Food Review: Luke's Lobsters goes local with 2 new rolls at Great World City, #01-152, Singapore 237994

I was invited to try out 2 new local chef collaborations at Luke's Lobster's latest and largest branch at Great World City (the first at Scotts Isetan and the second at Jewel), and man did I jump at the chance to try, having been to Luke's Lobster launch a year back. The new branch at Great World is indeed quite spacious and airy, perfect for a chillax dinner or lunch. 

Here's the menu at the store - I think the prices are pretty much the same as the initial launch from 1 year ago. Very minimalistic but straightforward menu! 

Here's are the rolls, along with a Clam Chowder (S$11.50) which was chock full of clams and potato chunks and VERY satisfying. It's really one of the most worth it clam chowder you can find in Singapore, I must say. 

First up is the Curry Aioli Lobster Roll (S$30.50) which was available from September to mid-October in collaboration with modern Indian restaurant Chef Mano Thevar. Congrats to him for the 1 Michelin star as well! I visited Thevar I think a couple of years back and blogged about them, and felt they were super underrated, so am super glad to see them on the map and doing this collab! The curry aioli roll had the standard 4 oz. of chilled, sustainable and wild-caught lobster tossed in shellfish oil and roasted coconut chutney served on a buttered but with curry aioli, fried shallots, onions, tomatoes and green chilli along with some coriander. It was chock full of flavour and ingredients with every bite, but contrary to my expectations the curry did not overwhelm the lobster flavour, but had a nice spicy undertone. It takes skill to show restraint, and this lobster roll was an example of that. Loved the crispy shallots very much!

And in October till mid-November, they have collaborated with Birds of a Feather chef Eugene See to offer a simple looking but punchy Sichuan Mala Lobster Roll (S$30.50). And contrary again to expectations, this is NOT the kind of mala spice you'll get with the hotpot or stirfry places. Instead, the fresh lobster's cooked with Sichuan pepper oil, powder and preserved mustard greens, soy sauce, black vinegar, imported Dou Ban Jiang (preserved soybean paste), egg yolk, lemon and Birds of a Feather’s signature red chilli oil, and topped with  sea salt, more Sichuan peppercorns, chilli and cumin powder. I must say, this roll took my heart away. The curry aioli one was nice, but I do prefer this more delicately spicy rendition. Maybe because it is not THAT spicy as well that I liked it.

I did a TikTok video of my visit and initial taste test, which you can watch here. And do remember to follow me on TikTok if you have an account!

Curry aioli is avail now and Sichuan ver out end of month! 📍Luke's Lobster at Great World City. ##foodie ##foodiesg ##sgfoodie ##foodtiktok ##foodreview

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Oh and we each got a Birthday Donut from Mr. Holmes Bakehouse (which opened this year at Pacific Plaza. Me and my friends have already had their cruffins and baked goods several times), because Luke's Lobster turned one and they are also under the same holding company. Wow to opening during the pandemic and thriving to be able to open 2 more branches. So cheers to that!

I'll recommend everyone to go try out my favourite lobster roll shop(s) in Singapore now, collab rolls or not. Thanks Daniel/Messiah and Luke's Lobster for the invite!

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Luke's Lobster
Great World City, #01-152, Singapore 237994
(Near the Zion Road taxi stand)
10am - 9.30pm daily

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