What's on your mind when you see the word "traditional" being branded across the signboard of a food establishment? In my opinion, it is a double edged sword; on one hand, it says a lot on likely the legacy of the shop and on the other, taste of the past doesn't correlate to being tasty in the current era.
That's the thought that ran through my mind when i walked past Rolina at Tanjong Pagar Plaza Food Centre, in seek of a decent linner. I eventually opted for a more substantial meal by ordering from Blue Star Fishball Noodle instead.
As luck had its way of making me unable to lose my fats, my stomach was actually still hungry after the bowl of noodles and it didn't help that curry puffs are considered as bite-sized snacks to fill up the gaps!
I should have been satisfied with one puff but i found it hard to decide when there were two options. Not one to spend unnecessary time for something so meagre, i ordered one chicken (with potato and egg) AND one sardine.
The pastry skin was thin and not excessively flaky although i like it to be slightly thicker and fluffier for a more fulfilling bite. The curry content was aromatic even though the taste wasn't memorable. Mom commented that for the pricing; she would put her money on Old Chang Kee.
When it comes to curry puffs, my affection is skewed towards sardine-based puffs and this didn't disappoint; the enticing smell of sardine mixed with chilli as i broke open the golden odd-shaped nugget, the stronger taste as compared to the chicken version and the insides were chocked with generous pieces of sardine!
6 Tanjong Pagar Plaza, #02-15
Tanjong Pagar Hawker Centre
Chicken Curry Puff - S$1.40
Sardine Curry Puff - S$1.40
Another branch is located at Serangoon Garden Market
and Food Court Centre, #01-33.
Other Food Stall in Tanjong Pagar Hawker Centre