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Oh my gawd. These are absolutely my favourite savoury snack ever (I know I overuse that phrase but honest, this one is). And what a spectacular specimen!


Hi Robin, I think you can get spot them at Sunwaymas/Aman Suria area around lunch time (noon onwards) if that's any nearer for you. The guy wouldn't give us his hp no though. Apparently they are freelancing agents for a factory producing these great puffs.


There are curry puffs and there are CURRY PUFFS. These are the most beautful ones I've ever seen! And I bet they taste just as divine!


I am a huge fan of (good) curry puffs, and the ones pictured in this post look in-cre-di-ble!

Curry puffs not readily available for sale where I live, alas (unless someone out there knows of great curry puffs in the San Francisco Bay Area?) I turn to the samosa to feed my cravings, but while good in its own way, it is (of course) just not the same.

Thank you for this blog post, Robyn and Dave.


Aw man. Those look too good. Now I have to track them down on my next trip!


This is one of the best nonya "kueh"(pastry/cake) to have. I remember mum trying to get the recipe...she was able to make a reasonable fascimile. Involves the making of 2 doughs which are then brought tog. and rolled out, creating those incredible layers. I try using puff pastry for a "North American" version but it doesn't even come close! Great pics! *drool*


my aunt recently taught me how to make that dough; her method only requires one dough, but it is the rolling technique, an industrial metal pipe, and the best part of two days that makes it how it is. (the pipe is for bashing my head in in frustration.)


I think the potato curry puff now got a high-class name "vegetarian curry puff". Have you try the curry puff at SS2 (outside Hock Seng 2 coffee shop)? It is not only potato, but got chicken and egg too. It is very delicious.

susan in HK

Wow, those are gorgeous. Can't find good curry puffs in Hong Kong - will have to start experimenting on making my own.

Jennifer Jeffrey

You ALWAYS make me hungry. Always.

(and a little envious, too)


su-lin - truthfully, I can usually take them or leave them. But not these puffs!

lips - thanks for the tip.

pat - yes, I've had so many mediocre puffs. But these ... wow.

ELE-the problem with samosas, for me, is that they are so often really greasy. Puffs often are too. But not these ones...

Jennifer - see lips' comment above. A trip to sunwaymas next time you're in town? :-)

Chris - I figured there must be some layering going on with the dough.

santos - ;-0 I would never attempt something like this at home. I'd rather chase after the puff man.

lmf - thanks for the tip. These may have been potato only but I'm thinking there was some animal fat in there, either in the dough or the filling.

susan - this is a project for a looong wknd at home, that's for sure.

jennifer - sometimes, as I'm writing, I make my own self hungry!


Wow, those look rather impressive. -X

Nate 2.0

Those are some awesome looking puffs. The pastry is so amazing.

Andrea Nguyen

R&D, that's old school pastry right there, probably made with lard or shortening. It's not the short crust that most folks use nowadays for karipap. Great shot.

Andrea Nguyen

R&D, that's old school pastry right there, probably made with lard or shortening. It's not the short crust that most folks use nowadays for karipap. Great shot.


I've been spending a whole day just looking at the gorgeous pictures and trying to live my foodie life through the words written here :) Just wanted to say that in Singapore, there's an A1 curry puff shop that has such styled curry puffs too. but I'm sure they aren't bursting to the seams like these in the pictures. Tastytasty though!

Ung Shun Jin

I think i have tried many currypuffs in malaysia and singapore. So far...the best you can find. Check it out. www.jbcurrypuff.com

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