Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Mellben Seafood 龙海鲜螃蟹王, Toa Payoh Lor 8

Yummy Creamy Buttery Salted Egg Solid Crab!

It has been a long time since I last had crabs at Mellben Ang Mo Kio. We decided to try the new Toa Payoh Lor 8 outlet this time.

Over the past one year, I have tried many salted egg yolk crabs from various places - Labrador Seafood at Port Road, BK Forture at Bukit Timah , Big Eater at Upper Changi and Master Crab at Sunshine Place. Mellben’s version is different from the rest. It is creamy, buttery and sprinkled with crispy oat. This reminds me of the Baked Crab with white cream sauce from Canton Wok. I still prefer it not being too creamy and buttery.

1. Creamy Buttery Salted Egg Yolk Crab 金沙蟹 – 7/10
This medium size crab costs $45.60.

The big size crab claw.

The merit point is on the fresh of the crab. It is SOLID! Look at the comb texture of the crab claw fresh below. Can you tell how solid it is? I gave it 7/10 due to the solid fresh.

2. Next is the spinach with three kinds mushroom 三菇菠菜 - 6/10
It costs $12 and is so-so only.

3. Last is the sweet corn soup 玉米羹 with crab meat which costs $10 - 6/10
It has the sweetness of a sweet corn and the crab meat is fresh too. But it must goes with vinegar to make it tastier.

Mellben Seafood 龙海鲜螃蟹王
Blk 211 Lor 8 Toa Payoh
Singapore 310211

Tel: 6353 3120

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