Recently, Japan’s famous giant gooey cheese tarts invaded Robinsons Place Manila. And even those who aren’t fans of cheese tarts went crazy over these mouthwatering treats, and welcomed one of the best bakery chains in the world with open arms. Oh, well, who wouldn’t go cray over Pablo?
So if you’ve been craving for Pablo cheese tarts ever since you saw the appetizing pictures on social media, or if you’re looking for cheaper alternatives that still tastes sinfully delicious, check out this list of the best places to get delectable cheese tarts in and out of Manila!
1. Pablo Cheese Tart
On September 14, 2016, Pablo, “the best cheese tarts in the world”, officially opened its doors at Robinsons Place Manila. At the original Pablo in Japan, they treat the cheese tarts like a steak. They ask customers if they want it rare to have extra gooey tart, or medium, if they want a slightly firmer one. But in its Philippine branch, they make everything medium. It still has the signature Pablo cheese tart texture. You can have a taste of the freshly baked cheese tart for P599, matcha cheese tart and chocolate cheese tart for 699. The cheese tarts can be shared by 4 people. But if you are addicted to cheese tarts, I’m sure you can eat an entire tart alone.
Location: Level 1, Pedro Gil Wing, Robinsons Place Manila, Adriatico St., Malate, Manila
2. Uncle Tetsu Cheesecake
Another popular cheesecake store in Japan is Uncle Tetsu Cheesecake, which is founded by Mizokami Tetsushi. Uncle Tetsu Cheesecake is the fluffiest mamon you can get out there that is insanely delicious. And they also offer yummy cheese tarts that come in original and Oreo flavor. These freshly baked original mini cheese tarts are available for only P49, while the Oreo-flavored mini cheese tarts are only P59.
Location: G/F Bldg A SM Megamall near Supermarket, Mandaluyong
3. Bake Cheese Tart
These cheese tarts are made of three kinds of cheese: one from France and two from Hokkaido. You can eat these yummy treats as smooth and cold by refrigerating them or reheating them in the oven if you want hot and freshly baked texture. You can get that ice cream texture too if you’ll freeze them!
Location: Level 2, S Maison, Conrad Manila, Seaside Boulevard Corner Coral Way, Mall of Asia Complex (MOA), Pasay City
4. Loumar’s Cafe
Aside from their well-known buko pie, Loumar’s Cafe also serves delectable blueberry cheese tarts that are perfect pasalubong for your family or friends.
Location: Cavite Olivarez Plaza, Tagaytay City
Can’t get enough of Japanese cheesecake? Kumori can satisfy your cravings with their ultra delectable cheesecakes! Since they don’t use preservatives, the cheesecakes only last for a day. But I’m pretty sure we can eat several in just a few minutes. Munch on their yummy Apple Buns, Signature Hanjuku Cheese and Cheese Tarts!
Location: G/F SM North EDSA, The Block, Quezon City
6. LAVA Cheese Tart
Cheese tart overload! Here’s another bakeshop in the country that will bring joy to our taste buds! LAVA cheese tarts have smooth filling that melts and comes out when you slice them fresh from the oven. These drool-worthy cheese tarts are made of three cheeses, the two from local cheesemakers. A single bite is pure bliss!
Location: SM Aura, BGC, Taguig City.
7. Buttery & Co.
An online bakery where you can purchase homemade cheese tarts that come with two flavors: original and matcha. They also offer matcha mamon, cheese rolls, and salted egg ensaymada.