Finally, finally, trying Mellben Seafood. Partly because Ang Mo Kio is really far away (doesn't exactly help that the location is in the middle of some housing estate) and too lazy to queue. We bit the bullet and decided to cab down, after making reservations.
Started off with some crispy seafood tofu and salted egg prawn. Both dishes were decent, the tofu was nice and crispy but who comes to Mellben for anything else but the crabs right? For side-kick dishes, they were good.
Ahh the star of our meal. We got 2 (medium) chilli crabs and 2 (medium) crab bee hoon. The flesh of all the crabs were sweet and pretty delightful to eat. The chilli crab sauce was equal part sweet and spicy, just the way I like it and basically damm 'shiok' to eat with the deep-fried mantou.
And the crab bee noon, dammm is the soup good. You can see from the picture how the essence and roe of the crab has been 'transferred' into the soup, leaving a rich briny quantity that I love so much. Remember to order extra soup in advance, its $5 more but no regrets. Waiting time is pretty long because I believe they cook each pot of soup upon order, but worth it!
TLDR, go for the crab bee hoon soup.
232 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3