Friday, August 15, 2014
Pince & Pints
Burger & Lobster has been on my mind ever since my visit to London. So when I heard that Pince & Pints is opening here, I was beyond excited! I saw a couple of pictures and couldn't help but note the almost identical reproduction. I really wanted to dine here but also heard about the crazy queue and no reservation policy. So I got my awesome friend, Iggy, to help me with reservations as he knows the owner! And yes, lucky me got to dine here on my birthday!
We got the cozy corner right next to the glass window panels, completed with cushion seats and I have to say that we had the best table in the house!
Lobster is done four ways here and we ordered all four variations! We also had a couple of alcoholic beverages and a refreshing iced lychee tea to kickstart the night
After all the lobster sets have been served, the server took time to tell us more about the dishes
Grilled or Steamed Whole Lobster - $48++
We preferred the grilled lobster to the steamed one. Served with herb butter sauce, I thought that the sauce could have been tastier. Was kinda hoping to taste the same lemon butter sauce that I had at Burger & Lobster. Well, I know I shouldn't be comparing.. But I feel that the sauce could be improved! The lobster meat was so plump and juicy and oh my, biting into the pincers was just .. wow.
The Lobster Roll - $48++
I had the lobster roll at Burger & Lobster, and I couldn't stop raving about it and now I can't stop raving about this! Freshly baked in-house and pan seared in butter, the soft bun was so good that it can be devoured on its own. Coupled with plump and juicy lobster meat, I honestly don't know how much better it can get! Simply divine. The lobster roll was served with garlic aioli, which was more well-loved than the herb butter sauce. This was just so so good and everyone loved it!
Chilli Lobster - $48++
The highlight for me, was the chilli lobster. Didn't think that anything could top the lobster roll but this was incredible! The tomato-based gravy wasn't spicy and it carried a hint of sweetness. I had five nicely fried mantous with this and I wanted to pack the remaining gravy and another ten mantous home!
I really adore how fresh, juicy and well-cooked the lobsters were. The staff were friendly and attentive and service was commendable. I really enjoyed my birthday celebration here!
Our party of five had four sets of lobsters to share and we were so full. The bill came up to about $320 for the five of us and I felt that it was worth every penny.
I'll be back again for sure!
Thank you Iggy and Freddy for making my birthday dinner at Pince & Pints possible! [:
32-33 Duxton Road
Monday-Saturday : 5pm - 11pm