Showing posts with label Lobster Roll. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lobster Roll. Show all posts

Sunday, February 11, 2024

Surrey Hills Grocer @ Raffles City - Indulge in Limited-Time Menu for a Hearty Chinese New Year Feast


This February, Surrey Hills Grocer at Raffles City has 2 gastronomic collaborations going on - with British pop artist Philip Colbert till 18 February 2024, as well as with a local home-based chef Kenneth Loh, widely known as "Chef Ken", till 27 February 2024.

Philip Colbert Lobster Roll 4.5/5

Philip Colbert x Surrey Hills collaboration - Philip Colbert is a Scottish-born British artist with a global following for his distinctive cartoon lobster persona. Surrey Hills Grocer drew inspiration from Philip's artwork to celebrate his inaugural large-scale solo exhibition in Singapore from 6 January to 3 March 2024 and launched an exclusive "Philip Colbert Lobster Roll" ($42). The brioche bun was soft and buttery, loaded with chunks of fresh Canadian lobster meats that were creamy with Surrey Hills Grocer's special lobster dressing. I like the slight tang in the dressing. Accompanying the roll was some lightly spiced zucchini fries coated with parmesan cheese.

Golden Nectar

Surrey Hill Grocer has also launched 2 festive drink options for this Chinese New Year celebration. One of which is "Golden Nectar" ($25), a concoction of Kiku-Masamune white peach liqueur, white wine, orange juice, and cranberry juice, complete with a slice of Medallion bakkwa.

Kyoto Style Miso Pork Rib 5/5

The Surrey Hills Grocer x Chef Ken collaboration menu features Festive Flavours of Chef Ken's three new savoury dishes. Inspired by his recent trip to Kyoto, the "Kyoto Style Miso Pork Rib" ($32) is almost like a feast served on a single plate - slow-braised miso pork ribs and daikon piled over scrambled eggs that blanketed over Niigata rice, which is wholesome with edamame and charred onions. Notably recognised for his Taiwanese braised pork rice bowl, his culinary mastery over pork is also showcased in this dish. The fork-tender pork was tantalising with the flavours of the miso sauce, which also provided a mouthwatering gravy for the homely omu rice.

Seafood Udon in Crab Broth 4/5

Seafood Udon in Crab Broth ($42) comes luxurious with fresh local farmed mussels, sea prawns, seared Hokkaido scallops, chikuwa, and wakame seaweed. The milky crab broth had a good depth of crustacean flavour, accentuated with savoury sea grapes. I reckon a thinner udon would better suit the broth.

Spicy Basil Lala Capellini 4.8/5

Spicy Basil Lala Capellini ($28) is a well-executed dish that surprises with a harmonic blend of East and West ingredients. The al dente capellini carried the delightful aromatic blend of aged hua tiao wine, garlic, clam stock, chilli, and basil.

Seafood Shashuka 3/5

If you are here for a celebratory brunch, spruce up your meal with one of their regular items - a hearty Seafood Shashuka ($42). Loaded with flavourful beef sausages, potatoes, oozy eggs, and seafood, I loved how robust and heady the gravy was. While the seafood didn't necessarily elevate the shakshuka experience, it did amp up the luxe factor for a Chinese New Year Feast.


If you still have room for something sweeter, ⁠Banana Bread ($18) will provide a little comforting, sweet ending to your meal.

Photos and words by Si An. A girl who is allured by travelling, loves the feel of freedom, smell of the rain and the aroma of fine coffee and food. Note: This is an invited tasting.

Surrey Hills Grocer
Raffles City
252 North Bridge Road
Singapore 179103
Tel: +65 83321024
Nearest MRT: City Hall (EW, NS Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 10am - 10pm

1) Alight at City Hall MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk to destination. Journey time about 3 minutes. [Map]

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Gourmet Park @ Resorts World Sentosa - Gourmet Food Truck Park Featuring Exciting Michelin-Starred Names


Gourmet Park is conveniently located just outside the main entrance of Universal Studios Singapore in Resorts World Sentosa.


This innovative food truck park concept was created to offer visitors, whether tourists or locals, a carefully curated selection of emerging food brands and Michelin-starred cuisine to savour.


The food trucks are lined on the circumference, each serving their usual signatures and/or dishes specially prepared only to be enjoyed at the park.


Other notable park highlights include the alfresco dining area, live DJ sets on weekend evenings, the intentional inclusion of vegetarian options at three trucks, and free entry for all.

