THE ULTIMATE LIST: 7 Spots To Splurge On Lobster This Lobster Day
June 15 is Lobster Day and there’s no better excuse to enjoy this most premium of crustaceans! With lobsters so pricey, they’re definitely not an everyday treat, so make sure to relish every bite, however you like it—simply steamed, as sashimi, in a pasta, as a sandwich—or if you’re feeling a bit extra, at an all-you-can-eat buffet. We scoured the city for six of the best spots to indulge in lobster, plus one convenient supplier of fresh lobster that you can cook at home.
Mad for Lobster at Heat, Edsa Shangri-La
1 Garden Way, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City, (02) 633-8888
Get crackin’ at Heat’s all-you-can-eat Mad for Lobster every Friday from 6 pm to 10:30 pm. The Heat chefs can cook your lobster any way you want, whether steamed, baked, grilled, stir fried. At ?2,715 net per person, you can enjoy various options to drive you crazy for more crustacean goodness. Also, don’t worry if you can’t get a reservation on Lobster Day, since this promo is available year round.
Ogawa Traditional Japanese Restaurant
2/F Fort Entertainment Center, 5th Avenue corner 28th Street, Bonifacio Global City,
(02) 886-4994, (0917) 856-4292
To those who are fans of both Japanese food and lobster, Ogawa is the obvious choice. Headed and named after Chef Kiyoshi Ogawa, this Japanese restaurant is known for the freshness of its seafood and the authenticity of its dishes. The menu is filled with must-try lobster dishes, including lobster sashimi, lobster tempura, even lobster teppanyaki. For something a bit special, order the Dragon Roll filled with lobster tempura, omelet, and cucumber with baked eel and mangoes. Or get the Teppan Lobster Gozen set which includes an appetizer, salad, lobster, US beef steak, fried rice, miso soup, pickles and dessert.
Saturday Salcedo Market, Jaime C. Velasquez Park, Salcedo Village, Makati City, IG @bun_appetit
From shrimp roll to crab roll to lobster roll, this is the place to go for superb seafood sandwiches prepared on the spot. Indulge in their lavish and popular Maine-style Lobster Roll or else, try the deluxe Lobster Grilled Cheese Sandwich every Saturday at Salcedo Market, 7am to 2 pm or until stocks last. If you’re from Quezon City, you’re in luck as they’ll be doing a pop-up this Sunday, June 17 only at Prominent in Scout Alcaraz corner D. Tuazon. Oh and by the way, they deliver, too!
CDP Global Table
R1 Power Plant Mall, Lopez Drive, Rockwell Center, Makati City, (0917) 832-9828
This restaurant owned by three globetrotting women, Malou Fores, Katrina Kuhn-Alcantara and Kristine del Gallego-Locsin, serves food from around the world, with special emphasis on French and Spanish dishes. What they do offer is Maine lobster, a rarity in Manila, served as a tasty Maine Lobster Vongole with Manila clams and fennel bulb. Or if you’re not in the mood for pasta, then go with the Lobster Paella brimming with Maine lobster tail, mussels, clams, and arborio rice.
The Fort Strip, 26th Street, Bonifacio Global City, (0949) 995-7063
Lobster rolls may have originated in New England, but they’ve now become a global trend. They’re a decadent take on the usual seafood sandwich, starting with buttery toast that’s generously topped with lobster and mayo. At Lobster Station in The Fort Strip, you’ll feel the sea in the city with their savory Lobster Roll served with potato chips and coleslaw. Or if you’re in the mood for rice, then choose the Lobster Fried Rice cooked with mouthwatering lobster fat.
Lobster Mondays at Marriott Café, Manila Marriott Hotel
2 Resorts Drive, Newport City, Pasay City, (02) 988-9999
While Lobster Day falls on a Friday this year, there’s no reason not to move it to Monday, just so you can avail of Marriott Café’s Lobster Mondays promo that lasts until August 27, 2018. Priced at ?1,950, diners can feast on lobsters galore cooked in a variety of ways—Lobster Thermidor, Garlic Lobster Flambé, Lemon Grilled Lobster, or any craving you desire.
Lobster House Manila
Call (02) 505-1474 or text (0917) 503-2860 to order, IG @lobsterhousemanila
Don’t know where to get fresh lobsters and other premium seafood to cook at home? Lobster House Manila is the answer, providing “shore-to-door” delivery to your doorstep. You can make your own favorite lobster dishes yourself, whether it’s lobster bisque, lobster roll, lobster thermidor, or simply steam and serve with lemon butter sauce. Besides, who won’t be impressed by home-cooked lobster?