The Lion City’s dining scene may be looking rather gloomy these days thanks to the ongoing pandemic, but diners can soon look forward to satiating their cravings with fresh eats from new-to-Singapore brands, such as New York’s Luke’s Lobster this August and LA’s Eggslut come 2021.
Franchised by Caerus Holding, the same people who brought in popular American F&B brands like crepe cake company Lady M and soft-serve ice cream parlour Little Damage, Luke’s Lobster will be located within the Isetan departmental store at Shaw House.
The cozy 23-seater restaurant will serve the brand’s classic lobster rolls, which feature buttery split-top buns stuffed with a generous heaping of lobster meat and melted lemon butter. Not a fan of lobster? There’ll also be crab and shrimp rolls, alongside seasonal specials from other outlets around the world—we’re eyeing New York’s decadent Truffle Roll. Not only are the lobsters 100 percent sustainable and sourced straight from responsible fisheries, they also come from Maine, the northeastern-most U.S. state famous for its succulent crustaceans.
Aside from dining in, there’ll also be options for takeaways and deliveries, especially for those who prefer indulging in a roll or two in the comfort of their homes.
Meanwhile, Korean F&B company SPC Group, which runs Shack Shack and Paris Baguette in Singapore, will be bringing in Los Angeles egg sandwich company Eggslut. Set to open early next year in an unconfirmed location, the store will purvey its well-loved sandwiches, which are made with fluffy brioche buns and cage-free eggs prepared in a variety of methods—from sunny side-up to scrambled. Tasty toppings to up the ante include caramelized onions, cheddar cheese, and spicy sriracha mayonnaise.
Its eponymous dish, simply named Slut, comes with coddled eggs and silky-smooth potato puree in a jar, served alongside baguette slices and a la carte buttermilk biscuits with honey butter.