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I always welcome these crustaceans at zichar! ❀ Featuring fresh & tender crab meat covered with a generous amount of robust-tasting eggy chilli sauce, this was definitely worth getting my hands dirty! 😍😍😍 The natural sweetness of the firm & chunky crab meat was sooooo good! However, the sauce seemed to lean towards the sweeter side - we would have liked it to be slightly spicier!
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Who's chilli crab's best friend? FRIED MANTOUS! Cant do without them really! πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹ The golden-brown fried mantous were crispy on the outside but so pillowy soft inside. These buns are not to be belittled - definitely did a good job in helping us wipe clean the tasty sauce effortlessly! πŸ‘ YUMSSSSS! ❀
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Did you know that @chopesg is giving away 2x$100 to JUMBO Seafood or The Halia to lucky winners who post a pic of chilli crabs in Singapore in Aug? 🀩🀩🀩 Time to get snapping away πŸ“Έ & Iet's hope we both be the winners! πŸ˜‰

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It’s a good dish with the essence from the crab that contributed to the sweetness in the broth but we would still prefer to have chili crab over this any day and also - the satisfaction of dipping our fried man tou into the gravy.
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Discounts with @chope sg
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Claypot Crab Vermicelli Soup

So worthy to spend so much on crabs πŸ¦€ πŸ˜‹
Braised crab with Thick Bee Hoon
Homemade beancurd with Creamy Butter Sauce
Braised mushroom with Japanese Beancurd Skin
Coconut Water 🌴

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The shimmering sand is as good as ever. Also Kelly Jie and her team came to the rescue after Jumbo cancelled our early preorder last min on Chinese New year eve. Right at 6pm by email. Kelly Jie staff were still so pleasant and gracious and tried to get hold of the driver to make a last minute delivery to us.

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Actually, the signature dish of this restaurant is Crab Vermicelli but we decided to try Creamy Butter Crab instead. The waitress asked which crab do we want, male or female. Since I love crab roe, I picked female one. Then she suggested this crab which is really good according to her so we trusted her.
When the dishes came, I tried the sauce first. Creamy butter sauce has a taste similar to Salted Egg sauce. Not quite like I imagined but it tasted okay. The crab itself was really tasty. Full of meat and roe as well. The only downside was I was not good in holding and opening the shells so my fingers gor hurt by the spike 😭
Truffle Pork Loin was great. It has a little hint of sourness from the lime. And, of course, the truffle tasted nice.
Chinese Cabbage was perfectly cooked. I like that it still has the crunchyness. Favorite!

This restaurant is formerly TPT Mellben seafood according to the sign. But it's been so long since I went to the original Melben that I can't remember if this is the same one or not πŸ˜… Anyway their food is really great, so for me doesn't matter what were they before πŸ˜‰ .
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Kelly Jie Seafood @tpymellbenseafood
Blk 211 Toa Payoh Lorong 8
#01-11/15
Singapore 310211
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Price : $$ - $$$

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Formerly Mellben Seafood TPY, they have rebranded themselves in 2017 to be known as Kelly Jie Seafood. Among their renowned signature dishes, one of which is the β€œClaypot Crab Vermicelli Soup” - vermicelli served in a luscious, savoury thick milky broth with pure natural essence of crab.
Guess how heavy is the crab that was cooked in creamy butter?
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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