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Taste test: pineapple tarts

It isn't Chinese New Year without pineapple tarts – so we put five popular brands to the test in our blind taste-test

5
Yi Kou Wei
1/5

Yi Kou Wei

5TH PLACE 

The loser, with only one vote is Yi Kou Wei. The tarts ($19.80) were crumbly and dry with too little pineapple filling. It’s also not well made: bits of burnt pineapple peeping through the pastry.

www.yikowei.com

4
Bee Cheng Hiang
2/5

Bee Cheng Hiang

4TH PLACE

These bite-sized tarts ($11.85) might look pretty but the sweet pastry overwhelms the flavour of the pineapple jam. You get what you pay for with these.

www.beechenghiang.com.sg

3
Subway Niche
3/5

Subway Niche

3RD PLACE

This open-faced tart ($20) has a biscuit-like crust loaded with lots of jam. While the jam was not too sweet, we felt that it lacked tartness and tasted pretty ordinary.

#B1-17 Wisma Atria Shopping Centre

2
Bakerzin
4/5

Bakerzin

2ND PLACE

Even though these ingots ($22.80) are large, they achieve the right pastry-to-filling ratio. The pineapple jam is cooked with cinnamon and cloves, adding dimension to each bite.

www.bakerzin.com

1
Bengawan Solo
5/5

Bengawan Solo

THE WINNER

Maybe it’s because most of us grew up with Bengawan Solo’s pineapple tarts ($19.80), but these golden nuggets won the office vote by a mile. The buttery pastry is the ideal vehicle for the sweet and tangy pineapple jam.

www.bengawansolo.com.sg

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