A childhood favourite, mac and cheese is the ideal comfort food for basically everything and anything.
From nursing a hangover after a night of partying to an instant meal when you’re hungry at midnight, a good bowl of mac and cheese, whether made from scratch or taken from a Kraft box, warms the tummy and instantly brings us back to the best moments of our childhood.
We share with you some of the best places in Singapore to savour a delectable bowl of mac and cheese:
Bedrock’s mac and cheese ($18) is ideal for two. (Photo credit: Bedrock Bar and Grill).
Award-winning steakhouse Bedrock Bar & Grill does more than just great steaks. Its signature side, the Bedrock Mac ‘n’ Cheese is a popular choice among guests who are looking for something rich and flavoursome to accompany their beef.
The mac and cheese is made of four different cheeses, including blue cheese that offers a kick of intense flavours. Chefs at Bedrock have carefully chosen to use a thinner macaroni pasta for this recipe to balance between the cheese’s richness and a lighter mouthfeel. With a crispy light crust, truffle oil is then drizzled on to give the dish a fragrant finish.
96 Somerset Road, Pan Pacific Serviced Suites #01-05, Singapore 238163. +65 6238 0054.
Cut by Wolfgang Puck’s mac and cheese is a side dish for $22. (Photo credit: Andrea Bricco).
Owned by Michelin star chef, Wolfgang Puck, CUT has set tongues wagging since it opened in 2010.
Although reviews of the establishment have been mixed, the restaurant’s mac and cheese still continues to draw in fans.
The rich and creamy pasta dish uses bechamel sauce and creme fraiche to give it that intensity and smoothness and is topped off with a generous portion of mozzarella cheese. Simple yet really delicious.
2 Bayfront Avenue, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands #B1-71 , Singapore 018956. +65 6688 8517.
Latteria’s mac and cheese for $25. (Photo credit: Peter Yum).
Interestingly served in a pumpkin, Latteria’s mac and cheese has a unique presentation that instantly delights diners.
Made with four types of cheese, this mac and cheese is milky and slightly chunkier due to the pumpkin bits–but that’s all good. Instead of using the regular elbow macaroni, Latteria chooses to use penne pasta, soaking up all the cheesy goodness.
40 Duxton Hill, Singapore 089618. +65 6866 1988.
PARK’s mac and cheese for $8.50. (Photo credit: PARK).
Located in the middle of Holland Village’s park, PARK is an eco-friendly restaurant that uses solar panels and is reconstructed out of a shipping container.
Cosy and unpretentious, the restaurant serves up hearty brunch food and American classics. Their truffle mac and cheese, however is a pure winner for its richness and chunkiness in our hearts.
What we love, is how the cheese carefully coats every piece of pasta with such consistency. We truly can’t emphasis enough how heartbreaking it is when a mac and cheese looks promising but fails to deliver in terms of consistency. Fortunately for us, PARK lives up to expectations.
#01-01, 281 Holland Ave, Holland Village, S278996.
Situated at One Fullerton, Overeasy is one of the restaurants that overlooks Fullerton Bay and provides a stunning view of the city at night.
A popular stop before a night of partying at Butter Factory, Overeasy serves up classic American fare. Their truffle mac and cheese with wild mushroom at $12 is the perfect pick me up. Hearty and comforting, the dish is just the right portion that it isn’t overwhelming at all.
1 Fullerton Rd, Singapore 049213. +65 9129 8484.