Alter Ego (Esplanade Mall)

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Shortrib Grilled Cheese

$16.00 · 46 Reviews

totally forgot i got the fish and chips too because this sandwich CHANGED. MY. LIFE.

Bread was done buttery with a good crunch, but we were disappointed with the amount of cheese this came with - Missed the oozy filling we had the last time 😔Would have liked better seasoned mushrooms too.

So so sinful and good. If you’re with another person it’s best to share two dishes so you don’t get too sick of what you’re eating 🤤 Plus they were conveniently already cut in half :-)

The bread was soft and buttery, coupled with melted cheese and the meat that was slightly sweet. This was good to share and eaten hot or else it would be soggy when it turns cold.

The Legendary Rendang Grilled Cheese (S$ 16++) at Alter Ego delivers on its name.

The rendang features distinct spicy and citrusy notes of galangal and lemongrass, which perfectly counterbalance the gooey fattiness of the abundant gruyère and taleggio cheese. All in between perfectly buttered slices of bread.

A handful of homemade achar, spicy pickles typical of Singapore, is served on the side, helping to cut through the fattiness of the massive sandwich with its acidity.

They top it all up with hefty milkshakes and S$5 craft beers all day, your only worry will be unbuckling your belt on your way home


There’s options of avocado poke (vegan), original shoyu tuna, spicy garlic sesame tuna, wasabi yuzu salmon, ginger miso salmon and gochujang aioli salmon.

Besides these treats, there’s other comfort food such as the rendang grilled cheese sandwich ($16); made from the head chef’s grandmother’s rendang recipe and stuffed into a grilled cheese sandwich. If you are there as a group, you can also order the skewers platters as you wind down after a long day at work.

Sharing is caring, and hence, now you get to enjoy a further 10% discount when you dine-in your meal at Alter Ego. All you have to do is flash this post to the service staff during payment. Offer ends 31 May 2019 and is only valid for ala-carte menu and happy hour promotions.
Alter Ego
Address: 8, Raffles Avenue, Unit 01-13D, Singapore 039802
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The recipe used was actually passed down from head chef’s nenek! Really rich, buttery and slightly greasy toasted bread filled with cheese and rendang. A great way to maximize your guilty pleasure. Would love to have more of the achar! .
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Get a 10% discount when you flash @foodgemsg Instagram post to any of the service staff. Offer ends on 31st May 2019. Valid for ala carte menu and Happy Hour Promotion, Dine-in only, not valid for PH, weekday set lunch and other promos and discounts. .
Where to dine?
Alter Ego
01-13D, Esplanade Mall, 8 Raffles Avenue, 039802
Thanks @desertingbeauty for the review

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Ok ok, I probably should. We tried their two Dester beers (both at $5/each!!!) and I preferred the quirkier Kwirk! It was floral, fruity without being too over-the-top. Very pleasant for a midday drink or with their rendand grilled cheese sandwich.


Grilled cheese sammies are something that Alter Ego has been knocking it out of the park with and this new rendang grilled cheese continues that trend! The moment I pulled the halves apart, the sheer weight of that rendang started stretching the cheese into this delicious web.

The rendang recipe was passed down from Alter Ego’s Head chef’s nenek and features the dry version of rendang, the spiciness of which goes great with the chewy cheese and crisp wich. It can get pretty heavy, but it comes with a delightfully zingy arh char on the side, and if that isn’t enough, go cray with their $5 beers!


The “Legendary Rendang Grilled Cheese” is my hands-down favourite amongst the new items on the menu.
There‘s no dumbing down of spiciness in the beef rendang that’s cooked with a rempah based on the Head Chef’s nenek’s (grandmother) recipe. So what you get is a grilled sandwich stuffed with aromatic, rich-tasting, chilli-hot shredded meat melded with loads of ooey-gooey melted cheese.
I’d suggest sharing it as it can be very filling.