#MakanBoleh – Famous Epok Epok at Seah Im Food Centre!
Dapur Minang Dapur Melayu is one of the stalls that come to mind when we discuss epok epok. The stall at Seah Im Food Centre is known for their epok epok, which is made in-house. Dapur Minang Dapur Melayu actually isn’t the stall’s true name. Meet #MakanBoleh, the real and rightful owner of the famous Malay-style curry puff. Dapur Minang Dapur Melayu, which #MakanBoleh has been operating under, actually belonged to the stall’s previous tenant. When #MakanBoleh took over, they did not replace the signboard. Unfortunately, patrons began associating the famous epok epok with the old signboard after a while. Till this day, Dapur Minang Dapur Melayu continues to dominate Google’s search results if you’re looking for the highly-raved curry puff online. Today, we’re very excited to announce that #MakanBoleh has finally changed their signboard!
It takes the collective effort of the entire family to prepare the perfect epok epok. While the husband painstakingly fries the epok epok, his wife meticulously wraps and pinches every single epok epok to create that signature pleated edge. The rest of the family run the daily affairs of #MakanBoleh, such as taking orders from hungry patrons. It gets really busy after 4.30pm because that’s when the curry puff is available and everyone is queueing up for a bite of the famous puff!
Each epok epok goes for a mere $1, and you’re definitely getting a huge bang for your buck. We dissect the puff for you, starting with the golden brown pastry which was thick and buttery. Unlike regular curry puffs, the crust held the filling really well and did not disintegrate into flaky bits upon each bite.
The kentang (potato) version rewards you with potato cubes, as well as a quarter of an egg, in a tasty curry paste. Kentang lovers will enjoy the potato, which was consistently firm and moist. When we broke the puff, the potato was still smoking hot. Such a toothsome treat!
Similar to the kentang version, the sardine puff carried a lovely hint of spices. Stuffed in the epok epok were delightful sardine chunks. What hit us hard was a tingling hot flavour that left us coughing for a bit. With such robust flavours, the sardine puff was my favourite!
Epok epok fans will definitely enjoy #MakanBoleh’s homemade curry puff. Just remember to look out for the new signboard (which is in white) when you drop by!
Address: 2 Seah Im Road, #01-36 Seah Im Food Centre, Singapore 099114
Opening Hours: 6am to 9pm daily. Mondays closed.
MissTamChiak.com made anonymous visit and paid its own meal at the stall featured here.
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