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Mellben Seafood (Toa Payoh)

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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.
+65 63533120
$37 based on 51 submissions
Dinner (14 votes), Vibrant/Noisy (11 votes), Children/Family (9 votes)
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Meaty Crabs!

Review first appears here on CityNomads.com.... It is also in Singapore that some of the best food is found at inconspicuous/innocuous places, and Mellben Seafood is one of these. The gravy used in their version is a little spicier with sweet and sour tones, and their crabs are reliably meaty and fresh. Also worth a try are their Claypot Crab Bee Hoon Soup and Butter Crab – but be sure to arrive early (before 6pm) as they take no reservations, and the queue gets quite out of hand after 7pm.

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• 10 Dec 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

very poor service.

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On 9 Dec 2014, I went to AMK branch for dinner. The staff manning the queue and order taking is terrible. As if that is not enough, after the order is settled and they handed over a rubber stamped white card with message to say "Not 100% guaranteed solid crab meat". Huh? Your specialty is crabs and you are telling us your crabs are not 100% solid meat. I have been to Mellen Seafood occasionally. Their service level are deteriorating over the days. To all the readers, please avoid Mellen Seafood if you can. The queue, service level, "not 100% solid meat" message and the price are definitely not worth the efforts. Put your hard earned money in somewhere else who are also selling good crab meats.
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• 12 Sep 2014 • 152 reviews • 28 followers

Meaty Crabs!

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Review first appears here on CityNomads.com.... It is also in Singapore that some of the best food is found at inconspicuous/innocuous places, and Mellben Seafood is one of these. The gravy used in their version is a little spicier with sweet and sour tones, and their crabs are reliably meaty and fresh. Also worth a try are their Claypot Crab Bee Hoon Soup and Butter Crab – but be sure to arrive early (before 6pm) as they take no reservations, and the queue gets quite out of hand after 7pm.
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• 21 Apr 2014 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

Fresh seafood

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I was lucky to visit with my friend at non-peak hour. A bit confused with how to order (first timer) and no direction how to do it. Although not much visitor, waiters were busy chatting. Finally ordered salted egg Crab and it was ok-ish. Not my fave, but I think other food must be tastes better. 

Will visit again sometime when I visited the area. 
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