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Lobster Recipe: Stir-fried Lobster with Butter and Cheese (芝士牛油焗龙虾)

Stir-fried Lobster with Butter and Cheese (芝士牛油焗龙虾)
Stir-fried Lobster with Butter and Cheese (芝士牛油焗龙虾) pictures (6 of 6)

I am not done with my lobster. I told you I had three recipes to share, and I haven’t forgotten about it. As a matter of fact, I was giving you guys a break–I don’t want you to have a cholesterol attack just by visiting Rasa Malaysia.

Anyway, this is the final installment of my lobster series –stir-fried lobster with butter and cheese or 芝士牛油焗龙虾. (To view my previous lobster recipes, please click here and here.) Cheese is back, and this time with butter for a sinfully delectable stir-fry lobster dish! Simply divine. Period. If you have tried this dish, I am sure you can attest to my claim that this is indeed the BEST stir-fry lobster dish, EVER…

While ginger and scallion lobster and black beans lobster–which I find boring and uninspiring–are very popular in Cantonese-style restaurants in the United States, stir-fried lobster with butter and cheese (芝士牛油焗龙虾) is commonly served in Malaysia. As lobsters are extremely expensive in the region, the use of butter and cheese adds that extra “luxury” touch to this preparation.

Words just fail me when it comes to describing the taste of this dish; I will leave the recipe to you so you can experience it for yourself.

Other lobster recipes from Rasa Malaysia:

  1. Mango and Lobster Salad–a mangolicious and ultra-refreshing salad. A must try!
  2. Baked Lobster with Cheese–Lobster, baked with your favorite cheese topping. Mmm mmm good.

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  1. eatdrinknbmerry

    RM, I have no doubt that this flavor combination is delicious. It may seem weird to add the cheese but I can already imagine this on my palate. My uncle used to make fried crab wontons in it with a piece of bleu cheese inside. Amazing. Beautiful photos/execution.

  2. Manggy

    Oh man! It looks awesome (and I love all the other crustaceans), but I’ve never had lobster before. I wish I had money so I could at least try it!

  3. daphne

    never would i have thought that Kraft cheese is one of the secret ingred to this dish. Thanks for sharing and your photos are fab.

  4. Lydia

    I love that you’re combining lobster and cheese (again) — it reminds me of lobster Newburg, an old-fashioned dish that used to be on lots of menus, but your dishes are clean and bright. And the photos are jumping off the page!

  5. Padmaja

    I have never tasted Lobster yet and looking at that incredible dish, Feel like having it now!!!
    Amazing Pictures!!!

  6. Nate 2.0

    Nice pics. I would never have thought they used Kraft American cheese for that. Wonder if that’s the only cheese that can be used…you have to find that right balance.

  7. Cynthia

    I was giving you guys a break–I don’t want you to have a cholesterol attack just by visiting Rasa Malaysia. – Yes, but what a pleasurable way to go (lol). You can’t deny it, even you said, and I quote: “Words just fail me when it comes to describing the taste of this dish;”

    I rest my case.

  8. tigerfish

    Serious ah? Will get cholesterol attack? Then how come you pass the “seafood bug” to me? It’s true I’m doing seafood more often these days – getting a hang of it liow! :) So what is your club name?Udang club or 虾蟹一族 ? :P

    I think Cantonese also do the 芝士牛油焗龙虾… this dish is international! Yest. I just watched a Taiwanese chef use Kraft cheese in his cooking too.

    All your lobster dishes really make it to 五星级料理! Fabulous!

  9. Ming_the_Merciless

    Ay, ah-moi-ah, how do you stay so skinny (in the photo) if you eat all these cheese and butter stuff-huh?

  10. Anali

    Wow! I’ve never heard of lobster being used in a stir-fry. But now that I think of it, why wouldn’t it? Great dish!

  11. Lucy

    Your lobster looks absolutely divine, and I’m sure it tastes heavenly too. Btw, congrats on having one of your recipes voted THE dish to cook on tv over at steamy kitchen’s. Glad to know I voted for a winner :)

  12. Piggy

    Wow, I can imagine how rich this dish would be and I bet it must be very (X 10) delicious. I always believe that unhealthy food taste the best, so this must be one of such dishes then… LOL!

  13. joey

    What a luxurious preparation for lobster! It looks sublime! :) Don’t worry about our cholesterol…you just go ahead and post all the dishes like this as much as you want! :)

  14. JadedOne

    Damn RM, that lobster looks really good. Now that I have a deep fryer, I’m gonna make it a priority to try this recipe out first! Like EDBM said, it’s weird to combine cheese and lobster since those don’t normally go together, but those pictures alone have changed my mind!

