As a Katong boy born & bred, our new Makan Kaki Kelly Koh‘s food heritage is seriously legit. He also runs The Rockin’ Diner by The Mustard Incident along Club Street, and this week, he reveals one of his favourite supper places in Katong. He finds himself here at least once a week, heading over on busy days after closing up his own diner for a quick and tasty supper. Yes, it’s a seafood restaurant, but in Kelly’s opinion, it just so happens to also serve the best beef Mui-fun!
Mellvin Seafood Restaurant has been operating out of a little corner coffee shop for years, but the quality remains the same & the consistency is amazing – in their beef mui-fun you get very soft, tender beef and a nice, thick gravy, the way it’s meant to be. Mui fun is a very simple dish, but so tasty when done right and these guys do it so well. Everything is stir-fried in a wok for that smoky fragrance – beef, veggies, gravy. Then, this gloriously unctuous concoction is thrown over rice. Kelly always orders an extra fried egg with his beef mui fun. You can see the result above – a gooey-soft yolk just waiting to be prodded into a slow lava eruption over the rice, just for that added richness. No wonder the mui-fun doesn’t stick around for long after it’s been served!
Mellvin Seafood Restaurant
354 Joo Chiat Rd Singapore 427600
Open Daily: 4.30pm – 2.30 am