I have been coming to Kampung Melayu since I was small. This is a place well known for nasi kandar . Their Nasi Kandar is so good (not sure cuz I am not really a fan of nasi kandar) that it would be sold out in the morning. In the hot afternoons, there is mee goreng next to the Nasi Kandar stall but I don't really like it, too wet :P There would also be a mamak tricycle stall selling delicious classic popiah near the kedai stor (mini classic Malaysian style convenience store). The popiah comes with sweet soupy kuah :D However I haven't seen him lately...

When the day eases to the evening, you can spot a makcik kneeding dough or frying the puffs (if you are lucky) among the makeshift stilts. It is a new addition to this little quiet place. A karipap stall.
Karipap is a Malay term for curry puffs. One of Malaysian's favourite afternoon tea snack.

The aunty had just started her business not long ago and her karipaps were selling like hot cakes. She starts selling after 3pm but sometimes the times are uncertain. Once she started to kneed the dough at 4pm. Sometimes, sells nasi lemak instead :P

Maybe the size of the karipap is not very clear but its priced at RM1 each. Its slightly larger than normal curry puffs. As you can see, the pastry is layered :D Very crispy when eaten hot and still crispy even you'd left it aside for a few hours.

I find the taste quite similar to USM's curry puffs but this is much better with loads of onions, chicken bits and potato. I am not sure but I do noticed some traces of spring onion in it.

Haha looks messy but I think its best to let you all see what's inside :) See? It really has chicken bits in it unlike some curry puffs, name is karipap ayam but no ayam (chicken in Malay) inside :S


Kampung Melayu Flats
(Ayer Itam or Kampung Baru?), Penang.

Operational Hour:
Not sure but mostly 3pm onwards.
Not sure when she takes a day off as well.

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  1. New Kid on the Blog // May 30, 2009 at 4:03 PM  

    now you made me crave for curry puffs!:)

  2. cariso // May 30, 2009 at 4:54 PM  

    One of the pics above showed MILLE-puffs. :)

  3. Cokeworld Citizen // May 30, 2009 at 5:10 PM  

    XD Hehehe I just ate one (not from that stall) yesterday.

    :D Silo silo...you inspired me with all the MILLE cakes mar...hahaha

  4. J2Kfm // May 30, 2009 at 7:44 PM  

    wait, USM got good curry puffs meh? which desa?

    like those Malay ones, with strong spices, yellow curry, and lots of mashed potatoes.

  5. FoOd PaRaDiSe // May 30, 2009 at 8:41 PM  

    Seem like many ingredients in there.

  6. Cokeworld Citizen // May 31, 2009 at 5:53 PM  

    USM's Desa Harapan XD not bad ma...Yupz distinctive Malay curry puffs.

    FoOd PaRaDiSe:
    Yupz but mostly onions.

  7. buzzingbee // June 1, 2009 at 6:38 PM  

    haha mille-puffs...so funny!
    have not tried the karipap here. hardly go inside to the flat area although pass by the main road quite often.

  8. Cokeworld Citizen // June 2, 2009 at 6:00 AM  

    buzzing bee:
    haha Cariso can be very creative with names at times XD

    Haha often it is this kind of place we normally find good stuff :P

  9. Jason // June 5, 2009 at 8:43 PM  

    My fav kuih! Can see the inti really moist and tempting.

  10. Cokeworld Citizen // June 8, 2009 at 6:33 PM  

    Wahahaha XD yupz its yummy yummy...