Perfectly cooked elbow pasta—or macaroni as most would know it as—tossed in simple béchamel sauce that gets loaded with cheese before being baked till golden, crusty and delicious, some might proclaim the iconic mac & cheese to be the epitome of comfort food.
There is just something so decadent and so heartwarming about a perfectly cooked macaroni and cheese dish that we find it hard to fathom, yet struggle to resist. From its luscious, cheesy sauce that binds the macaroni together to the buttery crust that just seals the deal, this simple dish can be had for brunch side item, a whole meal on its own or even a snack to accompany you as you binge on Netflix dramas.
If you’re hankering for comfort in the form of flour, cheese, milk, and macaroni, here are 12 places in Singapore to get your hands on some fantastic mac & cheese. READ ON
A well-known gem for quality brunch item and strategic location near Somerset MRT station, Oriole Coffee + Bar has recently expanded their menu and upped their game in the local cafe and bar scene.
Whether it is gourmet coffee that you are craving or alcohol for you to indulge in during a night out with your friends, Oriole Coffee + Bar posits as one of the best spots in town for you to have a meal at and chill out. Founded in 2008, this diner has an interesting concept as it transforms from a hipster cafe during the daytime to a snazzy bar by dusk.
We’ve been frequenting Oriole Coffee + Bar since its opening and we have to say that their food and coffee are consistently good—if not, getting better and better over the years—and it is one of our favourite cafes in Singapore.
From now until 31 May 2018, diners who spend S$35++ with Mastercard are treated to Oriole Coffee + Bar’s signature Har Cheong Gai at only $1++! Do note that the promotion is only valid from Monday through Friday, 11am to 3pm, excluding eve and day of public holidays at the Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Orchard outlet.
PARK at Holland Village is definitely one of the nicest cafes in the enclave. This unique environmentally friendly cafe-cum-bar has been interestingly constructed with reassembled containers and solar panels – a tranquil cafe by day, and a bustling waterhole at night.
PARK at Holland Village’s comprehensive food and beverage menu has propelled the bistro as an ideal hangout destination throughout the day. The inviting dining establishment has recently launched several new mouthwatering dishes and we are here to share with you our favourite highlights.
Also, just for our readers, there is a one-for-one main course promotion that is available throughout the day! Simply quote ‘ladyironchef’ upon making your payment, and you are entitled to enjoy one-for-one promotion on selected main courses on weekdays.
Opus Bar & Grill – located on the ground floor of Hilton Singapore – is an intimate and modern grill restaurant which also serves the best steaks in Singapore. The restaurant’s secret recipe in divine meat lies in its specially commissioned Himalayan salt tile dry-aging cabinet, charcoal grill, the usage of only excellent prime cuts and high quality ingredients.
You can tell these people are really serious about their meats. And we love how Opus is just the place to visit whenever we crave for a good steak that will not disappoint. The best part? They are easily the place that offers the most affordable premium steaks in town!
From 18 January to 31 March 2016, you get free-flow sparkling, white and red wines with any order of Opus Beef Selection from Monday to Thursday between 7pm to 9pm. And from Friday to Sunday, enjoy a generous 50% discount off wines by the bottle with a steak purchase.
In addition to this, quote “LICOPUS” to get a complimentary best-seller dessert of Charcoal Grilled Banana with smoked salted caramel, coconut and calamansi ice cream with a minimum spend of just S$80 in a bill! Limited to first 80 redemptions only.
There is nothing bad about Mac & Cheese, ever. Forget that it is perhaps fattening; the feeling you get when the cheese stretches long and high up when you dig ‘em up is unbeatable. And when you bite into the baked top where the cheese is the perfect balance of crisp and soft, that will be your gauge on whether or not the dish is good.
Mac & Cheese is something that can be enjoyed at any time of the day – as an appetizer, as a sharing dish, as a main. In a restaurant for a fancy dinner with lobster, or simply a small but still satisfying portion for brunch, anything goes, as long as it is a good Mac & Cheese.
Here are our picks for the 9 best Mac & Cheese Dishes in Singapore. And please share your favourites with us. Mac & Cheese lovers unite!
Stepping into Ninethirty by awfullychocolate in East Coast Road is like visiting a long lost friend at his/her home. An immediate sense of comfort welcomes you, and your senses will be drawn to the aromatic smells wafting from the kitchen.
Ninethirty also doubles up as the flagship Awfully Chocolate store, and it is the only concept of its kind in Singapore.
It is a casual bistro that is suitable for a night out with a group of friends, or a date with your partner. It is nothing too fancy, just a simple and unpretentious space that serves a reasonably-priced menu of comforting Western food with Asian touches, chocolate cocktails as well as the most amazing chocolate desserts.
“Always tasty, always homemade. With love.”
That’s Little Diner for you.
The humble eatery that sits amidst the lush greenery of Bukit Timah, away from the humdrum of city life and stress – cosy and unpretentious. It is a no-frills place; just earnest comfort food in generous portions. Lunch, dinner, weekend brunch… whenever you need to please that tummy of yours, Little Diner will take care of that.
Nothing here costs an arm and a leg – most of the dishes on the menu are reasonably priced below S$20 – and all that we’ve sampled and had were delightfully yummy to say the least. Some classics are as good as gold, some creations took us by surprise and left us lingering for more. Little Diner has also just launched its new 2-course weekday set lunch at S$22.50++.
Today, we share 10 Must-Try Dishes at Little Diner and we urge you to drop by for a meal that you will not have regrets for.
Note: Preparazzi has closed.
Words by Alexa Michelle, photographs by ladyironchef
Ever wondered how it’s like to have Asian food in your taste buds while dining in a western ambience? That would be my closest description to how I felt when at Preparazzi Bar Gourmet.
Located in the midst of the Central Business District area along Boon Tat Street, Preparazzi Bar Gourmet is a relatively new restaurant which specialises in serving modern Singapore cuisine – western dishes with a local twist.