Funnily enough, I was out for a super-long walk and needed to rest and pick up something to eat and drink on the day of the launch. It was perfect timing!
OK, maybe not entirely perfect since two guys almost got into a fist fight right beside me as I waited for my order. I guess I was in a rougher part of town or something which is too bad because the location I was at had its own parking lot and a drive-through.
Most locations in Vancouver are like this one. You order your food and go. There is a second-story place to eat but there are all these signs about not staying for longer than 30 minutes. Not exactly a welcoming family location but the people who work there are always nice. Never had anyone almost come to blows over potential line-cutting. Sheesh!
I sat as far away from the crazy people as possible. I had ordered a lobster roll and a snack-size coffee frappé, my absolutely favourite summertime drink. OK, that’s a lie. I would drink it all year if it was available which it isn’t which almost made me cry. Seriously, I am addicted.
Voila! I have to admit, I was impressed. There was a nice bit of lobster meat and the bun was soft and fresh. So was the iceberg lettuce.
I personally would like more mayo on the bun which ended up being a little dry but I have heard of people getting the McLobster and it being way too overloaded with mayo. Not for me!
It was a pretty good lobster roll. I have had better and I have had much worse when I lived on the East Coast. I believe most of the meat is from the claws and legs so the flavour was more subtle than I was hoping. I love that overwhelming ocean-punch of seafood flavour that can come with lobster. This was way more delicate than other lobster rolls I have had.
Still, what a treat to have lobster in Vancouver! You have no idea how hard it has been for me to go through East Coast seafood withdrawal. This helped a lot and was a totally unexpected treat for me. My cashier told me that a guy came in that day and bought six McLobsters! Considering I got to have a lobster lunch for under $10, I can appreciate his passion for this short-term fast food delicacy.
Is it perfect? No. Could it be better? Probably. Am I still happy I ate it? Damn straight! It is not every day that I can have affordable lobster in Vancouver. I give this product three and a half out of five wooden spoons. Rating got knocked half a spoon because of the scary experience which the staff did nothing about. I am not easily unnerved but it was really tense and awful. Such a bummer!