Yang’s Epok Epok – Grandma’s Recipe Is Truly Sedap!
Back in the day, Madam Yang Hassan used to sell curry puffs, goreng pisang, nasi padang, and other dishes in the kampong with her siblings. The recipe for epok epok came from her grandmother, and the delicious puffs were such a big hit that Madam Yang Hassan decided to turn it into a business. Together with her sister, who’s the cook, Madam Yang churns out freshly-made curry puffs and goreng pisang at Yang’s Epok Epok every day.
Everything here is handmade – from the dough right down to the fillings. The stall offers the standard curry potato and sardine puffs. Madam Yang Hassan’s sister informed us that meat was added to the curry potato filling in the past, but they have since decided to make the epok epoks vegetarian to cater to people with dietary restrictions.
Unlike most stalls that differentiate their puffs using coloured ink, the epok epoks here are recognised by two distinct forms of crimping. The curry potato puff is hand-crimped while the sardine puff is crimped using a fork. We caught a glimpse of Madam Yang Hassan hand-crimping the curry puffs with fast, confident strokes. In a few seconds, pillow-like puffs with beautiful curly edges appeared.
Each batch of deep-frying yields several trays of curry puffs. Madam Yang Hassan’s sister stirs the wok occasionally and keeps a watchful eye for any bruised epok epoks. She told me that the sardine ones break more easily than the potato puff while being fried. Once the puffs have turned a lovely golden brown, they are ready to be taken out of the wok.
The best part of Yang’s epok epoks is undisputedly the dough. The outer shell is so thin and crispy, shattering easily on the first bite. As the dough is so well executed, the curry puff stays crisp without turning soggy.
The curry potato filling was made with aromatic spices. One might not be accustomed to the strong taste of spices at the start, but it grows on you! I preferred the sardine puff – you can really taste the fine shreds of sardine in every bite!
Besides epok epok, the stall also does mains such as Mee Soto and Mee Rebus. Satay is available as well. Note that he epok epoks are only available from 12pm, until they are sold out. Reasonably priced at 50 cents each, the scrumptious curry puffs are a must-try!
Yang’s Epok Epok
Address: 1 Bedok Rd, Bedok Corner Food Centre, Stall 4, Singapore 469572
Mobile: Reza: 93234551 Yang Hassan: 82334203 Mazhar: 91089153
Opening Hours: 10am to 1030pm daily. Closed on Mondays
MissTamChiak.com made an anonymous visit and paid its own meal at the stall featured here.
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