My sister raved about the Butter Crab from this place some time back - it's always so crowded that she and her friends normally order the food to go... so it seemed like the perfect thing to have when Gerry & I decided to visit new mummy, Daphne, and Baby Jonah one evening - mainly coz Daphne lives just a few streets away...
On my sister's advice, I called up the restaurant at 4pm to order the food. Told them I would pick it up at 7.15pm but they called up at 6.45pm to say that the food was ready for pick-up! So the food was a little cold by the time we settled down to eat but everything was still yummy...
The Butter Crab was surely the star of the day -
The gravy was so good that we ran out of mantou (fried buns) to wipe up the remainder of the gravy.
The Cereal Prawns were just ok -
Definitely a dish that does not travel well, the moisture from the steam made all the cereal soggy... Note to self : do not order cereal prawns for take away. Ever.
Another of their signature dishes is the Claypot Crab Beehoon -
So we opened up the container and pushed the crab around looking for the beehoon, but there was none. I told my sis about it later and she said the beehoon is packed separately and the auntie probably forgot to give us the packet of beehoon. Just as well, seeing how we were quite stuffed and beehoon would probably have pushed us over the edge :)
The soup was quite good, it's got a bit of a lemak taste to it... oh, by the way, this is my first time ever having Crab Beehoon.
A bit of an expensive meal at around $30 per person. But the crabs were quite big and very meaty so I think it's quite worth it.
If you ever want to try this place out, I highly recommend calling and ordering in advance, even for dining in. But take note, this place does not take advance orders on weekends. Definitely a must try!
Melben Seafood (Ang Mo Kio)
Blk 232 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3
#01-1222 Singapore 560232
Tel: 6285 6762
Operating Hours: Daily 4.30pm - 11.30pm