Tarte by Cheryl Koh (Shaw Centre)

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One of life’s greatest gastronomic indulgences can be found at Tarte by Cheryl Koh, a spin-off by the Les Amis Group with Les Amis restaurant’s pastry chef Cheryl Koh, which opened in April 2015. In a span of a year, chef Cheryl was awarded ‘Asia’s Best Pastry Chef’ in the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants awards in 2016. Emerging from a tiny den along the quaint corner street of the Shaw Centre, this retail concept is as straightforward as its moniker – selling artisanal tarts and other confectionaries baked from scratch all day with only the best available ingredients sourced from around the world that are rare to find in Singapore. Talking about her inspiration behind Tarte, she says, “I want guests to enjoy the tarts as I would serve them at Les Amis restaurant: freshly made with good ingredients and best fruits of the season. I aim to make the best version of the simplest desserts. I focus mainly on tarts because of the great combination of pastry, flavours, colours and textures.” In 2018, Tarte by Cheryl Koh expanded its operations to include a cosy dining area. This allows the team to push the envelope when it comes to crafting guest’s dining experience. With an expanded menu list, coffee and tea is no longer an afterthought. Instead, it plays a vital supporting role in elevating the experience and taste profiles of the desserts.

1 Scotts Road
#02-05 Shaw Centre
Singapore 228208

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11:00am - 07:00pm

11:00am - 07:00pm

11:00am - 07:00pm

11:00am - 07:00pm

11:00am - 07:00pm

11:00am - 07:00pm

11:00am - 07:00pm

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Here's my 2 cents worth. The caramel cashew which has single cashew atop that pale purple looking dome is really nice. I taste some salt crystals which makes contrast between the sweetness really amazing. It's a complex and yummy dessert. The kids love it and the adult love it so get it. I think the strawberry tart is simply average. It's not bad but not great. The tart which seem to contain a mountain of nuts is the Hazelnut tart. They are pretty generous with the hazelnut. The bottom contains a crispy chocolate like base. It's also nice on its own. But somehow I feel that the top and the bottoms seem like separate entities. There is not blending nor contrast. Like a pair of travellers who happen to be in the same bus. Overall these tarts are expensive, I will only go for the hazelnut cashew. That purple dome looking tart.

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with a base layer of beni haruka sweet potato from chiba, topped with sweet potato mousse, light cream and covered with maple flavored meringue

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.


I can understand why people are willing to pay $11 for such a small tart. It’s pretty good.

The combination of nuttiness and fruitiness in this tart was very pleasant. The poached William pear in the centre was soft and not too sweet. The almond frangipane was very fragrant.

Worth a try I think. It’s a nice once-in-awhile indulgence, there’s a seating area to enjoy your tarts. You might want to go early as popular tart flavours may sell out quickly.

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Raspberry sponge layered with praline feuilletine and chocolate mousse.

The individual components taste good but I thought the proportions were off - too much mousse, too little cake, too much jam - which made this hard to finish because it got cloyingly sweet for me.

I also thought using bittersweet chocolate mousse instead would complement the sweet raspberry jam and glaze better.

Did not finish this.

Located on the most obscure corner of the most deserted floor of Shaw Centre, Tarte attracts a connoisseur clientèle who appreciate Cheryl Koh’s delicious tartes. After shopping at CK Tang, do come visit CK Tarte!

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