As crab enthusiasts, my family and I decided to head to Melben Seafood (Ang Mo Kio). As this place is known for crabs, we decided to order only crabs - Claypot Crab Bee Hoon, Black Pepper, Creamy Butter and Salted Egg crabs. The other dishes are common to what we may find at Zhi Char stores and they are not cheap to start with.
The specialty had to be Claypot Crab Bee Hoon! The crabs served in this style were the freshest among the lot. It was further enhanced by the richness of the stock. This is a must try. When orders are taken, they would usually ask if you like a top up of soup and bee hoon. This may not be necessary especially if you have other dishes. The other thing is that the extra Bee Hoon are usually tougher and dry. So they do not necessarily add on to the dining experience.
Prior to the visit, we were mentally prepared for long queues. A word about queue. We reached at 7pm on a weekday evening. The queue was already quite a sight! After about more than an hour, we were finally seated. It was another hour of wait before the crabs were served. Unanimously we concluded we should head to this restaurant after 9pm in the future.
233 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3
Tel: 65 6285 6762