VIDEO: CURRY PUFFS WORTH THE CALORIES

Hi Hungry People! Have you heard? My Makan Kakis radio show on the Lunchtime Jukebox is now an online series! This month, it’s all about everybody’s favourite spicy, crispy snacks – CURRY PUFFS! Watch all the delicious, deep-fried foodie action unfold on Gold 905’s FB, or visit 8Days.sg, as I take you from East to West for some of the best! With thanks to my Foodie Friends Chef Willin Low & Actor Fir Rahman for their recommendations.

You can also read more about these two curry puff options:
TRY THIS: SHA ZAH CONFECTIONARY
OR THAT: FONG’S DEE CURRY PUFFS

Missed my 1st video episode on Fishballs and Herh Keow? Click here to catch up!

Advertisements

Joo Chiat Jems

firdeniseThis week, an unsuspecting Makan Kaki joins us with not one, but TWO delicious Eastside recommendations! I say unsuspecting only because actor Fir Rahman popped by the Gold 905 studios to catch up on his latest stage project (hot on the heels of his critically acclaimed role in Boo Junfeng’s film The Apprentice and TV’s Lion Moms) with Toy Factory Productions, called Prism. But since he’s quite the foodie, I also got him to spill some secrets…

Joo Chiat Road is a regular haunt for Fir & his family and this week, he takes us there for 2 of his favourites, starting with Hainanese Chicken Rice that is halal! This place is a must for chicken rice lovers – the chicken, roasted or poached is tender and juicy, the rice moist and flavourful, the chilli spicy and tasty, the deep-fried dumplings an absolute indulgence.

evertop-roasted-chicken-rice

Evertop Chicken Rice (Halal)
89/91 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427383
Open Daily: Mon – Sun 10am – 10pm

evertop-shop-signage

Another must-try when you’re on Joo Chiat Road is a shop that evokes a lot of memories for Fir. Conveniently ocated just outside the mosque, he remembers always stopping here to grab a hot snack after Friday Prayers. Sha Zah Confectionary serves up all sorts of crispy snacks in the form of Karipap & Epok-Epok. The latter is smaller, crispy, deep-fried and comes with different fillings like potato, chicken and vegetables.

The Karipap comes in 2 shapes – you know the large rectangles are filled with meats and the triangles are filled with potato, but Fir always zooms in for his favourite Mutton Chilli Padi Karipap!

shazah-karipap-epok-epokYou get chunks of mutton with searingly-hot chilli padi that makes for a super spicy but sensational snack. The Karipap is baked crisp & flaky, but make no mistake, this isn’t for the calorie-conscious! As Fir puts it, it’s the oil that makes it taste so good! Beef Rendang, Chicken Chilli Padi and regular beef, chicken and mutton variations are also available.

Sha Zah Confectionery
105 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427398
Open Daily: 10am – 8pm (Mon-Sat); 10am – 6pm (Sundays)
Tel: 6344 6692

shazah-shopfront

Want to LISTEN to this week’s yummy on-air episode? Click HERE!

Crispy Curry Puffs

Wang Wang Crispy Puffs

Where can you find some of the most unique and deliciously crispy curry puffs in Singapore? A strong contender has got to be this one-man stall found at the famed Old Airport Road Hawker Centre.

This particular stall serves up a puff whose uniqueness comes from its buttery, flaky, and yes, super crispy crust, which is not your usual epok-epok-style, nor Old Chang Kee style, nor baked Polar Cafe style curry puff. This curry puff has a light, crisp, shell-like exterior that comes from a layered, buttery dough which is then deep-fried to golden-brown perfection. Couple that gorgeously buttery-crisp exterior with an interior that is moister than usual, practically oozing with ingredients & flavour, and you’ve got an addictive anytime snack. Stopping at just one is simply not possible, especially since there are fillings like Curry potato with egg, Sardine, Black Pepper Chicken and most delightful of all, Yam (like the Teo Chew-style dessert Or Nee)!

Watch how this crispy stuffed-shell delicacy is made by clicking the photo below:

wang2vid

AND LISTEN TO TODAY’S EPISODE OF MAKAN KAKIS HERE!

Wang Wang Crispy Curry Puff
51 Old Airport Road
Old Airport Road Food Centre
#01-126
Open Tues – Sun, 9.30am to 9.30pm
Closed on Mondays

Food-bombed!

foodbombed

Denise got a big surprise this morning when our Guru of Gluttony showed up unannounced bearing bags of breakfast bliss! He then proceeded to tempt all of us with his selection of “National Icons of Breakfast”.

What do Singapore’s best curry puffs and chwee kueh look like? Click this link for all the delicious details! You’ll also learn who was the originator of the giant triangular Indian Muslim “kari pap”.

With such a sweeping gesture of generosity, Seetoh proves once again he is a true foodie friend – he is indeed, a Makan Kaki!

Karipap Krazy!
INDIAN MUSLIM BAKERY, 124 ONAN ROAD

Chwee Kueh Shiokness!
ZHENG ZHONG TIONG BAHRU SHIU KUEH, BLK 84 MARINE PARADE CENTRAL #01-133