This is part three of a sequence of reviews from the Off the Walk market on Dalmeny Street. The last stop on this unholy trinity of stalls was at the compact scooter van of MacAttack, a specialist purveyor of macaroni cheese.
The stallholder was cooking up some collaborative endeavours with neighbouring stall the Bonnie Burrito when I first approached. The mac n cheese burrito looked liked an experiment worth pursuing.
Once returned to his compact kitchen set-up he set about assembling my dish (£5). He mentioned toppings and sauces and I just said go for it.
Things started with a cauldron of macaroni which was topped with things like bacon bits, paprika, a hybrid barbecue/teriyaki sauce, then topped with cheddar and blow-torched for a melty crust. It looked pretty mental as I tucked in.
It was a riot of flavour with good mac and cheesiness at its heart. It could have used a little more saucy cheese to make it an even messier treat but it was wickedly satisfying.
So overall, MacAttack rounded out an excellent visit to Off the Walk in fine style. They are making macaroni cheese that’s packed with fun, character and no little skill. Give them a go when next you’re in these parts and make sure to visit this outstanding market at your earliest convenience.