Cheese: the Good vs the Fad

Everything with cheese seem to be the latest trend in the food scene in Singapore. From raclette wheels to cheese toasts, we are truly spoilt for choice.

However, exactly which dishes to try is the question on everyone’s minds.

While cheese adds complexity to the dish and improves the texture when done well, it can also be messy and disgusting in the hands of a mediocre chef.

Fret not, SingaporeGo is here to help you differentiate the Good from the Fad.

The Good

1.European –  Wine connection Cheese Bar

Good cheese and wine are truly a match made in heaven. And both can be found here at Wine Connection Cheese Bar.

Situated along Muhammad Sultan Road, it boasts an entire fridge filled with an assortment of imported and local cheeses.

However, the Cheese Raclette set ($39+/ pax) is the star of the show. It features a huge slab of raclette cheese melting by the table side, slowly dripping into 2 pans.

The gooey goodness is accompanied by delicious side dishes such as thick cut potatoes, platter of cold cuts, a variety of cured meats and a salad, just to relief you of your guilty indulgence.

Address: #01-05, Robertson Walk, 11 Unity Street, Singapore 237885

Opening hours: Monday – Thursday: 1130am – 2am, Friday – Saturday: 1130am – 3am, Sunday 1130am – 12 am

2.Korean – Cheese Deng-galbi @ Nanta BBQ

Korean food is all the rage these days, and one cannot talk about Korean food without mentioning cheesy ribs.

At Nanta BBQ, you can be assured that your cravings will be satisfied, with the cheese deng-galbi set (50+/ pax).

The dish, best shared between a few friends, has GENEROUS amounts of savory marinated bbq ribs, accompanying the plate of molten mozzarella.

Simply twirl the cheese onto the ribs and voilà, a perfect harmony of spicy, savory  and creamy goodness.

This dish is not only delicious, but the cheese stretch is also extremely instagrammable!

Address: Goldhill Centre, 175 Thomson Road 307624,  #01-175 to #01-177

Opening Hours: Mon – Sun 11am-9.30pm

3.Mac ‘n’ Cheese – Park Bar

The ultimate crowdpleaser at Park Bar-The truffles Mac & Cheese ($13.50+).

Incorporated with Parmesan, emmantal, and blue cheese, it will definitely be a favourite with cheese lovers. Topped of with turkey ham and generous serving of cream truffle, it will leave you wanting more.

It is also not overwhelmingly thick, and does not feel ‘jelat’ at all. Good to be paired with a delightful glass of prosecco at only $9.

Address: 81 Holland Road, Singapore, 278621

4.Cheese tarts – BAKE Cheese Tart

Cheese tarts are all the rage in Singapore recently, and with new stalls popping up every other day, many find themselves overwhelmed with the choices.

Nonetheless, the Famous BAKE Cheese Tart from Hokkaido Japan truly stands out. With 3 different types of cheese used, it has a full bodied taste and a consistent light texture, Absolutely delightful.

Priced at $3.50 per piece, it is not something one should eat everyday, but who can resist such a sinful pleasure once in a while, right?

Address: ION Orchard #B4-33, 2 Orchard Turn Singapore 238801 (Orchard MRT)
Opening Hours:
10am – 10pm (or till sold out)

The Fad

1. Say Chiizu cheese toast

How can something that ordinary be so popular? You might ask, but Say Chiizu ($3.80/ pax) has managed to do just that.

Started by Bangkok’s Aor and Jae in 2015 right at their backyard, it is arguably the most instagrammable food that we have come across.

But does it live up to its hype? Well, unfortunately not really. While is definitely fun to play with, the cheese does little to add flavour to the toast.

Moreover, it is on the small side, being barely larger than the size of one’s palm.

Considering it is essentially a grilled cheese sandwich sold at an exorbitant price, coupled with long queues, we can only conclude it is more of a fad.

Address: VivoCity #B2-K16, 1 Harbourfront Walk Singapore 098585 (Harbourfront MRT)

2. Pablo Cheese Tart Cafe

While we will probably get flamed for saying this by Pablo is kind of over hyped. With a whopping 38 stores in Japan and 9 overseas, many claim its the best cheese tart ever.

However, we found the taste of cheese to be lacking , and the texture was a little too watery. While it is still a really good cheese tart, there are better options out there, such as BAKE.

It is also definitely on the pricier side, costing $15 for the big 15-cm tarts. With queues more than an hour long, it is not something we would queue for.

Address: Wisma Atria Shopping Centre, 435 Orchard Road #01-02/38, Singapore 238877 (Orchard MRT)
Opening Hours:
10:00am – 10:00pm

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