I tried my first lobster roll out of a food truck from Luke’s in New York. I simply loved it. Singapore caught that clawed bug many months back and a whole wave of lobster offerings bombarded our palates and also our Facebook feeds.The latest outfit to jump onto this gourmet bandwagon is , you won’t believe it, Swensen’s with their Rolling In The Deep promotion, featuring a Boston Lobster Roll for S$21.80 and a Slipper Lobster Roll for S$16.80.
The Boston Lobster Roll includes chucks of lobster meat from one full lobster. It is lightly seasoned with honey lime and sandwiched between soft buttery toasted buns. The lobster flesh is succulent and tasty, and the seasoning is just right, not overpowering.If the lobster is the hero, then the bun must be its super sidekick because it complements the dish perfectly. Most importantly, at S$21.80, this lobster roll is great value for money and includes a generous portion of Swensen’s signature U.S. fries plus a musclun salad. It is quite a substantial serving and I didn’t think S$21.80 was over priced.
As for the Slipper Lobster Roll, my verdict is to top-up S$5 and go for the Boston Lobster Roll. Despite its name, slipper lobsters are not consider true lobsters. A common type of slipper lobster is the crayfish. In terms of taste and texture, the Boston lobster wins hands down.
The lobster roll promotion is available at all Swensen’s restaurants including the 24-hr outlet in Changi Airport Terminal Two so you can easily settle your lobster roll craving. Plus it is Halal so your Muslim friends and colleagues can enjoy it too.
Swensen’s is an American casual-dining restaurant concept, popular for their ice cream sundaes like Coit Tower, Banana Split and Earthquake, as well as western delights like their Fish and Chips, Baked Rice and Crayfish Pasta. It is also my childhood hang out when I used to reward myself with huge servings of Earthquake ice cream. Another favourite dessert would be the Coit Tower.
The Rolling In The Deep promotion runs from 15th October to 30th November 2015 and OCBC credit card holders enjoy an exclusive 15% discount for this promotion.
Check www.swensens.com.sg for restaurant location.