I’m a bit slow when it comes to chasing after the latest food craze. Half the time I don’t even know what might be trending until I read someone else’s blog. I like to visit places no longer showing on everyone’s Instagram account. Then I will know it myself whether these places are worth telling my readers and friends.
Now onto lobster rolls. There was one time everyone in the media kept talking about buttered bread rolls with marinated lobster chunks. There were so many guides online but honestly there are only so few establishments that serves up lobster sandwiches. If you ask me, I only there’s only one or two places I would deem the cream of the crop.
I don’t think my BFF nor I will consider Platypus Lobster Shack to be our best. She loves the one at Fullerton Hotel while I prefer mine at Duxton Hill. We did lament about how boring and dry the bread tasted and wishing it was a little more bigger in size. I finished mine in like three or four bites and I only got full from munching on truffles chips that came with each set. But I cannot deny this seafood restaurant at Chinatown Square near Telok Ayer Street has some of the more creative variations for lobster fanatic to pick from.
Reasonably price at $19.90 for almost one flown-in from boston lobster but I would recommend going for the set ($22.90) which comes with truffles chips. Skip the salad unless you’re bored and waiting for your dining partner to finish up the meal.
Since it was just me and her, we only tried two. The Traditional with roasted garlic and chives tossed in homemade mayo and sea salt while The Modern that I had, came with chillies, garlic and parmigiano cheese with hollandaise dressing and lemons. Honestly? I think if we were in the our celebratory mood, we might have gone for something more funky like Red Miso & sesame or the more spicier ones in the menu.
Apparently you can add on ingredients like extra cheese and sustainable cavier on your roll but that’s a bit of a overkill in my opinion. I am quite a big eater myself so one lobster roll will never satisfy me but we were just eating for the fun of it.
I read somewhere sometime ago that their bugis outlet has started offering limited selection of it too. So one don’t really need to travel all the way down Chinatown Square but with Telok Ayer MRT Station now open, it not so inconvenient to walk anymore.
The type of mains seemed to be rather limiting compared to the number of sandwich versions on their menu. I heard a lot about the Crustacean Bowl or as I like to think of it as a rather unique chirashi don with urchin roe, butter-poached lobster, caviar, char-grilled cheddar cheese and rice. I shall give that a try some other time.
In the meantime, one should frequent Chinatown Square at night. It’s quite a romantic place for a dinner walk~
China Square, Nankin Row #01-31
3 Pickering Street, Singapore 048660
Tel: +65 6438 7961
5.30pm to 10.00pm (Mondays to Thursdays)
5.30pm to 11pm (Fridays & Saturdays)
Closed on Sundays