Those of you living in the West may have already stumbled upon Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart at Jurong Point. However, do not mistake this for BAKE Cheese Tart at ION Orchard and Westgate which is the real deal from Hokkaido, Japan whereas Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart is by Malaysian cafe chain, Secret Recipe.
I first tried the cheese tarts from Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart when the husband brought a box (pictured in this post) back from KL when he was there for business. He got them from their outlet at Avenue K (SAC-L2-3A, Level 2 – Opens 10am to 10pm daily).
They have 37 outlets in Malaysia including 2 in Johor and 1 outlet in Singapore (Jurong Point).
In Singapore, each tart costs S$2.90 per piece or S$14.50 per box of 6 as there is a ‘Buy 5 Get 1 Free‘ deal. The tarts would be packed in a two-tiered box like this, same as BAKE.
In Malaysia, each tart costs RM5.80 per piece or RM29 per box of 6 which is about 35% cheaper than in Singapore after currency exchange.
Their cheese tart was as good as BAKE’s, if not better. Really loved that buttery (yet not overly greasy) and slightly crumbly crust that was like a delicious cookie.
The filling inside was molten, smooth and silky. With a lovely burst of cheese flavour that wasn’t too rich or cloying. Sweetness was well-balanced too.
These tarts taste best when they come fresh out of the oven and are still warm. Not too bad when eaten chilled too though I think it’s still better to heat them up.
Few weeks ago, I went to AEON Tebrau City in JB to shop for home decor and discovered a Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart outlet (Lot G118, Ground Floor, at the entrance of Roast & Grill) there as well so I bought two boxes of the tarts. They were still good but somehow they weren’t as tasty as the ones from Avenue K. The cheese flavour was milder and didn’t quite stand out.
Maintaining the same standard and quality across all the outlets is probably not an easy task. I guess it all depends on the baker at each outlet.
Nonetheless, these tarts are still worth every penny and calorie. ?? So go try them if you haven’t.
Other outlet locations in Malaysia include Berjaya Times Square (KL), Sungei Wang Plaza (KL), Sutera Mall (Johor), Gurney Plaza (Penang), Jonker Street (Malacca) & more.
For full location list, check out their Facebook page ⬇︎ https://www.facebook.com/hokkaidobakedcheesetart/
As for the outlet in Singapore, you can find it at:
1 Jurong West Central 2
#B1-K2 Jurong Point
Opening hours: 10.00am to 10.00pm (Mon-Sun)