The Place Mention lobster roll in Singapore and Pince & Pints will come to my mind invariably. Opened for over a year along the hip stretch of Duxton Road, the restaurant has somewhat become synonymous with lobster roll, which I have long heard of its infamous long snaking queues. I had the chance to try the food here recently, and I heard that the waiting time is no longer as crazy. It was unmistakable that I have stepped into a lobster house, with its consistent red and white theme and tanks housing live lobsters, the chill-lax ambience was endearing.
Another good news for fans of the restaurant is that it will be expanding its seating capacity to level two of the shophouse by mid-October, with a further addition by 30 pax to the current 46 pax. For lobster roll fans in Malaysia, the first ever Pince & Pints outlet is slated to open next month on the 9 October at Jalan Telawi 5, Bangsar Baru, Kuala Lumpur. Watch out for the exclusive Lobster Noodles.
The Food The highlight of my meal has to be the Truffle Lobster Roll ($68), available from 14 September onwards. Topped with truffle caviar, shaved black truffle and served with generous homemade truffle sauce, the lobster meat is first blanched then seared in butter and truffle sauce. I love the neat presentation of the lobster roll, which also comes with fries and chef’s salad. I like the fact that the truffle flavor was not too overbearing, hence the sweet lobster taste was not completely masked. For all hardcore truffle lovers, there is also the option of dipping more truffle sauce to go along.
Other than the new Truffle Lobster Roll, we also digged into the original Lobster Roll ($58), which is still a good alternative to order if truffle is not your kind of thing. Needless to say, the overall flavour of the roll is not as strong as the truffle version but it was not in any way less satisfying for me.
If there is still space for another dish, I will recommend going for the Chilli Lobster ($58) for sharing. Served with fried golden buns, it was perfect to go with the chilli gravy, which was not spicy at all. The US lobster meat was fresh and sweet as well, with a rather generous portion.
Rants Will you pay $58++ for a lobster roll set? The relatively high price may deter some people, but the redeeming point is the high quality ingredients at play. It was a price to pay for a satisfying meal. Oh no reservations as well, walk-in only.
Will I Return Again? Where else can I find good lobster rolls in Singapore? If there is one place to bring your friends for one, Pince & Pints should not disappoint.
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Taste bud: 4/5
Hole in the pocket: 4.5/5
Overall Experience: 4/5
Pince & Pints
32-33 Duxton Road
Tel: +65 6225 7558
Mon – Fri : 5pm – 11pm (Dinner Only)
Saturdays : 12pm – 11pm (All Day)
Open on Public Holidays
Ranted by The Ranter