Platypus Lobster Shack: Weak in the knees


Some nights I dream about this.

The thoraic warmth of the creamy homemade mayonnaise mixed in with the succulent chunks of butter poached lobsters; the smell of grilled, slightly charred bread filling my nostrils. This makes for such a umbrian treat.

Repeated visits, and I've always called for the same item. Like a blindfolded mission evoked by memory sensory pleasures. Not tonight, not this night cause when 5 and a 1/2 unite , a larger congregation of seafood delights can come together. 


We had the Crustacean Bowl as appetisers. Small in size but big on flavors. There was an explosion of flavors on the palette that made an impressive amuse bouche, especially with so many mouths to feed. The uni creme forming a sticky mixture with the Japanese rice; a treasure trove of all things delicious, the butter poached lobster, honey ponzu, caviar and cheddar cheese provided plenty of sharp twists and turns on the flavor profile. I would definitely be delighted to tuck into a bowl of this on a solo act if not for the enormous damage it would do to my already dimpled thighs. The same can't be said of the Lobster Bisque that obviously had a problematic acquaintance with the salt jar, the natural sweetness of the lobster lost in that unnatural processed salinity. The Truffle Crisps attack the senses with full force, causing grown men to salivate at the table with its heady wafts of truffle mists. But that was just an illusion that dissipated quickly with the passing winds. Crisps being crisps have a way of conducting mysterious vanishing acts on the dinner table and likewise, these were gone in a jiffy. A perfect snack for the peckish. 



Moving on the main leads, the lobster rolls. They were seemingly smaller than I recalled them to be, however, their golden hides and generous creamy contents do not betray its identity. The Spicy Diablo Roll ($19.90/roll) with its piquant garlic spice and meek heated condition was enough to lift the sweet lobster and make it absolutely irresistible. I just wish it was a little bigger...




As much as I am a purist at heart, I'm  not immune to the appeal of the zanier specimens such as the Caramel Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding ($12). A little bit on the sweet side but totally good for sharing; just go easy on the chocolate sauce.

Take note that for you Platypus lobster roll fans out there: they are also available at the new Bugis location. So do make sure to make your reservations before going down!

Platypus Lobster Shack
China Square
Nankin Row #01-31
3 Pickering Street
S( 048660)
t: 6438 7961

Opening Hours:
Mon-Thurs: 5 30pm - 10pm
Fri: 5 30pm - 11pm
Sat: 5 30pm - 11pm
Closed Sundays

2 comments:

dairycream ng said...

Awesome write-up. The Crustacean bowl sounds genius and I'm definitely going for this :D

SiHaN said...

thanks Litian!!! yeh you should indeed have it when you visit. the closest thing you can have to a dessert when you visit!