There’s no such thing as too much cheese tarts! ? So sinful but so irresistible.
I’ve been a loyal supporter of Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart for a year or so now.
Since then, I’ve been buying their cheese tarts whenever I stumble upon an outlet either in Singapore or Malaysia. Still think the tarts from their KL outlets (Avenue K and Pavilion) are the best as compared to SG’s, JB’s or Penang’s, haha. I guess it’s just tough to achieve consistency across all outlets like most chain restaurants or f&b groups. Oh well.
Previously I got to try Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart’s newer flavours – Durian Cheese (bottom right, with crimped edge) and Chocolate Cheese (top right). Bought these from their Avenue K outlet in KL.
I like to eat my cheese tarts chilled as I find the cheesy notes more pronounced. So once I get my tarts, I will only restrict myself to eating one fresh tart (with slightly molten filling) and I’ll keep the rest in the fridge till the next day to enjoy.
As you can see from the above cross-sections, the filling will be more dense after the tarts have been chilled. Really resembles a firm pudding but it will still melt in the mouth.
The Durian Cheese Tart had a pretty strong durian aroma which reminded me of durian dodol. Durian and cheese – perfect marriage. None of each flavour overpowers the other so the filling is extremely balanced. After I finished the tart, that fragrant durian taste still lingered in the mouth for a period of time.
The Chocolate Cheese Tart didn’t wow me when I took my first bite. It wasn’t the super rich chocolate kind of taste thought I could still make out some cocoa powder fragrance. Overall, it was still more cheesy than chocolatey as it was a little on the tangier side.
Few weeks back, I had the chance to try the improved version of the Chocolate Cheese Tart. This was bought from their Pavilion outlet in KL. Basically the same recipe except that the tart came with crushed almonds on top. Still didn’t impress me much. In fact, I didn’t even think the almonds pair nicely with the chocolate cheese filling.
Original/Chocolate Cheese Tart is priced at RM5.80/pc. Durian Cheese Tart at RM6.60/pc.
All in all, I thought the Original and Durian Cheese Tarts were the best. Definitely worth trying if you haven’t had a tart from Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart yet.
Today, Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart has also launched a new flavour in Malaysia – the Matcha Azuki Cheese Tart. On my to-eat list now. Definitely gotta give that a try when I hit the road to Malaysia. Can’t wait!
For those of you in Singapore, you can check out the Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart outlets at Jurong Point, Changi City Point, Northpoint City and Parkway Parade. Prices are as follows: Original/Chocolate – S$2.90/pc
Durian – S$3.30/pc