Blue Lotus - Signature Chilli Pomelo Crab Meat Rice Bowl 4/5

Blue Lotus is most known for its modern Chinese creations. The first we had from them was their Signature Chilli Pomelo Crab Meat Rice Bowl ($19). Although a tad pricey, it was great to enjoy the crab meat without needing to peel, and we particularly enjoyed the heat and variety of spices packed in its chilli crab sauce.

Blue Lotus - Five Spices "Lu Rou" Kurobuta Pork Belly Rice Bowl 3.8/5

The second dish, the Five Spices "Lu Rou" Kurobuta Pork Belly Rice Bowl ($17), was decent, with chunky and well-braised pork belly on white rice.

The Kathi Roll Co - Butter Chicken Roll 4/5

At The Kathi Roll Co, dig into their range of Indian street food consisting of wraps, rolls and bowls. Our Butter Chicken Roll ($18) came with nicely spiced and tender chicken chunks, but we also found it quite pricey.

Kotuwa - Chicken Kottu 4.5/5

Kotuwa is a Michelin-starred name that focuses on traditional Sri Lankan cuisine. It was a unanimous nod of approval from all of us for their Chicken Kottu ($16). This elevated rendition of a Sri Lankan street classic features a mix of chopped roti, vegetables, chicken and a curry-like gravy. It was hearty with the perfect spice, richness and textures.

Chun Noodle Bar - Truffle Char Siu Noodle 4/5

The wanton noodles from Chun Noodle Bar are available in various renditions. We had the Truffle Char Siu Noodle ($13) that had egg noodles tossed in their housemade sauce, tender Iberico char siew and wantons.

Lavi Taco - Pulled Mushroom Taco 4.2/5

If you want a vegetarian option, check out Lavi Taco's Pulled Mushroom Taco (3 for $20 / 2 for $26). The tacos were generously filled with its well-textured mushroom filling, so much so that one of my dining companions didn't realise it was vegetarian till the end!

Luke’s Lobster - Lobster Roll 4/5

Luke's Lober's Lobster Roll ($27.60) uses lobsters from Maine, USA. Most would be familiar with them and their buttered rolls stuffed with your choice of lightly seasoned seafood.

QUEIC & Olivia Market - Olivia Cheesecake 4.8/5

Moving to desserts, I was so excited to spot QUEIC & Olivia Market's truck as they made my favourite cheesecakes! The prized Olivia Cheesecake ($14) has this amazingly oozy filling made of cream cheese and blue cheese, sat on a crunchy almond sable crust. It is so intense yet so well-balanced. I highly recommend this to all cheese lovers.

Spank My Dough - Artisanal Brioche Doughnuts 4.2/5

Grab more desserts from Spank My Dough, which specialises in Artisanal Brioche Doughnuts ($4.50 - $6.80/piece) produced in small batches daily and with piped fillings. The fluffy bombolonis are available in various flavours, including Vanilla Bean, Raspberry Cheesecake, Pistachio Cream, Blueberry Lavender Lemon and more.

With the wide variety of cuisine available here, there is something for everyone. Other brands not featured here include Blue Smoke, Coolhaus, Dickson Nasi Lemak, JAMBA, Mad Roaster, Quattro Pizza and Seafood Bar by Bleu.

Photos and words by Jo. A girl who loves her Mala (麻辣) at Da La (大辣), discovering hidden food gems and a good cup of matcha latte. Note: This is an invited tasting.

Gourmet Park
Resorts World Sentosa
The Bull Ring
8 Sentosa Gateway
Singapore 098269
Nearest MRT: Harbourfront MRT (CC, NE Line)

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 11am - 8pm
Sat-Sun: 11am - 9pm

1) Alight at Harbour Front MRT station. Exit station to Vivocity Shopping Mall. Go to Sentosa Express Station at Level 3 of Vivocity. Take Sentosa Express Train to Resorts World station. Alight at Resorts World station. Walk to destination. Jourrney time about 10 mins

Monday, February 8, 2021

Burger & Lobster @ Raffles Hotel Singapore - Rekindle Your Romance This Valentine's Day With Exclusive Course Menu


This Valentine's Day, treat you and your loved one with an exclusive three-course sharing menu at Burger & Lobster, their Raffles Hotel Singapore restaurant. Available from 11 to 15 February 2021, their Valentines Menu is available at $138 for two (excluding drinks).

Pan Seared Scallops 4/5

To start the meal, we had the Pan Seared Scallops, which features plump and juicy pan-seared scallops, served with grilled asparagus, pine nuts and salad. The dish is decorated with baby radish and edible flowers.

Smoked Beetroot Salad 3.8/5

The Smoked Beetroot Salad is a vegetarian alternative of the Pan Seared Scallops, replacing the scallops with slices of juicy smoked beetroot.

