Wrapped in pink, BAKE’s new flavour - Chocolate Cheese Tart is available for a limited time only (till 14th Feb) and limited to 6 per customer. At $21 for a box of 6, the freshly baked tarts are pretty fragrant with a nice hit of chocolate mixed in with the cheesy savouriness. However, the texture (at room temperature) was certainly more gooey than cottony when compared with the original Hokkaido cheese tarts. Then having mine both chilled and later freezed, I conclude the texture to be very much different and enjoyed the normal ones more - the taste and consistency. The added element of chocolate not being to overpowering is still worth a try nonetheless.
Come and grab them for a limited time only. 8-14 Feb. Limited to one box per customer. Retailing at $21 for a box of 6. #tingzieeats #burpple
From now till 14th February, you'll be able to find Choco Cheese Tarts at BAKE! Chocolate is infused into both its familiar biscuity crust and oozy cheese mousse filling. Although it was quite fragrant with a mixture of savouriness and the chocolatey sweetness, the more I bit into this, the more I was craving for the normal cheese tarts! 🙈 In celebration of Valentine's Day, BAKE has also designed special packaging for these limited time only tarts, from pink boxes to even pink paper bags!
I had my tart at room temperature but a staff recommended to us to have it chilled. Remember to head down early for there are only 150 boxes of them available daily in each of their Westgate and ION Orchard store (I was there at about 2pm and surprisingly, it was only a 15 minutes wait). Each person is also limited to only a box.
Whipped to a light, cottony texture, the mild and milky cheese is baked to a pretty golden-brown finish and cradled with care in a crisp tart base.
Although the staff always throws in a little leaflet listing the different ways one can savour the tart, I like it most when it's still hot from just being taken out of the oven.
Cause no queue on the second day of CNY. Was a little disappointing as it wasn't warm enough, crust was on the harder side.
Oh my! Now i understand why people q for this! The cheese taste is balance with a touch of sweetness and the crust was crispy even it was overnight in the fridge! For something to taste good after overnight in fridge, i must say 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻! Worth it!
Went to meet a friend at Orchard for lunch and realized the queue was pretty short being just outside the shop itself — got rewarded after a 5 minutes wait when I happily left with a box of 4. The crust is pretty biscuit-like and sweet by itself, while the cheese when had immediately was warm, smooth without being too jelat — light and creamy. Pretty worth getting to try especially if there isn't too much of a queue out there.
Cheese tarts from 北海道!!!😍😍😍 The 20min queue + price was worthwhile!! Take a bite and the cheesy and soft texture will let you feel as if you're in heaven~😱Get it for $3.50 each and $19.50 for a box of 6! Craving for moreeeeeeee!!!❤❤❤
got lucky that day as there isn't a line. brought a box of 6 to try. tried all recommended ways to eat it; warm, room temperature and cold. my fav definitely the warm version. buttery crust with warm gooey cheese, a party in the mouth. priced at $3.50 for one and $19.50 for a box of 6. after trying cheese tarts from local bakery on their failed attempt to replicate BAKE cheese tart, i would pay a slightly higher price for these babies to make those calories count worthy.
Bake Cheese Tart ($3.50)
Available at @BakeCheeseTartSG in @ION_Orchard
Finally tried when a customer brought a few boxes over. Quite rich and creamy filling. But why the crust was so charred and dry?
Bake Cheese Tart
Address 🏠 : 2 Orchard Turn, # B4-33 ION Orchard, Singapore 🇸🇬 238 801
Open 💈 : 10am - 10pm
MRT 🚇 : Orchard (NS22)
Try my luck to get these tarts while hunting Pokemon at ION Orchard earlier this morning. Surprisingly there is no queue for Bake Cheese Tart as I managed to get some (box of 6 tarts at $19.50, 1 for $3.50) in less than 5 mins
Next stop is Tai Cheong Bakery at Takashimaya (20 minutes queue), bought 2 boxes of freshly baked egg tart (4 in a box for $7.60 each), char siew bo lo bao ($2.20 each) and sponge cake ($1.50)
Verdict: although both are good but we still prefer the traditional egg tarts with egg custard and buttery crust. If no or short queue can get and try but don't bother to join in the long queue. #cuisineparadiseeatout #eggtarts #bakecheesetart #ionorchard #tarts #burpple
There are 4 ways to eat them:
1. At room temperature immediately after purchase
2. Cold after refrigeration
3. Frozen after freezing
4. Warm after heating (as shown in this photo)
Since the tarts were a gift, I couldn't try them immediately after purchase. I did try them in all the 3 other ways though. I like them cold while my husband loves them warm.
I felt that the slightly saltish cheese filling tasted best when cold with its deliciously smooth and melt in your mouth texture. Frozen, taste remained roughly the same but the cheese took on a sherbet's texture. Warmed, the cheese filling turned mousse-like and didn't taste as well as when it was cold. But this was when the crust tasted it's best, oven-fresh, crunchy and flavorful.
Overall, I get the hype and now that I've tried it, when I do want a cheese tart, I'm definitely going to think of BAKE first. But while I'm willing to pay SGD 3.50 for one tart, I'm not so sure if I'm willing to brave long queues for it.
Btw, I'm told that when you see only 4-5 pax at their store front, it may not mean that there isn't a queue. Their queue is outside Osim.
Standing outside BAKE with an elaborate contraption of a paper box packed into a cheery yellow paper bag in hand, a weird feeling overcame me. Why am I holding half a dozen cheese tarts when I don’t really like cream cheese?! Well… It must be the power of the queue.
With my hopes bestowed onto these hyped treats, I was glad that I kept an open mind as these twice-baked pastries were pretty good. It was not overly rich as the creamy yet soufflé-like cheese filling cocooned in a buttery tart base, was slightly salty and sweet. One tart, four ways - you can also have them at room temperature, warmed, chilled or placed in the freezer for different experiences. I preferred it to be chilled as the texture of cheesy mousse reminded me of classic fluffy Japanese cheese cakes. However, was it worth the queue? A little on the pricey side as each goes for $3.50, I felt that they are worth a try if you are in the area but not over an hour’s wait, and I would have liked a thinner crust to complement.