Top 10 Best Curry Puff in Singapore
Favorited by the Singaporeans and Malaysians, the curry puff is one of the most popular snacks today. Fillings may include a thick curry (to prevent the juice from oozing out), chicken, eggs, (or sardines and black pepper chicken, or that many other unique curry puffs out there), it is by far one of the more common local delicacies that many fancy. One classic example of a good curry puff is Old Chang Kee’s – the flour is just right, and the aroma of the fillings is heavenly! Now, if you’re a die-hard fan of curry puff, you have come to the right place. Tropika Club will take you through aggregated rankings or “ranking of rankings” compared from the following sources to further ascertain the final rankings. This is further refined using the TripAdvisor rankings to decide between the position in case there is a tie. Read on to find out where are the Top 10 Best Curry Puff in Singapore.
- 1. Rolina
- 2. J2 Famous Crispy Curry Puff
- 3. Tanglin Crispy Curry Puffs
- 4. Old Chang Kee Coffee House @ Rex
- 5. Fong’s Dee Curry Puff
- 6. AMK Curry Puff
- 7. Soon Soon Huat Curry Puff
- 8. Killiney Curry Puff
- 9. 1A Crispy Puffs
- 10. Tip Top Curry Puff
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Introduction: Uncle Tham, who has no education, got to learnt how to make curry puffs from a Hainanese sailor when he was just 19. He started selling curry puffs outside Novena Church to get a decent living for himself. When he started to earn some money, he bought a motorbike with a sidecar to sell his Curry Puffs just outside Sputnik Cafe in Serangoon Gardens together with his current Mrs Tham. It took them 9 years of selling curry puffs before they saved up enough to get married! The couple has been making the traditional Hainanese Curry Puffs and moved to a small stall in Ang Mo Kio and eventually open a bakery in 1976 to sell other traditional goodies and foodstuff. Today, they own two outlets, Serangoon Gardens Way Food Centre and Tanjong Pagar Plaza Market and Food Centre.
Offerings: The award winning stall of Bib Gourmand – Rolina – served both Traditional Hainanese Curry puffs (chicken, potato and egg) and Sardine Puffs. Each curry puff – golden, crisp, melt-in-your-mouth is prepared by hand. From spices to ingredients, to the crimps in the crust.
Location: 6, #02-15, Tanjong Pagar Plaza, Market and Food Centre, Singapore 081006
Contact: +65 9235 8093
2. J2 Famous Crispy Curry Puff
Introduction: They have garnered Michelin Bib Gourmand for consecutive 3 years – 2016, 2017, 2018. One of the most popular Curry Puff stall in Amoy Street Food Centre, one bite and you know the pastry is the star. It’s crispy and flaky without being crumbly.
Offerings: Aside from their unique filling puffs (sardines, yam), the signature crispy curry puff is slightly spicy but very aromatic and fragrant with chunks of potato. Best of all, it’s only priced at $1.40 per piece.
Location: 7 Maxwell Road, #01-21, Amoy Street Food Centre, Singapore 069111
Contact: +65 9475 8425
3. Tanglin Crispy Curry Puffs
Introduction: Crackle and Puff! Established since 1952, they have been featured on magazines and television shows – LianHeZaoBao, 8 Days, Popular Food Magazine, and Snack Attack. The recipe has been passed down from generation to generation.
Offerings: Wallet-friendly puff, crispy and flaky crust, soft and creamy curry potato, and curry chicken, it is something you wouldn’t want to miss. This star product has been on the rise.
Location: 531A Upper Cross Street, #02-36, Hong Lim Food Center, Singapore 069184
Contact: +65 9740 8408
4. Old Chang Kee Coffee House @ Rex
Introduction: Old Chang Kee has its humble beginnings in 1956 in a small stall in a coffee shop near the then Rex Cinema along Mackenzie Road. People from every corner of Singapore would travel to this stall to savor the perfect curry puff, then known affectionately as the “Rex Curry Puff”.
Offerings: The household name that everyone knows – Old Chang Kee. Their curry puff is painstakingly prepared – zesty curried potatoes, succulent bite-sized chicken chunks, and slices of boiled egg mix with a perfect combination of herbs and spices to create the flawless flavor and texture. They are halal certified too!
