Review: Pince and Pints @ Duxton Road

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This is the season of joy and giving! No, it’s not Christmas season yet! 2 more months lah bro! But this is something better – IT’S TRUFFLE SEASON!

You know what this means? TRUFFLE LOBSTER ROLL AT PINCE AND PINTS!!!

The Place

Situated along Duxton Road, diagonally opposite the audibly and visually loud MeatLiquor SIN, lies this Lobster house, Pince and Pints. I know, we’ve all heard of Steakhouses, but lobster house?! Okay fine, I gave them the name of lobster house because hey, this place only serves lobsters. Nothing else. Not even a bowl of Spam fries. Or cheesecake for dessert.

And these lobsters were so dang good, I visited them twice in a span of one week. So worth the money and calories.

The Menu

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This is their menu and yes, it is THAT simple. Pretty sure a bakchor mee store has a more complicated menu. Besides these 4 lobster dishes – Grilled lobster, Steamed lobster, lobster roll & Chili lobster, from now till the end of January 2016, the Truffle Lobster Roll will be on their menu, priced at $68++!

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These were our drinks from their drink menu. They have their very own concocted mocktails and cocktails for you to choose from. We went for the mocktails because I’m under 21.

  1. TRUFFLE LOBSTER ROLL ($68++)Photo 13-9-15 9 56 58 pm This is THE truffle lobster roll with REAL slices of China truffle (eh don’t stereotype), truffle caviar, and a side of TRUFFLE BUTTER SAUCE for you to dip your pail of fries into. WOW.The Lobster Roll was piled with chunks of fresh lobsters. You could really taste the freshness seeping through, and with the constant taste of truffle together with it – I think this is the definition of a party in your mouth. You know some truffle dishes tend to lose their truffle appeal after a few mouthfuls, like the truffle taste just disappears gradually? This one doesn’t. Every mouthful was filled with truffle goodness, and gosh, the bread.. It was SO SOFT and FLUFFEH!Don’t get me started on the Truffle Butter Sauce, because I drenched every item on the table in it. So sinful, SO GOOD. $68++ is really a steal for this dish. It’s more expensive than your usual meal at the restaurant, but I thought this was worth every cent for the ingredients used and the amount of lobsters piled on to this roll!
  2. Chili Lobster ($58++)Photo 13-9-15 9 53 55 pm
    This was basically LOBSTER in chili crab sauce. What an invention, because anything with chili crab sauce is awesome. The addition of a side of mantous was what made it even better!The Chili crab sauce had just a little bit of heat for some kick, but mostly it was flavorful. I couldnt stop dipping my fries into the chili crab sauce and slurping it all up with my spoon. While I initially thought the serving of lobster was a little small because it’s like I’ll just finish each body in one mouthful. That takes like 2 mouthfuls. But I was WRONG. There were pincers and other parts of the lobster with meat too! It was very filling and very Singaporean. POWER LAH.Photo 13-9-15 9 52 20 pm
  3. Lobster RollPhoto 17-9-15, 9 04 38 PM
    Because my first experience at Pince and Pints was so good, I HAD to bring my mother here because she’s a HUGE fan of lobster rolls. She can’t stop raving about the one from Platypus ever since I brought her there like last year. So I thought she would be really pleased with this. AND YES OF COURSE SHE WAS. Atas tastebuds this woman.I thought this lobster roll did more justice to the amazing buttery bread, because in this one, you could actually taste how buttery and feel how fluffy and soft it is. The truffle roll had got this undermined with its truffle taste. If you’re a huge fan of BREAD, go for this. You’ll love it. Otherwise this was as good as the truffle lobster roll, just without the truffle!4. Grilled LobsterPhoto 19-9-15, 9 11 28 PM (2)
    We were told that this was a more preferred by the diners as compared to the baked one because of its barbecued taste. Yeah they were right. I like the barbecue taste and smell.

    This would be the best option if you want to taste and bask yourself in PURE lobster goodness, because this option gives you just the lobster to enjoy without any additional sauces or spices. It is what it is, and I loved it because I really love my food bare so that I can savor its natural sweetness and taste! This one did just that for me!Photo 19-9-15, 9 11 28 PM (1)
    LOOK! Still got 2 claws.Photo 19-9-15, 9 11 28 PMLOOK SO RED. HAHA! DAMN GOOD!

Closing Remarks

I thoroughly enjoyed both my dinners here at Pince and Pints and this really made me wonder what took me so long to come here! I’ve always thought that their prices were a little too steep for my liking, but after my first visit, I concluded that this was worth every cent and it would be one of the places I would recommend for a nice dinner or an indulgent date.

If you’re a fan of seafood, you’d love this because these lobsters are so fresh, you could really taste the freshness, which is the kind of taste I love in my seafood. If you know what I mean. Honestly, if you’re not too big of a fan of seafood, you won’t really enjoy this place because it’s really just… something only a seafood lover would appreciate. Pince and Pints is not for everyone really, but this is definitely one of the best dinners I’ve had so far in my one year of food blogging, and that truffle roll.. I’ll BE BACK FOR YOU.

How to get there?
32-33 Duxton Rd, 089496

Opening Hours
Monday to Friday: 5pm to 11pm
Saturday: 12pm to 11pm
Closed on Sundays

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