Platypus Lobster Shack

I’ve been wanting to try this place for a long time, especially when the craze for lobster rolls is at an all time high recently. However, the place is not opened on Sundays, and we are usually with friends on Saturdays for dinner.

Finally, I met up with a dear friend for dinner today and we went for dinner at Lobster Platypus.

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I love food places that serve alcohols, and Lobster Platypus Shack serves pretty reasonably priced drinks. My favorite Moscato is $10/glass, and SOL beer at $5. Whoop!

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I was pretty spoilt for choices; I eventually chose The Modern while Anthea had the Spicy Roasted Garlic.

I LOVE THIS! Every mouthful was bursting with flavours, and there was a lot lobster chunks throughout the whole roll, and fresh too!

Prices are at $19.90 for a roll, and $22.90 for a set, which comes with a huge serving of truffle chips (which in my opinion tastes like Calbee Potato Chips). The buns were soft on the inside and well toasted on the outside.

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Definitely will be heading back again!
Advisable to make reservations as the tables were all reserved, but do take note that the place doesnt call back to check if the reservation is confirmed.

Lobster Platypus Shack
#01-31, Nankin Row, 3 Pickering Street
Mon to Thu: 6pm – 10pm
Fri: 6pm – 11pm
Sat: 6.30pm – 11pm
Nearest Station: Raffles Place/Telok Ayer

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Tokyo Travelogue- Day 1

I love travelling; and I truly love travelling with Kris. Traveling with the person you love really creates the most memorable experiences of discovery and sharing. Discovering new locations, new countries, exploring and getting lost together…. I like that.

I’ve also recently renewed my interest on Nanoblocks, and I’ve told Kris that I want to buy one that symbolizes all the countries we’ve visited. I think year 2014 has been pretty awesome, I’ve traveled a lot, both for work and for holidays, visited a lot of new countries, including Seoul, Tokyo, Kyoto, Ho Chi Ming….

Blessed I am this year, and I can’t wait for another wander lust vacation end of the year.

Actually, the best gift you could have given her was a lifetime of adventures. Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll #travel#quotes

We stayed at Pearl Yaseu Hotel Tokyo, and the location was perfect.

It was located right next to Nihombashi Station, and about 5 minutes walk to Tokyo Station.

I didn’t check the direction we should be walking once we exited Tokyo Station, and we spent about 1/2 hour walking about aimlessly with our luggage before we finally found it, not with Kris nagging me about what a poor planner I am. >=(

Address: 103-0028 Tokyo Prefecture, Chuo-ku Yaesu 1-2-6, Japan

Cost: About USD$100/ night. Pretty decent rate for such a convenient and awesome hotel!

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Sushi chef was handsome.

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I really liked my don, consisting of Ebi, Hotate, Salmon, Crab meat and my favorite Uni. This cost us about 3000 Yen. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Kris had the Tuna Don, which was really worth it at 1000 Yen. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Some temple near the market. Everywhere in Japan is so pretty…. Its really photo worthy, but it kind of upsetting that Kris takes such bad photos for me…. :*(OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA IMG20141018092704OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

After the market… We headed to Tokyo Towers, which Kris didn’t quite like, because he felt that it is too short. Saw a Monkey show and it was so cute! Especially the part where he stripped off his clothes… Heehee. IMG20141018101748Untitled-1 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIMG20141018113025 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHeaded to Zojoji Temple nearby, the first temple we went in Japan out of the countless we headed to… We bought so many amulets!

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Headed to Shibuya thereafter for some shopping. The Shibuya crossing was seriously crazy, we tried to take a #selfie in the middle of the crowd but failed. Tried desperately to look for Hachiko, and ended up feeling quite meh about it because it was donning some really ugly dress cos of the design fashion week happening. Popped into some random ramen place for dinner, and as much as I hate to repeat this, but honestly I think even the most random food of all deserves 3 stars. Of course, we took neoprints too, but it turned out horrible because we didn’t know how to use the machines – everything was in Japanese! Urgh! OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIMG20141018154855 IMG20141018223243