Curry puff stalls in Singapore
Every time someone mentions curry puffs to me, the first thing that comes to my mind is Old Chang Kee, but I believe there are many other curry puff stalls out there waiting to be heard of.
If you love snacking on curry puffs as well, I’ve compiled a list of curry puffs in Singapapore 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 in Chinatown often, you would probably have stumbled upon Tanglin Crispy Curry Puff, known for their Potato Chicken with Egg Curry Puff ($1.70). 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 2pm
Tel: 9740 8408
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Located in 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 signature handmade Hainanese Curry Puff ($1.50). 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 a multi-layered crust. Having been around since 1991, they sure know how to make a mean curry puff. This is proven with their classic Crispy Curry Chicken Puff ($1.80). Its skin is thin, flaky, and buttery, and has an addictive crunch to it. 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, AMK Hub, Singapore 569933
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 10pm
Tel: 6753 3220
4. Richie’s Crispy Puff
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If you live around Tanglin Halt, you would probably know of Richie’s Crispy Puff. Get your hands on their Curry Chicken Puff ($1.50) if you happen to drop by. Enjoy the crispy and flaky skin with curry-ladened chicken and potato. Besides curry puffs, they sell set meals such as nasi lemak, curry chicken rice, burgers, and bubble tea as well.
5. AMK Curry Puff
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If you were wondering why AMK Curry Puff is located in Toa Payoh, it is because they used to operate in Ang Mo Kio before shifting to their current location. Their Curry Puffs ($1.60 each) are freshly hand-made and deep-fried until golden brown. It is loaded with diced curry potatoes, hard-boiled egg, and chicken meat. They also have a sardine puff that is equally good. Their puffs are not too greasy despite being deep-fried and the tip of the crust packs an extra buttery crunch.
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 in Amoy Street Food Centre. Their Crispy Curry Chicken Puff ($1.40) tends to sell out early so if you snooze, you lose. If not, their Crispy Sardine Puff ($1.40) 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-Sat 8am to 4pm
Tel: 9475 8425
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 ($2) as well.
Address: 220 East Coast Road, Singapore 428917
Opening hours: Tues-Fri, Sun, 7:30am to 5pm, Sat 7:30am to 5:30pm
Tel: 6841 5618
8. Killiney Curry Puff
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Killiney Curry Puff is located on Killiney Road, just as 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 ($1.40) has a very smooth surface and a high arc. Don’t underestimate the size as two pieces of this are 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 wowed by their Nyonya Beef Rendang Puff ($2). 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 Impossible Puff ($2.20), which uses the plant-based meat substitute as the filling.
10. Wang Wang Crispy Curry Puff
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Wang Wang Crispy Curry Puff is a gem of a stall at Old Airport Road Market & Food Centre, run by a couple who have been making curry puffs from scratch for 17 years. The buttery crust is flaky and folded distinctly, thin enough so the generous fillings get to shine. Choose from four flavours, the Original Curry Puff ($1.40), Black Pepper Puff ($1.60), Yam Paste Puff ($1.40), or the Sardine Puff ($1.40).
Address: 51 Old Airport Road, #01-126, Old Airport Road Market & Food Centre, Singapore 390051
Opening hours: Tues to Sun 10am to 8pm
11. Swisslink Bakery & Cafe
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Many people know the Clementi-based Swisslink Bakery & Cafe for their chicken and apple pies, but their extra-large Curry Puffs ($1.90) are deserving of more attention. These hefty parcels are triangles, rather than the usual puff crescents, and are made of really thin, flaky pastry that is on the softer side. The filling is generous and not overly spicy too.
Address: 109 Clementi Street 11, #01-07, Singapore 120109
Opening hours: Daily 9am to 6pm
Tel: 6778 7858
12. Fong’s Dee Curry Puff
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Another stall in Clementi well-known amongst its residents is Fong Dee’s Curry Puff. The owner makes the snack based off a family recipe passed down from his mother, and every element in his Curry Puff ($1.20) is prepared from scratch daily. Each puff is packed with a filling that has a pleasantly spicy kick. The stall also sells other fried treats like goreng pisang, should you want something sweet to go along with a bite.
Address: 448 Clementi Avenue 3, #01-31, Clementi 448 Market & Food Centre, Singapore 120448
Opening hours: Daily 6am to 6pm
Tel: 9738 6726
Best curry puffs in Singapore
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!
This article was originally published on 4 December 2017.