I've been going to Mellben Seafood rather regularly since the Toa Payoh outlet is just opposite Ching Chong Boy's place. And everytime I tweet or check in via Foursquare, I tend to evoke certain responses from my BFF Jace.
"Wah so shiok!"
"I also want :("
Ching Chong Boy and I decided to "jio" Jace and Boss (that's what she calls her bf!) to Mellben Seafood one weekend. We did not make any reservations but we reached rather early at 6pm as from previous experiences, it tends to get rather crowded from 6.30pm onwards.
Here's what we ordered!
The Sambal Kangkong wasn't spicy enough in my opinion but still passable.
Cute name eh? :X It actually tastes like chicken cutlet drenched in sweet thai chilli sauce.
The Crab Beehoon is a must-order. Very famous dish in Mellben and it's one of my personal favourites. The soup has a buttery taste and is extremely rich (and sinful!).
It was the first time I tried Butter Crab and it was extremely delish. Felt that the sauce was a tad too thick though and it could get a bit sickly sweet after a while (i.e. jelak). Would highly recommend ordering some buns to dip in the sauce.
Overall, felt that it was a good deal, it could be a bit pricey but definitely value for money as compared to the many Crab Restaurants out there.
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If you’ll like to check out the place, here are the details:
Blk 211 Lorong 8 Toa Payoh, #01-11/15
(t) 6353 3120