Not so long ago, my aunt, who runs two curry puff stalls in Ang Mo Kio, branded her curry puffs.
She’s been selling homemade curry puffs for years now, so it was a delight for me to learn that she’d started sort of a franchise thing going, although it’s currently just two stalls and limited to family.
Naming her brand Lucy & Family, she has her own logo and customised apron, which was kind of exciting for me to see.
And the curry puffs themselves?
I have to be frank and say that they tasted better in the past. I guess it’s a bit hard to maintain quality when you open up more stalls (they had three at one point of time).
I did quite enjoy the sardine puff because it is spicy and has tons of onions and fresh chilli, but I won’t exactly die for it.
Apparently, though, the crowd favourite is the potato because the filling is tasty and generous, and the potatoes are nicely mashy.
I would have preferred both to be more salty, but that could just be me; I’m a scary salt eater!
The puffs are good when fresh out of the fryer. Otherwise, the dough tastes kind of iffy when cold. It’s a bit hard and not crispy or flaky like most people expect curry puffs to be.
If you’re ever around the area and need a snack, peak hours would be good times to get some because they move really fast then, so you’d be sure of getting freshly fried ones.
Lucy & Family offers other snacks too, such as prawn fritters, goreng pisang and spring rolls.
That’s a lot of stuff!
My aunt loaded me with tons of snacks to bring home and share with my friends. It turned out that the sardine puff was the most popular.
In fact, I’m kinda missing it now. I love sardine puffs! (I used to eat them at least three times a week when I was working at Raffles Place. There was this stall in Clifford Centre that had awesome sardine puffs. I wonder if it’s still there.)
By the way, Jaywalk, a curry puff addict, visited my aunt’s stall like a day or two after I mentioned it in Plurk, and then wrote a review on it. It’s quite funny, so check it out! I love the way he is so Singaporean and insists on calling it “curry pok”. I’m surprised he doesn’t go all the way and call it “kalipok”.
I’m also a mini curry puff addict, actually. Talking about it is making me crave curry puffs again, oh no!
You can find Lucy & Family at these two locations:
Blk 226C Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
Blk 4011 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10 (Techplace 1)