By Finder blogger: Chua Xing Wei, writer at jiaksimipng.wordpress.com
Let’s get rolling
Lobster Rolls have been one of the trending foods in Singapore of late. However, they usually don’t come cheap, and can be a little out-of-reach for those on a budget.
Here are 4 places in Singapore with lobster rolls for less than $30, for you to satisfy your shellfish cravings without breaking the bank (or at least, causing less harm to your wallet).
1. The Lokal
One of the very first few places to offer a more affordable lobster roll in Singapore, The Lokal Lobster Roll ($22) comes with Slipper Lobster Tails, Gherkin, Coleslaw & Lemon Mayo.
The portion of lobster meat here is pretty reasonable given the price, and chunky and fresh too. It’s complemented by a generous serving (some say too generous) of purple slaw. The lemon mayo balances out any brininess of the lobster meat if any while providing little creamy zing to the roll.
A good lobster roll for the introductory experience if you are a first-timer of the dish!
136 Neil Rd, Singapore 088865
One of the cheapest ones out there, Swensen’s Slipper Lobster Roll ($17.90) boasts a decently buttered and deep-fried roll sandwiching plump lobster flesh, with coleslaw and fries on the side.
While the flavours of the coleslaw was slightly overwhelming, this is one pretty convenient option if you ever wanted to get your lobster roll cravings settled.
3. The Refinery
The Refinery Roll ($25) comprises Slipper Lobster Meat within a Slow Grilled Butter Roll, served with Mesculun Salad and fries served on the side.
Apart from the chunky lobster flesh that you can look forward to, the inclusion of Tobiko Roe atop the chunks of lobster meat help adds an umami bursting sensation as they pop with every bite.
115 King George’s Avenue, Singapore 208561
4. Dacning Crab Shack @ Timbre+
There are multiple outlets of Dancing Crab around Singapore, but the reason why the Timbre+ outlet deserves the mention is because the Lobster Roll here is cheaper at $24 with no GST and service charge instead of $29.50++ at the other outlets.
Expect buttered toasted bread holding sweet lobster flesh boasting of freshness. There’s also some coleslaw action going on that gives the roll a refreshing crunch.
And did I mention that you get Cajun fries alongside the rolls as well?
#01-29 JTC LaunchPad @ one-north, 73A Ayer Rajah Crescent, Singapore 139957
About Xing Wei
Jiak simi png translates to “eat what rice” in the Hokkien dialect, which is Singlish for “What are you eating?” A longtime lover of food – both Eastern and Western, Xing Wei spends his time checking out the newest places to eat in town. He believes that all food should be enjoyed from two angles: the way it tastes to you as well as the way that the chef intends the food to be tasted. Check out his foodie adventures on his website and Instagram.