Thursday, September 20, 2007

1A Crispy Puffs, Damansara Utama

I have tried 1A Crispy Puffs quite a while back and told myself to go back again. Glorious Jade and I decided to eat in one day and tried three varieties of theirs. There are sweet and savoury types for one to choose and are priced differently, I recall the savoury ones priced at RM2.60 (USD0.75) a piece as I prefer the savoury ones!. The shell pastry crumbles easily; eating it as gracious as possible helps in the mess control. Hahaha....As 1A's Singaporean website says, it's inspired by the intricate layering of seashells. Established in 1991 in Singapore, it has recently made its way here in Malaysia.
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You can't miss the big signage!
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Rows of pretty shell pastry puffs
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The fish puff - with Otak-otak filling. They call this the Crispy Otah Puff. I didn't quite like the taste of it as I am not really a fan of fish in the first place. But the filling is generous I must say. At that price, it better be :o)
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The A1 1A Puff - This is my favourite among the three, Crispy Crab Chilli Chicken Puff. It's spicy sweet and goes well with the taste of the shell pastry. When I was there, this was one variety that sold out first! Again, filling is generous with a mixture of potatoes and meat. It was delicious and I finished this up in quicktime!
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The Sweet Puff - The Crispy Sweet Corn Puff was average but this could be due to the fact that I only ate this after devouring the Crispy Crab Chilli Chicken Puff. It's like asking me to take a bite of wagyu beef cheeks and then a bite of some chicken chop right after that.
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The shy puff!

Well, I'm definitely going back again for my Crispy Crab Chilli Chicken Puff. However, please don't rush out and get them now, I don't want to go there and be told that they are sold out! LOL! But sure, go ahead and give 1A Crispy Puffs a try.

1A Crispy Puffs
No. 15 Jalan SS21/37,
Damansara Utama,
47400 Petaling Jaya
Tel : 03-77292115

They also have a stall at Bukit Bintang Monorail Station in Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur.


A crispy puff a day would mean that I'll have to keep my weighing scale away! - wmw


31 comments:

Judy said...

Wow, perfect pastry. $2.60 each?? Wahliow....chiak gim (eat gold) ah??

Don't worry what flavour, all also I want to try. Remember huh, when I am back in KL, I want this crispy puffs! Kekekeke......

Eh, never mind, go boxing on Wii lor?

wonda said...

Ooh, this one I like, esp. the seashell-like pastry. My otak is getting crisy looking at them! KLite are so "food creative." How come I never ate this sort of food u put up on your blog when I was in Penang last year?

Precious Pea said...

Wagyu Beef Cheek vs Chicken Chop? LOL!! Good comparison you got there!

daphne said...

WAH. Otak Otak puff leh. Nice! I hv a dreading sense that I'm going to gain more than 5kg when i head to KL next year....

jason said...

BB Monorial Station! *jot down in must-do list*

chenboon said...

curry puffs!!! my flavor too.
wa, really high price...
cannot imaging the taste.
have to try it out...

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

quite expensive ar..heard from somewhere its also open in the new tesco in cheras..haha nearby only..should give this a review if i ever pop by..

MeiyeN said...

wow... they look pretty yummy! must try... must try ;)

teckiee said...

I cant stand the sweet corn ... I dont like all the sweet stuffing at all. The yam one lagi gelak. The spicy and salty ones are more to my taste. Love the flakey pastry.

Bought some teo chew and greentea mooncake there too. ...not that good tho.

New Kid on the Blog said...

Wow!!!! I never know it can be so many variety.... wow... looks good and tempting...

Eh, courier just 1 to me la!!! pls pls pls... ;)

tigerfish said...

I wonder if I have tried 1A in Singapore but there are so many different brands now.
I always like a savory curry puff...sweet curry puffs are just puffs...no curry. :(

Jackson said...

i would love to try the otah puff!!

mama bok said...

1A wasn't that popular in Singapore.. during the time i was there. I guess they have added quite a few varieties eh.. :) I love old chang kee's one.. ;) but am gonna try these too.. when i come home. :)

babe_kl said...

i've only tried the normal one as someone got for us. din know they've got so many varieties. yeah like joe said, they have one outlet at Tesco Extra Taman Midah Cheras

wmw said...

Judy:That's RM2.60. Hahaha, a lot of food in your KL list! Wii Boxing also not effective! :op

wonda : Cos don't have in Penang yet mah. Started from Singapore and now in Klang Valley.

Precious Pea : Yah mah...that's the best way to use an analogy comparison.

daphne : Like most staying elsewhere, have a food list ready! How long do you plan to be in KL? 5kg? Never mind the heat will give you a good workout! ;o)

jason : Yeah, don't forget to try the next time you're at that Monorail stop.

chenboon : These "curry puffs" are different. Give it a try, especially the savoury ones (in my opinion).

joe : Eat once in a while okaylo...The meals you eat can buy thousands of 1A puffs wor. LOL!

wmw said...

meiyen : Yeah, see whether you like the savoury or sweet ones.

teckiee : Me too, I prefer the savoury ones. I think you meant jelak and not gelak? The yam puff makes you laugh ah??? ;o)

nkotb : You know what? I might be going to Penang soon. You might just have what you wish for! Hand delivered by me!

tigerfish : There's durian puff here too! :oD

jackson : Eee...fish, I don't like!
(tigerfish, nevermind!)

mama bok : The Old Chang Kee's version sold here aren't good. I was disappointed!

babe_kl : It's time to pay them a visit to explore more... :o)

FireHorse said...

LOL i really like your quote, so true....

New Kid on the Blog said...

Wow!!! Good!!!! Hand delivery!!! Yahoo!!! Hurray!!!!!

Big Boys Oven said...

Can I buy you one? lol

teckiee said...

hahaha oops.. typo

Tummythoz said...

Yeah, nice quote!
Think most prob your fav will be my fav too. Chilli & crab, what's not to like.

wmw said...

firehorse : Hahaha...Glad you did!

nkotb : Just realised, it might have to be overnight ones wor, I'm leaving in the morning.

bbo : