Best 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 the best curry puffs in Singapore that won’t disappoint both you and your tummy!
Update: Rolina is temporarily closed.
Table of Contents
- Best curry puff stalls in Singapore
- 1. Tanglin Crispy Curry Puff
- 2. Rolina Traditional Hainanese Curry Puffs
- 3. 1A Crispy Puff
- 4. Isha Curry Puff
- 5. AMK Curry Puff
- 6. J2 Famous Crispy Curry Puff
- 7. Soon Soon Huat Crispy Curry Puff
- 8. Wang Wang Crispy Curry Puff
- 9. Tip Top
- 10. Swisslink Bakery & Cafe
- 11. Fong’s Dee Curry Puff
- 12. Small Bites
- 13. Fang Handmade Curry Puff
- Best curry puffs in Singapore
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 Since 1952, known for their Potato Chicken with Egg Curry Puff ($2). 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!
Do note that there’s also another stall with a similar name (Tanglin Crispy Curry Puff Original) at Unit #02-36, run by the hawker’s brother.
Address: 531A Upper Cross Street, #02-34, Hong Lim Market & Food Centre, Singapore 051531
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 7am to 4pm
Tel: 8418 3937
Tanglin Crispy Curry Puff Since 1952 is not a halal-certified eatery.
2. Rolina Traditional Hainanese Curry Puffs
Located in Tanjong Pagar Plaza Market & Food Centre is Rolina Traditional Hainanese Curry Puffs, a curry puff stall that has been operating since 1958. 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 ($1.80). 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.
Read our Rolina review!
Address: 6 Tanjong Pagar Plaza Market and Food Centre, #02-15, Singapore 081006
Opening hours: Wed-Mon 6:30am to 2pm
Tel: 9235 8093
Rolina Traditional Hainanese Curry Puffs is not a halal-certified eatery, but does not use pork or lard.
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
1A Crispy Puff is a halal-certified eatery.
4. Isha Curry Puff
For something a little different, check out Isha Curry Puff, which specialises in Indian-Muslim curry puffs, AKA karipap. The Large Potato ($1.50) puffs are triangular, handmade puffs that are crispy and flaky on the outside, unveiling a generous filling of tender potato cubes within. They also offer a lesser-seen Large Mutton ($2) puff, filled with stewed mutton for a satisfying and filling snack.
These puffs are handmade daily from 4:30am, so make sure you drop by earlier to ensure you get your fix before they sell out!
Read our Isha Curry Puff review.
Address: 79 Circuit Road, #01-53, Circuit Road Food Centre, Singapore 370079
Opening hours: Tue-Thurs 11am to 5pm, Sat-Sun 11am to 5pm
Isha Curry Puff is a Muslim-owned eatery.
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 ($2) are freshly handmade 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: Tue-Sun 10am to 8:30pm
AMK Curry Puff is not a halal-certified eatery.
6. J2 Famous Crispy Curry Puff
A curry puff list isn’t complete without mentioning J2 Famous Crispy Curry Puff, a Michelin Bib Gourmand hawker stall located in Amoy Street Food Centre. Their Crispy Curry Chicken Puff ($1.80) tends to sell out early so if you snooze, you lose. If not, their Crispy Sardine Puff ($1.80) 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!
Read our J2 Famous Crispy Curry Puff review!
Address: 7 Maxwell Road, #01-21, Amoy Street Food Centre, Singapore 069111
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8am to 3pm
Tel: 9475 8425
J2 Famous Crispy Curry Puff is not a halal-certified eatery.
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 $1.50 to $2. Get their Chicken Potato with Egg Curry Puff ($2), 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 the 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 ($2.80) as well.
Address: 220 East Coast Road, Singapore 428917
Opening hours: Tues-Sun, 7:30am to 5pm
Tel: 6841 5618
Soon Soo Huat Crispy Curry Puff is not a halal-certified eatery.
8. Wang Wang Crispy Curry Puff
Wang Wang Crispy Curry Puff is an underrated gem in Old Airport Road Food Centre that’s been around for over 20 years. Their curry puffs are painstakingly handmade daily by the family, who start work at 6:30am each day. There’s the iconic Curry ($1.60) puff, comprising uber-crispy layers on the outside, with a heaping serving of house-made curry chicken and potato filling within. While you’re there, do also give their Yam Paste, and Sardine puffs ($1.60) a shot!
Read our Wang Wang Crispy Curry Puff review.
Address: 51 Old Airport Road, #01-126, Old Airport Road Food Centre, Singapore 390051
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 10am to 5pm (or until sold out)
Tel: 9090 7009
Wang Wang Crispy Curry Puff is not a halal-certified eatery.
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 ($2.30). 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 old-school Chicken Curry Puffs ($2.30) and Sardine Puffs ($1.90).
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Tip Top is a halal-certified eatery.
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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 ($2.20) 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: Mon-Fri 9am to 7:30pm, Sat-Sun 9am to 7pm
Tel: 6778 7858
Swisslink Bakery is not a halal-certified eatery.
11. 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 ($1.50) 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
Fong’s Dee Curry Puff is not a halal-certified eatery.
12. Small Bites
Another under-the-radar gem near the CBD is Small Bites, a hidden kiosk under a HDB block in the quiet Kreta Ayer estate. The snacks stall is most popular for their cheap pandan waffles, but if you’re lucky enough, you can get some freshly made puffs here too. These are handmade in small batches and come in flavours such as Curry Puff with Potato, Chicken, and Egg ($1.80), featuring crispy and crumbly puff layers with a dense, flavourful curry filling.
Address: 333 Kreta Ayer Road, #01-29, Kreta Ayer Heights, Singapore 080333
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10:30am to 8pm
Small Bites is not a halal-certified eatery.
13. Fang Handmade Curry Puff
Fang Handmade Curry Puff offers handmade puffs in Ubi, in lesser-seen flavours and at affordable prices. Go for their signature Chicken Curry ($1.50): thin and flaky puff pastry with curry potato and chicken chunks within. Alternatively, they have Salted Egg Lava ($1.60) and Mayo Tuna ($1.50) puffs too, if you’re up to try something more unique! The former is a sweet-savoury combination of butter, custard powder, and milk, great for those looking for an interesting midday snack.
Check out our Fang Handmade Curry Puff review.
Address: 8 Ubi Road 2, Zervex Building, Singapore 408538
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 7am to 1pm, Sat 7am to 4pm
Tel: 9382 0396
Fang Handmade Curry Puff is not a halal-certified eatery but uses no pork or lard.
Best curry puffs in Singapore
With this best curry puff list, you won’t have to face any more disappointments with a half-filled puff. If you’re up for more local food, read our guide to the best crispy prata stalls in Singapore! We also have our best laksa list if you’re craving something hearty and comforting on a rainy day.
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