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Luscious, low key, luxe – the Lobster Roll is making waves in Singapore as the go-to treat! Native to New England, it has since made its name around the world, thanks to different renditions from several restaurants that have made this a well loved classic. We can totally see why — a buttered brioche filled with fresh, succulent chunks of lobster embraced with creamy mayo – definitely a dance on the tastebuds…
Chunky Lobsters is a Singaporean owned business and their aim is to bring fresh, affordable seafood to Singapore. With Chunky Lobster’s own renditions of the classic Lobster Roll, you are bound to find something you’ll like on their menu. For the first timers, we’d recommend getting their Original Lobster — huge chunks of succulent lobster coated in a rich sauce consisting of butter, mayonnaise and their very own herb blend.
The true Chunky experience means getting the Medium ($24.50) or Large ($31) rolls. The Lobster Rolls also come in your favourite flavours like salted egg and mentaiko. The crab and prawn lovers are also in luck! Check out their crab and prawn rolls, also available in a variety of flavours.
200 Victoria Street
Burger & Lobster
Burger & Lobster is the restaurant that injected new life into the classic lobster roll — proven by the never-ending queues at their London outpost. They have since grown with locations all over the world including New York, Dubai, Bangkok, Malaysia, Kuwait, and of course, Singapore.
Get the Original Roll — it’s the classic version with huge chunks of fresh lobster meat tossed in Japanese mayo, stuffed in their signature toasted brioche roll. It is served with a side of fries and house salad. Considering the fresh, premium ingredients used, it will definitely be a $40 well-spent.
This 2017 vintage Etna Bianco from Giovanni Rosso matches perfectly with the lobster roll from Burger & Lobster. The intense minerality of this bottle brings out the sweet, delicate and salty flavours from fresh lobsters while also harmonising the taste of the mayonnaise and brioche roll.
Burger & Lobster
328 North Bridge Rd
Hailing all the way from the Big Apple, Luke’s Lobster have had their fair share of loyal fans even before they made their way to our sunny island.
Their Maine-style lobster rolls are served on a toasted and buttered split-top bun with chunks of lobster meat tossed with kisses of light mayo, lemon butter and their secret spice blend. Featuring 4-ounces of tender lobster meat at only $25.50, each bite is sheer pleasure!
We’d recommend the 2017 vintage by Peter Jakob Kuhn Rheinschiefer. This bottle of Riesling pairs perfectly with seafood — especially this lobster roll from Luke’s Lobster. The fresh acidity and dry finish balances out the innate flavours of the lightly seasoned lobster meat.
Pince & Pints
The pioneer restaurant that brought the lobster roll to Singapore a few years back, their rendition is inspired by Burger & Lobster, London when one of the founders was awed by his dining experience.
Tuck into their signature Classic Lobster Roll — toasted, buttered fluffy brioche roll served with sides of Chef’s Salad, Straight-Cut Fries and fragrant garlic butter sauce. Feeling adventurous? Their Nonya Chilli Lobster Roll pays homage to our local Peranakan culture. Or top up an additional $10 to experience a luxurious Truffle Lobster Roll served with freshly shaved truffle, caviar and truffle butter sauce.
Pair your scrumptious lobster roll with a glass of Waipara West Chardonnay N Block 2016. Upon the first sip, hints of fruit and minerals abound. Intensity comes in through the mid palate with a finish that lingers well even after the wine is gone.This white wine is a good accompaniment to salty foods like cheese, charcuterie and fresh seafood.
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