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Seafood Pirates: Seafood Soup With Crayfish & Oyster Omelette Rice At Yishun Park Hawker Centre

Last Updated: November 23, 2018

Written by Ashley Pek

There’s nothing better on a cold rainy day than a warm bowl of seafood soup. Despite growing up eating lots of seafood, I still haven’t found a bowl of seafood soup that will keep me coming back to the stall.

So when I chanced upon Seafood Pirates at Yishun Park Hawker Centre, I decided to give it a try.

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Settled within the rows of stalls in Yishun Park Hawker Centre, Seafood Pirates offers warm bowls of rich seafood soup. The stall is operated by Darren, and they serve only the freshest seafood ingredients and broths made from scratch.

Darren takes pride in the preparation of his seafood soup, and it takes four steps to deliver the final product.

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The broth base is made from reducing chicken bones for hours over medium heat. The addition of tare (flavoured broth) makes the broth even thicker and richer in flavour.

Boiled mainly from fried fish bones, anchovies and dried flounder, the soup has a strong dose of umami flavour. The soup is then seasoned with miso and soy sauce, then it’s kept on simmering heat until an order is made.

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The thickness of the broth was enticing, and we could feel ourselves salivating just by looking at it.

The Pirate’s Ultimate (S$12/regular, S$14/large) came with a selection of fresh seafood, including crayfish, prawns, clams, oysters, sliced fish and fish roe balls.

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Seafood Pirates is definitely generous with their portions of seafood. Their seafood soup was chockful of ingredients, and I felt full even without adding rice or noodles.

As I savoured the medley of sweet and briny flavours, I noticed that the fragrant garlic helped to cover up any fishy aftertaste from the soup.

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The star of the seafood soup had to be the crayfish. Served in halves, I could already tell that the meat was succulent. In addition to the fresh and sweet burst of flavours, I liked how it wasn’t rubbery or tough at all.

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But if you’re not a fan of crayfish, the Pirate’s Signature (S$7/regular, S$9/large) is a good alternative. It comes with the same ingredients as the Pirate’s Ultimate, minus the crayfish. Don’t worry, this option is equally tasty!

The soup retained the mix of sweet and savoury flavours but slightly lighter without the crayfish. If you prefer a broth that’s lighter but doesn’t compromise on the flavours, this version would be perfect for you.

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What really left an impression on me was that these bowls of soup were carefully cooked, and reminded me of the warmth of home-cooked food. Slurping down on the broth reminded me of how I used to have seafood soup at my uncle’s house when I was young.

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The Oyster Omelette Rice (S$3) is another dish the Seafood Pirates are known for. Inspired by the local oyster omelette dish, Darren decided to introduce this into the menu.

A layer of fluffy omelette with oyster covered a bed of warm rice, with a special sauce drizzled over it. Even though it was just eggs and rice and wasn’t anything extraordinary, it tasted very comforting. It also went really well with the seafood soup, so I recommend getting both for a fuller meal.

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You can also opt for Plain Omelette Rice (S$2/a la carte, S$1.50/with seafood soup) if you’re not a fan of oysters.

Darren mans the store and prepares the seafood broth the day before serving them, to ensure the quality and richness. It’s definitely worth it for the price you’re paying.


So if you’re an avid seafood fan and happen to be craving some warm seafood soup, head over to Seafood Pirates at Yishun!

Expected Damage: S$3 – S$15 per pax

Price: $

Our Rating: 4 / 5

Seafood Pirates

51 Yishun Ave 11 #01-35, Yishun Park Hawker Centre, Singapore 768867

Price
Our Rating 4/5

Seafood Pirates

51 Yishun Ave 11 #01-35, Yishun Park Hawker Centre, Singapore 768867

Operating Hours: 11am - 9pm (Daily)

Operating Hours: 11am - 9pm (Daily)

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