We all know that in every foodie’s Instagram feed, it’s incomplete without one amazing shot of a cheese pull. There’s just something about melty, gooey, stretchy cheese that stirs a fire within the bellies of even the lactose intolerant, compelling everyone to test our limits of just how much we can consume till we break.
In the spirit of breaking our limits of cheese-consumption, here’s a guide to 10 ultra cheesy dishes that will make you melt (or test your level of lactose intolerance)!
#1 CHEESE STORY MOOKATA BUFFET – CHEESE DIP
Looking for that Instagram-worthy cheese pull shot? Look no further than Cheese Story Mookata’s Buffet. They offer a creamy cheese dip that is a mix of nacho cheese and mozzarella for that maximum stretch factor. It goes perfectly with their plethora of juicy meats and sweet seafood, giving it a richer and more satisfying taste. Did we mention they serve free flow oysters?
5001 Beach Road
Golden Mile Complex, #02-01
Tel: +65 86787876
Daily: Open 24 Hours
Nearest Station: Nicoll Highway
#2 LOOF – BCM GRILLED CHEESE
Where fusion meets bar grub – Loof is the place to be. Loof is an up-and-coming rooftop watering hole but you probably know them from their large Chinese lettering neon lights plastered all over Instagram feeds. Loof is also home to a special sandwich – their Bak Chor Mee Grilled Cheese, made with sourdough bread, saucy mushrooms, pork mince and ooey gooey cheese. You can definitely toast to the weekend with this cheesy dish.
331 North Bridge Rd
Odeon Towers, Roof Top #03-07
Tel: +65 6337 9416
Sun to Thu: 5pm – 1am
Fri & Sat: 5pm – 2am
Nearest Station: Bras Basah/Esplanade
#3 MERCI MARCEL – RAVIOLES DE ROYANS
Tucked away in the streets of Tiong Bahru is Merci Marcel, a Parisian-inspired al fresco diner with a spacious, tropical-themed interior. Overshadowed by some of their popular mains is their Ravioles de Royans. Bite-sized spinach ravioli pasta is filled with Tete de Moine cheese and drenched in a creamy white sauce and topped with even more Tete de Moine. These little pockets of pasta are cheesy, creamy and fresh in the most decadent way possible. They also have a second branch at Club Street, boasting similar tropical vibes.
56 Eng Hoon Street #01-68
Tel: +65 6224 0113
Mon: 8am – 11pm
Tue to Sat: 8am – 11.30pm
Sun: 8am – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Tiong Bahru
7-9 Club Street
Tel: +65 6438 3913
Mon to Sat: 9am – 12am
Sun: 9am – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Telok Ayer
#4 SEOUL SHIOK – ARMY STEW WITH CHEESE
If you’re craving something with a bit of a slight spicy kick but still want that melty cheese goodness, Seoul Shiok’s got you covered with their Army Stew with Cheese. The spicy stew is chocked full of ingredients familiar to budaejjigae fans – pork belly, rice cakes, assorted mushrooms, spam, instant ramen and baked beans. They even top their stew with a slice of cheese. Hungry souls will be glad to know they also provide free soup refills should you run out!
10 Sengkang Square, Kopitiam Square
Daily: 11.30am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Sengkang
#5 SHAKE SHACK – SHROOM BURGER
Probably one of the most highly raved openings in Singapore in 2019 so far was the opening of Shake Shack’s very first outlet at Jewel Changi in April. While they serve up some seriously sinful beef burgers and local-inspired creations, their Shroom Burger is unbeatable in terms both of cheese and wow factor. Just a bite into the deep-fried Portobello mushroom patty will reveal the piping-hot liquid gold inside. They were definitely hyped for good reason.
78 Airport Blvd #02-256
Jewel, Changi Airport Singapore
Daily: 10am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Changi Airport
#6 THE BIG CHEESE – CUSTOM MAC & CHEESE
If you’re tired of overpriced and small portions of mac and cheese, you’ll brie happy to know The Big Cheese at Sunshine Plaza allows you to customize your own box of mac and cheese – down to the cheese sauce base. They have a wide variety of toppings so everyone can definitely find something to enjoy – from beef bacon, mussels and mushrooms to parmesan crumbs, truffle oil and dorito chips. They’re Halal certified too!
91 Bencoolen Street #01-59
Tel: +65 9326 7306
Mon to Sat: 12pm – 9pm
Nearest Station: Bencoolen
#7 POTATO HEAD FOLK – TRUFFLE CHEESE FRIES
You haven’t tried loaded fries until you’ve had these Truffle Cheese Fries. Located in a four-storey heritage building is Potato Head Folk – home to Studio 1939 cocktail bar and Three Buns Burgers & Cocktails. Sporting tropical-themed old-style décor and ambient lights, the place is a hipster haven. They’re well-known for their burgers and their signature Naughty Fries, a fusion of fries and chilli crab, but their sister dish – Truffle Cheese Fries – is also a stunner with creamy cheese sauce, shaved truffles, chives and even more truffle aioli on the side. Regular cheese fries won’t look the same after having this.
36 Keong Saik Road
Potato Head Folk
Tel: +65 6327 1939
Daily: 11am – 12am
Nearest Station: Outram Park
#8 TOBY’S THE DESSERT ASYLUM – LAVA CHEESE BURGER
Goodbye regular cheese slices in burgers and say hello to oozing lava in the form of nacho cheese. TOBY’s has recently added a unique twist to a seemingly normal-looking burger and it comes in a syringe. Thick nacho cheese is injected into the burger, creating a waterfall of gooey cheesy mess. The burger itself contains a juicy meat patty and comes with a bed of crispy spiced fries. The cheese goes well with them too! A burger can’t possibly get any cheesier than this.
8 Boon Lay Way #01-35
Tel: +65 6316 2422
Daily: 11am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Jurong East
#9 TONKICHI – CHEESE KASANE KATSU
When Tonkichi comes to mind, quality comes with. Insanely juicy pork loin has melted cheese sandwiched in between, making it an umami bomb with a crunch. Though fried to an inviting golden brown, Tonkichi’s cheese katsu is not overly greasy when you bite into it. What’s not to love when there’s both savoury cheese and tender meat in one dish?
391 Orchard Road, Ngee Ann City, #04-24
Takashimaya Shopping Center
Tel: +65 6735 7522
Mon to Thu: 11am – 3pm, 5pm – 10pm
Fri to Sun: 11am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Orchard
350 Orchard Road, Shaw House
Isetan Scotts, Level 4
Tel: +65 6835 4648
Mon to Thu: 11am – 3pm, 5pm – 9.30pm
Fri & Sat: 11am – 10pm
Sun: 11am – 9.30pm
Nearest Station: Orchard
#10 CHIR CHIR CHICKEN
Chir Chir is known for their deliciously golden chicken tenders, authentic to how it’s done in Korea. However, one of their highly underrated side dishes include an ooey-gooey Mac & Cheese that is absolutely indulgent, creamy and loaded with cheese! It’s also the perfect side to crispy Korean fried chicken.
Chir Chir has several outlets. Check out the full list here.