This place has probably opened for some time before the lobster roll bandwagon came rolling along and everyone else jumped onboard. It probably wasn’t that difficult to get a reservation few months back as compared now where a visible line streams out of the restaurant every night. Platypus Lobster Shack is located behind the Great Eastern building and it was very, very packed when we were there with each table having their lobster rolls. So like their name suggests, their menu has everything lobster-related and since being part of the Platypus Group, I wanted to see how different it is.
A very compact indoor seating
Caviar & Uni Bruschetta
It felt like eating salted bread with uni creme. The portion of the caviar was definitely generous but it also gave a very salty flavour to the dish. The bread could be warmer and I think the proportion of the uni creme could be more
Urchin & Lobster Bisque
Very heavy on the flavours with both urchin & lobster combined but honestly speaking, I can’t really taste any urchin in the bisque. The taste of the lobster was much more evident.
Uni Creme, Butter Poached Lobster, Japonica Rice, Honey Ponzu, Caviar, Char-Grilled Cheddar Cheese, Sesame & Chervil
A hell lot of ingredients but a very awesome dish. The fragrance hit us when the plate landed and the flavours are explosive in your mouth. It’s probably the best dish of the night
And now the highlight – lobster roll. The bread was buttery, soft & warm but the lobsters were disappointing. I didn’t like the texture nor the seasoning. It felt like the roll was missing something. Though $20 for a roll might be value for money but this was average at best
Spicy Roasted Garlic w Double Lobster Meat
The friend only had 2 words the entire meal – very spicy
Caramel Croissant Pudding
Vanilla Custard, Organic Eggs, Croissant & Vanilla Bean Cream
The croissant pudding was pretty good especially with the vanilla bean cream though it’s more like a soften croissant than a pudding
Platypus Lobster Shack seems more like a hype than anything. Lobster rolls? I think Pince and Pints had aced it better. Even though the prices may seem more affordable here, but a visit once is enough.
Platypus Lobster Shack
3 Pickering Street
Nankin Row #01-31 S(048660)