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Boston Seafood Shack

MissY had a sudden craving for lobster rolls. Most coincidentally, I read about the new Boston Seafood Shack at Great World City. With lotsa squealing (from MissY), we zipped down for lunch.

It is a casual space and thankfully, it wasn’t crowded when we got there around 12:15pm on a weekday.

We both went for the premium lobstah* roll ($18), the purpose of our trip. We psyched ourselves to set our expectations right given that the price tag is lower than their cousins at Pince & Pints or Market Grill.

IMG_0887.JPG The bread is toasted, hot, and crisp on the outside; but not fluffy and buttery enough on the inside.

There were generous chunks of meat but not as chunky and the sauce not as creamy as other rolls we have had (in fact, it had a slight Indian spice flavour to it).

The meat was more stringy at parts (which prompted MissY to comment that it was more like crab meat). And OMG, she was close! – upon googling, we found out that it was 50% lobster meat and 50% crayfish. Hmm, we felt a little “cheated” but for that price, I guess we were not very bright to expect 100% lobster. Is that why it is a “lobstah” and not a lobster? (*lightbulb moment!)

We also had the crab cakes ($9) to share. I found it slightly over-fried and a little too flour-y/bread-y. Didn’t like this too much.

IMG_0890.JPG Overall, an ok place for simple seafood lunch if you are in the area; just don’t be too fussy.

IMG_0881.JPG Great World City #03-31/32
Open (Mon-Sat) 11:30am – 10pm