The Burger & Lobster Combo 4.5/5

For the main, we tried the Burger & Lobster Combo, which consists of the Signature Mayfair Burger and half a 1.5lbs lobster (available either steamed or grilled). Done medium rare, the thick Nebraskan beef patty is exceptionally tender and juicy with rich beefy goodness. The wild Atlantic lobster is also equally good with its fresh lobster meat.

The Lobster Combo 4.5/5

Our favourite is the Lobster Combo, which comes with an Original Lobster Roll and half a 1.5lbs lobster. The lobster roll comes in a toasted brioche bun that is incredibly soft and buttery and stuffed generously with chunks of chilled lobster meat dressed in creamy Japanese mayonnaise. Slather the side serving of B&L's Lemon Garlic Butter sauce all over the roll for the ultimate indulgence.

The Wholesome Combo 3.8/5

A vegetarian alternative to the burger & lobster combo is the Wholesome Combo, which comes in a chickpea patty burger and eggplant bacon for the vegan burger, and a side of baked quinoa cake which is made from mushrooms spinach, and peas.

Chocolate, Banana & Raspberry 4/5

Round off the course meal with an indulgent dessert. The Chocolate, Banana & Raspberry features a rich flowy chocolate lava cake, served with crispy banana fritters, and drizzled with salted caramel and raspberry puree.


Photos and words by Crystal. A girl who likes to eat, photograph, and write about food, and dreams about travelling around the world one day. Note: This is an invited tasting.

Burger & Lobster
Raffles Hotel Singapore
Raffles Arcade
328 North Bridge Road
Singapore 188719
Nearest MRT: City Hall (EW Line, NS Line)

Opening Hours:
Sun-Wed: 11am - 11pm
Thu-Sat: 11am - 12midnight

1) Alight at City Hall MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk to the junction of Bras Basah Road and North Bridge Road. Cross the road. Walk down North Bridge Road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Burger & Lobster @ Jewel Changi Airport - London's Famous Lobster Roll And Festive Limited Edition Menu Items


Opening its doors at Jewel Changi Airport over a year ago, Burger & Lobster is nestled on the topmost floor of Jewel, Canopy Park. Diners are treated to the spectacular views of the HSBC Rain Vortex and lush Shiseido Forest Valley while indulging in luxurious Atlantic lobsters, outlet's exclusive sambal glazed lobster, and prime beef burgers.

B&L Sling 4/5, PG-13 3.8/5

For drinks, we had the refreshing B&L Sling ($16) one of their signature cocktails, as well as the PG-13 mocktail ($9), a non-alcoholic option but no less satisfying with grapefruit, lime, grenadine and tonic.

Pan-Fried King Prawns 4/5

To start off the meal, we had their Pan-Fried King Prawns (3pcs/$13). Served in a smoked paprika and garlic butter sauce, the prawns were tender and juicy.

Original Lobster Roll 4.5/5

We had their signature Original Lobster Roll ($34) paired with crispy fries and salad, which comes with generous chunks of fresh lobster meat dressed in Japanese mayo and lemon, sandwiched in between a soft and buttery toasted brioche roll. Drizzle the accompanying lemon and garlic butter sauce to amp up the fresh lobster flavours.

Lobster Laksa 4.2/5

Locally inspired dish, the Lobster Laksa ($67 for whole lobster) features wild-caught fresh lobsters cooked in an aromatic coconut sauce. The broth was fragrant, with a mild spicy kick, while the lobster meat was fresh and tender. Served with rice noodles bean sprouts and tofu.

The Venison Burger 4/5

The Venison Burger ($25) is the limited-edition festive burger introduced for this year's coming Christmas. It comes with a thick and succulent venison mushroom patty served on sesame brioche bun with brie, balsamic mayo, a sweet cranberry balsamic compote and crispy bacon for a mix of textures and flavours that complement one another well.

Bread Pudding 3.5/5

To round off the meal, we also had their festive dessert, Bread Pudding which features soft and fluffy bread drizzled with chocolate sauce.

Photos and words by Crystal. A girl who likes to eat, photograph, and write about food and dreams about travelling around the world one day. Note: This is an invited tasting.

