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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Mellben Legend Seafood

Friend and I bought a pair of Mellben Legend Seafood's coupon worth a value of $100 from Groupon website last year and due to their recent renovations, we could only get to have our schedule fix for a lunch appointment early January this year.

The name "Mellben" needs no introduction as they are rather popular among those who love Crabs. Having known them through the reputable outlet in Ang Mo Kio, its hard to say no to their delicious crabs.

Internal Dining

Mellben Legend Seafood is located in Opal Crescent, somewhere near the famous photostudio Serangoon Broadway or rather Tian Wai Tian Fishhead Steamboat Restaurant.

Orders came first with our cups of Jolly Bee Ice Jelly filled with lime juice and shaved ice. They were served in a big plastic cups with longans as well as Nata decoco, a good way to enjoy the wait with such hot weather.

Ice Jelly - $4 (Per cup)
Our lunch started off well with their tantalizing Signature Beancurd, whetting our appetite for more! Beancrud was well fried to slight crisp on its exterior and velvety in it as we sink our teeth down. It was topped with delectable special sauce with minced meat, garnished by fried onions as well as spring onions. Recommended!

Signature Beancurd - $10 (Small)
Chicken with Wine is also known as "3 cups chicken". The chicken was simmered into the trio combination of chinese wine, sesame oil and soy sauce. They were served in the earthen clay-pot with layers of aluminum foils wrapped over its base. Chicken were boneless, tender and seasonings had well accentuated giving out good favours to the chicken.

Chicken With Wine  - $12 (Small)

We ordered the dish out of curiosity, we was warned that the fried noodle was spicy. It tasted like our local Mee Goreng,tasted sweet & sour with tomato ketchup added, hot flavours like the dried chilli among the noodles with chicken cubes too. Shredded cabbages were placed on the top part of the dish. Frankly speaking, I'm quite happy with its taste.

Signature Noodle - $12 (Medium)

Last dish and we were all ready to get our bare fingers moving for the crustaceans! We ordered the slightly bigger crab to be shared by 3 pax so as to ensure each of us have some good portion of it. As usual, with Mellben's style, the presentation of their Salted Egg Yolk crab made the dish so irresistible.

Though they were still quite hot, holding them with bare fingers had told us we simply could not wait any longer. With salted egg well coated all over their shells and curry leaves accelerating its favors, we quickly dig in like we had not eaten them for years.

Meat was fresh and generous especially on the big fat pincers. Yums! The buttery fragrance of the yolk gave a great satisfaction as we enjoy eating them.

Salted Egg Crab -$90

Compare the pincer with the pliers

Mellben Legend Seafood do live up to their namesake and service was prompt. However there is one tip to share if you do not want to burst your pocket for the crabs, that is do always ask the servers and have a rough gauge on the price base on the crabs' size/weight.

Rating: 4 / 5

Mellben Legend Seafood
Location: 9 Opal Crescent Singapore 328404

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