Lobster Roll, $48
Pince & Pints, 32/33 Duxton Road, tel: 6225-7558. Open Mon-Sat, 5-11pm.
$48 sounds steep for a sandwich, but this is no ordinary sarnie: buttered then pan-crisped pillows of bread spilling over with 150-160g of fresh, slightly crunchy lobster meat.
Accentuated with just a sprinkling of salt and pepper, the sweetness of the bun echoes that of the creamy, lightly mayonnaise-dressed seafood. The bucket of fries on the side would do better if they were double-fried (the technique of frying French fries twice to crisp them), but dipped into the accompanying garlicky aioli, are quite heavenly.
Maine Lobster ‘Roll’, $26
Manhattan Bar, Level 2 Regent Hotel, tel: 6725-3377. Open daily, 5pm-1am.
Anything but pedestrian, this delicate roulade comprises half a Maine lobster enveloping shredded crabmeat – the sweetness of the super-fresh seafood shines with complementary blobs of velvety avocado puree and the lively tartness of remoulade (a French condiment similar to tartar sauce).
Le Homard, $25
Fleur De Sel, 64 Tras Street, tel: 6222 6861. Open Mon-Fri, noon-2pm and Mon-Sat, 6.30-10pm.
This stellar rendition of lobster bisque laced with sour cream doesn’t have the overpowering bitterness that comes from over-roasted seafood – it’s just right with a rich, luxurious texture.
The warm broth is poured over lobster tartare, almost instantly cooking the meat to tender perfection. So good we could get drunk on this.
Lobster Mac & Cheese, $24.50
The Providore, #02-05 Mandarin Gallery, tel: 6732-1565. Open daily, 9am-11pm.
A luscious four-cheese sauce infused with fennel and dill, liberal chunks of succulent lobster, and oversized al dente macaroni – what’s not to love? It’s recommended as a sharing plate, but sorry, we’re hogging this.