Burger & Lobster
Jewel Changi Airport
78 Airport Boulevard
Singapore 819663
Nearest MRT: Changi Airport (EW Line)

Opening Hours:
Sun-Thu: 10am - 12midnight
Sat-Sun, PH: 9am - 1am

Alight at Changi Airport MRT station. Take Exit A or B. Walk to the link bridge to Jewel. Walk to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]

Monday, September 21, 2020

Luke's Lobster @ Isetan Scotts - Marks The Brand's First Foray Into Southeast Asia


The long wait for New York-based restaurant - Luke's Lobster, famed worldwide for its Maine-style lobster rolls is finally over with it anticipated opening in Isetan Scotts Singapore on 23 September 2020, 1pm. It will be the brand's first foray into Southeast Asia.

Lobster Roll 4/5

For a start, Luke's Lobster is offering 3 different rolls on the menu - Lobster Roll ($25.50), Crab Roll ($23.50) and Shrimp Roll ($21.50). I have not tried their rolls before; hence I could not compare whether it tastes the same as the other overseas outlets. Checking with my friends that had tried their rolls before, the feedback is it tastes the same.

Crab Roll 4.2/5

The rolls come with seafood served chilled atop a buttered, griddled split-top bun with a swipe of mayo, a dash of lemon butter and a sprinkle of the brand's secret seasoning. If I compare it to Burger & Lobster, I find the bun is less buttery and oily. The texture is crispier, more like a toasty. I am not saying it is not good. I enjoyed it. It is up to the individual, just like how different people like their burger.

Shrimp Roll 3/5

Among the 3 rolls, surprisingly my favourite goes to the Crab Roll. I enjoyed how the sweetness of the crab meat coming through the buttery bun. Followed by the Lobster Roll. As for the shrimp, I didn't quite enjoy it there is still saltiness to it like it has been soaked in saltwater.


For those that can't decide what to get, you can go for Luke's Trio ($33.50) which consists of half portion each of the three rolls. A sample platter for you to decide which you really like and you can get the full portion in your next visit. To complete the meal, you can add either the Clam Chowder Soup ($11.50) or Lobster Bisque ($12.90).


To be launch at a later date is the Grilled Cheese Toast with either Lobster or Crab meat. It has a crispier bite compare to the roll. Some of us felt that the strongly flavoured cheese used kind of covers the sweetness of the lobster meat. It fares better with crab meat toasty though as it is sweeter.


To avoid snaking queue for its opening on 23 September 2020 at 1pm, you can pre-order online for takeaway through from 17 September 2020, 12pm. The restaurant will also be rolling out island-wide delivery and third-party food delivery aggregators in phrases.

Note: This is an invited tasting.

Luke's Lobster
Isetan Scotts, Shaw House
350 Orchard Road
Singapore 238868
Tel: +65 65927642
Nearest MRT: Orchard (NS Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 10am - 9pm

1) Alight at Orchard MRT station. Take Exit A. Take the underpass to Isetan Scotts. Journey time around 5 minutes. [Map]

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Dine At Home During Circuit Breaker - Burger & Lobster Singapore


Around a year or so ago, the F&B scene was full of excitement when Burger & Lobster landed in Singapore. Fans of the lobster roll and burgers need not fly all the way to London to enjoy the food anymore. In fact, with the COVID-19 pandemic and circuit breaker period, you can enjoy them in the comfort of your home now.

Original Lobster Roll

The takeaway and delivery menu has a couple of different lobster rolls in it. However, I still prefer the Original Lobster Roll, which comes with chilled chunks of lobster meat tossed in their signature lemon mayo served alongside B&L's famous lemon and garlic butter.

Kale & Quinoa Lobster Salad

I am not really a salad person but the Kale & Quinoa Lobster Salad is one that I have enjoyed. I enjoyed the different textural bites from the quinoa, fig, cranberry and walnuts complemented by the balsamic dressing. It also comes with succulent lobster meat and shavings of radish.

Miso Burger

As the name of the restaurant suggests, Burger & Lobster is not just all about lobster. Its burgers are as good too. I decided to order the Miso Burger, which I enjoyed. It comes with a Nebraskan beef patty glazed with spicy miso, topped with provolone cheese and served on their signature brioche bun with a lightly spiced guacamole, kale, red chilli flakes and onion.

B&L Claw and B&L Tri-Tip Bottle Beer

With all the drinking holes closed during the circuit breaker period, you can order bottled craft beers to be delivered to your home too.

Takeaway and island-wide delivery are available. To order visit

Burger & Lobster
Jewel Changi Airport
78 Airport Boulevard
Singapore 819663
Nearest MRT: Changi Airport (EW Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 9am - 3am

Alight at Changi Airport MRT station. Take Exit A or B. Walk to the link bridge to Jewel. Walk to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Burger & Lobster @ Raffles Hotel Singapore - Second Outlet With Wider Selection Of Lobsters, Burgers and Cocktails


Following the successful opening of Burger & Lobster at Jewel Changi Airport, it opens a second outlet at Raffles Hotel Singapore, situated at the newly reopened Raffles Arcade. The space is three times larger than the Jewel outlet with a wider selection of lobsters, burgers and cocktails. It also has an outdoor bar and an eclectic fresh seafood counter. Another great news is that guests can make reservations at the new restaurant via their website, unlike Jewel outlet whereby reservation is not allowed.

