What your favourite trendy cheese dish says about you

What your love (or hatred) for cheese tarts, cheese barbecue, and cheese tea indicates about your personality

What your favourite Instagrammable cheese dish says about you
What your favourite Instagrammable cheese dish says about you
07 Aug 2017

What your favourite Instagrammable cheese dish says about you

In between the launch of LiHo’s Cheese Tea and the arrival of Pablo Cheese Tart (officially opening today in Wisma Atria), it’s clear that cheese is Singapore’s food fad du jour. Despite the long queues for Pablo, BAKE, and its ilk, however, the popularity of trendy cheese-based foods has proven divisive amongst foodies. While cheese purists insist that it belongs on toast, NOT tea, and certainly NOT frozen in a tart, adventurous eaters are eager to dump (or infuse) cheese on everything from gyozas to churros and even ice cream. So where do you fall on the spectrum? Here’s what your favourite #trending cheesy food says about you.

Photos: Pablo Cheese Tart Singapore, Instagram/@swinippets 

Cheese Tarts
Cheese Tarts
07 Aug 2017

Cheese Tarts

You’re tough on the outside, but a big ‘ol softy on the inside. Once people get past your crusty exterior, they’ll find that you’re overwhelmingly warm and sweet; so much, that without your famously sturdy shell, you’d totally fall apart. When it comes to romance, you need someone who embraces both sides of you, who loves your gooey interior but who appreciates the texture of your outer self.

Try:
Pablo Cheese Tart, located in Wisma Atria, $15 for a full sized tart, $3.50 for mini tarts. Each customer can buy only two 15cm tarts and two boxes of six mini tarts. These cheese tarts are slightly less sweet than BAKE’s, so try your luck with the queue to see which one you prefer. 

Cheese ice cream and smoothies
Cheese ice cream and smoothies
07 Aug 2017

Cheese ice cream and smoothies

Not only are your jokes cheesy, but they’re extremely cold. You are #dadjoke personified. Every pun that escapes your lips leaves people in disbelief at your ability to not only conjure such a thing, but to present it as if it were funny. But your efforts to crack a joke are so sincere, that people can’t help but laugh – not out of pity, but out of delight at your guilelessness (a rare thing in the world nowadays).

Try:
Pablo Original Cheese soft serve, $3.50. Yeah, it sounds kind of strange, but so did the Nasi Lemak burger, and look what happened there.
Pablo Classic Cheese Tart smoothie, $7.80

 

Cheese Tea
Cheese Tea
07 Aug 2017

Cheese Tea

First impressions aren’t your strong suit, but it’s not your fault that you sound a little weird on paper and have replaced a much beloved predecessor. Maybe your new girlfriend’s family is a little cold, given how much they adored The Ex. Or maybe you’ve been given a team who doubts that anyone can lead as well as their ex-boss. Whatever the reason, you’re the kind of person everyone expects to hate, but ends up loving – or at least giving the benefit of a doubt, thanks to your good reputation. Just hang in there! Eventually people will stop comparing you to whoever you replaced, and appreciate you for who you are.

Try:
LiHo Cheese Tea, $4.10 - $5.10, which comes in five different flavours. We recommend the Cheese Guan Yin or the Cheese Jing Syuan – the fragrance of the tea, mired with the saltiness of the froth, makes for a refreshing, surprisingly addictive concoction. 

Photo: Instagram/@rainraineeataway, via LiHo Facebook Page

Cheese Gyoza
Cheese Gyoza
07 Aug 2017

Cheese Gyoza

Well, aren’t you the rebel. You love breaking the rules and bucking tradition. That’s not to say you shirk traditions entirely; rather, you enjoy marrying tradition with modernity to create something that is familiar, yet defies expectations. Your parents can always count on you to show up to reunion dinners wearing a cheongsam with combat boots and a bomber jacket, while your friends marvel at your ability to stomach things like ikan bilis ice cream and rojak cocktails.

Try:
Cheese Gyoza at Gyoza-Ya, $5.80++ for five pieces. These ain’t your grandfather’s dumplings!

Photo: Gyoza-Ya

Cheese Raclette
Cheese Raclette
07 Aug 2017

Cheese Raclette

You are the embodiment of “extra”. You've not only got a flair for the dramatic, but you pour your whole life into anything you undertake, be it a challenging project at work, a quirky new hobby, or into your friendships. Others may question your generous nature, but you love doing more than what is expected; just beware of falling into the hands of emotional leeches, lest you end up like the titular character in The Giving Tree.

Try:
Wine Connection Cheese Bar Cheese Raclette Set, $39++ per pax, with a minimum of two sharing. (Now this is what we call Instagram-worthy – nothing says “food porn” like a giant slab of cheese melting over your plates.) 

Photo: Instagram/@drak0malfoy

Hipster-fied mac and cheese
Hipster-fied mac and cheese
07 Aug 2017

Hipster-fied mac and cheese

You might have started out as a forgettable nobody, an average neighbourhood kid at best, but now that you’ve embellished yourself with a dinosaur tattoo sleeve, oversized clear frames, black scuffed-up Converse shoes, and a Shakespeare & Company tote bag filled with Kinfolk magazines, you’re certifiably cool. Or so you think. People may call you pretentious, but at least it beats being basic.

Try:
Latteria Mozzarella Bar’s quattro formaggi Mac & Cheese, $28, which is served in a pumpkin for peak Instagrammability. And er, flavour. 

Photo: Latteria 

Cheesy barbecue
Cheesy barbecue
07 Aug 2017

Cheesy barbecue

Few things are more stereotypically masculine than a barbecue. We get it; you’re a carnivore and you’re constantly down with the meat sweats. But you’re also a totally romantic cheeseball: you cried while watching Beauty and the Beast and you love doing corny things like writing “I <3  you” in the mirror after it fogs up. On the surface, your cheesy ways and testosterone-laden appearance can seem a little incongruous, but all it takes is one personal encounter for people to love both sides of you.

Try:
Cheese Story Mookata Buffet, $29.90 to $32.90 per adult ($15.90 per pax for children)
Nanta BBQ, Cheese Deng-Galbi ($50++)

Photo: Instagram/@swinippets, Instagram/@jesssoolio 

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