Malaysia Day Special – Lobster Burger @ Pince and Pints, Bangsar KL

I love burgers. I also love lobsters. So when I heard that Pince & Pints – the lobster experts over at Bangsar, KL – is coming up with a special dish combining both, in conjunction with Malaysia Day, there was no way I could say no.

There aren’t too many places in KL that serve fresh, affordable lobster, so when the Singaporean franchise made its way to KL last year, the crowd just showed up in droves; to the point that it was nearly impossible to get a seat without a reservation. While the hype has died down slightly, the chic resto remains a top choice for KL-ites carving for the succulent crustaceans.

The space’s cosy-looking interior has a touch of edgy industrial chic, as evidenced through the metallic grids lining the walls, complemented by brick accents and warm wooden tones over at the bar area.

The menu is slightly more extensive than the recently opened Burger and Lobster in Genting (review: here), with classics such as Live Whole Lobster and The Lobster Roll going along with Lobster Noodles, Lobster Thermidor and Chilli Lobster. They use Maine lobsters that are wild-caught and air-flown from the Atlantic Coast, so guests can be rest assured of freshness and taste!

For drinks, I opted for a ‘Runaway Train’ mocktail, made from apple juice, homemade pandan syrup, breakfast tea and condensed milk. The result was a refreshing concoction with a fruity aftertaste to balance out the creaminess of the milk and tea. Pince & Pints also serves alcoholic drinks including beers, ciders, cocktails and wine.

After a short wait, we finally got our Lobster Burger platter! Served on a flat wooden platter, the serving included a humongous burger, with the patty made from ONE WHOLE fresh lobster, sandwiched between lightly buttered/toasted potato buns, as well as sides of classic coleslaw, sweet potato fries and three house-made dipping sauces of wasabi mayo, garlic sauce and spicy tomato.

Tried to get a nice pic as fast as I could coz I couldn’t wait to sink my teeth into that gorgeous burger..

Just look at the sheer size of the thing! That is one whole lobster there, folks.

I happily tucked into my first bite and didn’t come away disappointed. Just look at the chunky bits of sweet, juicy lobster meat jam packed into that patty! The breaded crust also lent it a crunchy, crispy texture, and it was well-flavoured throughout. It IS slightly dry, but still tasty, especially with the dipping sauces. Personally I loved the garlic sauce, which was strong, fragrant and garlicky, as well as the spicy tomato which was very refreshing, like salsa. Not a big fan of the wasabi mayo, but then again, I’ve never liked wasabi.

Another awesome thing was their sweet potato fries. Crunchy and addictive, I could go on eating those forever: the beautiful combination of sweet and salty complemented the burger perfectly.

The Lobster Burger @ Pince and Pints is available throughout August & September, to mark Merdeka and Malaysia Day, priced at RM148++.

PINCE & PINTS

32, Jalan Telawi 5, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Business hours (dinner – daily) (lunch: Weekends only) 11.30AM – 11.30PM.

Phone: +603 22013233 

 

Burger & Lobster Malaysia, Genting Sky Avenue

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Famed UK-surf & turf chain Burger & Lobster has finally made its way to Malaysia, and the hype is MASSIVE. Known for serving – what else – burgers and lobsters, the brand is popular among the Asian crowd, and many Malaysians travelling to London make B&L a must-visit place.

Now, we won’t have to travel all the way to UK to tuck into these crustaceans, coz they’ve opened their first outlet in Asia at Sky Avenue, Genting Highlands! 

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The interior is modern but cosy, with warm yellow lights, plush red cushions and clean wooden tables and countertops. Booths are available for privacy.

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So what do they serve?

Well, burgers… and lobsters. Yah. The lobsters are air flown live from Nova Scotia in Canada and kept in special storage tanks until it’s time for them to go on the chopping board, so everything is very fresh. The burgers, on the other hand, use prime Australian beef. The menu is pretty much the same everywhere around the world, except that the Genting outlet has Chilli Lobster, a delightful sweet and savoury dish with lots of gravy, similar to the Singapore Chilli Crab.

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Other options include the Original and the Big Boy. All come served with a side of chips and salad, and prices are RM100++ onwards. The whole concept is about making something that is considered ‘fine dining’ affordable to the masses.

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The lobster was sweet and juicy, and cut into manageable pieces so it was easy to eat. Loved the buttery lemon garlic sauce which brought out the sweetness of the seafood! 🙂

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Also enjoyed the Lobster Roll, with generous chunks of lobster sandwiched between a warm, toasty bun.

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The signature B&L, which is a surf-and-turf combination of beef patty and lobster. Not a big fan of beef burgers done in this style, so it wasn’t my favourite dish of the night.

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The Mayfair – beef patty, bacon.

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The drink (non-alcoholic) had a really cute presentation. I liked the creative spin on iced lemon tea using the packaging which most kopitiams use and creating it into a hipster Instagram-worthy drink.

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Tucking in !

BURGER AND LOBSTER 

Level 1, SkyAvenue, Resorts World Genting, 69000 Genting Highlands Resort, Pahang, Malaysia

Open daily: 11AM-10PM

**Photos not watermarked are courtesy of Resorts World Genting.

J65 Restaurant, Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore

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My recent stay at Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore included a scrumptious buffet dinner at it’s J65 Restaurant.

It. Was. Awesome. Especially if you love seafood, like me 😀 That’s coz the resto has a rotating menu featuring a different main ingredient as its star every day. Mondays are for crabs, Tuesdays are for beef, Thursdays feature King Prawns, Fridays/Saturdays – seafood, and Sundays are for hawker delights. Since my stay was on a Wednesday, the main star (which happens to be my favourite!) was lobster. 

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The dining space feels wide and spacious, thanks to its high ceilings and cozy wooden tables, which are spaced comfortably apart. True to their young, urban and chic theme, there is a big colourful wall done by a graffiti artist on one side of the resto.

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Made a beeline for the lobsters and crayfish on ice. Everything was fresh, sweet and oh-so-juicy. I ate with my hands – nevermind if others think I’m a barbarian – coz I think that’s the only proper way to eat shellfish.

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Instead of Chilli Crab, they had Chilli Lobster. The sauce was good, especially when eaten with bread or rice, although it still can’t be compared to the chilli crab when it comes to oomph.

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More lobster galore – baked lobsters with mushrooms and cheese; lobster thermidor and lobster sandwiches. 

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Assorted sushi and maki. Look at how thick the salmon fillets are!

Aside from lobster, they also served Asian/Western continental dishes like roast chicken, salads, rojak, and more.

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My plate, all loaded up with lobster-related items.

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The next morning, breakfast was at the hotel’s Club Lounge on the top floor. Nothing much to complain about here – they have a good selection of both Asian goodies and typical Western fare. What I liked ? They had pork bacon! This is difficult to find in Malaysia since all hotel breakfast buffets have to be halal to cater to the Muslim crowd.

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Omelette, hashbrown, grilled tomatoes, baked beans, dumplings..

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One can never go wrong with bacon on toast. 

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#satisfied

For reservations and bookings, visit http://www.hotel.jen.com 🙂