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This may sound cheesy, but we think mac and cheese is beyond grate! This legendary flavour combination has never failed us before, whether we’re craving it for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. We admit that while it’s a low-effort dish that you can whip up at home with barebones ingredients, no one really enjoys scrubbing pots and pans afterwards, so here are our top picks of the best mac and cheese dishes around Hong Kong.
Mac and cheese might not always be the main star of the show but it works equally well as a side dish, especially when you’re having steak! At Porterhouse, you can get the Smoked Cheddar Mac N’ Cheese ($98) in a casserole as a side to go with their scrumptious steaks. It might feel like it’s heavy on heavy, but trust us when we say it brings out a whole new level of cheese and steak together!
Porterhouse, 7/F, California Tower, 30–32 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central | (+852) 2522 6366
Fini’s, previously known as Stone Nullah Tavern and Linguini Fini, is great at all things cheesy; next to their mouthwatering pizzas and signature pasta dishes, you definitely shouldn’t miss out on their indulgent Mac & Cheese ($145). Simplicity is best, and what you can expect at Fini’s is a heaping plate of cheesy macaroni with a runny egg in the centre that you can poke open for an awesome Boomerang video. The golden yolk is a great match for the cheese after you mix them together for a perfectly creamy result!
Most of you will already be familiar with Classified and their classic brunch offerings, but did you know that tucked deep within their menu of Western all-day favourites, there is an indulgent mac and cheese dish? Classified’s Four-Cheese Macaroni ($108) satisfies all our cheesy cravings; made with a formidable mixture of cheddar, mozzarella, Velveeta, Parmesan, and milk, you will definitely feel sated after this rich dish, so be sure to be generous and share it with friends or family!
The Point Pizza & Pasta, an all-day dining concept focused on casual and family-friendly meals, not only boasts multiple locations across Hong Kong, but they also offer multiple mac and cheese options! Served in rustic cast-iron pans, you can choose between the attractive Lobster Mac ($154), Truffle Mac ($142), Four Cheese Mac ($136), and the Mustard Chicken Potato Mac ($136)—all of which sound amazing! Heck, why not try them all if you have enough people eating together with you?
Besides macaroni and cheese, you can always throw in a little extra something on top to really boost the flavours of your mac and cheese and cut through the grease. Feather & Bone serves their Truffle Mac and Cheese ($148) as the perfect pairing for a steak. It is served in a ceramic pot and baked in the oven to give it a crispy shell on top, which you can have the pleasure and breaking into and digging out the soft macaroni underneath!
Ever thought about indulging in mac and cheese with a side of sky-high, panoramic views? Alto offers a great Macaroni & Cheese ($88) that is crafted with a three-cheese blend of cheddar, fontina, and Parmesan, and dusted with a light layer of breadcrumbs on top. Served in a cast-iron casserole dish with a smattering of green peas, it’s almost a shame that this side dish doesn’t receive the same level of attention as Alto’s popular grilled meats. Under the restaurant’s stunning ceiling installation created with Tom Dixon’s famous copper pendant lights, this is likely the most luxurious mac and cheese you’ll ever have!
Alto, 31/F, V Point, 18 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay | (+852) 2603 7181
It goes without saying that The Cheesecake Factory is uber-famous for its wide variety of sweet, sweet cheesecakes—couldn’t you just tell from their name? However, we’ll let you in on a little secret: Not as many people know about their savoury menu that precedes the desserts. Instead of a traditional presentation, where dollops of the stuff is heaped on a plate, The Cheesecake Factory serves their Macaroni and Cheese ($138) in breaded balls, rolled and fried in hot oil to create a crunchy crust. This addictive snack will have you pulling out strings of gooey mozzarella with every bite!
The Cheesecake Factory, Shop G102, G/F, Harbour City, Gateway Arcade, 25 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui | (+852) 2791 6628
TAP: The Ale Project is well known for its diverse selection of craft beers courtesy of Hong Kong’s very own Young Master Brewery, as well as featuring other top-tier local and international breweries. Aside from quality pulls, the best way to thoroughly enjoy drinking your brewskie is with some amazing nibbles! We would recommend the Mac & Cheese Arancini with Romesco ($64), where the acidity of the craft beer works wonders when paired with the savoury cheesiness of the arancini—the flavours and textures balance each other out perfectly. When you finish your first platter, you might realise it’s worth ordering another round—they’re that addictive!
TAP: The Ale Project, G/F, 15 Hak Po Street, Mong Kok | (+852) 2468 2010
Travel back in time to 1950s U.S.A. with a meal at The Diner, a retro-inspired restaurant serving up classic American comfort food. Based on their concept, it’s no surprise that the Mac ‘n’ Cheese Balls ($86) are a must-try on their menu. Served as mouthwatering starters before you move onto The Diner’s famous burgers and all-day breakfast platters, these cheesy, bite-sized delights are served in a miniature shopping trolley for an additional cuteness factor, and it’s also a great dish to keep the little ones distracted when they have too much energy and can’t resist playing with their food!
The Diner, G/F, 4–8 Arbuthnot Road, Central | (+852) 2798 8219