"BBQ" Whiskey Sour 4.2/5

From the bar, we started with some pre-dinner drinks. I had the "BBQ" Whiskey Sour ($22++)  which is a concoction of Wild Turkey 101 bourbon, lemon, sugar, charred lapsang souchong and egg white. It is an easy drink to kick start dinner with a hint of smokiness.

Fresh Seafood Platter 4.5/5

Great for sharing is the Fresh Seafood Platter (Medium $240++). The huge platter comes with freshly shucked oysters, half a lobster, chilled Dutch mussels, king crab legs, Vietnamese tiger prawns and octopus. All served on a bed of ice with samphire, mignonette dressing, chilli and coriander dip and fresh lemon.

Lobster Rosti 4.2/5

The Lobster Rosti ($18++) makes a perfect brunch item with its slightly crispy exterior topped with gently spiced guacamole, succulent lobster meat, red chilli and fresh lime.

Kale & Quinoa Salad 4/5

For a healthy luxury salad, one can go for the Kale & Quinoa Salad ($65++). The kale comes with quinoa avocado, dried fig, cranberry and roasted walnuts. Not to forget the bouncy texture of the lobster tail and claws. Holding all these together is the balsamic dressing, which gives the salad the needed sweetness and acidity.

Marinated Octopus 4.2/5

A dish that I would order in my return is the Marinated Octopus ($16++). Lightly pan-fried, the octopus is dressed in lemon, parsley, garlic and olive oil. Instead of char-grilled, which gives the octopus a hint of bitterness, the execution preserved the natural flavour of the octopus with a tender, bouncy texture. Give the lime a squeeze to perk up the taste profile.

Uni, Lobster and Caviar Roll 3.8/5

At Burger & Lobster Raffles Arcade, the restaurant ups its game with the Uni, Lobster and Caviar Roll ($50++). This is the ultimate combination swerved in a toasted brioche roll. Unlike the original lobster roll which comes with the rich lemon garlic sauce, this version is lightly seasoned to allow the appreciation of the luxe ingredients.

The B&L Beef Brisket Roll 4.2/5

Surprisingly, it turned out that I enjoyed The B&L Beef Brisket Roll ($25++) more than the Uni, Lobster and Caviar Roll. The buttery roll sandwiched with braised Angus beef brisket marinated in the jerky sauce and finished with Havana spiced rum is more robust in flavour. Guess I have a preference for strong flavour.

Spicy Miso Burger 4.5/5


It is not just about lobster roll at Burger & Lobster. As the name of the restaurant suggests, it serves burgers too. And they serve a damn good burger. I had the Spicy Miso Burger ($23++), and I love it. The Nebraskan beef patty glazed with spicy miso sauce is moist and juicy. It is topped with provolone cheese, lightly spiced guacamole, kale, red chilli flakes, onion and sandwiched in between their signature brioche bun.

Laksa Lobster 4.2/5

Like its flagship outlet in Singapore, there is a locally inspired dish on the menu. Over at the Raffles Arcade, there is the Laksa Lobster ($70++). The aromatic laksa sauce is legit with rice noodles, bean sprouts and crispy tofu. It is really delicious but expensive too.

Ice Cream Mochi 3.5/5 and Apple Crumble Pie 3.5/5

Wrapping up the dinner, we have the Ice Cream Mochi ($11++) and Apple Crumble Pie ($14++). I would pick the ice cream mochi over the apple crumble pie. It is like having those old school ice cream sandwiched in waffle biscuit, but with a slightly softer texture. It comes drizzled with either strawberry or chocolate sauce.

Given a choice, I prefer the new outlet at Raffles Arcade. The menu is larger with more variety. Location is more central and it accepts reservation.

Note: This is an invited tasting.

Burger & Lobster
Raffles Hotel Singapore
Raffles Arcade
328 North Bridge Road
Singapore 188719
Nearest MRT: City Hall (EW Line, NS Line)

Opening Hours:
Sun-Wed: 11am - 11pm
Thu-Sat: 11am - 12midnight

1) Alight at City Hall MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk to the junction of Bras Basah Road and North Bridge Road. Cross the road. Walk down North Bridge Road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]