[Tokyo] Many Japanese shops do just one thing, and do it really well. Such as BAKE Cheese Tart ベイク チーズタルト which has caused long lines at Hong Kong and Bangkok.
Interestingly, these tarts started out as chilled blueberry cheese tarts, with its origins as a long-established Western confectionery store in Sapporo, Hokkaido.
Till the pastry chefs who made the cheese tarts told the owner, “You seem determined to sell them chilled in the stores, but they actually taste the best when they are freshly baked.”
So instead of chilled ones, they changed to sell them freshly baked and never looked back. These tarts with a combined crumbly exterior, fluffy texture, and cheesy sweet aroma became an instant hit.
The one main element of these cheese tarts?
They are all freshly baked, so much so that the shop promises to bake their freshest right until the last order —each and every day.
The verdict of these BAKE Cheese Tarts… Crispy crust and top, creamy warm oozing inside, very fluffy.
One of the best things ever to consume for Tokyo’s winter. You can also enjoy them chilled, as though you are eating frozen ice cream.
The tarts at Tokyo Japan are not that pricey too, at 216 Yen (SGD$2.70, USD$2) for one. Note: Only 12 pieces allowed per customer. (Singapore’s price is $3.50 for one, and customers can buy six at $19.50.)
Three different types of cream cheese – mild Hakodate, full-bodied Betsukai and saltier French cheese are blended to create the ultimate cheese mouse.
Its tart pastries created from cookies are twice baked – once as cookies, the next with cheese mousse on top.
BAKE Cheese Tart currently has a total of 13 stores, nine stores in Japan and four stores in the rest of Asia including Hong Kong, Seoul and Bangkok. Singapore will be the fifth store outside Japan.
Bake Cheese Tart
Lumine Est 1F, 3-38-1 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0022 (Shinjuku station)
Tel +81 03-5925-8170
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm (Mon – Fri), 10:30am – 10pm (Sat, Sun, PH)
Other locations in Tokyo/Kanto: Jiyugaoka, Lumine Omiya, Lazona Kawasaki, Lalaport Ebina, Ikebukuro
BAKE Cheese Tart Singapore
ION Orchard, #B4-33, 2 Orchard Turn Singapore 238801