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Ashley’s Cheesecake

I looove cheesecake! ^^ Here in Korea, my favorite cheesecake is the one from Ashley. My husband likes it, too. In fact, every year on our wedding anniversary, hubby buys cheesecake and wine for our simple celebration at home. It has become an anniversary tradition.

On our 100th day wedding anniversary ^^

My “sweet” husband set the table for some cake and wine. ^^

On our first wedding anniversary ^^

On White Day ^^

Ashley’s cheese cake doesn’t look as mouth-watering as other cakes in Korea that are colorful and beautifully decorated. It looks like a piece of bread (or cheese) when sliced, but wait until you taste it. It’s creamy, moist, smooth and very delicious. Hubby and I can finish half of the whole cake in one sitting.

This is the way we like to eat our cake. ^^

Last Sunday, we had early dinner in Ashley. (It was supposed to be a lunch date, but we woke up at 3 PM and left the house around 5.) Ashley is an American grill and salad buffet restaurant. I like most of the salads, but sometimes the menu is changed, and some salads are replaced with other dishes. This time, the theme of the menu is Color Fall Story, so when we ate there, there were more salads to enjoy. I must have eaten too much, so when it was time for dessert, I barely had “space” for cake. Hubby and I had coffee and talked for a while. Later, we got some nachos and cake… and more coffee. ^^ I must have had five or six slices of cheese cake!

There’s also chocolate cake in Ashley, but I don’t like chocolate cake that much.

You can order cake to-go from Ashley. I think it’s a nice gift to give to a friend if you’ve been invited to lunch or dinner.


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Cheesecake Day

July 30 is National Cheesecake Day in America, but here in South Korea, it seems that some Koreans know about it, too. No wonder we saw different kinds of cheesecake on sale when we went to Homeplus yesterday.

How is Cheesecake Day celebrated? Simple! ^^ Just buy your favorite cheesecake from your favorite bakery and enjoy the cake with your family or friends. In the US and in some stores and bakeries in SK, you can buy cheesecake at a discounted price.

Some people prefer to bake their own cheesecake to make the celebration “more special”.

I have wanted to try this no-bake cheesecake recipe which I have found on Joyofbaking.com, but I can’t find graham crackers for making the crumb crust. (Why are graham crackers hard to find in Korea?) Perhaps one of these days, my husband and I can go to Costco. I’m sure I’m going to find graham crackers there.

My husband and I are cheesecake lovers. Our favorite cheesecake in Korea is the one from Ashley. In fact, it has been our tradition to have that cake on our anniversary and on Valentine’s Day or White Day.

“Sweet” things come in small packages. ^^

Some goodies, sweet wine and our favorite cheesecake from Ashley on White Day~~~ ^^

This is the way we like to eat our cheesecake. We don’t slice it and put it on a dish… we devour it like monsters! ^^ We can finish half of it in one sitting!

Cheesecake can be enjoyed any day of the year, but I’m glad there is Cheesecake Day. At least I have another reason to ask my husband to buy me one. ㅋㅋㅋ ^^v