Pince & Pints is one of those places that only has four dishes on the menu. There isn't even dessert to tuck into — but that formula seems to bode well for them. Diners still queue to get into the joint (if you want to avoid the queues, head down on Mondays and Tuesdays) and the restaurant is in the midst of sprucing up their second storey space (slated to open in mid-October) to cater to more of their loyal lobster-loving following. Owner Frederick Yap even has plans to stamp his presence across the causeway with his first Malaysian flagship outlet in Kuala Lumpur.
While we won't be heading over to Malaysia just to get our lobster fix, we'll be making our way down to their Duxton Road outlet for a new dish that brings the rollcall on the menu up to a grand total of five. Consider the restaurant's signature lobster roll — but this time around, dressed with truffles. Shaved black truffles top a toasty roll stuffed with lobster flesh culled from a whole lobster, while the accompanying truffle sauce delivers an intense hit of umami thanks to the addition of truffle oil and paste. This dish heaves with the taste and aroma of truffles and can be a tad cloying for those who prefer just a hint of truffle on their plate. But if you love for truffles to envelop you tastebuds in all its glory — this dish will hit the home run for you.
Pince & Pints. 32-33 Duxton Road. Tel: 6225 7558