It’s a weird time we live in. The National Day spirit’s just beginning to kick in with ongoing promotions, yet Singapore is just beginning to steel itself for yet another semi-lockdown. It’s frustrating and upsetting, but if there’s anything to find solace in, it’s knowing that things are (almost always) made better for us Singaporeans with decadent, lip-smacking food. And Burger & Lobster knows exactly what’s up.
The team has concocted a National Day special, the Gin-pura (S$12++ from 11am to 5.30pm, S$16++ from 6pm onwards). It’s made with rose syrup, condensed milk, Singapore Distillery’s Stolen Roses Gin, cream, citrus, and egg. Yes, a whole egg—both yolk and white included.
Gin-pura will available until the end of August 2021, once dining-in resumes again. But until then, the signature main menu from Burger & Lobster will still be available for delivery and takeaway. To complement the very Singaporean, bandung-esque cocktail, the restaurant’s signature local lobster dishes remain as great choices for family dinner nights or date celebrations.
Each Burger & Lobster restaurant in every city has a menu segment specially catered to the local flavours and culture, and Singapore’s happens to be—you guessed it—the Lobster Laksa (S$37 for half lobster, S$67 for whole lobster) and also the Sambal Glazed Lobster (S$37 for half lobster, S$67 for whole lobster) that packs a fiery punch.
Anyone who’s remotely acquainted with me will know how much I adore spicy foods, and so both come as absolute delights to this chilli-loving heart of mine. A bite into the Lobster Laksa is all you’ll need to fall head over heels with its thick, creamy, coconut-heavy broth that’s really more of a reduction at this point. I’ve had a many laksas in the past twenty years, so believe me when I say this is one heck of a rendition. Chef Jodin explains that extensive time and thought were put into the development of the dish, and it shows.
Those looking for a hotter kick might lean more towards the Sambal Glazed Lobster that walks the fine balance of sweet and spicy. At the same time, it also brings a savouriness that keeps you coming back for more. A tiny bonus about the dish is that it’s also served with garlic toast slices, perfect for soaking up all that extra sauce you wish you could bring home with you in a jar.
Of course, their iconic Original Lobster Roll (S$28 a la carte, S$34 with fries and salad) isn’t to be missed either. As a seafood buff through and through, I’ve had my fair share of lobster rolls, but Burger & Lobster’s easily knocks the ball out of the park. And if the fresh, springy lobsters aren’t enough to make you a believer, I’m almost sure that divine lemon and garlic butter sauce will.
View their full menu here.
As part of the National Day Celebration, Burger & Lobster will be gifting one winner and their partner the opportunity to enjoy a National Day feast comprising two appetisers, one Lobster Laksa, one Sambal Glazed Lobster, two desserts, two Gin-pura cocktails, and a round of drinks.
To enter the contest, “like” the National Day post on the Facebook page of Burger & Lobster Singapore, follow the Instagram handle (@burgerandlobstersg), and tag a friend to join in for the National Day celebration. Each tag counts as a separate entry so multiple tags are welcome. The winner will be announced on Monday, 9 August 2021.
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