Craving for this traditional New England dish? Sink your teeth into the freshest, tastiest, and most succulent lobster rolls in Singapore
It’s no secret that we cannot live without seafood: sushi; crab; fish head curry; and let’s not forget, Singapore’s world-famous chilli crab. While these timeless dishes hold a special place in our hearts (and our stomachs), the seafood sensation that has been holding us captive is the lobster roll. Generous chunks of juicy Maine lobster served on a piping hot buttered bun? Yes, yes, yes. Here’s where to have the best lobster rolls in Singapore.
The curated menu at Clifford Pier is an elegant mix of local favourites and international classics – and amongst them is a moderately priced lobster roll ($32). Unsurprisingly, we love every last bite of it: a perfectly prepared butter poached lobster served with a delicate touch of mayo and a side of truffle fries – proving that in this case, that less is indeed more.
Clifford Pier, The Fullerton Bay Hotel, 80 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049326, p. 6597 5266. Open (lunch) Mon-Fri 12-230pm, (dinner) 630-10pm, (supper) Sun-Thu 10pm-12am, Fri & Sat 10pm-1am.
The Naked Finn
A hidden gem tucked away in Gillman Barracks, The Naked Finn is a no-frills grill that serves up pure, unpretentious, and unadulterated seafood. And their lobster roll is just that: a hearty American classic with 90 grams of lobster meat tossed in homemade mayonnaise or crème fraîche, served warm with a side of straight cut fries.
The Naked Finn, 39 Malan Road, p. 6694 0807. Open (lunch) Mon-Sat: 12-3pm, (dinner) Mon-Thu 6-10pm, Fri-Sat 6-1030pm. Closed on Sun.
Pints & Pints
Lobster is only thing on the menu at Pince & Pints – in grilled, steamed or chilli lobster forms – and the star of show is undoubtedly the lobster roll ($58). Packed with generous servings of lobster meat with a side of mesclun salad, fries, and garlic aioli sauce, this bad boy is packed with flavour and certainly won’t disappoint.
Truffle lovers, here’s another cause to celebrate: also available is the truffle lobster roll ($68), a showstopper with hearty lobster chunks seared in butter and homemade truffle sauce, then topped with freshly shaven truffles and truffle caviar. Talk about a match made in lobster heaven.
Pince & Pints, 32 Duxton Road, Singapore 089496, p. 6225 7558. Open Mon-Fri 5-11pm, Sat 12-11pm.
Luke’s Oyster Bar & Chophouse
Oysters and steaks aren’t the only thing Luke’s is famed for. This Gemmil lane stalwart serves up decadent lobster sliders on a warm, butter-toasted brioche bun along with a portion of fries. At $24, it’s one of the cheapest rolls on the list, but oh, is it divine!
Luke’s, 22 Gemmill Lane, Singapore 069256. p. 6221 4468. Open Mon-Sat 12pm-12am. Closed on Sun.
The Market Grill
Steaks may be the main attraction at this old-school diner-style establishment, but The Market Grill’s lobster roll ($48) is one not to be missed. It is definitely one of the more generous rolls we’ve found around Singapore – and beautifully seasoned too, with an herbed mayo-pommery mustard dressing that perfectly complemented the sweet, succulent lobster filling.
The Market Grill, 208 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068642, p. 6221 3323. Open Mon-Sat 1130am-230pm, 6-10pm. Closed on Sun.
Tanjong Beach Club
For a luxurious carb-y hit after a day of sun, sand, and surf, opt for Tanjong Beach Club’s lobster bun. The breezy, coastal resto does up a mighty fine lobster roll dressed with lime mayo and avocado for $38. As an added bonus, you’ll be treated to a stellar sunset view while you dine.
Tanjong Beach Club, 120 Tanjong Beach Walk, Sentosa, Singapore 098942. Open Tue-Fri 11am-10pm, Sat-Sun 10am-11pm. Closed on Mon.
Dining at Dancing Crab is no tidy affair. So if you’d rather skip the mess and head straight for the good (and more manageable) stuff, their lobster roll ($29.90) is the way to go. They may be petite but they certainly pack a punch: 100 grams of lobster claw tossed in a paprika-spiked béarnaise sauce and served with Cajun fries, purple cabbage slaw, and pickles for that extra kick. We like.