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The most famous cheese tart in Japan just landed on Singapore’s shores. ZYRUP pits the Pablo Cheese Tart against three of its competitors here in a blind taste test, and tells you which one is worth queueing for.
Challenger 1: Bake Cheese Tart
Often confused with Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart, Bake is the real deal from Hokkaido, Japan. Its first Singapore outlet opened in April 2016, and it now has four outlets here.
Challenger 2: Pablo Cheese Tart
Ah, the cause of this cheese tart craze revival. Pablo from Osaka, Japan opened its first outlet here in August 2017. On its first day of operations, the shop saw a queue stretch to 70 people two hours before its official opening at noon.
Challenger 3: KFC Cheese Tart
If you need a quick cheese tart fix, KFC’s is an affordable option. The fast food chain started advertising an all-new baked cheese tart in November 2016, and brought it back “by popular demand” in July this year.
Challenger 4: Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart
Though it bears the name of a Japanese city, Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart was set up by Malaysian company Secret Recipe. It has two outlets here, the first of which opened in October 2016.