Cook Butter Crab at home

Creamy Butter Crab is one of Mellben Seafood's signature dishes.
Creamy Butter Crab is one of Mellben Seafood's signature dishes.PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

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Some foodies found themselves in a bit of tizzy last week when they heard that the popular Eng's Noodles in Tanjong Katong Road, famed for its wonton mee, would cease business operations on Feb 28.

Don't panic. The shop is not closing down. The lease has expired and it plans to re-open in the same area by May.

Eng's Noodles plans to relocate:


Popular seafood restaurant Mellben Seafood, which has several outlets across the island, has rebranded its outlet in Toa Payoh to Kelly Jie Seafood.

Keen to make the restaurant's signature Butter Crab at home? Kelly Jie Seafood's chef Chin Chi Vun shares his recipe for it.

He also shares recipes for steamed prawns with black garlic, and poached crispy fried rice with seafood and bamboo clams in superior broth.

Three seafood recipes:

Bake a savarin, a classic French bread-like sponge cake that uses yeast as a leavening agent. The cake is said to have been created in 1845 in honour of renowned French politician, lawyer and gastronome Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin.

The dough does not require kneading - all you need is a wooden spoon to mix it. Soak the cake in syrup and serve with Chantilly cream.

Citrus savarin recipe:

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 04, 2018, with the headline 'Cook Butter Crab at home'. Subscribe