RED BANK: DEEP-FRIED… CHEESECAKE?

062414 jamians cheesecakeTempura fried cheesecake with ice cream at Jamian’s. (Photo by Susan Ericson. Click to enlarge)

By SUSAN ERICSON

morsels medium“Everything tastes better fried,” says Jamian LaViola, owner of Jamian’s Food and Drink on Monmouth Street in Red Bank.

Including cheesecake?

Well, sure, why not?

Unlike most cheesecakes, LaViola’s is deep-fried. Served with ice cream and chocolate sauce, it’s unique in texture, temperature and flavor.

His recipes, LaViola says, are “tweaked over time, morphing into what I had in mind,” at which point they’re ready for his customers.

The tempura fried cheesecake will cost you $8. Information and hours of operation for Jamian’s can be found here.