madeline teo •
11 Oct 2011
i chanced upon the restaurant while googling for nice places to have crabs and saw a few blogs recommending this place...But when i look it up on HGW..there wasn't really much reviews, so i was kinda skeptical abt it.
However, i read that chef francis has won awards, their food was featured on local tv food show and even anthony bourdain ate there!
So full of hopes i went there on a sunday evening. When i arrive at ard 6ish, the coffeeshop was pretty empty..we were the only few guest so i was kinda unsure if the food will be nice at all( but more cust came later and they even ran out of crabs and had to go buy more)...From the moment i sank my teeth into the crab claws, i dun even care if it was an old, non-airconditioned coffee shop :) It was really delicious and everything cook at the right taste.
We ordered 3 crabs done in 3 different ways (black pepper, chili and bee-hoon soup), 1 fried squid (very crispy and nice!), 1 kangkong, with rice and drinks (3 bottle of beer).
Total cost was $170++ for 4 pax. Quite okay compared to the last time i ate at mellban, me and my bf spent ard $150