tetsu-sized lineups).
Even though the restaurant isn’t opening for close to a month, Grymek says people are already pretty pumped.
"So far, the community has been very supportive and welcoming of this unique concept. Locals have expressed their eagerness and excitement to be experiencing Japanese cheesecakes for the very first time with us," he says. "A lot is happening in the west end."