Media Tasting at Luke’s Lobster
Can’t travel out of Singapore? The Caerus Holding, the company behind the famous New Yolk cake boutique Lady M and Danish confectionary brand Leckerbaer has brought Luke’s Lobster to Singapore. Feel free to feast on these Maine lobsters, crabs and shrimp as they are sustainably and ethically wild-caught. The brand began on seafood shacks in New Yolk City and grew in popularity in Japan. Luke’s Singapore is set to open on 23 September 2020 at 1 pm.
It’s hard not to notice Luke’s Lobster Singapore, conveniently located at the ground level of Shaw Centre, precisely next to the entrance of Isetan Scott.
Custom built to resemble a classic Luke’s seafood shack, using wooden planks gives the space added rustic and distressed character yet a touch of contemporary style. The open-concept restaurant has only 23 seats and has cut down to 17 with safe distancing measures. In the current phase 2 situation, we are unable to inhale the smell of buttered, griddled bun and luxurious smell of crustaceans at the counter seats.
Indulge in sustainable crustaceans from ocean to plate with a tap of their secret “weapon” at Luke’s. The secret seasoning involves a number of spices like oregano, sea salt and garlic powder. Are you ready to explore various rolls available at Luke’s Singapore?
For one who can’t make up his mind, you’ll be delighted with Luke’s trio (S$33.50) – halved lobster, crab and shrimp rolls served in the same Maine-style butter roll. It’s a pretty good idea to eat some of everything without falling into a food coma. Each lobster roll is bursting with lobster meat. Pssst, lobster meat is legit chunky and fresh. I’ve enjoyed the crab roll most! The crab meat comes with a nice creamy sauce that brings out the natural briny and sweet flavours of the crab meat while enhancing the overall experience. A little disappointed with the shrimp roll, though it was crunchy I think the shrimp was bland and lacking in flavour. The intensely tasty brown butter lobster rolls add a nice crisp, buttery crunch to each bite. We love our butter buns!
Besides Luke’s homemade lemonade, cold brew tea, there is a range of draught beer to wash down your palate. The drink prices are starting from S$5.
Eat like an American in U.S. regular size rolls (4 oz, S$25.50 lobster; S$23.50 crab; S$21.50 shrimp). Can’t wait for Japan size which is 2/3 of the 4oz roll to be launched at a later date.
Accompanying the rolls are lobster bisque and clam chowder. The luscious mini bites of the lobster knuckle and claw meat complemented well with the light lobster bisque. If you have tasted the clam chowder from the states, there is a difference to the one in Singapore. At Luke’s Singapore, this is probably the most “potato-y” clam chowder I have tasted. The potato cubes have overpowered the briny flavours of the clams.
Here’s a sneak preview that you can expect at Luke’s sometime in December – Lobster Grilled Cheese and Crab Grilled Cheese.
Not forgetting to snap a photo against the feature wall dotted with decorative lobster buoys with the Signature Luke’s logo.
As we all know, lobster is probably one of the premium proteins for crustacean lovers. We did our sums for a meal which consists of a lobster roll, soup and drink. That would add up to S$50-S$55. The price is definitely on a higher-end as compared to the shacks in New Yolk and Japan. It’s worth a try if that’s your first time!
*Service charge(10%) and GST(7%) applicable.
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