TL;DR – Sweet dreams are made of cheese.
So recently we saw the arrival of the famed BAKE cheese tarts from Japan in Singapore and since then, whilst the queues for these molten lava cheesy tarts have yet to die down, here are some other cheese tarts that have sprouted like cray all over the island.
Go there because… SALTED EGG YOLK
Almost as popular as the BAKE tarts, these PrimaDeli Lava Cheese Tarts with their buttery, soft fillings and available in Original and get this, Salted Yolk (!!!) often sell out by mid-afternoon.
Price: $2 for Original, $2.40 for Salted Yolk
Available at 39 PrimaDeli outlets islandwide
2) Han’s / Hanis
Go there because… we honestly think it’s the best!
This was an accidental find and I’m so happy I discovered it! Molten cream cheese encased in a buttery shell caramelized with a browned glaze – I honestly think this is the best of the lot!
Price: $3 each (Buy 5 get 1 free)
Available at: Han’s @Springleaf Garden, Han’s @JEM, Han’s @CentrePoint, Han’s @ Buona Vista, Han’s @Century Square & Hanis @Wilkie Edge (Halal-certified)
3) Ikada Bakery
Go there because… so old school!
For a touch of nostalgia, the cheese tarts from this neighbourhood bakery at Bukit Merah takes us back to yesteryear with their buttery cream cheese filling topped with blueberry jam or melted chocolate.
Price: Probably the cheapest at $1.40 per piece
Available at: 108 Depot Road, #01-09, Depot Heights Shopping Centre, Singapore 100108
Go there because… you want to show bae you queued 2 hours.
I still maintain my stand that the self-proclaimed “best cheese tart ever in your life” is pretty good, but not worth queuing more than 5, ok fine, 10 minutes for. So my suggestion is that you wait for Singaporeans to get over it (remember the donuts craze back in 2007?) or like we had brilliantly suggested, fly to Bangkok to beat the queue.
Price: $3.50 per piece
Available at: 2 Orchard Turn, #B4-33 ION Orchard, Singapore 238801
5) The Study
Go there because… atas cheese tart is atas.
If you need something more uppity for your refined taste buds, then perhaps this Cheese Tart from The Study is the one for you. Filled with mascarpone, cream cheese and parmesan cheese then topped with white chocolate mousse, strawberry gel & powder and fresh raspberries, it’s probably the most elaborate a cheese tart can get.
Available at: 49 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089153
6) The Icing Room
Go there because…Tiramisu Cheese Tart!
Got a sweet tooth? Then The Icing Room’s tiramisu cheese tart might be what you’re looking for. Available only at their NEX and Jurong Point outlets with more outlets to be announced soon. Alternatively, they also have Original and Golden Lava available at:
- BreadTalk IHQ, Paragon, Wisma Atria and [email protected]
- Bread Society ION Orchard
- The Icing Room Jurong Point and [email protected]
- Toast Box Suntec City
Price: $2 each (Buy 3 get 1 free)
Go there because… greatest variety of flavours!
Vanilla, Salted Yolk, Matcha, Grand Cru Chocolate AND Salted Caramel Cheese Tarts each encased in a flaky pastry shell? We say, bring a friend and try them all!
Price: $2.60 to $3 per tart
Available at: 30 Penhas Road, Singapore 208188