  15. Rasa Malaysia

    All – sorry I haven’t been able to respond to your comments timely. Have been too busy…apologies, but thanks for all your sweet comments and kind words!

    Manggy & Padmaja – I hope you get to try lobsters soon. I never had much lobsters when I was in Malaysia because it is sooooo expensive…I think I had only a few times, but in the US, lobsters are really not that expensive. :)

    Jun – I got my lobster for $7.99 per pound, which is not so bad considering how expensive it is back home.

    Nate 2.0 – you can also use cheese powder.

    Tiga – you are right about this as a Cantonese dish, but I have never had this dish in any Cantonese restaurant in the US. Strange, don’t you think?

    Ming – easy, just stay away from too much rice and noodles and carb. Really. If I don’t eat rice for a couple of nights, I lose weight right away! Hehe.

    JadedOne – Trust me, lobstes and cheese SHOULD go together. Really!

  16. Anonymous

    I followed your stir-fried lobster with butter and cheese recipe. They turned out so good that iv been making stir-fried lobster with butter and cheese at least once a month.

  17. Ken

    I can always tell a killer recipe.. I suddenly turn into Homer Simpson, salivating and emitting a low, constant “mmmmmmmmmm” sound. I’ve had some personal experiments with cheese and lobster in the past, all of them pretty good. I have really found that I prefer shrimp over the years and have performed experiments substituting shrimp for lobster (either out of taste preference or cost considerations) and have found that, while the end taste is different, they almost always turn out equally as well. Something else to try in the, especially since you can get them frozen in bulk, is using crawdads. Again, there’s some difference in taste but they still turn out quite good.

  18. Daruma

    Just curious – you listed this dish in Chinese as “芝士牛油焗龙虾”, shouldn’t stir-fried lobster with butter and cheese be “芝士牛油炒龙虾”? o(∩_∩)o

    Happy CNY!!


  19. Victor

    I cooked this last night and it is as good as I’ve had it in the restaurant in Hong Kong! Maybe better… Great dish!

  20. Jonny

    I tried this recipe with Slipper Lobsters last Saturday and my friends and I were amazed at the simple prep and great taste of this dish.


  21. tcb

    I tried this recipe over the weekend. Honestly, the finished product looked great (exactly like the pics), but the taste was not as good as the restaurants where I live (Orange County Ca, USA). There is a complex flavor layering found in the restaurant-prepared dish that is missing. The butter somewhat overpowers the sweetness and aroma from the onion and garlic. I am not a chef, so maybe it was my technique, but I try to follow the instruction, and overall I think I was able to do just that. The last piece of instruction to flavor with salt and sugar to taste was difficult, as the lobster was hot in the wok, cooking on high and covered, not exactly the easiest condition to do a taste test. Definitely need ALOT of scallions (makes a big difference). Recipe needs some fine-tuning to achieve restaurant-level success.

    • Of course, this is meant for homecook meal ;P Which OC restaurant have you tried this lobster recipe? I live in OC, too. Would like to hand the cooking to the real chefs and just being served with this delicious butter and cheese lobster :)

  22. love

    hi…i know this is super late but do any of you know if there is a restaurant in san francisco that serves this dish? i’ve been searching for the past year and can’t find one! thanks for your help in advance!

  23. cameliafor

    thanks to rasamalaysia,i did tried this recipe & all my family members love it much,i used ‘devondale slice cheese’ & it really turn ‘SOOOOO YUMMY’. Only heaven know the taste.
    thank u so much for providing lot of GREAT+EXTRA MAMAMIA menu to share ;p.

  24. krfb

    I tried this recipe with a few substitutions (2 tablespoons maple syrup instead of sugar, added a sprinkle of freshly ground black pepper and grated marble cheese) I LOVE IT!!! One of the most delicious Lobster dishes I’ve ever had and the first lobster stir fry ever tried, Thank you.

  25. Mae

    I haven’t tried any of the lobster recipes yet but, I’ve always preferred the Cantonese Lobster my dad used to cook when I was growing up in Chinatown. I’ve tried lobster from restaurants in Maine, Boston and Maryland but my favorite was and is the Cantonese Lobster. The black beans, eggs, ground meat and scallions stir-fried with chopped lobster chunks always delicious and a special treat. In all fairness, I will not judge the recipes till I’ve tried them but the pictures sure does look good.

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