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Pablo Cheesetart @ Omotesando, Tokyo

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2016 was a year of cheese tarts, majority of the bakeries saw them being included in their menu henceforth starting a price war over these molten cheese baked babies. Queues snaked for hours almost for the most instagram-mable shot. I, on the otherhand, headed overseas to get my hands on the said yummy tart. And it seems, my interest in cheese tarts are only revived when I am on a vacation.

The cheese tart war continues with Pablo versus BAKE. Hailing from Osaka, their famous cheese tarts have won them legions of fans.



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Pablo has a whole string of outlets near their train stations and we trekked through 2 outlets just for this cafe and their miniatures.

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No queue - HOORAY.

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Their open concept kitchen and that life sized oven  - I can imagine how aromatic the whole place is when they are baking!

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The Pablo love is real, extending to merchandise even.


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These minis are only available at selected locations and are definitely easier to stomach than their original sized.

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There - gorgeously yellow and huge enough for six. I would have caved into this if I did not have dinner reservations.

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So a slice sufficed. Fluffy mousse with a light hint of cheese, almost like whipped cream consistency. The ratio of cream cheese to tart was clearly heavier on cheese.

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Since it was christmas, why not also order a festive limited edition? Strawberry cheese it is!

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I actually liked the miniature better - too much of cheese for the original size and this ratio worked better for me. Encasing in a crunchy tart base and topped with white chocolate shavings, finger licking delish.

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Why am I not surprised that the Pablo Cheesetart mania extends to icecream even?

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With eyes closed, this can be passed off as the cheesetart eaten chilled. The sweet and savoury cheese icecream with a chocolate shell coating was exactly how the cheese filling tasted, only sweeter.

There endeth the Pablo journey this trip, I am a fan of their miniatures and should have allocated more time and stomach space to check out their other flavours too!

Pablo Cheesetart
1-14-21 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku 

A foodie born to eat, shop and travel. Forced to work.

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