Sherman's Food Adventures: Reel Mac and Cheese

Reel Mac and Cheese

Of all the things to eat in the world, my son's favourite food is Mac n' Cheese.  And we're not talking about lobster mac n' cheese here, just the plain classic type.  In fact, he's been known to do Kraft Dinner for consecutive meals regularly.  Alas, I want to open his eyes to other delicious eats in the world, but if he insists on Mac n' Cheese, then so be it.  I'll just have to expose him to "better" versions.  Thus, I paid one of the newer food carts, Reel Mac and Cheese, in town in search for the good stuff.

On my first visit, I decided to start with the standard, being The Main Event consisting of a 5 cheese blend with butter, whole milk and spices topped with either crispy or caramelized onions. I thought that the macaroni was firm enough while there was just enough sauce clinging to each piece of pasta.  The flavours were mild while the textures were creamy and rich.  For me, I probably could've done with a bit more sharpness.  As for the crispy onions, they were more like crisps (with not much onion flavour) where they added a nice crunch.  I also tried Slumdog Millionaire which was appropriately laced with mild curry and peas.  There was definitely enough curry to make an impact and it was indeed mild.  Personally, I would've liked more spice (but that's just me).

I had to return a second time because they had ran out of the Run Fat Boy Run the first time.  These fried balls of mac n' cheese were quite "hashbrown-like" on the outside with a light crispiness and creamy on the inside.  They were greasy as expected, but my son absolutely loved them.  Enough said.  As a whole, I think Reel Mac n' Cheese does a good job with their product (definitely better than other mac n' cheese joints in the city).  Nothing ground-breaking, but not bad nonetheless.

The Good:
- Not too saucy
- Firm pasta
- Great people

The Bad:
- A bit pricey (but in-line with most other food carts)
- Sauce is cheesy but could use more impact

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