Easties rejoice! Following its success at the Duxton Road and Kuala Lumpur outlets, Pince & Pints has recently opened a new branch along East Coast Road, across from Katong i12.
For those who are not familiar Pince & Pints, it’s a food destination for lobster lovers. Diners can anticipate fresh, succulent red crustaceans, all year round. Wild caught lobsters are air-flown weekly from the Atlantic coast and stored in Pince & Pints cutting edge deep sea tanks before gracing the tables.
Warm the tummy with the Lobster Chowder ($38), a velvety soup naturally sweetened with lobster meat, crab and baby clams.
If your prefer nibbles, there’s Mixed Platter ($32), a winning combo of crispy fried fish skin, fried Szechuan spiced calamari, garlic mussels and straight-cut fries. Don’t forget to soak some of the char grilled bread in the mussel broth! Heavenly!
Not all Mac & Cheese are created equal. Pince and Pints rendition boasts chucks of lobster and al dente elbow pasta, enrobed with Mozzarella cheese. Watch how the cheese stretches before chomping down the Lobster Mac & Cheese ($29).
The Grilled Live Whole Lobster ($58) highlights the exceptional quality of the crustacean with its uncomplicated style of cooking. The flesh is moist and luscious, and emanates an alluring smokiness. Best enjoyed with the accompanying butter sauce. Utterly scrumptious!
Another signature is the Lobster Roll ($58), where a pile of lobster meat seasoned with a secret recipe, sits snugly within crisps butter walled buns.
Take things up a notch with the Truffle Roll ($68), a luxe variant of the lobster roll, made even more decadent with shaved truffle, truffle caviar and truffle butter sauce. I can see why this is so lauded!
We also tried the Lobster Burger ($42), a new addition to the menu. Lobster meat is seasoned and breaded with various spices, then deep-fried slowly to maintain its juiciness. The hearty burger is accompanied with crispy sweet potato fries and 3 dips: Wasabi Mayo, Tomato and Butter. Personally I found this alright, but pales in comparison to the Grilled Lobster and Lobster Rolls
Guests who prefer an Asian Slant will be pleased with the Chilli Lobster ($58), which comes with fried mantou to wipe up every drop of the sweet-tangy tomato chilli sauce.
Apart from the tempting lobster dishes, Pince & Pints also offer a comprehensive beverage menu of wines, beers, ciders, spirits, whisky, mocktails, flavoured teas, juices and milkshakes.
Many thanks to Protegie for the invite and Pince & Pints for the warm hospitality.