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Blk 232 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3
#01-1222
Singapore
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Telephone: 6285 6762
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Eating Places » Coffee Shops
Restaurants » Seafood
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  1. hirodaze
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     28 Jan 2008 at 10:18 am

    The above reviews are sufficient for you guys to head down to try.

    The food is excellent but the services are extremely lousy. My mum and I went down for dinner one weekend at about 6.00pm. It was considered quite early but there were no seats left.

    So this comes the interesting part. We were asked to queue which is reasonable since it's fair for those who reached earlier, gets to sit earlier. We were third in the queue and were deciding on what to eat since the rest of my family members have not reached. Then came the auntie to take our orders, as we were not prepared to order the dishes, we kindly asked her to place orders for the few items we wanted and we told her we will get back to her once we have decided the rest of the items. She immediately asked us to stand out of the queue rudely and told us to think about what we wanted to eat before we join back the queue behind. There was like a 4 - 5 people at the back of the queue and it was a dumb decision to follow what she said. My mum and I were quite pissed and we decided to order that few dishes to eat(we don't want to let them earn by ordering more).

    We told ourselves not to go over to eat at that place anymore. Luckily, there is another branch at Toa Payoh. Do search for my review at Toa Payoh!

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    1. feizhu
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       03 Jan 2008 at 2:48 pm
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      Its been quite a while since I had dinner at Melben, with the last being about a year ago. So I was itching to find out if the crabs were still as good as I remembered them to be. With the opening of a new branch in Toa Payoh, I had hoped that the crowd at Ang Mo Kio would be thinner, but how wrong I proved to be. When we (my family and I) got there at about 7pm, a mad queue had already formed in front of the make shift counter to take their orders and get their tables. Luckily, the wait took all but 20 minutes and we got a nice seat at the fringe of the coffeeshop. Now on to the food.

      Crispy Skin Tofu - From the name, I had imagined this dish to be mouthwatering, but it didn't quite make the mark. First of all, the texture of the tofu was too rough and the skin had too much flour coating, resulting in a rather thick and coagulated layer when cold. Taste wise was still quite acceptable.

      Vegetable with 3 types of Mushroom - This dish came recommended by our server and on hindsight, we probably shouldn't have agreed. Overall, it tasted very ordinary. Nothing stood out, not the 3 types of mushrooms, not the vegetables, not the gravy. Nothing. Which makes me wonder the basis for the recommendation.

      Hotplate Venison Meat - Sometimes you wonder how real is the piece of venison meat that lies in front of you. After all, venison meat is rather rare in Singapore and certainly doesn't come cheap. That thought raced through my mind when I first chewed on the meat. Very crunchy and chewy (lots of tenderiser added), soaked in a pepper tinted thick and salty gravy. Not too shabby, but doubts of authenticity surfaces because it really tastes like pork.

      The famous Claypot Beehoon with Crab - Now this was what everyone was there for - Melben's famous claypot beehoon with crab. The crab weighed about 1.3kg ($30/kg) and was a huge monster (we only ordered medium). Without a doubt, it was very fresh and the flesh was sweet and firm. The soup, with lots of coconut milk, tasted very similar to Laksa's soup, minus the curry. Thick beehoon was used in place of the normal thin ones, which absorbed the essence of the soup and complemented the whole dish very well. This dish was so big that the 4 of us almost couldn't finish it.

      Dinner for 4 pax cost about $70, which isn't too expensive, but not exactly cheap either. If you ever decide to patronise Melben, do make a reservation first because there's a seperate queue which is a lot shorter. Also, just go for the wonderful crabs as the other dishes are merely average.

      See all my pictures here

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      1. diamond
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         24 Nov 2007 at 7:08 pm

        This restaurant sells good seafood. Tried the claypot crab beehoon. The broth is sweet and buttery. Ordered other dishes such as tofu sticks,yam ring but they are not very tasty. Will go there again but the queue is terrible.

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        1. Bobo
          Bobo said:
          Hi! you mentioned that they sell good seafood, what other dishes did you try to come to that conclusion? And at what price? Thanks!!
          24 Nov 2007 at 8:57 pm
        2. diamond
          diamond said:
          I tried their butter crab as well and pepper crab. The best is the one that I have mentioned, the claypot beehoon.It's quite resonable and sells at a standard price.It's about $30 per kg. The bill
          25 Nov 2007 at 2:32 am
        3. diamond
          diamond said:
          comes up to $150. Mainly cuz of other non-seafood dishes which was quite pricey and not recommendable
          25 Nov 2007 at 2:34 am
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