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Victoria Station PJ,
Ground floor,
Bangunan Transport Union Workers,
21 Jalan Barat,
Petaling Jaya.
Tel: 03-7955 8988
Business hours: Noon-midnight, daily.

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FOR April, all six Victoria Station restaurants will be offering a live lobster promotion, available in seven different styles, including two new ones concocted by the chain’s executive chef.

Currently, diners will be able to purchase lobsters at RM17.90++ per 100gm, compared to the usual price of RM19.90++ per 100gm.

Executive chef Jean Luc Lundy said diners are given the opportunity to mix-and-match their sauces for the lobster.

“When you order one lobster, it’s split in half.

“For example, diners can have one side done in thermidor style while the other can be served with another sauce,” said Lundy.

Prior to this, Victoria Station had five styles for its lobster — plain grilled, BBQ sauce, garlic butter, lemon butter and thermidor.

However, Lundy and his kitchen staff have come up with two new styles — Vanilla Creme and Creamy Ginger Baked.

In regards to the Vanilla Creme, Lundy said it brings out the sweetness of the lobster and they use vanilla seeds extracted straight from the pod to make the sauce.

“It is somewhat unusual. It took us three weeks and a lot of trial and error before we settled on this concoction.

“Vanilla has mainly been seen as an ingredient used in pastry or desserts.

“Only in the last decade or so, chefs started using it for savoury dishes,” said Lundy.

The sauce is cooked separately from the lobster.

A double-cream reduction sprinkled with Tahitian vanilla pods, which — according to Lundy — are the best on the market.

As an added flavour, a light sprinkling of cayenne pepper (or chilli) with salt and pepper round out the Vanilla Creme sauce.

More importantly, the lobster was not drowned in the sauce which might overwhelm the dish.

The other new concoction, Creamy Ginger Baked has grated young ginger, with bits of lemongrass cooked in a double-cream reduction.

Lundy said old ginger was not used as it would overwhelm the lobster’s delicate taste.

Still, it was an interesting take on pairing local spices with lobsters.

Victoria Station’s outlets are located in Medan Damansara and Jalan Barat in Petaling Jaya as well as Jalan USJ 10/1G and Jalan Ampang in Kuala Lumpur.

Another two are located in Jalan Mayang Pasir 5, Bayan Baru and Lebuh Tenggiri 2, Pusat Bandar Seberang Jaya in Penang.

The promotion will run from April 1 to 30. For details, visit www.victoriastation.com.my

This is the writer’s personal observation and is not an endorsement by StarMetro.

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