Old Chang Kee

A April 17, 2012
 
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My All-time Fav
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4.5
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4.0
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3.5
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4.0
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4.5
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!
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Great snacks
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5.0
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5.0
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4.0
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4.0
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5.0
The best thing I like here are the Sotongs on a stick! These creatures hold so much flavour, which is enhanced by Old Chang Kee's crispy batter. Fried to perfect, this snack is my go-to snack when I'm at an OCK stall.

However, it is noticeable how oily some of the items sold here are. Deep-fried in oil and not baked, these may not be the healthiest snacks around. Health conscious Singaporeans may not want to eat this too often, but it is alright to indulge once in a while!

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Delicious quick snacks
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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4.0
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5.0
I used to eat the Sotong Head here all the time after dinner when I was still hungry. My father would buy me the Sotong Head or (every so often) the Chicken Wings. The food here is always crispy, but the best part for me is still the Sotong Head. Salty and delicious, it is a great finish off to a big meal. The best part is how cheap it is. At only $1.20, this makes a great quick snack.

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You don’t have to be there to know it’s actually Old Chang Kee’s (OCK) signature Curry Puff!
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4.5
Food / Beverage 
 
4.0
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2.5
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4.5
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5.0
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4.5
One of the reasons why I’m Old Chang Kee’s no. 1 fan! I love their Curry’O ($1.30)! I don’t have to describe much about how a curry puff taste like, but what’s so special is that their pastry crust is not very dry but crispy and they give a real generous amount of chicken and potatoes! However, I think the eggs inside could have been softer, as the rest of the ingredients are pretty soft, with the hard eggs; it makes it a little hard to swallow.

Looking for a place selling fried Chicken Wings ($1.40) that are SUPERB? One of the best I’ve had in Singapore would be OCK’s! “Yummmm!” But they could have gone a little stingier on its oil content, so that my fingers doesn’t drip oil every single time I have them. *Yikes*

But overall, it’s a great choice if you’re looking for something light before dinner or just as snacks, considering the varieties, the convenient locations and prices of the food items.

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0
Best Part:
Curry'O, Chicken Wings
Branch Location:
Jurong Point, Bugis Junction
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Everyone love it.
(Updated: May 07, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Food / Beverage 
 
4.5
Ambience 
 
3.5
Service 
 
4.0
Value 
 
4.0
Overall Score 
 
4.5
The fragrance of “Old Chang Kees” has the power to makes people walk towards it, uncontrollably. The food displayed at the counter all seems to be so perfect! No burnt parts, or any unwanted exceptions. Just by looking at the display counter full of food, makes my mouth watery. Chicken Wing, Curry Puff, Nuggets are all one of my are my favorite finger food. I believe it is also most of the Singaporeans too. Curry Puff is their best seller but I prefer the mushroom puff because i don’t really favor in spicy food.

It also provides more choices for Singaporeans that doesn’t favor in spicy food, like me. The price of the food is all below two dollars which are affordable for most of us, be it local or tourists.
This small enterprise business has a lot of franchise in Singapore now. Anywhere you go, you would most probably be able to see this yellow label shop selling many varieties of fried food. A quick bite for the busy Singaporeans.

Alternatively, it is also a good choice for tourists to get to taste more about Singapore’s’ local delights like curry puff and carrot cake, fried popiah. Just by typing all this make me hungry. Shall have a quick bite after school. *yummy*

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Average Spent Per Person:
2
Best Part:
Curry Puff
Branch Location:
all
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Yes
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Quick stop for local delights
(Updated: April 29, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Food / Beverage 
 
4.5
Service 
 
4.0
Value 
 
4.5
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4.5
An all time local favourite, Old Chang kee has been around for as long as I can remember. Most go there for their famous curry puffs which is undoubtably delicious. The puff is crispy and the filling is fragrant and generous. The filling is not too spicy but has the strong traditional curry taste.

However, I patronize their stall for the crispy sotong on stick! It smells amazing and it's the perfect crispy salty snack. They have both the sotong head or wing (I like the wing which is essentially the tentacles). For all those who have never tried it, I suggest you head to the nearest branch and get yourself one right now.

Another of my favourite would be the crab claw. A unique twist on the fishcake but with the same texture but with a crispy outer layer! Prices are very affordable ranging from $1.20 to $2 plus. However, you should keep those fried stuff to a minimum as it can get very unhealthy but all in all, this is the one stop for your local favourites!

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If you like to snack on food while you shop/ travel....
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Food / Beverage 
 
4.5
Service 
 
5.0
Value 
 
4.5
Overall Score 
 
4.5
Old Chang Kee is famous for their curry puffs and fried sotong (Squid). They have a lot of outlets, where their main focuses of customers are people who are on the go.

For me, I often buy their fried sotong, chicken wing and even their breakfast (glutinous rice), even though I am not a fan of curry puffs. Their glutinous rice are not very oily and are only sold at a cheap price. However, their glutinous rice is only available in the morning. Moving on to their fried chicken wing, even though it is oily, it is juicy and tender while the skin is crispy and tastes a bit like prawn paste chicken. Even thought they sell their fried chicken wing at a price of $1.40, I still feel that it is worth the price, given that their fried chicken wing taste so good! I would say that it will be one of their must-try other that their fried sotong.

Their food ranges from $0.70 to $1.80, which makes it affordable (depends on how much you order) for all! However, try to to order too much as majority of them are fried, thus making you feel sick of the oil residue that lingers in your mouth.

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Average Spent Per Person:
3
Best Part:
Chicken Wings and Sotong
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Yes
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