Best lobster porridge in Singapore
Lobster and Teochew porridge are a match made in heaven. The combination of the porridge’s warmth and lobster’s rich flavour creates something that’s simple yet luxurious at the same time. If a rainy day has you pining for some lobster porridge, then keep reading, for we’ll introduce you to seven lobster porridge places that are worth checking out.
1. Orchid Live Seafood
Orchid Live Seafood has become synonymous with lobster porridge—after all, the restaurant is credited with the invention of the dish.
The fresh lobsters that go into the Live Lobster Porridge (from $72++) are live catches, and diners can observe as the staff takes them out of their tanks to be cooked Teochew-style. Thanks to four hours of low-heat simmering, the porridge broth is as umami as it gets, and the lobsters themselves are incredibly succulent.
2. Jing Long Seafood Restaurant
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Located under a Bedok HDB block, Jing Long Seafood Restaurant is known for their live seafood dishes and all-round excellent Chinese fare. Their Lobster Porridge goes for $128 for 1kg, and is said to be rich, flavourful, and comforting—exactly how the dish should be.
Address: 412 Bedok North Avenue 2, #01-152, Singapore 460412
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 2pm, 5pm to 10pm
Tel: 6442 9398
Jing Long Seafood Restaurant is not a halal-certified eatery.
3. Wan He Lou
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Wan He Lou’s award-winning Lobster Porridge is reasonably affordable—prices start from $39.90++ for 450g. Its golden porridge broth is said to be highly savoury, and the superb lobster meat and roe will satisfy any fan of the crustacean.
4. Chui Xiang Kitchen
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Though Chui Xiang Kitchen looks like a fairly typical Chinese restaurant, their Lobster Porridge (from $35++) is anything but. Each pot comes with large portions of porridge, delectable lobster, and a broth that will satisfy your soul and stomach.
Address: 126 Casuarina Road, Singapore 579514
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 2:30pm, 5pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 6458 4567
Chui Xiang Kitchen is not a halal-certified eatery.
5. Beast & Butterflies
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Beast & Butterflies is an Asian fusion restaurant that offers modern, creative dishes, which is why their Lobster Porridge ($38++) has a certain panache. Featuring half a lobster and a piece of abalone, this elegant bowl of porridge is said to have been simmered for over eight hours, leading to a broth that’s brimming with umami.
Address: 90 Robertson Quay, Level 1, M Social Singapore, 238259
Opening hours: Sun-Thurs 6:30am to 11pm, Fri-Sat 6:30am to 11:30pm
Tel: 9183 9420
Beast & Butterflies is not a halal-certified eatery.
6. Gong Xi Fa Cai Eating House
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A zichar stall with a very auspicious name, Gong Xi Fa Cai Eating House offers lobster porridge that starts from $38. Titled the Champion Superior Shark Bone Soup Lobster Porridge, the dish boasts the added flavour of shark bone, which is said to improve the richness of the porridge broth. The lobsters are generally meaty and sweet, too.
Address: 254 Jurong East Street 24, #01-11, Yuhua Village Market and Food Centre, Singapore 600254
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 9:30pm
Tel: 9859 6358
Gong Xi Fa Cai Eating House is not a halal-certified eatery.
7. Red Lantern Live Seafood
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With its overtly traditional interiors and somewhat obscure location, you just know Red Lantern Live Seafood serves moreish Chinese fare. Their Superior Soup Dried Scallop Australia Lobster Congee, which features the dynamic duo of juicy Australian lobsters and dried scallops, will set you back $48++. Do call the restaurant to check if the lobsters are available before heading down!
Address: 921 Upper Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 678202
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10pm
Tel: 6898 4767
Red Lantern Live Seafood is not a halal-certified eatery.
Lobster porridge in Singapore
If you’re craving the warmth of lobster porridge, this list will introduce you to some of the best places in Singapore for the dish.