Tip Top Curry Puffs: Yes this is the one for me!

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 forward to eating every time my library books were due to be returned.

Of course, this type of curry puffs are now readily available at Old Chang Kee outlets all over our island. But somehow, I only ever ate the Old Chang Kee curry puffs at some Cell Group meeting when someone else bought them. They are not bad, but the thought that they are mass produced one good reason why I conserve my calories by avoiding them. Nowadays I try only to use my calories for food that are great, rather than just good in order to avoid becoming too horizontally endowed.

Every time I talk Curry Puffs, the name Tip Top seems to be always mentioned by someone somewhere. So when I chanced upon Tip Top while I was bringing the kids out for lunch one day, I just had to buy one to try. Luckily I still had my Canon Powershot S95 compact camera in my pocket that day and managed to use that to take these photos. (Amazingly, there is quite a nice bokeh (blur) that can be produced by this little compact)

These Curry Puffs are exactly like the ones I remember eating as a kid! The crust was nice and buttery and the filling was fragrant without being overly spicy. There was of course the slice of hard boiled egg in it and that tasty chunk of chicken which is like finding the toy in a cereal box! Yes, if I had to spend some calories eating Curry Puffs, this is where I would go buy them! 4.5/5


I like these. Best Curry Puffs I have eaten in years!

Tip Top Curry Puff

Blk 722 Ang Mo Kio Ave 8 #01-2843 Hiap Wah Coffeeshop, Singapore
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Opening hours:
9:30AM to 9:30PM

Closed sometimes on Wed