No, Yan Ji Seafood Soup has not closed their shutters. Kind of, that is.
In actual fact, it’s more likely been newly rebranded at OAR Seafood Soup because accordingly to Burpple Brand Evangelist, Veronica Phua on Instagram:
“It is basically a takeover of the business by the same guys who have been doing the cooking since Day one of the previous brand”
In case you were wondering what OAR stands for – here’s a hint, it’s located at Old Airport Road Food Centre. OAR, geddit?
Is there a change in taste from the original Yan Ji Seafood Soup?
More importantly, that’s what most of you might be wondering.
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My favourite seafood soup at stall #01-122 inside Old Airport Road Hawker Centre has undergone a name change. It’s now rebranded as @oarseafoodsoup which I think it rather clever as “OAR” alludes to the sea which is the source of the ingredients, and it also happens to be the acronym for “Old Airport Road”. Because it is basically a takeover of the business by the same guys who have been doing the cooking since day one of the previous brand, I found the taste to be extremely similar. My order today was the $12 Red Snapper Seafood Soup which came with big pieces of the fish (on-bone), the familiar huge, chunky meatballs and fish maw (I asked for the default prawns to be replaced as I didn’t fancy peeling them) in the signature concentrated broth. If you like your soup even sweeter, I was told that you should stick to the crustacean. Oh and another thing I noticed is they give more of that incredible soup now. Although the taste isn’t strictly identical, I think OAR Seafood Soup’s recipe is as close as anyone can possibly get to the original. And frankly, that’s good enough for me to want to return for more. #veronicaphuaeats #oarseafoodsoup #oldairportroadfoodcentre #burpproved #burpple #burpplesg #foreverhungry #seafoodsoup #snapper #meatballs #hawkersg #hawkerfood #sghawker #foodie #sgfoodies #sgfood #instaeat #sgigfoodies #foodspotting #foodporn #igfood #igfoodies #feedfeed #onthetable #instavideo #exploresingaporefood #exploresingapore
“Although the taste isn’t strictly identical, I think OAR Seafood Soup’s recipe is as close as anyone can possible get to the original. And frankly, that’s good enough for me to want to return for more”
– Veronica Phua, Burpple Brand Evangelist.
So there you have it.
But of course, the best judge on taste is you, yourself as taste is very subjective! So do drop by to try their seafood soup for yourself!
HOLD YOUR HORSES TILL 15 March 2019!
We know you want to try it but just don’t bother dropping by between 10-14 March 2019 as Old Airport Road Food Centre is closed for cleaning.
Don’t worry though, they will be re-opened once again on 15 March 2019 to satisfy your craving for their lip smacking, mouth watering and soul-satisfying seafood soup! 🍤
Now don’t say we never share! 😎
OAR Seafood Soup
Blk 51 Old Airport Road #01-122, S(390051)
Operating Hours: 11am – 8pm*
Closed on Mondays
*While stocks last
*All images credits to OAR Seafood and Veronica Phua