I have been a fan of Pichet Ong's desserts since he was at Jean Georges and Spice Market. His recipes can be complicated but this is worth it because it makes you think outside the box. You can also make each of the steps in advance. I also like that he mixes goat cheese in his cheesecake for a kind of tangy flavor. I definitely recommend his Asian dessert cookbook, The Sweet Spot.
Made this for Christmas. As Julie said, it’s pretty time consuming. I cheated a bit though, I bought a couple of traditional pound cake loaves ferocity our local bakery , cut them up as per the recipe and it worked out fine. Definitely a big hit!! Probably something you would make a couple of times a year for special occasions.
Made this for a Christmas Dinner with friends where every one contributes to the meal. Both delicious and beautiful but fairly time consuming to make. I will definitely make it again but probably not when I'm preparing the whole meal. It totally filled the 4-quart bowl.