7 Famous & Hidden Lobster Lobangs in Hawker Settings!
The idea of lobster being a luxurious and extravagant delicacy is a thing of the past. The sweet and briny lobster meat that everyone loves is now readily available in the heartlands too. Here are 7 lobster dishes that you must try. Don’t say we bojio, because we’re going to reveal some hidden lobster lobangs!
Tom Yum Lobster Noodle Combo @ Abb Zabb
We begin with Abb Zabb’s signature Tom Yum Lobster Noodle Combo ($38), which consists of one whole Boston lobster, tiger prawns, scallops, mussels and an entire squid generously stuffed with flavourful minced pork. You can choose between the traditional Thai glass noodles or instant noodles to pair with your combo. The fresh seafood packed a good amount of heat after soaking up the tom yum goodness that is the soup. Overall, the sweet and spicy flavours of the lobster noodle combo balance out nicely. For it’s price, it is a luxurious seafood spread that is definitely value-for-money as it feeds two sufficiently.
Address: 5001 Beach Road, #02-01 Golden Mile Complex, Singapore 199588
Phone: 8666 6675
Opening Hours: 12pm to 9pm daily.
Seafood Platter @ Deanna’s Kitchen
Opened by a couple, Deanna’s Kitchen is actually named after Deanna (Formerly known as Denise), a Chinese-Muslim convert who is married to a Malay Muslim. Deanna’s struggle to find Halal Prawn Mee formed the bedrock for the hawker concept, which eventually materialized on 9 June 2017. Asri recommended their off-the menu item – a Seafood Platter ($38.50) that is suitable for 3 to 4 people. Don’t be fooled by the picture, for this huge bowl of seafood goodness is fit for kings. The platter consists of one whole lobster, your choice of one crayfish or big prawns, peeled prawns, and clams amongst others. The broth was mildly flavourful, and the sweetness from the crustaceans was quite distinct. Although the lobsters were fresh and contained plenty of roe, they were a tad tough.
Address: 127 Lorong 1 Toa Payoh, Toa Payoh West Market & Food Centre #02-25, Singapore 310127
Opening Hours: Wednesdays to Saturdays 10am to 8pm. Sundays 9am to 2pm.
Whole Lobster @ Fish & Chicks
Fish & Chicks recently launched their Whole Lobster ($26.90) which features two Boston lobsters with two sauces. There are three sauces to choose from – chilli crab sauce, mentaiko, or cheese. We opted for chilli crab sauce and mentaiko. The former is more tangy than spicy, while the latter is a tad too salty for our liking. During our visit, we found the lobster flesh lacking in consistency but there are many others who raved about it.
Fish & Chicks
Address: #01-393, Blk 204 Bedok North Street 1, Singapore 460204
Opening Hours: 11am to 9.30pm daily.
Lobster Nasi Lemak @ Lawa Bintang
Lawa Bintang combines traditional nasi lemak with a whole crayfish lobster ($22) instead of the usual chicken wing. The succulent flesh of the lobster is well coated with their homemade herb blend and cheese combination. Besides the delicious lobster, I also enjoyed all the other components of the nasi lemak.
Address: 9008 Tampines Street 93 Singapore 528843
Opening Hours: Tuesdays to Thursdays 8am to 2pm. Fridays 10am to 2pm. Weekends 9am to 2pm. Closed on Mondays.
Lobster Noodles With Clam @ Lobster Time
As we were about to tuck into our bowl of Lobster Noodles with Clams ($26.50), co-owner Jun Jie shared with us that they select lobsters from Malaysian suppliers as they ensure a steady import of lobsters. We liked how the firm and fresh lobster flesh can easily be removed from its shell. Don’t forget to dip it in their homemade chilli!
Address: 120 Bishan Street 12 #01-67, Singapore 570120
Opening Hours: 10am to 9pm daily.
Lobster Mee @ Da Bao Lorong 15
We opted for the Lobster Noodle ($29.90) which comes with a prawn-infused broth. Diners can also choose the dry version. The broth contains clams, de-shelled prawns, one whole lobster, thin pork belly slices, pork lard, chye sim and yellow noodles. The lobster flesh is fresh, but it was slightly overcooked. I felt that the dish was slightly overpriced for its quality, but you could also opt for a range of cheaper alternatives, such as the prawn noodles and fish soup.
Da Bao Lorong 15
Address: 116 Sims Avenue Singapore 387440
Opening Hours: 11.30am to 11.30pm daily.
Lobster & Big Prawn Soup @ Sumo Big Prawn
Sumo Big Prawn is, no doubt, one of the better known hawker stalls selling lobster dishes at super affordable prices. Like many others, we had a go at the Lobster and Big Prawn Soup with Yellow Noodles ($24.90). Apparently, this is the price you’ll pay when they use Columbia lobsters as a substitute after their Asian lobsters ($18.90) are sold out. Although $24.90 is a tad steep, you are paying for a lobster of premium quality. Our bowl of Lobster and Big Prawn soup arrived piping hot, with a subtle aroma of Chinese wine and a captivating buttery fragrance. It consists of a whole lobster, two big prawns and plump, juicy clams. The lobster and prawns we had that day were cooked just right, soaking up the richness of the broth without losing its natural sweetness.
Sumo Big Prawn
Address: #01-72, Blk 628 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4, Singapore 560628
Phone: 9299 2621
Opening Hours: Tuesdays to Sundays 9am to 4pm and 4.30pm to 9pm. Closed on Mondays.
2017 has seen an increase in the number of hawkers delivering an impressive repertoire of lobster dishes at affordable prices. The trend will definitely continue, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see Boston lobster sandwiches being served in the hawker centres one day.
MissTamChiak.com made anonymous visits and paid its own meals at the stalls featured here.
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