Monday, May 18, 2015

Ikea Curry Puffs

The long queue on a Sunday at around 4.30pm at Ikea external food counter. I waited in queue for 5 minutes to buy the curry puffs.

Apart from curry puffs, there were other deep fried food sold too such as deep fried salmon balls. Despite the long queue, there were enough curry puffs at the counter because they were being replenished at a fast rate. 

Comparison between one Ikea curry puff (left) and one Old Chang Kee curry puff (right). Their shapes are different. One old Chang Kee curry puff is around 100g. One Ikea curry puff is around 75 to 80g. 

I broke them into half. I remember Ikea curry puffs as having only potatoes in them when I ate them a long time ago but now like Old Chang Kee (OCK), they have chicken meat and a slice of hard boiled egg as the fillings in addition to the potatoes.

Taste wise, Ikea curry puffs fillings are sweeter, less curry taste and not as salty as OCK's, the size of the piece of chicken meat and hardboiled egg in it is smaller too. OCK's curry puffs' fillings have a stronger curry taste and I can taste a stronger oil taste in its pastry.



Price: OCK = MYR2.40 nett for one. Ikea curry puffs are sold at MYR1 nett each but if you buy 6, the price is MYR5.50 nett so of course everyone would buy 6 as it comes down to MYR0.92 each.

Based on price alone, Ikea curry puffs would win hands down considering that the taste is quite nice too although the curry taste is less and there are less fillings but the good points are it is less salty and the oil taste is not that strong.

34 comments:

  1. I LOVE IKEA CURRY PUFFS! My addiction lah. I remember it has egg since the first time I ate it.

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  2. OMG!!! The queue!!! No, thank you...not for me, would rather not eat than queue for anything. The shape of IKEA's looks like Old Town's:
    https://suituapui.wordpress.com/2013/03/29/i-alone/

    So they're all deep fried, eh? Thumbs down! My number one would be the baked shortcrust pastry ones at Kai Joo Lane in Kuching...
    https://suituapui.wordpress.com/2013/12/23/back-in-town/

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    1. Seems like there is no food that you deem worth queuing for.

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  3. I see a queue I run the other way.

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    1. Even at the immigration counter? :)

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  4. Long queue.. Actually not only that place at that time, the queue is long all day (except early morning), especially the Ikea food court..

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    1. Oh is it? I think during off peak hours the queue will not be so long.

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  5. Oh yes, IKEA curry puffs, I had them before, not bad, good value for money! Normally I would not bother, but that time I saw the queue still boleh tahan, not too long, so I joined the queue.

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    1. The queue is fast moving so can join even if it is long.

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  6. I'd gladly join in the queue for Ikea curry puffs as I do like them very much (plus the Q moves very fast). I've not had them for a few years now and I can't remember if there were any eggs in them to begin with but if there weren't and they now added them in....and still kept the price unchanged at RM1...it's a thumbs up for me! *Clap clap clap* this is the first thing I've seen that not only didn't increase in price but also did not levy the 6% GST on us! Hmmm....I think I need to get some soon! :D

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    1. I am surprised that the price is still the same. McD even lower their price for the white ice cream soft cone. From 1.05 to 1.0 nett only.

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  7. From your review, looks like Ikea curry puffs is worth the queue, especially when the queue is moving fast and there is enough for everyone. I will keep this in mind the next time I go to Ikea.

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    1. I think during weekdays there will be no queue.

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  8. My boss always ask me go try the Ikano one, but I don't have the time ya...

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    1. Ikano one means Ikea curry puffs, is it?

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  9. Lol. I were just jumped over from Nancy Chan's blog and I were ranting about trying the chicken curry puff and here you are with a puff. I guess this puff from Ikea should be tasty. Never try before but would like to try it out if I go to KL.

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    1. For its price, the taste is fine.

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  10. i like both the curry puffs from IKEA and OCK.. i guess each has its own taste, and while trying to keep the cost low for still selling at RM1, it's understandable with the smaller size.. of course, cannot always makan lah, very oily and heaty, hehehe.. IKEA is out of my way, but there's one OCK at Avenue-K which is on my way home, yet when i passed by, i'd remind myself "expensive, fat, don't eat" though i wanted so much, hahahaha!! :D

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    1. Wah, you have so much self control and self discipline to stop yourself from buying OCK to eat. Very good, you can prevent yourself from eating very oily food such as this.

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  11. I have never tried food from IKEA. I always hear people raving over the meatballs.

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    1. Does this mean you seldom go to Ikea?

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  12. I love the curry puffs at IKEA...not too spicy and both my girls can enjoy it one by themselves.

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    1. It is not spicy at all and tastes sweet to me. Good to hear all of you like them.

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  13. Didn't know ikea in a Malaysia sells curry puff! We only have the same old hotdog and cinnamon roll. =(

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    1. They do! Quite surprising, right?

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  14. I love both! OCK is thicker in pastry.. I cannot finish one all by myself but IKEA one, I sure can eat it all... I didn't know OCK is now sold in KL already.. best eaten while still warm...

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    1. OCK has been in KL for more than 20 years. Since I was still in school. Both taste good even when cold.

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  15. Is Ikea curry puff popular? I like mine to have eggs & lots of potatoes. Yummy!

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    1. They are popular, judging from the length of the queue. If you want it to be fat with fillings, OCK is your pick!

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  16. yea, I still prefer IKEA curry puffs, all the time!
    OCK no longer that nice coz the pastry skin are quite thick.

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  17. The management and founder of IKEA are very brilliant people. They keep these food and cafeteria prices low just to attract loyal customers who would think their furnitures are cheap too! The way they display their furnitures and household stuffs are in one traffic that you cannot miss a single item unless you take short cuts.

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