Bake Cheese Tart (HK) vs Tokyo Secret vs Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart

Though Bake Cheese Tart is not available in Malaysia (as yet, but maybe soon since it is already in Singapore!), I’m including a short snippet here so if you are ever in Hong Kong or Japan and asked yourself if it’s worth the queue, I hope my description here will help you to decide.

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Personally, I would rate Bake (Hong Kong) over Tokyo Secret (IPC) and coming in last would be Hokkaido Cheese Tart (Empire Subang).

Bake Cheese Tart (Hong Kong) was truly cheesy; like seriously eating melted cheese ‘cheesy’.
A blend of 3 cheeses, it imparted more aroma and complexity in each bite.

The crust was a bit too thick and dense for me while the Tokyo Secret crust was much more crumbly and lighter to eat.

However Tokyo Secret’s filings are more creamy (milky actually) and slightly sweeter compared to Bake’s.
Like I said, Bake’s tarts (Hong Kong) are alike cheese bombs.


So for me, Tokyo Secret is more like a molten milk custard with very mild cheese flavour.


Coming in last is Hokkaido Bake Cheese Tart.

There was no crowd on a weekday lunch and the tarts were all cold.
The crust is buttery yes but the filling is milky and any cheese flavour was practically non- existent.


For RM5.80 this is a sad, overpriced tart.

I’ll be in Singapore next week so I might try the Bake cheese tart again just to see if there is any difference compared to the one I had in Hong Kong.

Meanwhile, Pablo cheese tart is still on my to-try list!

Can anyone let me if you have prefer Pablo or Bake Cheese Tart (if you have tried both)?


1. Tokyo Secret @ IPC
Look for the Mac store on the ground floor.

tokyo secret IPC - cheese tart - REVIEW

2. Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart @Empire Subang
Beside Kampung Kravers, along the same side as Serai.

hokkaido baked cheese tart review - empire subang

3. Bake Cheese Tart (Hong Kong)
B2 (basement 2) Sogo, Causeway Bay.

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4. Happy Happy Bakery @ Sg Chua branch.

There is another cheese tart option at Kajang but I don’t think I’ll head there.
Besides, how much better can it be?

It is only RM3.80 each and I’ve heard that there is a long queue. The tarts are out of the oven at 12.30pm and 6.00pm onwards.

jybakery cheese tart

This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. Sue

    I tried the Hokkaido Cheese Tart at Empire Subang Gallery. Such a big disappointment. It is RM5.80 per piece and the cashier was not honest, he returned me RM22 when I bought 3 pieces for RM17.40… Taste wise is alright only. It is pretty much what you had described.

    1. Rebecca Saw

      Hey Sue!
      I’m sorry to hear of your experience with the cashier! Did you managed to get the correct change in the end?

      And yes, I experienced the same disappointment as u! U know, I couldnt’ even finish the ONE tart I bought.
      It was such a waste of calories!

  2. SK

    We have recently tried Pablo in Osaka, nothing to shout about, it is not to our liking.

    We also found that some of the so called Japanese hot selling pastries in Malaysia are also not as good as those we had in Japan.

    1. Rebecca Saw

      Hi SK!
      I’ve heard so-so-stellar reviews of Pablo too!
      Well it will be in Msia (1Utama) by Oct so I’ll get to try myself it then!

      Meanwhile – on the topic of Msian Japanese pastries vs actual Japanese pastries : I’ve always wonder if it is the ‘Msians mentality ” of the business owners who owns these brands – are they merely sitting on the hype and trying to make money from “ignorant” Malaysians (those who haven’t tried the “real thing’ in Japan etc wouldn’t know better) OR are they truly restricted by the unavailability of ingredients/techniques/franchise arrangements/Halal requirements that they couldn’t replicate the same taste?

      I mean, look at our neighbour SG!
      Their Ippudo is way better! Their Tim Ho Wan too.
      And their “Japanese” inspired desserts/pastries.

      Why is that so?

  3. Nicole J

    I tried Pablo in Osaka and find it overrated. I still prefer BAKE Cheese Tart over the rest. 🙂

    1. Rebecca Saw

      Hahah I agree that the BAKE one is the best so far! 😀
      Must be the combination of cheeses used

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