Hong Kong’s Hungry Lobster might survive on larger portions, and a steak timer

The eatery is bright and spacious, but its portions are small and its steak was undercooked

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 16 November, 2016, 10:31am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 16 November, 2016, 12:26pm

Causeway Bay has gained a new lobster place that is hard to miss at Tang Lung Street. The venue is at street level and is bright and spacious with some quirky ocean-themed decorations. The menu is simple and offers lobster on dinner sets with à la carte options that include pasta and salads.

Though pasta is not usually a priority at a lobster eatery, we tried its lobster penne (HK$138) in the Hungry Lobster sauce. We were met with a dish that was flavourful where the sauce penetrated pieces of lobster just right, giving them that extra layer of aroma.

For those sharing, the Taste of Hungry Lobster set (HK$248 for one/HK$408 for two) is an option. It includes lobster roll, beef dice, French fries, and soup or drinks.

The lobster bisque is a good choice with nice flavours. However, the lobster roll was disappointing, as it was smaller than expected and the lobster chunks, though tasty, reflected that. We opted for the US prime rib-eye steak instead of sirloin.

It was tender, but came out much more undercooked than the medium-rare we requested.

The dinner set consists of the grilled whole lobster (HK$348) and comes with French fries and salad. Chunky, lightly salted fries complemented the grilled Boston lobster, that seemed too small a portion to even share. Hungry Lobster may appeal to diners who are looking for a quick bite rather than a sumptuous meal.