When BAKE Cheese Tart first arrived in Singapore we, as a nation, were obsessed. Their first stall here opened at the basement food hall of Ion Orchard with a second branch in Westgate that quietly closed down.
For a long time, BAKE Cheese Tart had just the one flavour—without even any limited-time seasonal other—yet the queues for it stayed insanely long. Many claimed that the stringently measured 7cm in diameter tart came as good as did their original stall in Japan.
Despite the unforgettable first bite, the hype for the Hokkaido treat gradually died down. Following the announcement of the opening of its sister brand, CROQUANT CHOU ZAKUZAKU, BAKE Cheese Tart will be closing its outlet at ION Orchard to exit the Singapore market.
BAKE Cheese Tart has a fluffy mousse that is made from their original blend of three cheeses that balances creaminess and tartness with a hint of saltiness. It is all cradled in a crust that is pre-baked then baked again after the cheese mousse is added in to give it its distinctly crispy texture.
The factory as their store concept will be a sight to miss. This makes sure each tart is always as fresh as it gets, with us even watching staff count the seconds down to when each hot tray of tarts is cooled enough and ready for purchase.
It may be the premium price for the premium tart or the brand’s inability to keep up with the fast-changing food trends that gradually led to its demise in Singapore. Whatever the case, the only thing left to do now is for us to grab what we can to chow down before we can’t anymore.
BAKE Cheese Tart Singapore
2 Orchard Turn, #B4-33
Tel: +65 6509 9233
Daily: 10am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Orchard