Located on Toa Payoh Lorong 8 is one of the two branches Mellben Seafood has. They are well known for their crab dishes like the crab bee hoon.
I went there with my family members during dinner time and we queued for almost 50 mins to enter. We ordered crab bee hoon, cali crabs, some fried vegetables and etc. The crab meat is very chewy as the crab is really fresh! The bee hoon soup is very tasty also as it has rich milky taste. My family members love it really much! The sauce of the chili crab is really amazing and it goes well with the buns! I can c the egg inside the sauce which I think it enhanced the taste of the chili crab! However, the crab there was quite expensive which costed us about 300 plus for 5 ppl!
mellben seafood has always been a hang out for my husband and I since our dating days. their crabs never ever failed us and they always served the freshest crabs and seafood to us! myself and my husband especially loved their crab beehoon soup. their soup is boiled and cook to a certain way that it ia very flavourful and I can have 2 bowls to myself. in addition, the crab serving was never stingy. they have this vege tofu which is handmade, it smells very nice ans they are very soft. I love them!
the queue here is typically not as long as the one in ang mo kio. other than the super delicous creamy butter based crab and super delicious eggy tomatoe based crab, you can only try their salted egg based crabs. if you come in a big group, other than crabs, they sell fish, prawn, scallops and freh vegetables with assortments such as mushrooms. i would typically order large crabs couple with fried buns and a plate of dou miao with mushrooms or salted fish or even scallops. the waiting time is typically 1-2 hours so do not go when you are super hungry or be prepared to be super duper hungry by the time its your turn
5 of us arrived punctually at our reserved time but we were NOT allowed in as d staff infront insisted we must order our food before we are allowed to sit at d table.. Instead of hvg a relaxing discussion on our preferred dishes, we were made to stand in d heat flipping thru their menu n had to order our food in haste.. Their signature dish "Crab beehoon Soup" was disappointing!!