Best Curry Puff in Penang

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Put together doughy pastry and mildly spiced potato and you have our most accessible and celebrated comfort snack of all time – curry puff. (Sorry pisang goreng and keropok lekor, we still love you) Be it a quick munch on the go, picnic nibbles or to get your appetite moving, it does not fail to deliver. From classics which are commonly filled with potatoes and chicken to more gussied-up versions such as tuna, beef and even seafood, these delectable bites are all over and no one is complaining for sure. But far too often it’s not as delicious as it should be, mediocre puffs are pervasive. Fret no more, we have foraged the finest curry puffs in Penang that do nothing but win the hearts of locals upon the first bite. 

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    Adam's Famous Chicken Curry Puff

    Adam’s Curry Puff has been a household name among the locals, especially in the vicinity of Pulau Tikus. This humble stall is located in front of Sin Hup Aun Cafe, and the never-ending clienteles are a dead giveaway that you should be darting over too. The crispy and light pastry is the ideal vessel to stuff in the generous filling of curry chicken and potato morsels. The main appeal is the treacly gravy which hits the sweet spot, not being too spicy yet full of savoury. Scoff down two puffs and you’re good to take on the day. 

    Tips

    Parking is a challenge during breakfast hours

    Things to expect

    Never-ending crowd

    Best with

    Kopi O & Nasi Lemak

    Price

    RM1.80 to RM5.00

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    Sin Hup Aun Cafe View restaurant

    24, Jalan Moulmein, Pulau Tikus, 10350 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, 10350, Georgetown, Penang
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    0175522286

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    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    08:00AM—06:30PM
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    Continental BakeryPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    Tucked in the heart of Georgetown, Continental Bakery has been magnetising over a diverse crowd with a repertoire of freshly baked pastries and breads. Apart from the regular runners, they also serve delectable curry puffs which are made fresh daily. Generous medley of diced potatoes and tender chicken chunks infused in thick curry is encapsulated in the flaky shell. Also, the glaze of egg coating before the baking process offer a nice shine that reels you over. For those of you who claim curry puffs aren’t fulfilling and only work as a side, be prepared as your notions are about to be washed away. A cup of java would be the perfect companion on the table. 

    Tips

    They also serve comfort dishes like mushroom soup and nasi lemak

    Things to expect

    Laid-back ambience

    Best with

    Tarts

    Price

    RM1.50 to RM5.00

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    Continental Bakery View restaurant

    33, Jalan Nagore, 10050, George Town, Penang
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    042283814

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    Every day
    10:00AM—07:00PM
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    Ensconced in a narrow alley along Campbell Street, Toh Soon Cafe is habitually filled to the brim during breakfast hours. They are particularly famed for charcoal toasted bread and black coffee, but that does not mean their curry puff should be pushed aside. It’s a study of simplicity - blistered carapace is stuffed with sweet and pleasantly spicy potato filling. Delicious. Chomp down few puffs along a glass of coffee on an ambience that comes with a heaping side of nostalgia. While some prefer grabbing an armload to accompany them while scouring the historic streets and alleys.   

    Tips

    Parking is scarce, park a little further and walk over

    Things to expect

    Old world charm

    Best with

    Kopi O

    Price

    RM1.00 to RM3.00

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    Toh Soon Cafe View restaurant

    Lebuh Campbell, 10100, Georgetown, Penang
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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
    08:00AM—06:00PM
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    Mak Ee CafeHalal a81b201f94b2180a29928950eefa06850871fc85c2ba8fcb39753bdbcdfb49cfCertified
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    Despite being one of the newcomers in the curry puff scene, Mak Ee has been making waves with their chicken curry puff. The traditional clamshell pastry imparts additional crispiness while not being skimp with the chicken and potato filling inside makes it a real winner. Unlike those spirit-sapping puffs where chicken bits are scarcely spotted, here the tender chunks are on par till the last bite. Not a fan of chicken? Their tuna curry puff does not fade in comparison. Besides that, others pastries like chicken pie and Portuguese tarts are given starring roles too.  

    Tips

    Check out their Facebook page

    Things to expect

    Simple and neat eatery

    Best with

    Tarts

    Price

    RM2.00 to RM10.00

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    Mak Ee Cafe View restaurant

    122, Jalan Hutton, George Town, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, 10050, Georgetown, Penang
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    042273205

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
    08:00AM—05:00PM
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    Karipap Pak Khecik

    Located along Jones Road, this nondescript stall has been drawing over a decent amount of crowd for their curry puffs. Nothing to write home about the ambience but the puffs have flavours written all over, which matters most, all the time. The chicken rendition may be the best seller but other options like beef and sardine are worth a go to. Fried to perfection, the crispy ridges that seal the puff and liberal filling within could make your diet plans to futile, as the prices are pocket-friendly too. There are few plastic tables and chairs scattered at the side of the stall if you wish to dine in while watching the world go by. 

    Tips

    Opt for mixed flavours

    Things to expect

    Unassuming atmosphere

    Best with

    Nasi Lemak

    Price

    RM1.50 to RM5.00

    Karipap Pak Khecik View restaurant

    11-15, Jalan Jones, George Town, 10250 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, 10250, Georgetown, Penang
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    0125349497

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    07:00AM—12:00PM
    Every day
    03:00PM—08:00PM
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    Transfer Road Roti Canai StallPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    Having established a strong reputation for roti canai and roti bakar, chances to turn your attention to other dishes is certainly not on cards here. However, every day an elder man with a bicycle heads over to sell homemade curry puffs that are well acclaimed by the patrons who managed to look beyond the main obsession. The portion of the puff is huge and holds a crispy crust on the outside, complementing the mildly spiced potatoes inside. The real deal is the generous spoonful of pickled onions perched on top the puff, which offers a contrasting flavour that surprisingly ties together quite well. 

    Tips

    Parking can be a trouble during peak hours, park nearby Caltex and walk over

    Things to expect

    Bustling atmosphere

    Best with

    Milo Ice

    Price

    RM1.00 to RM3.00

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    Transfer Road Roti Canai Stall View restaurant

    110-114, Jalan Transfer, George Town, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, 10050, Georgetown, Penang
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    Every day
    08:00AM—11:00AM
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    Mutiara Karipap

    Lips are sure to curve upwards for curry puff buffs upon visiting this modest stall at Seong Huat Cafe. Why? They have taken curry puff to a whole new level with mind-boggling choices such as vegetable, squid, chicken, prawn, crab, lamb, sardine, egg, beef, deer and even ostrich. Phew! Besides scoring in variety, they are sure not sacrificing taste too, as each and every puff comprise a resoundingly crispy outer layer and the filling isn’t modest. A handful of pickled onions escorts the curry puff too for a sourish tang. One thing is for sure, their promotion of “buy 10, free one” is pretty easy to hit. 

    Tips

    Opt for the mixed flavour

    Things to expect

    Modest looking food court

    Best with

    Kopi O

    Price

    RM1.00 to RM5.00

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    Seong Huat Cafe View restaurant

    38, Jalan Larut, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, 10450, Georgetown, Penang
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    11:30AM—02:30PM
    Every day
    06:30PM—10:30PM
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