For many of us who stays in Singapore during the festive period, the good news is that we have Mellben Signature opens throughout Chinese New Year 2018 Period. Centrally located and a stone-throw from the MRT station, it is accessible by those who don’t drive. If you drive, there are ample of carpark around the restaurant too.
In case, you still do not know that Mellben Signature has an outlet in Tanjong Pagar, it is tucked under Block 7. Space is relatively huge with a typcial cze char setting.
Chinese New Year 2018 Period
At each meal during Chinese New Year 2018 Period, we tend to kick-start the meal with “Yu Sheng” 鱼生. Presented with finely shredded vegetables and crackers cum seasoning and finally capped with Abalone slices before the guests for tossing to a prosperity year.
Prosperity Pot 盆菜 is a common dish during Chinese New Year Period hence it is no surprise to see it served at Mellben Signature too. A pot of luxurious ingredients such as abalone, prawn, mushroom and scallop laced the pot.
Sea Cucumber is a popular item during Chinese New Year, turn to Dragon Boat Sea Cucumber 龙船海参.
Taking a break from seafood and meat, let’s turn to the vegetables, option available are Braised Dried Japanese Scallops with Cabbage 干贝白菜, Stir-Fried French Beans with Dried Shrimps 虾米四季豆 and Home-made Beancurd with Chicken Floss 肉松豆腐. The clear winner among these dishes is the French Beans. Home-made Beancurd is smooth and soft. My least favourite is the Cabbage as I don’t prefer soft soggy vegetable.
Next are the meat dishes. I love the Cheese Coated Deep Fried Chicken Wings 黄金鸡翅 since it was crispy and tasty.
Personally, I felt there are room for improvement for the Coffee Pork Ribs 咖啡排骨. Though meat was tender but somehow it was lacking of flavours.
I felt that the Signature Claypot Bee Hoon Soup 螃蟹米粉汤 fall short of expectation this round. It tasted different from the one I last had. The seafood aroma was masked.
Don’t forget to end the meal with crab. If you are looking for a unique crab dish, select Steamed Crab with Fresh Coconut Juice 叶香蒸蟹. Otherwise, go for the safe option, Chilli Crab 辣椒螃蟹.
If you are still looking for a place to dine during this festive period, don’t forget that Mellben Signature Opened Throughout Chinese New Year 2018.
Tel: +65 6220 5512
Mondays – Saturdays 1130 to 1430, 1700 to 2215 | Sundays 1700 to 2215
- North-South Line -Tanjong Pagar station
- alight at the bus stop either before Wallich Road or after Craig Road 80, 145
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