Being an item offered on a limited run, the Beni Haruka Satsumaimo Tart (i.e. Sweet Potato Tart) is yet another Tarte by Cheryl Koh creation that showcases the fresh produce from Japan — the tart itself being only available from 11 December 2020 to 31 December 2020.

Smaller than the average tart that Tarte by Cheryl Koh offers and priced at $11, the Beni Haruka Satsumaimo Tart comes with elements such as Beni Haruka Sweet Potato sourced from Chiba Prefecture in Japan; also the main star of the show here, alongside sweet potato mousse, light cream and maple-flavoured meringue. A pretty light and mellow tart in terms of its general flavour profile, the sweet potato within comes in a shade of pastel yellow, and is light and fluffy — bears almost of a consistent texture with the mousse and maple-flavoured meringue, carrying a light earthiness and sweetness; the earthiness running at the back of tongue without being too jarring for a dessert. The maple-flavoured meringue was also not particularly heavy; carries a comforting sweetness that is reminiscent of the maple syrup that we so ever enjoy with our pancakes to help to compliment the sweetness of the sweet potato — all of the elements gelling up together by the light cream that helps to neutralise the flavours of the two elements.

Tarte by Cheryl Koh has been a place where we had always been impressed with their use of fresh produce in their tarts — there is nothing too fancy with the tarts that they produce here, showcasing the premium ingredients sourced from around the world all atop a delicate tart base that cracks so ever neatly, and holds up well to all of the heft on the top without being too crumbly or wet. It is little wonder how they had since garnered a following, and its a spot that always comes to mind for us when craving for some refined desserts whilst being in the Orchard area. Looking forward to other creations such as these — the Beni Haruka Satsumaimo Tart being one of their offerings which seem to provide more complexity than their usual line-up that certainly was a pleasant surprise worth making the trip for.

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