Many questions about “what is the difference between Hokkaido Baked and Hokkaido Baby ?” appeared on my IG’s DM few days ago. That’s why I’m writing this review to erase your curiosity 🙂 Hope you guys could decide which one is the best ♥
Coming from Malaysia (the original one from Japan is actually called “Bake from Hokaido”), Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart and Hokkaido Baby have been so famous in ASEAN, especially Indonesia. There are 3 outlets of Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart in Indonesia : Kota Kasablanka Mall, Kelapa Gading Mall, and Senayan City Mall. However, there are only two outlets of Hokkaido Baby in Jakarta, which are located in Pondok Indah Mall and Neo Soho Mall. There are 2 more outlets in Surabaya : Galaxy Mall and Tunjungan Plaza. Both of them are very popular of their signature tart : the melted cheese tart.
The queue line for both Hokkaido Baked and Hokkaido Baby are so long, like hours. Now, you can buy them in the big malls in Jakarta. Let’s start comparing ♥
Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart
Soft and creamy cheese with a great texture of the tart. Not too hard, not too soft. The cheese is thick, but directly melts in your mouth. So creamy in the right proportion. Actually, the taste is milky, more like keju manis. The pie crust was crispy, but firm. It’s thicker than any kind of egg tart.
In Indonesia, Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart has only one flavor, which is the Original (Cheese). In Singapore and Malaysia, they have other flavor variants such as chocolate and durian. I tasted the original flavor form Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur. Honestly, I prefer the one form KL. The tart is crispier and the cheese is creamier and thicker as compared the one from Jakarta. However, the chocolate tart is not as good as the original.
The only one Hokkaido Baby outlet is at Pondok Indah Mall, Jakarta. So, it’s better to taste it directly at the outlet. There are 4 flavor variants : Cheese, Chocolate, Matcha, and Salted Egg. The filling is runnier than Hokkaido Baked. I like the pie crust. Crispy and thinner. The pie crust is so fragile. So, watch out when you do your first bite 🙂
The cheese flavor is creamy, cheesy, and melted directly in your mouth. The salted egg flavor is good, but not my favorite one. The chocolate flavor is not so good and the match is quiet good, but not my favorite one.
Hokkaido Baked vs Hokkaido Baby
1. Pie Crust
The difference can be tasted from the pie crust. The base or crust is good and crunchy for both them. However, I prefer Hokkaido Baby’s since the crust is crunchier and thinner. Effortlessly in chewing it in my mouth. Actually, the crust of Hokkaido Baked is good, but too thick for a cheese tart.
2. The Filling
The filling from Hokkaido Baked is thick, bold, and tasty. Not sweet, but not salty. On the other hand, the filling of Hokkaido Baby Tart is watery, to a point it’s like cream fillings. It has a very good aroma, simply because once they finish reheat it, they brush it with butter or margarine so it smells so good. In terms of the filling, I prefer Baked Cheese Tart because the filling is thicker and not too runny. I think the filling from Hokkaido Baby is too watery for a tart filling.
3. The Flavor variants
In terms of flavor variants, Hokkaido Baby wins over Hokkaido Baked in Indonesia. They have more flavor variants as compared to Hokkaido Baked which has only one flavor.
In Indonesia, for me Hokkaido Baby wins over Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart. However, it depends on your preference liking. Many people also like thicker crust and thicker filling.
Moreover, you must bite the cheese tarts directly after you pay them. Otherwise, the taste and texture will be different when you eat it at home. Eat it while it still warm 🙂
Enjoy your day ♥
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Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart
- Kota Kasablanka, Mall Kota Kasablanka Lt. LG, Jalan Casablanca Kav. 88, RT.16/RW.5, Menteng Dalam, Tebet, Kota Jakarta Selatan, DKI Jakarta 12960
- Mall Kelapa Gading 3, Lantai 3, Food Temptation
Jl. Kelapa Gading Boulevard, Kelapa Gading, Jakarta 14240
- Senayan City, Lantai Lower Ground
Jl. Asia Afrika, Senayan, Jakarta Selatan
Pondok Indah Mall 1, Lantai 2
Jl. Metro Pondok Indah, Pondok Indah, Jakarta Selatan