6220 5512
Mellben Seafood is known for their crab dishes. continue reading
Opening Hours
Mon - Fri
11:00 - 22:30
Sat - Sun
17:30 - 22:30
Payment Methods
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Cash Only
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Signature Dishes
Butter Crab Chilli Crab Crab Bee Hoon
Review (3)
Level4 2014-11-17
I had been craving for crab beehoon for quite a while, so we purposely travelled here and ordered their crab beehoon. It was not bad but I still prefer the crab beehoon from Melben Ang Mo Kio. We also ordered their Crispy Homemade Tofu, expecting a crispy exterior and a soft silky inferior. However, it didn't really taste like tofu and tasted more like fish cake. I was really really disappointed with this dish.Think I'll probably go back to Melben the next time I get a crab beehoon craving. continue reading
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Level4 2014-09-28
For pictures and full review, pls visit:http://madamechewy.com/2014/09/26/mellben-signature-tanjong-pagar/Many years ago, along with my cousins, I braved outrageous queues and merciless heat at the original Mellben in Ang Mo Kio. It was worth it! Ahh, how I longed to savour the crabs once again, but there is no way I can achieve that with Hubby who will not queue for any food for more than 30 minutes. Plus, Ang Mo Kio and the other branch at Toa Payoh are way too far for us.Thanks to Groupon, I discovered that another outlet has opened at Tanjong Pagar and reservations are accepted. I dialed immediately (and of course, bought the Groupon voucher).Located next to Bestway Building, Melben Seafood is less than a 10 minute walk from Tanjong Pagar MRT. Beside the open-air coffee shop styled seating area (both indoor and outdoor available), are ample car parks. Contrary to many negative reviews with regards to the service, the young girl who served us was very pleasant and patient.Mellben is famous for their crabs, in particular, Claypot Crab Been Hoon Soup ($55/ 1kg). As the portion of the soup and bee hoon is quite small for 4 of us, we topped up $5 for an additional bowl of soup and $3 for bee hoon. I peeled opened the shell with anticipation and was rewarded with chucks of succulent flesh. Each bite was pure bliss as the meat has absorbed the milky broth. However, the broth was not as robust as I’d have liked, but this was easily fixed with a little chilli padi and soy sauce.This piping hot bowl of springy bee hoon brought us immense comfort.Finger-licking good is the Butter Crab ($55/kg), drenched in an enticing creamy sauce, which was not at all cloying. Be quick to finish it, because it’s not as good once cooled down. The crustacean was well-cooked, with meat separating easily from the shell. Fried man tous were the perfect companion to this indulgent dish.Behold! A massive crab claw. Drooling yet?Who can ever say no to Salted Egg York Pork Ribs ($15)? Each piece of tender meat is generously coated with Salted Egg Yolk and so well marinated that I could taste the flavor right in the middle.Pea shoots with Garlic($8) and the classic Garlic Bean Curd Combo with fresh seafood ($15) were both satisfactory and I can see them pleasing most palates.We were quite disappointed with the Chye Poh Egg ($8) because the preserved radish came in thin shreds, hence lacked bite and burst of saltiness unlike diced chye poh. continue reading
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Level4 2014-09-24
I love mellben in amk and this is my second time to this outlet in serangoon. Tucked away in the corner near the famous chicken tze char next to broadway photo studio is this quiet mellben..  We ordered my fav butter crab and salted egg crab.. At $58 per kg the two of us spent $137 lol but thank goodness for groupon vouchers nonetheless.. Gone are the days when it was $30/kg at mellben just a couple of years ago... The butter sauce is exactly the same as the one in amk but sadly the 1.1kg salted egg crab was way fresher than the 1.0kg butter crab.. Interestingly the waitress didn't ask us if we wanted a female crab with roe.. Whereas at Ang mo kio.. The waitress would ask you to pick... All in all, it was a great meal. And I love my mellben crabs! continue reading
(The above review is the personal opinion of a user which does not represent OpenRice's point of view.)