Mac and cheese is the ultimate Western comfort food. A humble dish with macaroni loaded with cheese, the beloved dish has received many luxurious makeovers and elevations – truffle, lobster, smoked meats and even mentaiko. No matter how you prefer your mac and cheese, here are 10 restaurants in Singapore to get your cravings satisfied when they come calling.
Served in a baked pumpkin, Latteria Mozzarella Bar’s version of mac and cheese is made with nutmeg, white wine, fresh parmesan, buffalo mozzarella, and smoked mozzarella cheese. All of which are DOP recognised, proving the origins of the milk used to make the cheeses! You have the option of saving the pumpkin flesh until the end, or scraping it into the mac and cheese to cut through the grease.
Halal-certified The Big Cheese is one of the most popular spots for mac and cheese in Singapore, offering the option for diners to customise the dish to their liking. Take your pick of two cheese bases, along with two meat or vegetable options and a topping. Or, you can go for their specialty flavours such as The Big Cheese, All American and Mac & Grill.
The base of Bedrock’s mac and cheese is made with gorgonzola cheese, which is known for its buttery and salty flavours. Adding to that is parmesan cheese, as well as house-made Italian white truffle butter. Maccheroni (a thinner version of macaroni) is cooked until al dente before it is combined with the truffle-cheese sauce, and then sent to broil to achieve its signature crusty, cheesy exterior.
Decker Barbecue is a casual, unpretentious eatery that serves up authentic Texan barbecue in Singapore. The mac and cheese features al-dente macaroni pasta tubes, coated generously with a creamy blend of butter, milk, cream, and cheddar cheese, giving this dish a bold, savoury flavour. Take your choice of pulled pork, fried chicken or smoked chicken to go with your meal. Finally, the mac and cheese is garnished with sprinklings of crispy garlic breadcrumbs, lending a nice contrasting crunchy texture.
The Lobster Mac & Cheese at Luke’s is made with a mix of parmesan and cream cheese, along with elbow pasta, succulent and fresh lobster meat. What sets this dish apart from the rest is how chef Travis Masiero adds Ritz crackers on the top before broiling it, which offers a fun contrast against the softer and lighter pasta.
Smoked meats pair like a dream with mac and cheese, so chow down on pork ribs, beef brisket and wagyu ribeye with Meatsmith’s mac and cheese! Crunchy bacon bits complement the tubed pasta and thick and gooey cheese without being too overpowering.
The Chicken ‘n’ Watermelon ‘n’ Waffles from Yardbird Southern Table & Bar is a firm favourite, but if we had to rave about another dish here, it’d definitely be the Mac & Cheese. It’s made with five artisanal cheeses along with crusty and herby crust that pairs well with any main that you’re having. If you’re feeling extravagant, the Lobster Mac & Cheese also comes with a whole lobster for some cheesy, seafood-y goodness!
Love mentaiko? Then you definitely have to give Five Oars Coffee Roasters’ Mentaiko Mac & Cheese a try. A cheesy, umami bomb, it comes with chunks of prawn, crab meat, and ebiko and is baked with mentaiko sauce, parmesan and cheddar to create a creamy texture all mac and cheese lovers will adore.
This international steakhouse has tweaked its mac and cheese for Asian palates, employing a blend of cheddar cheese, blue cheese, parmesan and pecorino. Shell pasta cradle this rich, savoury blend which will pair well with pretty much anything else on the menu!
It’s not an American diner without some mac and cheese, so head on over to OverEasy for a classic combination of the dish, crafted with three cheeses, béchamel sauce and topped with toasted breadcrumbs. Feeling generous? You can top up for some truffle and wild mushrooms, or splurge on the truffled mac and cheese that comes with half a Maine lobster!