Pince & Pints claws out a new crab-centric menu to complement its usual lobster dishes


After doling out solely lobster dishes for the past five years, Pince & Pints will soon shift its focus by updating its menu to bring in new crab and meat items. Not that your favorites are going anywhere — lobster rolls and live lobsters will still be on the menu, but come March 25, the restaurant’s Duxton Road outlet will spotlight five crab creations as well.

Whole chilli crab. Photo: Pince & Pints

With seafood sourced from sustainable fisheries along the Atlantic Coast, the place uses whole live Sri Lankan mud crabs in its dishes. And you won’t have to fret over the cost of each plate, because unlike some other seafood spots, all prices are reflected on the menu here.

Of course, Singapore’s iconic chilli crab ($58/500g-600g) is one of the options, and the tangy rendition here consists of a house-made chilli paste and tomato sauce. Black pepper crab ($58/500g-600g) also makes an appearance, and both are served with either fried mantou (buns) or jasmine rice.

Whole steamed crab with egg white. Photo: Pince & Pints

For a Cantonese-style crab, the steamed one in egg white ($55/500g-600g) comes with jasmine rice to soak up all that crab essence-infused eggy goodness. Then there’s the grilled version ($55/500g-600g), where the crustacean is dissected and brushed with butter before going on the grill. Served with a zesty salad, fries, and butter sauce (which you’ll want to dip everything in), the crab meat is sweet and fresh and worth all the effort picking apart the shell.

Crabmeat fried rice. Photo: Pince & Pints

If you’re not up to putting on a bib and getting your hands dirty, order the crabmeat fried rice ($18) instead. With a touch of wok hei (charred wok flavor), the grains and seafood chunks go great with the side of house-made chilli oil for a lick of heat.

Soy chicken wings. Photo: Pince & Pints

Also new to the Duxton Road venue are starters such as Korean-style soy sauce fried chicken mid-joint wings and drumlets ($12/six), truffle mushroom soup ($12), and Nonya chilli tiger prawns ($14). Plus, the restaurant is finally introducing beef to its line-up wth a herb butter ribeye steak ($30/200g) that also appears in the Surf & Turf ($65) dish alongside grilled live lobster.

Surf & Turf. Photo: Pince & Pints

The menu additions aren’t exactly cohesive to a particular theme or cuisine, but hey, the next time you crave a good seafood meal, you can finally introduce your lobster-hating friends to Pince & Pints.

Lobster roll lunch special. Photo: Pince & Pints

Oh, and the CBD eatery is also launching its lunch specials on the same day, with pocket-friendly prices of its signature dishes like lobster roll ($48 instead of $58), lobster mac and cheese ($28 instead of $32), and crabmeat fried rice ($15 instead of $18).


Pince & Pints‘ new menu will launch on Mar 25 only at its 32-33 Duxton Rd outlet.
6225-7558. Mon-Fri noon-2:30pm, 5:30pm-11pm; Sat noon-11pm.

MRT: Tanjong Pagar

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