Lobster rolls, which are essentially a humble sandwich stuffed with lobster chunks seasoned simply with butter, lemon juice (and sometimes, mayonnaise), aren't new in the local dining scene. However, they've been cast in the spotlight once again with the opening of cult favourite Luke's Lobster in Orchard.
This tasty snack, which is a national treasure in New England, first appeared on the menus of seafood restaurants in Singapore in 2014. Since then, it has slowly but steadily garnered more fans thanks to the chefs who continue to re-invent it in delicious and creative ways. Here are five renditions to get you started.
1. Luke’s Lobster
The famed New York seafood joint has finally reached our shores, bringing with it its famous Maine-style lobster rolls which stay true to how they’re prepared across its outlets in Japan and the US. It all starts with the sustainably-sourced seafood: wild-caught Maine lobsters and top quality Jonah crabs found in the waters of North America, and farmed shrimps from the Easter Canadian fisheries. These are served chilled atop buttery and slightly toasted brioche buns and finished with a good drizzle of mayo, lemon juice, and the brand’s secret seasoning.
Luke’s Lobster | Isetan Scotts, 350 Orchard Road, S(238868)