Baked cheese tart war has started in Malaysia, and Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart is one of the contenders in the market.
Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tarts branches are too far from home, and I found no reason to specifically make a visit. I finally did few days ago. I bought baked cheese tarts from their Empire Subang branch, for a newborn baby-visiting occasion within their vicinity. Even though there were no queues when I was there, they do enjoy brisk business.
RM 29 for half a dozen (Buy 5 Free 1 promotion) cheese tart, or RM5.80 per piece, is wallet-friendly versus Tokyo Secret at RM 8.90 per piece. Read here if you missed my earlier blog post on Tokyo Secret.
Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart can also be consumed like Made-in-Japan Bake Cheese Tart, aka there are 4 ways of eating. You can either eat it at room temperature, chiled, frozen or hot.
The Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart is F R A G I L E, not only in terms of the tart itself, but also the packaging. Carrying my purchase on the handle, it never crossed my mind that the handle will break .. it is NOT strong enough to support the weight of 6 pieces of cheese tarts! Like wtf, did they NOT do a weight test?
The whole box dropped on the floor, when I was walking towards my car at Empire’s parking. I was rendered utterly speechless!
Was it nice? I think I was too bothered by the broken pieces, to truly enjoy the cheese tart. Well, perhaps the tarts do taste nice, but too bad that the earth did not shatter, but my poor tarts did. But, really, sarcasm aside, my heart is still with BAKE cheese tart, available in Bangkok, Thailand.
WARNING: If you want to try Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart, carry the box with great caution.
Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart
LK01C, Lower Ground Floor, Empire Shopping Gallery,
Tel: 03-5481 5048
Business hours: 10:00am-10:00pm
They also have branches at Berjaya Times Square, Sungei Wang Plaza, Avenue K and Sunway Pyramid.