1. Not all lobsters have claws.
There are two kinds of lobsters, and these are commonly referred to as "clawed" lobsters and "spiny" lobsters. Spiny lobsters do not have claws, but instead have long, strong antennae.
2. Lobsters can live a long time.
Lobsters are long-lived animals, and are thought to be capable of living over 100 years.
3. Lobsters can grow to over 3 feet.
The largest American lobster was caught off of Nova Scotia, and weighed 44 pounds, 6 ounces and was 3 feet, 6 inches long.
No, I didn't research that myself - I just copied it from this website :P. So this blog is also educational! Ha ha.
Back to the food, though - mum strongly hinted that she wanted lobster to celebrate her 55th birthday, so here we are in Lobsterman in SS2.
Caesar Salad for the whole family to share. Nothing much to say, I mean ... it's a salad ... and is eaten for health, rather than taste, purposes.
Anyway, we have a 'family set,' which feeds four - it comes with 4 soups of the day, and your choice of a dozen mussels or escargots, which are pictured below:
The family set comes with a sizeable mixed grill platter. The chicken chop and the vegetables are standard fare. The lamb shank and the steak, however, are absolutely delicious. Perhaps a tad bit on the salty side, but forgiveable considering that people come here for the lobster, not the meat :)
If you're a lobster virgin, fear not! As the restaurant provides a nice laminated card with 7-step instructions as to how to eat your lobster.
And finally the stars of the evening - this is the Lobster Thermidor. It's pretty good!
We also add on another lobster - this one is the Lobster Yee Mien. Probably can't tell from this picture, but there's a HUGE amount of noodles - way too much for us to finish. I find myself enjoying this dish more. Possibly because the head chef in Lobsterman is from Hong Kong.
Just as a side note, I very much like the way you order your lobster here in Lobsterman. At most other places, you choose your lobster and then get a heart attack when you get the bill after realizing it was much heavier than it looks. But in lobsterman, you specify what weight (and price) of lobster you want, and then they'll choose one and cook it. Thumbs-up.
Anyway, just to round up the night, the family set meal also comes with four small mixed fruits cups.
Overall we're extremely satisfied with the meal. Bill for the night came up to slightly over MYR450, which in my opinion is very very reasonable for a lobster dinner for a family of seven.
The Lobsterman is at no. 53, Jalan SS 2/30, 47300 PJ.