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Gone were the days where we had to go all the way to Osaka, Japan to try Pablo’s infamous yakitate cheese tart (baked cheese tarts). Now, we even have our own localised version with salted egg yolk!  So ladies and gentlemen, let’s put salted egg croissants aside and start discovering cheese tarts!

1. Bake Cheese Tart

Originally from Hokkaido, Bake may be the latest tart store in Singapore and they sure know how to bake up a storm. Their signature baked cheese tart is made from two Hokkaido and one French cream cheese variety. The cream cheese, baked to a glorious golden, sits in crispy pastry. This cheese tart has gotten Hong Kong-ers waiting for over two hours just to get a bite of it.

Credit: Bake Cheese Tart
Credit: Bake Cheese Tart

Apparently, it is Bake’s special double-bake method that makes the tart particularly yummy. The process starts in Japan. First, the crust of the tart is baked, and the cheese is poured into it. Then in Singapore, the tart will be baked for a second time at 200 celsius. If the tart is not baked long enough, it won’t be crunchy. And if the cheese is overbaked, it won’t be in a molten state. It’s all about the skills! Bake Cheese Tart will begin operations at the end of April at ION Orchard.

Bake Cheese Tart
Address: 2 Orchard Turn, #B4-33 ION Orchard

2. Prima Deli

For those who enjoyed the salted egg yolk croissant, here is something that will hit you like a crescendo. Local baker Prima Deli has recently launched not one but two types of cheese tarts – Original Lava Cheese Tart and Salted Egg Lava Cheese Tart, at a very reasonable price. It is so popular that their cheese tarts have sold out in an hour.

Credit: The Halal Food Blog
Credit: The Halal Food Blog

Until the 30th of April 2016, the original flavour will be sold at $2.00 (original price $2.40), and the salted yolk at $2.40 (original price $2.80). We highly recommend these tarts to be consumed warm (for the oozy molten effect). If you prefer a more solid texture, chill ’em tarts and you’ll have a different dining experience.

Due to overwhelming response and limited quantity, customers are allowed to pre-order 2 days in advance (in boxes of 3 pieces per order). Simply head down to any outlet to place your order.

Prima Deli
Click here for the outlets

3. The Icing Room

Also on the cheese tart bandwagon is The Icing Room with their very cheesy, soft like tofu Original, Tiramisu (not available yet) and Golden Lava (salted egg) Cheese Tarts. What we love about these tarts is the consistency of the texture, so velvety and smooth in your mouth, and the cheesiness is not too over the top.

Credit: The Icing Room
Credit: The Icing Room

If you think one is never enough, they’re currently having a buy 3 get 1 free promotion with each tart priced at $2 (limited quantities available). The cheese tarts are currently available at The Icing Room Nex@Serangoon outlet and will soon be making a debut at BreadTalk. They will also be dishing out their Tiramisu flavoured cheese tarts in the near future.

The Icing Room
Nex@Serangoon, #B2-58/59
Contact number: +65 6634 4486
Operating Hours: Daily, 10am – 9pm

4. Flor Pâtisserie

You know you can always count on Japanese bakeries for drool worthy and ‘so pretty I don’t have the heart to eat’ desserts. To get your artisanal ice cheese tart fix, we highly recommend FLOR Pâtisserie, a Japanese-styled patisserie serving authentic Japanese-inspired French pastry.

You might want to bring some friends along because their cheese tarts are available in 8 different flavours- Original, Earl Grey, Green Tea, Caramel, Chocolate, Orange and Maple (more friends, more chance to try different flavours). And the best part? FLOR’s cheese tarts are almond cookie based, giving extra flavour.

FLOR Pâtisserie
Click here for the outlets

How do you like your cheese tart? Are you a baked cheese tart person or do you like it chilled? Drop us a comment and let us know!

(Header Image source: Bake Cheese Tart)

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