Old Chang Kee

A April 17, 2012
 
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Old but gold
Overall Score 
 
3.5
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?
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The not-too-healthy snack
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4.0
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.
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Good Ole Days
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4.0
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4.0
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3.5
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4.0
Value 
 
3.5
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4.0
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!

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Oily Goodness
Overall Score 
 
3.5
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.
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Wonderful snacks
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3.5
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.

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Fried Goodness
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4.0
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.

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May give fast food restaurants a run for its money.
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4.0
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.
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My Once In While Guilty Pleasure
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4.0
Food / Beverage 
 
5.0
Ambience 
 
3.0
Service 
 
4.0
Value 
 
4.0
Overall Score 
 
4.0
Whenever I feel like eating something unhealthy, Old Chang Kee is the way to go. I absolutely love their fried chicken wings and fried squid head. They're really delicious but really unhealthy as well.

Old Chang Kee packs their food items in plastic and you can actually see the oil collect at the bottom of the plastic. It's really gross but some times, you just have to ignore that to enjoy your food.

I'm not a big fan of their curry puffs because I've tasted better. The price is also cheap for finger foods and I'm sure to go back and buy some fried squid heads when I feel like indulging.
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Excellent Curry Puffs!
(Updated: December 05, 2012)
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3.5
Food / Beverage 
 
3.5
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2.0
Service 
 
3.0
Value 
 
3.0
Overall Score 
 
3.5
I only, ONLY buy the curry puffs from Ong Chang Kee. It's packed with fillings - best to get it when it's still hot. It's a quick fix to any hunger pangs. I don't particularly like the other snacks though as I'm not a fan of processed food or fried stuff, but I'd make an exception for the curry puffs.

My previous workplace use to provide free Ong Chang Kee curry puffs every Thursday morning and they give it to us hot, it was a pure delight. I'd recommend anyone who doesn't have time to grab breakfast to grab a curry puff if there's a branch nearby. It's going to make a different to your morning.
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Young Chang Kee!
(Updated: October 08, 2012)
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4.0
Food / Beverage 
 
4.0
Ambience 
 
4.0
Service 
 
4.0
Value 
 
4.0
Overall Score 
 
4.0
Contrary to its name, Old Chang Kee is not so much for the elderly community of people in Singapore. Instead, I see more young people getting it as a quick bite.

Despite it being fairly unhealthy, there are many other factors that make up for that point. The first would be the convenient locations in which the stalls are located. I can confidently say that I see an Old Chang Kee stall in every major mall in Singapore. Other than there, the stall provides a wide variety of food items. I personally always get the curry puff when I’m feeling hungry (sometimes the sardine one too!) or little snacks like the squid or dumplings when I just feel the need to chew on something. It has a traditional and modern mix of snacks which makes it an ideal place for everyone in the family. From your grandparents to your nieces and nephews.

The bright yellow packaging with their name on it has become a signature piece, recognised by Singaporeans all over the country. When I think of a yellow paper bag containing a curry puff, the first thing I think of is… Old Chang Kee.
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