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Old Chang Kee is one of the oldest snacks in Singapore. They serve deep fried food served on wooden sticks and Old Chang Kee is located everywhere in Singapore. At the basement of MRT stations, shopping malls, in petrol kiosks…. EVERYWHERE.
I personally do not have a penchant for deep fried food as it is extremely unhealthy and makes my face feel extremely oily after consumption. However, Old Chang Kee is an extremely convenient and affordable snack for many Singaporeans. Each food item costs approximately $1.50 and is perfect for a quick bite while travelling from place to place.
Old Chang Kee also does catering services. I mean, who wouldn’t appreciate a basket of deep fried fish balls at a party?
The mention of Old Chang Kee and many would think of their curry puff. They do sell a variety of (fried) snacks too. If you are in a rush, just get something and go. Their snacks are good, just oily. The staff are friendly too.
They are constantly coming up with new items on the menu, enticing customers to buy and try. With their latest salted egg prawn and chilli crab curry puff, I bought a set. They are two separate flavours but if you get both, it is at S$3 a set. At about S$1.50 each, do not expect to find chunks of real crab meat or prawns in either. The previous time I bought the salted egg prawn curry puff, there was only one relatively small prawn but guess it is good enough for the price paid. Among the two new ones, I prefer the chili crab curry puff. Otherwise, just go for Curry’O and you will not go wrong.
Eat while it is hot otherwise when it gets cold, it will turn soggy and much more oily. This is also the time when you will start to realize the amount of oil in each skewer or chicken wing. Sinful but hard to resist.
Old Chang Kee has been an old time favourite with my family and I. Whenever we visit an unfamiliar place, and see an outlet there, we would naturally gravitate toward it.
Although many items at Old Chang Kee are very good, my all time favourite has to be the curry puff. Seldom can you find better quality curry puffs than the ones sold here. The skin of the curry puff is not too thick, not too thin, just the right thickness so that it is delightfully crispy. The filling in the curry puff is very good, the curry just mild enough for you to feel shiok, the potatoes big and chunky, and the occasional sliver of chicken.
One thing I really like about Old Chang Kee is that they actually put in about 1/8 of a hard-boiled egg in the curry puffs. These days, many commercialised stores leave this out. However, over the years, the price has gone up and the amount of filling inside has gone down. This is rather disappointing for hardcore fans, but to me, who enjoys a good curry puff for a snack, it is still acceptable.
Of course, Old Chang Kee does not only sell curry puffs. They also sell a wide range of fried foods like sardine puffs, sotong sticks, fishballs etc. All of them are quite delectable and are definitely worth trying when you have a craving.
Old Chang Kee is the place to go for reasonably priced fried foods. Do keep in mind that Old Chang Kee was better in the past though, when it was not so old!
I would almost always buy their curry puffs every week. Somehow, i love their platter. I remembered they used to cost about S$1 each and it was huge and super filling so much so that i shunned them as i could not finished one myself. Now they have shrunk in size and i can easily finished one by myself.
Love how they are served hot, and the potato filling which are just nice - not too much nor too little - and no curry taste. Most of all the outer layer is the best! Strongly recommend though the price is slightly on the expensive side.
Everyone has those days when they just have a hankering for something crispy and fried and whenever I'm having one of those days, I hop on over to Old Chang Kee.
I think the best thing about Old Chang Kee now is the sheer amount of variety they have. Its hard to imagine there being a lot of variety when it comes to fried things but Old Chang Kee has proven that there indeed is. My favourite things to get here at the traditional curry puff and the carrot cake.
Needless to say, those watching their waist line might want to cut back on this though.
Old Chang Kee offers a large variety of mainly fried food items which will appeal to many of us locals. Other than the delicious food, Old Chang Kee's prices are quite affordable, which gives other shops a run for their money.
My favourite food will probably be the curry puffs and spring rolls. Both the curry puffs and spring rolls have hearty fillings and crsipy crusts, which make nice and filling snacks for me.
However, the only downside of the food is that they tend to be a little too oily, and some of them might not be too fresh if they've been put on display for the whole day. With your own health in mind, it's better to just indulge in these snacks once in a while.
Old Chang Kee is a local favourite and there's a good reason for that. They serve perfect fried snacks and it's difficult to resist buying them when you walk past the rows of fried goodness on display. They may be oily, but they are really good.
Prices have been steadily increasing over the years and I wouldn't really say it's value-for-money as I look at their prices now. I'd just buy one or two when I'm craving for something fried.
That said, it's really unhealthy to indulge in these snacks often and my two cents' worth is to have them only occasionally.
As the title suggests, Old Chang Kee (or rather 'OCK') may give fast food restaurants a run for its money. Why? Because it is a 'what do you want'-pay-collect-go service, and I assure you with my OCK curry puff that the service is very fast.
One of the very popular products from Old Chang Kee are the Curry Os' (curry puffs). They may not be the best curry puffs I've ever eaten in Singapore, but the aroma of the spices and potato compliments each other well.
OCK is definitely the place to go if you are looking for Asian/local deep fried snack such as curry puffs, fried chicken or sotong balls.
Offering only fried food as their specialty, Old Chang Kee is a great stopover for fried food lovers.
There is no doubt that one would be easily hooked on their items once they try it. The reason being was not because it tasted delicious or cause it's dirt cheap. It's actually because it's convenient.
With such hectic lifestyle which we are living it's no wonder we looked for the easiest way to satisfy our appetite. With Old Chang Kee, we can simply choose our finger food, pay for our stuff and get out of the queue within 30 seconds. On top of that we can eat on the go.
The only catch on this whole thing is that, these delicious food item which we are consuming are packed with layers and layers of oil.Not very healthy, isn't it?
Although their items are not very healthy, as a victim of Old Chang Kee, I still tend to indulge in their spring rolls, cheese balls, fried gyoza and curry puff from time to time.
Overall, I would say that Old Chang Kee is edible but for your health sake please don't consume them everyday.
Note: You don't want to be one of the last people to buy their leftover items for you are paying the original price for their cold, dry and burned leftovers.
Old Chang Kee is the kind of good old traditional snack shop that specializes in local fried snacks like fishballs, chicken wings, spring rolls and many more. Its signature item is their most touted curry puff, which looks and tastes heavenly.
Old Chang Kee's history dates back to some 60 years ago, where the first OCK began in a coffee shop near Rex Cinema along Mackenzie Road. It is incredible to know that such a simple shop with humble origins can still hold its own in our society today!
Throughout the years, OCK has developed several distinctive sub-brands to expand their portfolio, increasing their presence in not only Singapore, but also in the international business sphere. It was even selected as one of the world's top 20 fast food chain in the U.S based Travel and Leisure Magazine in 2012.
As a Singaporean, I am proud of OCK for bringing our traditonal chinese foodfare to such stardom. OCK will always be my source of fried comfort food!