[Updated April 2017] LeTAO Singapore has introduced an Matcha Fromage cheesecake (Thé Vert Double).

The famed Matcha Fromage is made with Hokkaido Cream cheese, Italian Mascarpone and flavourful Matcha from Kyoto.

This is priced at $35, and only 30 pieces are available every day.

@Stormscape had it and loved the light and airy melt in mouth sensation, not so much the matcha flavour as it could have been more distinct to contribute to the overall taste.

[Original Entry] Another Hokkaido food product has come to Singapore, other than the used-to-be-super-long-queue BAKE Cheese Tart.

LeTAO which sells one of Japan’s most popular Cheesecake, has opened a takeaway kiosk at basement 1 (B1-K7) of ION Orchard.

From the Otaru city in Hokkaido, LeTAO is famous for its Double Fromage – a double layered cheesecake in which the upper layer comprises of creamy smooth no-bake cheesecake, and the lower layer a rich, tasty baked cheesecake.

Quality ingredients of fresh cream, wheat, and eggs from Hokkaido are used, while mascarpone from the Lombardy region in North Italy by Ambrosi gives the dessert a rich, milky flavour.

The cakes made in Hokkaido are frozen with a special technology, then air-flown over to Singapore.

Similar to Bangkok’s branches, the outlet at ION Orchard will be a takeaway kiosk.

Other items you can expect include Mascarpone Creme Brulee ($25), Jersey Milk Roll ($19), Niagara Chocolat Blanc Frais ($14) and Royale Montagne Chocolate Pieces ($12 for 9 pieces).

Get ready for the price though, each Double Fromage or Chocolat Double Cake is selling at SGD$28.

For a 360 grams, 12cm cake, probably good for 4 to share. (A friend did she could have finished it on her own.)

The price in Japan is 1,728 Yen, which converts to about SGD21. (Paying for the airfare and rental, I guess.)

While BAKE Cheese Tart is still generating a short queue, the amount of attention on LeTAO may not be as strong due to its price point, and lack of mass appeal.

That is not stopping from most of its other items such as the Otaru Rue Ironai Fromage ($10 for 9 pieces) – somewhat like cheese cookies, from being sold out.

“Oh my… This is like THE BEST Cheesecake I ever had in my life.” Brought this baby to a dinner, and gathered many other similar response.

Although a small tiny piece (which would psychologically make you savour slowly), the beauty was in its creamy-soft melt-in-mouth layer, which worked in perfect harmony with the bake portion.

The Japanese had their way of creating delightful desserts that would be both light and not-too-sweet, without that lingering cloying taste. Such a simple beauty.

Oh, but $28. Could be impressive to bring for that next gathering. Good friends truly deserve this.

LeTAO Singapore
Ion Orchard B1-K7, 2 Orchard Turn Singapore 238801
Tel: +65 8799 3551
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm

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* Daniel’s Food Diary pays for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.



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