The Big Cheese, which specialises in Mac & Cheese has opened its door at Sunshine Plaza, made with “no pork, no lard” ingredients.
Cheese porn alert.
There is now another reason to visit the under-the-radar Sunshine Plaza, be it to satisfy the craving for custard buns at Victor’s Kitchen, or to takeaway some hearty chicken pies over at Oven Marvel.
While we usually come across mac & cheese in cafes with a hefty price tag, owner Hakim wants to make this comfort dish affordable to all.
This explains why items on his menu being competitively priced for the students in the vicinity.
For $5.90 nett, you get to build-your-own mac & cheese, from the choice of two cheese base mixed with two meat or vegetable options and a topping.
Additional toppings are available at a nominal top-up of $0.50.
I assembled mine with cheddar, mozzarella, chicken sausages and broccoli sprinkled with parmesan crumbs. I liked how the crumbs gave an additional savory perk to the cheesy base.
Specialty flavors such as The Big Cheese, All American and Mac & Grill are priced at $7.90 nett.
I opted for their signature, “The Big Cheese”. It is after all, the name of this shop.
Made up of truffled mac & cheese, pulled beef and topped with gruyere cheese, the top layer was flame-torched to give a slightly charred aroma.
Mmmmm… creamy rich with gooey cheese texture.
But as I dug deeper, I realized the truffle-flavor and pulled beef never came. It was probably overwhelmed?
After my second serving, it also felt like both flavors which I ordered did not had an obvious difference.
Perhaps a stronger dosage of herb and spices to differentiate between flavors could work.
Surprisingly, their light snacks Mac & Cheese Squares ($4.90) turned out to be more-than-expected.
Cubed mac & cheese coated with a layer of crumbs and air-fried till golden crisp, the additional crunch provided a different bite texture to the usual mac & cheese option.
While you are at it, don’t forget the Cheesy Potato Skins ($4.90) which were as sinfully addictive.
The Big Cheese
91 Bencoolen Street #01-59, Sunshine Plaza, Singapore 189652
Tel: +65 8147 0485
Opening Hours: 11am – 2pm, 6pm – 10pm (Tues – Sun, 3pm – 10pm on Fri), Closed Mon
* Written by Lewis Tan @juicyfingers, a self-proclaimed coffee addict. Daniel’s Food Diary pays for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.