Underrated curry puff stalls that you should know of
Curry puffs are a part of our lives but every single time someone mentions these carb-ridden snacks to me, the first thing that comes to my mind is Old Chang Kee. I believe there are many other curry puff stalls out there waiting to be heard of. Also, one of my biggest pet peeves is when I bite into a curry puff and realise it’s filled with more air instead of filling. I did not pay just to eat air – I mean it’s called filling for a reason. If you love snacking on curry puffs as well, I’ve compiled a list of curry puffs that won’t disappoint both you and your tummy!
1. Tanglin Crispy Curry Puff
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If you frequent Hong Lim Market & Food Centre at Chinatown often, you would probably have stumbled upon Tanglin Crispy Curry Puff. They are known for their Potato Chicken with Egg Curry Puff ($1.50). The extra crispy skin gives a crunch into the savoury and spicy curried potato chicken and the hard-boiled egg adds an element of surprise. It’s a moreish snack to have so always buy more than one if you’re planning to get it!
Address: 531A Upper Cross Street, #02-36, Hong Lim Market & Food Centre, Singapore 051531
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 7am to 5pm
Tel: 9740 8408
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Located at Tanjong Pagar Plaza Market & Food Centre is Rolina, a curry puff stall that has been operating since 1976. Some of you might be familiar with this stall as they used to operate outside Novena Church. Mr Tham, the owner of this stall, was taught by a Hainanese sailor-chef hence their Hainanese Curry Puff ($1.40). Despite being on the smaller side, it is jam-packed with curried potatoes and hard-boiled egg. Their fillings are slightly spicier compared to typical curry puffs and it is definitely a must-try if you love both curry puffs and spicy food.
3. 1A Crispy Puff
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1A Crispy Puff‘s curry puffs have a distinguishable fan-like shape with multi-layered crust. Having established since 1991, they sure know how to make a mean curry puff such as their classic Crispy Curry Chicken Puff ($1.50). Its skin is thin, flaky, and buttery, which adds an addictive crunch to it. Take a step further and try their Crispy Chilli Crab Puff ($1.50) and enjoy the combination of savoury and tangy flavours. Their curry puffs are always served piping hot so it’s best to eat them right away.
Address: 53 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3, #B2-42, Ang Mo Kio Hub, Singapore 569933
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 10pm
Tel: 6753 3220
4. Richie’s Crispy Puff
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If you live at Tanglin Halt, you would probably know of Richie’s Crispy Puff. Get your hands on their Curry Chicken Puff ($1.30) if you happen to drop by. Enjoy the crispy and flaky skin with the curry-ladened chicken and potato. They also have a two-piece combo for $2.40. Besides curry puffs they sell set meals such as nasi lemak, curry chicken rice, burgers, and bubble tea as well. Tanglin residents are fortunate to have a 24/7 curry puff stall in their area.
5. AMK Curry Puff
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If you were wondering why AMK Curry Puff is located at Toa Payoh, it is because they used to operate at Ang Mo Kio before shifting to their current location. Their Curry Puffs ($1.40 each) are freshly hand-made and deep-fried until it turns golden brown. It is loaded with diced curry potatoes, hard-boiled egg, and chicken meat. It’s not too greasy despite being deep-fried and the tip of the crust packs an extra buttery crunch. Please dabao some for me if you happen to drop by anytime soon.
Address: 184 Toa Payoh Central, #01-372, Super 28 Coffeeshop, Singapore 310184
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 8:30pm
Tel: 9672 6621
6. J2 Famous Crispy Curry Puff
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Not forgetting J2 Famous Crispy Curry Puff – a Michelin Bib Gourmand hawker stall located at Amoy Street Food Centre. Their Crispy Curry Chicken Puff ($1.20) tends to sell out early so if you snooze, you lose. If not, their Crispy Sardine Puff ($1.20) will suffice too. The sardine has a nice balance of sweet and tangy flavours without being overpowering. Expect a crumbly mess from the crispy and flaky skin, and a burst of the fillings from inside. Be there early and beat the lunch crowd if you want to get your hands on these goodies!
Address: 7 Maxwell Road, #01-21, Amoy Street Food Centre, Singapore 069111
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8am to 4pm
7. Soon Soon Huat Crispy Curry Puff
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Not many people know about Soon Soon Huat Crispy Curry Puff, which is nestled along the tranquil street of East Coast Road. Their curry puffs are priced between $1.20 to $2. Get their Chicken Potato with Egg Curry Puff ($1.70), as it is great for breakfasts and tea breaks. Its exterior is crispy and thin, with layers which resemble contour lines on a map. The filling is mildly flavoured and savoury, so even kids can enjoy this snack. The potatoes are on a chunkier side compared to regular curry puffs so it feels more shiok. If you’re a durian lover like me, you might want to try their durian puffs as well.
Address: 220 East Coast Road, Singapore 428917
Opening hours: Daily 7:30am to 7pm
Tel: 6481 5618 / 9455 8662
8. Killiney Curry Puff
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Killiney Curry Puff is located at Killiney Road just like its name suggests. They have a variety of food suitable for every meal such as mee rebus, lontong, and nasi ayam penyet. Unlike regular puffs, their Chicken Curry Puff ($1.60) has a very smooth surface and a high arc which reminded me of a stegosaurus. Don’t underestimate the size as two pieces of it is enough to fill up your tummy in no time.
Address: 93 Killiney Road, Singapore 239536
Opening hours: Daily 9am to 8pm
Tel: 6736 2011
9. Tip Top
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Give Tip Top a chance if you haven’t because it’s definitely worth a shot. Prepare to be amazed by their Nyonya Beef Rendang Puff ($1.70). The puffs are deep-fried till golden brown perfection and yet it is not too greasy. Bite into its crispy shell and you’ll be greeted with chunks of beef simmered in luscious rendang gravy, making it very tender and well-seasoned. Besides that, they also sell Tom Yum Puff ($1.50), which contains diced chicken with veggies and a mix of mild spices. Do give it a try and you’ll be a convert in no time.
Never have to eat an empty curry puff again
With this list, you won’t have to face any more disappointments with a half-filled curry puff. I hope I’ve managed to include one or two of your favourite curry puff stalls here and if I didn’t, share with us your favourites and leave it in the comment section down below! If you love puff pastry and everything sweet, check out our list of cream puffs!