22 Dec 2014 • 29 reviews • 0 follower
I chose to visit Platypus Kitchen because it is conveniently located at Bugis Junction, and they serve up the BEST dishes of the Platypus group, i.e. handmade pastas and the popular selection of lobster rolls. Despite of its convenient location, we actually had a hard time searching for them, as they were located in a relatively secluded corner of the mall, away from the other food establishments.
Located just beside Amore Fitness, Platypus Kitchen occupies a huge space at the corner of the mall. Its dim lighting, spacious interior, and its exclusivity makes it a perfect place for a date or a casual meet up with friends.
With that many tables, I am pretty sure you won’t have to wait for too long to be seated even during the peak hours. However, there are always 2 sides to everything. While its spaciousness may be a blessing, it is also a pit for its downfall, as it is extremely difficult to get the attention of its servers especially since all of them tend to be gathered at the bar and chatting amongst themselves. I am not the only one who had this problem because the several reviews I’ve read before paying them a visit also noted the similar situation.
Both of us ordered the Platypus Lobster Roll, which needs a $4 top up, but it’s worth it anyway. The set lunch include, the lobster roll, iced lemon tea and an appetizer of either salad or pumpkin soup. We chose one of each of the appetizer for the sake of variety, even though none of which appealed to us.
For its usual price tag of ($23.90), I would think that this dish is really worth its price. Fresh chunks of lobster, together with mild tasting truffle fries, it’s a pretty decent price to pay for a little indulgence.
I would say that Platypus Kitchen has made true of its words of “making quality food affordable”, because both of us were really impressed with the quality of food served to us here. It has been a while since I was so impressed with all the offerings I have picked in a single seating, and I would highly recommend Platypus kitchen to anyone who is looking for a satisfactory meal in the vicinity. However, as this was my first time trying a lobster roll, my review on the taste of this dish may be a little biased, or may set your standards for this place a little too high. The crustacean bowl, on the other hand, was indeed a must order when you’re there. Everything in the dish was carefully thought through and the combination of their tastes was right on point.
Despite this being my first time having lobsters, Platypus kitchen has definitely set the bar high for my subsequent lobster-related meals.
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