Crab Bee Hoon

$55.00 ยท 28 Reviews

Good for casual feasts with the fam is this foolproof zi char spot in the North. The bang-for-your-buck Crab beehoon ($70/kg) features a big portions of crab and white bee hoon soaked in tasty, creamy broth. Another popular dish is their succulent Chilli Crab (from $68.90) bathed in a slighty eggy spicy sauce.
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AMK outlet: @mellbensignature is a long-standing & well-known place for crabs without the fuss of a fancy restaurant setting. They were really killin' it years back, but now it just doesn't have that satisfactory value attached to it. Still good though!

Rating: 8/10

Will i return/recommend: Yes/Yes

Pros: Really tasty ๐Ÿ˜ Love the crab bee hoon soup! Crab meat is very sweet. Green dragon veg yummy but overpriced @ $15 ๐Ÿ˜’ Sambal lala sauce nice, not very spicy - but i think true sambal lovers will be disappointed.

Cons: MSG is too much. Long queues during dinner time (only AMK). Standard is dropping & inconsistent among diff outlets. Taste-wise, AMK is my fav. Cannot stand the majority of their staffs attitude. "Seafood" restaurant, but only left with lala & crabs for shelled seafood?! ๐Ÿ˜… Lala isn't fresh. I'm pretty certain crab weight is less than what they claim (my uncle used to sell crabs so quite familiar), but as usual, just have to suck it up if iโ€™m gonna dine there ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Price: S$138.03

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Melben's crab bee hoon soup is really unbeatable. Super satisfying meal. The quality of the crabs here is really excellent. Come early to get seats - it was empty at 5.45 on a Friday night but filled up quickly (and the famous queue started forming...)


This is Mellben Seafood's signature Claypot Crab Bee Hoon Soup. It is so popular that additional soup and bee Hoon is limited to one portion per table. Please read my review at


Crab beehoon $70 per kg

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Excellent soup broth with slippery thick beehoon. Do call up and check about the size of the crab. Only worth coming if crabs are at least 1kg each.

I ordered 10 golden mini buns for myself to indulge on, together with the creamy butter sauce... mmm delicious. The soup of the crab bee hoon is up to standard as usual! Queuing and waiting took at least an hour for just the two of us when we dine at peak hours.

"Makan places lost and found" moment - my aunt didn't know where I was bringing her for dinner. It took her quite a while to recall this famous zi char place that specializes in crab dishes. She used to frequent Mellben when it was at Alexandra but didn't know where it was relocated. Fyi, my aunt doesn't use the Internet. She was so happy, looking at her makes me happy. ๐Ÿ˜Š

This already well-known Claypot Crab Bee Hoon needs no further introduction. We literally "yum seng" (bottoms up) the rich, creamy and buttery broth that was infused with the sweetness of the crab. We ordered additional soup ($5) for takeaway. The crab retained its sweetness and the solid texture proved freshness. ๐Ÿ˜

Personal preference: Unless you like crab roe, I'd recommend choosing male crabs around 1.8kg for good amount and texture of meat.