Cheese tarts are all the rage now and suddenly, everyone in Asia is scrambling for one. In Japan, we’ve got seasoned players like Pablo and BAKE who have been in the field for a while now.
And with the trend passing on to the neighbouring Asian countries, we now have various versions of iced and baked cheese tarts in Hong Kong, Bangkok, and of course, Singapore.
Riding on the arrival of the famous Hokkaido BAKE Cheese Tart in Singapore, several local players have also launched their own renditions – including salted egg yolk cheese tarts – this week. We are all in for a treat. Or two. Or many.
Move aside, Salted Egg Yolk Croissant. Cheese Tarts are the next big trend in Singapore. Here’s a guide on where to get the best cheese tarts in Singapore.
Originated from Kinotoya confectionery store in Hokkaido, BAKE Cheese Tart is founded by Shintaro Naganuma who strongly believes that freshly baked tarts taste the best and that only fresh ones can be sold to its customers.
Bake is hence very well loved for their cheese tarts for they are baked on the actual premises – nothing but fresh, fragrant, warm cheese tarts.
2 Orchard Turn
#B4-33 ION Orchard
#2 FLOR PATISSERIE
Flor Patisserie at Duxton Hill is one of our go-to Japanese Patisseries in Singapore. Chef Yamashita never fails, and he too has introduced his own version of iced cheese tarts.
Expect salted cream cheese filling encased in an almond cookie tart. There are eight Ice Cheese Tart flavours (S$3.8.0) to pick from – Original, Caramel, Chocolate Orange, Earl Grey, Green Tea and Maple.
2 Duxton Hill #01-01
Tel: +65 6223 8628
Daily: 11am – 9pm
Nearest Station: Outram
This new Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart at Jurong Point is actually a new concept by Secret Recipe, which many people may know it for its cheesecakes and cream cakes.
Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart is selling a box of 6 cheese tarts for S$14.50.
1 Jurong West Central 2
#B1-K2 Jurong Point
Daily: 10am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Boon Lay
Let’s say hello to KFC’s all-new Cheese Tart—made with decadent European premium cream cheese. It got everyone on the table swooning.
You will be surprised by how creamy the new cheese tarts are. They simply crumble in the mouth, leaving you with a mix of sweet and salty, warm cheese. The cheese tarts are baked fresh daily, so you know that what you are getting is fresh, and not laden with preservatives.
But besides the taste of it, we are also really bought over by how affordable these cheese tarts are. They are available at just S$1.90 each!
Yes, you read that right. Mitzo’s new weekend dim sum brunch buffet serves its rendition of Hokkaido Milk Cheese Tart. Unlimited cheese tarts? Count us in!
Little yellow tarts to end off your meal is second to none. Salty, cheese custard encased in buttery tart shells; melty and flowy. How to not love these?
Level 4 Grand Park Orchard
270 Orchard Road
Tel: +65 6603 8855
Mon to Thu: 12pm – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 12am last order
Fri to Sun, Public Holiday and Eve of Public Holidays: 12pm – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 1am last order
Nearest Station: Orchard/Somerset
We chanced upon Nigiro Cafe’s unique Churro Cheese Tart (S$4.80) and decided to give it a shot because it has an irresistible molten centre that just looked too good to pass up on! Nigeria Cafe is a Japanese-Italian fusion restaurant and it sits inside Eat at Seven at Suntec City.
3 Temasek Boulevard # 03-315
Suntec City Mall
Tel: +65 6238 1669
Daily: 11.30am – 9.30pm
Nearest Station: Promenade
Pablo Cheese Tart is coming to Singapore!
Known for its wonderfully cheesy and crumbly baked cheese tarts, the famous Pablo Cheese Tart shop from Osaka will be opening its first outlet in Wisma Atria.
Pablo is not famous for no reason, and its perpetual queues explain it all. The cheesecakes first originated from Osaka but now has outlets all over Japan.
Pablo Cheese Tart Singapore
435 Orchard Road
#8 PATISSERIE GLACE
Patisserie Glace is one of the first few in Singapore to introduce iced cheese tarts. Its Rin Rin Ice Cheese Tart (S$3.50) comes in 12 flavours including the original cheese, and they include chocolate, Earl Grey, caramel, green tea, strawberry, Fuji apple and yuzu.
There is an ongoing promotion where you can enjoy a free green tea tart with purchase of eight cheese tarts.
12 Gopeng Street #01-31/32 Icon Village
Tel: +65 6400 0247
Nearest Station: Tanjong Pagar
#9 PRIMA DELI
Just launched today is Prima Deli’s array of cheese tarts. The local stalwart has introduced two flavours to ride on the baked cheese tart hype, and they are Original Cheese Tart (S$2.40) and Salted Egg Lava Cheese Tarts (S$2.80)
The promotional price is S$2 and S$2.40 respectively – valid from now till 30 April 2016. You can get Prima Deli’s cheese tarts at all outlets, but the availability differs at each outlet due to their staggered delivery timings.
10 Sinaran Drive
Square 2 #01-20
Tel: +65 6397 2359
Photo credit: Icing Room Facebook
#10 THE ICING ROOM
The Icing Room is a pretty white-and-pink bakery that can be found in heartland malls and they too have just launched their baked cheese tart at its nex outlet.
They come in Original and Gold Lava, and are priced at S$2 each. There is a current buy-3-get-1-free promotion, and we heard that the tarts were sold out within two hours on its first day of launch! The early bird catches the worm, indeed.
Oh, and a Tiramisu cheese tart will be introduced soon.
23 Serangoon Central
#B2-58/59 [email protected]
Tel: +65 6634 4486
Nearest Station: Serangoon
For more recommendations, read our guide on the best desserts in Singapore.