Polar Puffs and Cakes ポーラーパフ&ケーキのカリーパフ


Curry Puff -a ubiquitous S.E. Asian snack with curried chicken filling encased with a flaky pie crust. It is questionable if this is a Singaporean creation (there's curry puff in Malaysia and Thailand as far as I know (as a matter of fact it could be an Anglo-Indian cuisine adapted during the British Raj era mid 1800's - mid 1900's ) but regardless of its origin, this is one of many Singapore/Western type of food that includes Hainanese pork chop, sausage rolls, chicken pies, etc. I guess it is only natural if you take a Brits' favorite chicken pie and adding some curry powder in it. Polar Puffs and Cakes curry puff is certainly baked in the oven. But the one at Old Chang Kee is deep fried in oil. Now, does that make it a true curry PUFF? Purist will say that curry puff should be baked in the oven because the dough should be that specific puff pastry -a multi layered pastry using chilled fats. Deep fried curry puff does not use the puff pastry but the dough is more like samosa or epok epok where the dough is not multi layered.

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