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Japan’s Cult Favorite BAKE Cheese Tart is Now in Manila! #BakeCheeseTartPh

A friend who came home from Singapore gave me a box of cheese tarts and I went crazy coz it was the best that I’ve ever tasted! She told me that it took her hours to grab her orders coz of the long queue and was almost late for her flight back to the PH. My fault actually coz I asked her to bring home the best dessert she can find and BAKE Cheese Tart was on her mind all along, hahaha.

Now, I don’t have to wait for her next visit because….
BAKE Cheese Tart is NOW in MANILA!

BAKE Cheese Tart

BAKE Cheese Tart has opened two branches, The Podium and at the Powerplant Mall Rockwell. They also have a pop-up store at the Mall of Asia. Perfect locations coz they can cater from North to South of the Metro!

Who’s responsible for bringing in the best cheese tart in town? Let’s congratulate these two fine gentlemen for getting a lot of people now hooked on BAKE Cheese Tart (LOL)!


Young entrepreneurs Larry Tan and Tyrone Ching

One bite of this Japanese treat will have you hooked” and that’s exactly what happened when I took my first bite last year. And experienced that cloud 9 sweet joy again when I went to their media event last April 5th. We just can’t get enough of the BAKE Cheese Tarts, we actually devoured and enjoyed each bite!


Here’s a bit of their story..

BAKE Cheese Tart originated from a 30-year old Japanese bakery, Kinotoya, continuously and globally churning out 35 million cheese tarts per year. This local Hokkaido favorite is known as The Best Cheese Tart Ever features an exquisite blend of four types of cheese—three from Hokkaido and one from France. It is then cupped in a double baked crust and baked until it turns a delicate golden brown. The result is a cheese tart that lends a sensational mouthfeel. Served freshly baked from the crust that has crunchy sides, the cheese gently stretches before melting in your mouth. The experience is of a well-balanced cream cheese with a crisp pastry that is just the right ratio to its filling. Satisfied customers the world over has declared its unrivaled quality.

BAKE Cheese Tart Founder Shintaro Naganuma, whose family owns Kinotoya, has enforced time and again that passion has allowed them to focus on perfecting the recipe.

“The cheese tarts are made of a complex layer of flavors that requires almost artistic detail. BAKE Cheese Tart was born 30 years ago in a Kinotoya confectionary in Hokkaido. From a rich portfolio of Western pastries and sweets, our founder applied a special single-minded approach to mono-producing the cheese tarts for BAKE. The result is a full-bodied but subtle cream cheese filling cupped in a double-baked crust.

It can even be enjoyed four ways: freshly baked, chilled, frozen and warm.


Here’s what a Frozen BAKE Cheese Tart looked like but sad that they are not offering this though you can do it at home. Put it in the freezer for a few hours and let it thaw for a few minutes so you’d be able to bite on it.


The chilled version was a bit thawed than that and of course, cold 🙂

Here’s the freshly baked BAKE Cheese Tart. I prefer the frozen one just coz it’s not messy and not overwhelming but gosh this freshly baked one was the bomb! The difference with the warm one is nothing, same gooey filling, just that you can eat it immediately, hahaha


The products come directly from the factory and imported here, so to keep the standards and the taste. The stores are offering freshly baked and warm BAKE Cheese Tarts but as I’ve said, you can also freeze it at home.

Manila is the 9th country around the world to host BAKE cheese tarts. Its outlet at ION Orchard in Singapore reportedly has queuing for about three hours before a customer gets to purchase this savory delight. Within six months of launch in 2016, Singapore had opened a second branch.

Similarly, for the Philippines, there was a clear opportunity to introduce the original cheese tart, says Ching.

“We’ve come to observe that Filipinos are adventurous and hungry for global flavors. We believe that Filipinos will like our BAKE CHEESE TART and we want to share this gift with the Filipinos and the rest of the world. BAKE CHEESE TART uses the best ingredients from Hokkaido and baked freshly in store. Therefore, whether you are having the cheese tart in Japan, Singapore, Korea or Manila, you can enjoy the same delicious and joyful experience because of its consistency,” Ching adds.

BAKE CHEESE TART’s freshly baked cheese tarts have their origins in Kinotoya, a long established French confectionery store in Sapporo, Hokkaido. BAKE Cheese Tart opened its first store in Shinjuku, Tokyo in 2014 and following its success; they opened stores in Hongkong, Bangkok, Seoul, Singapore, and now, the Philippines.

For more information on BAKE Cheese Tart, visit the website: Follow them on Facebook: bakecheesetartph and on Instagram: bakecheesetart_ph

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