A real crowd cheeser…
What better time is there than winter for a little comfort food? Even if temperatures in our city do stay well above freezing, we still love cuddling under blankets (with plenty of cosy layers of clothing!) after indulging in some of our favourite dishes. And what could be more comforting than carbs and cheese? We don’t care if you call it a grilled cheese, a cheese toastie, or even a croque monsieur, all we care about is how good it tastes! So, here are some of the best in the city…
Warning: only tackle the Corner Kitchen Café grilled cheese if you’re feeling very hungry! (we got a side of sweet potato fries that definitely weren’t needed). This brick of a sandwich is made with thick cut bread and filled with the gooiest mix of cheddar, mozzarella and Swiss cheese. Want a different take on the classic? Take down the Green Fiend, made with creamed spinach, artichoke and goat’s cheese, or go for the Genoa, with pesto chicken, tomatoes and mozzarella for a new twist ($88 each, with the option to add bacon for an additional $30).
Corner Kitchen Café, 226 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, www.cornerkitchencafe.com
If you’re looking for a classic take on the comfort food fave, this cool café is a great place to get your grilled cheese fix. Made with toasted milk bread, mozzarella and cheddar cheese, and complete with tomato soup for dipping ($100), pair with one of EG’s excellent coffees for an indulgent weekend treat (and make sure to save room for its famous ice cream sandwiches!).
A recent offering to the trendy coffee house’s menu, Winston’s new Quattro Cheese Toastie is definitely built for cheese fiends. Incorporating red Leicester, Swiss gruyere, Mozzarella di Buffala, and black cow cheddar, Winston’s also adds some spring onions to the mix, which is sandwiched between two thin slices of fresh sourdough bread.
Winston’s Coffee, Fu Kwok Building, 213 Queen’s Road West, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/winstonscoffeehk
The Diner’s cheesy delight has us utterly tempted with its addition of bourbon bacon jam. Yep. Bourbon. Bacon. Jam. Spread onto grilled sourdough with melted cheddar and Monterey jack cheese; this sandwich is what dreams are made of.
The Diner, G/F, 4-8 Arbuthnot Road, Central, Hong Kong, www.thediner.com.hk
Bread & Beast is serious when it comes to sandwiches, so we’re loving the addition of a grilled cheese to its menu. As part of its new afternoon set offering, B&B is serving up a grilled cheese toastie, with onion and bacon marmalade! Available from 3pm daily, we’re sure it’ll be a hit.
Bread & Beast, G/F 3 Swatow Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.breadandbeasthk.com
Morty’s NY style deli style sandwiches are a must try. We especially love its epic Rueben (see us tackle the 1kg challenge here!), so if you’re after the ultimate grilled cheese, this is the place to head. Made with a combination of sharp yellow and mild cheddar cheese on thick sliced white bread ($85), you can also add chicken, duck, turkey or tuna for an extra $25.
Morty’s, Jardine House, Shop 2-14, LG/F, 1 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong
Morty’s, 8-10 Wing Fung Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.mortys.hk
What better snack is there to go with an expertly made G&T than an epic grilled cheese? Head to Dr. Ferns Gin Parlour and let the doc rustle you up a sourdough grilled cheese, (made with three different cheeses!), promising to cure any ailment.
Dr. Ferns Gin Parlour, Shop B31A, First Basement Floor, Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, www.drfernshk.com
With a menu full of cheesy delights this 24/7 diner style resto is the place to go when hunger hits past midnight. The classic grilled cheese starts at just $39, with add-ons including bacon, fried egg, onions, turkey, mushrooms (the list is endless!).
The Flying Pan, G/F 9 Old Bailey Street, Central, Hong Kong,
The Flying Pan, 1F/L David House, 37-39 Lockhart Road, Enter on Fenwick, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.the-flying-pan.com
The famous speakeasy can be hard to find, but did you know that it also serves up one of the best grilled cheese sandwiches in the city? Expect some serious cheese pulls with 001’s gruyere grilled cheese, served with tomato soup. Just the kind of late-night food we’re interested in.
001, Graham Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/001