Macaroni Cheese is a pasta dish of English origin that is also hugely popular in the US and Canada where it’s simply called mac n cheese. In the Caribbean it’s often called macaroni pie, but essentially it comes down to the same thing; small pasta tubes mixed with a cheddar cheese sauce and then baked in the oven. Some versions of the dishes are prepared with emmental cheese or a mix of cheeses with toppings that can include a parmesan and breadcrumb crust or crispy bacon.
Many Hong Kong eateries now serve this delicious meal from upscale restaurants to US style diners and grills, some serving the classic recipe, others giving it a modern twist. Read on for the 10 best Mac & Cheese Restaurants in Hong Kong available on foodpanda.
1. Butcher & Baker Hong Kong
A proper old fashioned macaroni cheese recipe can be enjoyed at the Butcher and Baker café in Kennedy Town. The dish is priced HK $130 and the café also offers a gluten free option.
2. The Herbivores
If you are looking for one of the finest recipes for mac and cheese Hong Kong has to offer, then head to The Herbivores, where a four cheese option is topped with breadcrumbs for a crusty finish and priced at HK $142.
3. The Fat Pig by Tom Aitkens
Whilst the dish is popular with vegetarians, those who can’t live without something meaty in their meal should head to The Fat Pig by Tom Aitken on Causeway Bay where pork is given top bill. The Ham Hock Macaroni Cheese on the menu is a baked dish priced at HK $88.
4. The Roundhouse
At The Roundhouse in Wan Chai a warming bowl of stove top prepared mac n cheese is prepared in the US style and served as a side, costing just HK $58.00. Enjoy it at The Roundhouse with a bottle of the specialist craft beer the bar is famous for.
5. Mac and Cheese Balls @ The Diner
For a twist on a traditional cheese macaroni recipe then it’s worth sampling the mac cheese balls at The Diner.
6. Stone Nullah Tavern
Over at Stone Nullah Tavern, macaroni cheese enjoys a real twist and is prepared with organic egg yolk and chives with a choice of toppings; black truffle, pickled jalapeno or homemade bacon. Stone Nullah mac and cheese prices start at HK$130.
7. Beer & Fish
Another twist can be enjoyed at Beer & Fish on Staunton Street where mac and cheese casserole is enveloped by a sour dough crust and served as a side dish priced under HK $50.
8. & 9. Green Waffle Diner HK
At both Green Waffle Diner restaurants in Hong Kong, the Causeway Bay and Central locations, Mac and Cheese is served in a skilled having been cooked on a stove top and then topped with bacon.
10. Mac N Cheese with Crispy Bacon – Lobster & Mussels by Paul’s Kitchen
Mac N Cheese with Crispy Bacon can also be enjoyed at the exclusive Lobster & Mussels by Paul’s Kitchen where a bowl may set you back HK $550 but can be enjoyed with the finest wine in the very heart of central Hong Kong.
An easy baked mac and cheese recipe is to simply mix the cooked pasta into the sauce on the stove top and baked in the oven although for those looking lunch on the go or a meal out, then Hong Kong restaurants serve up everything from a traditional version to a modern twist.
As you can see, this traditional English pasta dish can be enjoyed in every corner of Hong Kong from the finest restaurants to the US grills and diners that we have come to love so much. This warming, hearty dish, commonly seen as comfort food, is the ideal choice for those who with an appetite for something filling and cheesy.