Kelly Jie Seafood

Back in February this year, my friend from Perth, Australia came to visit Singapore after her family trip to Japan. We met up at Kelly Jie Seafood is formerly known as Melben Seafood which is located at Toa Payoh. It is her friends’ recommendation to try their crab here.

Seriously, I did not really go for branded restaurants to eat crabs. Since, it was a recommendation, I just followed with my friend’s craving. It was my first visit to Kelly Jie Seafood.

Being the first time visit, I opened up for any recommendations from the restaurant and we chose to try their signature chili crab. I myself always do not think Singapore chili crab is anything nicer than a black pepper crab and sometimes, I do feel that a steamed crab is always a good way to eat.

Besides that, we ordered lobsters cooked with buttery sauce and a plate of fried mantao (little buns) which can dip the sauces.

Overall, I prefer the lobsters over the crab probably also because I did not like the crab’s starchy sauce. The dish got cold very fast under the air-conditioned room and it made the starchy sauce even worse.

The service was a little slow on the day I visited the restaurant. I have no ideas whether it was due to Chinese New Year period or the restaurant simply has so many people eating there. It was crowded and noisy. My friend and I did not manage to spend a quality time chatting there and decided to finish the food and back to her hotel.

Address: Blk 211, #01, Lor 8 Toa Payoh, 11/15, Singapore 310211.

Fu Zhan Seafood

The second time visit to this zi char in Toa Payoh, Singapore. It was a gathering with some colleagues upon my return from Malaysia and before another colleague left for Australia for her road trip.

This time we ordered few more dishes apart from the default ones such as the salted egg crab and prawns with fried oats that normally my colleague will order. It is good to get to try new things with more people.


New discovery dishes for this visit are the chai bo beancurd and the curry fish head. The fish head is really good and the gravy is best to mix with the white rice. By eating the curry fish head half of the rice on my plate has gone, hahaa πŸ™‚

Do not forget the free dessert, the red bean soup. I think it is their default dessert and their dessert is nice too. Maybe, if you wish to eat their dessert, it would be great that you do not order many dishes, unless you have extra stomach for desserts!

Address:Β 21 Toa Payoh Lorong 7 #01-298, Toa Payoh, Singapore.

Fu Zhan Seafood

Chinese style zi char at the housing area’s coffee shops and nearby the wet market. It is very affordable zi char especially when it is located at HDB flats. I was introduced to eat the salted egg crabs here by my friend. Well, I am not a big fan of crab, I do not know which ones are the best.

By the presentation itself, it does look great, delicious, drooling and tempting. They gave us enough gravy to eat the crab with rice or the bun (man tao) which have to order separately.

Besides the crab, the prawns with fried oats is another good to try dish according to my friend and we added a mixed vegetable to complete our meal of the night. Simple and filling dinner with great companion of the night. This is a share for three persons.

Address:Β 21 Toa Payoh Lorong 7 #01-298, Toa Payoh, Singapore.