Probably the last post with Tarte by Cheryl Koh for this current Chinese New Year season, unless they are going to release yet another creation in line with the occasion. Found ourselves returning back to their Shaw Centre outlet this time round — it has been a while since we returned to this spot and we are reminded of the difference between the vibes of their Raffles City outlet and this one; the outlet at Shaw Centre being quite a quiet nook to hide away from all the crowd around the hustle and bustle of Orchard Road with a view of Claymore Hill from above. This is also not to mention how the Shaw Centre outlet also carries a wider selection of beverages as compared to their Raffles City location to pair with their tarts and cakes.

Released a day after our visit to Tarte by Cheryl Koh’s Raffles City outlet for the Orange Sesame Cake, the Hyuganatsu Tart is something closer to that of the usual selection of tarts that are available at Tarte by Cheryl Koh; a tart that somewhat places an emphasis more on the use of seasonal fruits and to bring out the quality of the produce that they use in their tart offerings. The Hyuganatsu Tart takes its name from the Hyuganatsu; a fruit from the citrus family that is said to be sourced from the Miyazaki Prefecture in Kyushu, Japan. The Hyuganatsu Tart sees sliced up and de-skinned Hyuganatsu that tops the pasty cream layer — all that sitting atop their usual tart base. Slicing the tart down, the tart itself crumbles down neatly without shattering into tiny crumbs; the pastry cream layer also acting as a neutral element that binds both the tart base and the fruits together. Having everything altogether, the Hyuganatsu Tart a sweetness and zingy note that is almost like crossover between Yuzu and grapefruit — the zingy notes being rather intricate especially considering how the tang also comes with a slight bitter undertone typical of that of a pomelo. Texture-wise, we really loved how the Hyuganatsu just carry a fleshy, juicy bite almost like a really fresh wedge of orange. A great attempt to introduce the produce through their signature tart creations; yet another one to try before the current season ends!

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