At 50 cents each, you would be hard pressed to find a cheaper, more satisfying shiokness anywhere else. This simple snack of curried potatoes wrapped in a crispy shell and a cup of teh tarik might not make it as a course in a degustation menu, but no Singaporean would deny that it really does hit all the right gastronomic spots!
Rolina Curry Puffs: What did Grandpa and Grandma do after they ran away together?
Curry Puffs $1.20 Here’s a little story that will put a smile on your face. See the couple in the photo? They are Mr and Mrs Tham who run this little stall in Serangoon Gardens Food Centre called Rolina. Mr Tham is now 72 and he tells me that he has been selling curry puffs […]
I remember the days when a Chicken Curry Puff was still 40 cents. (Yes, if you remember then cheaper than that you are older than I am) I used to buy them in this coffeeshop just next to the Emporium in Toa Payoh each time I visited Toa Payoh library. It was something I look […]
Balmoral Bakery: I found the my Chicken Pie at last!
Chicken Pie $1.30 If I mention the words “Chicken Pie” to you, what image would you have in your mind? I think for guys in my generation, they might just imagine the round domed pies which we used to be able to get in most bakeries thirty years ago. Nowadays, chicken pies come in all […]
Selera Restaurant Curry Puffs: Will the real Rex Curry Puff please stand up?
This stall has shifted You all have heard about the famous Rex Curry Puffs right? You know of course, that there really isn’t a stall called Rex Curry Puffs. Rex was actually the name of a cinema which in its heyday was a name that kids would scream with joy whenever daddy or mummy mentions […]
Killiney Curry Puffs: The best Curry Puff is a Fresh Curry Puff!
Epok Epok $1.20 Have you ever wondered how I find all the makan places on the blog? Well, when I first started the blog it was quite easy. Just look for lists of all the best food places that people have posted on the internet. Once that began to dry up, I started our own […]
Oven Marvel (formerly Delicious Muffins): Hotel Quality Homemade Puff Pastry
Chicken Pie $2.80 Everytime I think about Chicken Pies, I am reminded of the ones they used to sell in the neighbourhood bakeries in the seventies and eighties. You know, the ones that were shaped like big muffins with a dome shaped top and made with puff pastry. Man, they were good. But then again […]
1A Crispy Curry Puff: The original 1A is not the 1A you know!
With Damien I am sure that when you see this type of multilayered curry puff, you would immediately think of 1A curry puffs right? This very unique and indeed very Singaporean snack can now be found in many shopping centres around the island. But did you know that there are really two 1A curry puffs […]
Epok Epok Central: Epok Epok, Neneks and Hawker Hunks!
With smart and Mr.YaKwang Epok Epok with egg 50 cents each The most surprising thing about this Epok Epok is NOT that it is one of the most addictive things I have eaten recently, but the fact that the hands that make them belong to an exclusive breed of Hawkers whom I have created a […]
Katong Chicken Curry Puff: Stuff I ate when I was a kid!
With Smart, iwatch_ueat and carnineviand Good old Curry Puff: $1 I am glad that somethings never change. This shop has been here for 30 years and they are still doing the same thing. This is the kind of curry puff I grew up eating when I was a kid. I remember that the best part […]
This stall did not move to the new market. I am sure you all still remember the Heart Shaped Epok Epok which I featured around Valentine’s day. At the end of the blog I mentioned that I was on a quest to get them to make a Minced Beef Epok Epok for me. After several […]
Merpati Putih: Epok Epok Love: Geylang Serai Temp Mkt Part 2 of 5
We were just walking around Geylang Serai Temp Market looking for other shiok stuff to eat when I chanced upon this stall selling Epok Epok Love with a picture of Minister of Environment, Yaacob Ibrahim eating one of the curry puffs. If it’s good enough for a Minister, it must be good enough for me! […]