Location: 19/21/23 Mackenzie Rd, #01-01, Singapore 228678
Contact: +65 6303 2400
5. Fong’s Dee Curry Puff
Introduction: The owner learned how to make the curry puffs from his mother since he was 10. He has since used the same recipe to make his famous pastries. From the dough to the curried potatoes and chicken, are all handmade and made fresh daily.
Offerings: The outlook of the curry puff might not be appetizing, but one bite on the curry puff proves otherwise. Packed with age-old recipe curry and fillings, it is more than enough to knock you out.
Location: 448 Clementi Ave 3, #01- 31, Singapore 120448
Contact: +65 9738 6726
6. AMK Curry Puff
Introduction: Founded in 1979, their old school curry puffs were popular with the then Ang Mo Kio residents. Mr Leo Chin Sang, founder of the AMK Curry Puff was part of the team that started Tip Top Curry Puff in 1979 before incorporating the ABR Group. He went to start AMK Curry Puff in July 2013 at a coffee shop at Toa Payoh Central before passing away about 2 years ago. All curry puffs were made by hand.
Offerings: All curry puffs were made by hand and served fresh – they were deep-fried in batches before placing them in the packaging. Although it is slightly spicier compare to classic ones, the fillings were moist and fragrant. The crusts have both a nice crisp and a slight buttery taste to them.
Location: Blk 184 Toa Payoh Central, #01-372, Super 28 Coffeeshop, Singapore 310184
Contact: +65 9672 6621
7. Soon Soon Huat Curry Puff
Introduction: They started from a humble stall located within a coffeeshop located at Blk 1A Eunos Cresent in the 1990s, selling curry puffs in the morning & seafood in the evening. Over the years, they have shifted to various locations and they are extremely grateful to their loyal customers who have been giving them the support. They expanded their business further and in the year 2003, they bought their first coffeeshop located at Blk 94 Henderson Road #01-276, which they named Ow Meeting Place. Prior to that, they were located at 306 Simpang Bedok. After operating at Henderson for close to a decade, they shifted to Blk 127 Kim Tian Road #01-01 in May 2012. Their affiliated businesses include Ow Meeting Place, Soon Soon Huat Seafood Restaurant & Soon Soon Huat Crispy Puffs.
Offerings: The authentic home-made curry puff is never to be missed – freshly made by hand and served piping hot. Crusty on the outside and moist on the inside, this combination leaves many salivating. If you are in for a unique treat, try their durian puffs too.
Location: 220 East Coast Rd, Singapore 428917
Contact: +65 6841 5618
8. Killiney Curry Puff
Introduction: Located along Killiney Road and just a few minutes away from Somerset MRT station, Killiney Curry Puff offers some of the best Local cuisine in Singapore. From their curry puffs to noodles and other local delights, every dish in the menu is bound to satisfy your taste buds.
Offerings: The signature curry puff is crispy and solid, and fillings are sweet-and-spicy. One bite and you will be truly satisfied, leaves you wanting for more.
Location: 93 Killiney Rd, Singapore 239536
Contact: +65 6736 2011
9. 1A Crispy Puffs
Introduction: Established in 1991, 1A Crispy Puffs started humbly, operating on weekends from a stall in Eunos Crescent, Singapore. Today, 1A Crispy Puffs has come very far since its inception, and the popularity of their freshly made crispy puffs speaks for itself. They have gotten awards from the Singapore Prestige Brand Award 2007 – SPBA Established Brand and Spirit of Enterprise Award 2006.
Offerings: 1A Crispy Puffs now offer customers 7 exciting fillings cocooned in their signature crust. From traditional curry to spicy black pepper chicken to creamy durian, yam and there’s a favorite Crispy Puff for everyone!
Location: 53 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3, #B2-34, AMK Hub, Singapore 569933
Contact: +65 6753 3220
10. Tip Top Curry Puff
Introduction: From 1979, Tip Top Curry Puff began in the heartlands of Blk 722 Ang Mo Kio serving their famous handmade curry puffs to its residents. Since then, Tip Top Curry Puff has established itself as an iconic heritage brand renowned for delicious traditional Curry Puffs inspired by local Asian flavors.
Offerings: The puffs are made with a special blend of 18 spices, premium potatoes, and ingredients. Together with their signature pastry skin, be assured that you will have a rich and flavourful experience in every bite.
Location: 252 North Bridge Road, #B1-55, Raffles City Shopping Centre, Singapore 179103
Contact: +65 6734 4487
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