Hong Kong-style Lobster in Cheese Sauce


1 lobster, about 600 g
1/2 medium onion
4 shallots
2 cloves garlic
1/2 cup chicken stock
1-1/2 tbsp all-purpose flour
cornstarch, oil and butter as needed

Cheese Sauce

1/2 cup fresh milk
50 g cheese
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp chicken broth mix
1 egg yolk
1 tbsp white wine


  1. Clean lobster, cut into two halves and then pieces. Mix loster with salt and pepper. Set aside for 15 minutes. Coat lobster with cornstarch.
  2. Heat wok with 1 cup oil at high temperature. Fry lobsters till golden brown. Remove and drain on kitchen paper.
  3. Pour away oil with 2 tbsp remaining, saute onion, shallots and garlic, add flour and cheese sauce ingredients. Cook and stir till thickened.
  4. Add lobster and chicken stock, cover and cook for 5 minutes.
  5. Mix in butter, toss to combine. Remove to serving plate and serve hot.

Source: Enjoy the Pleasure of Cooking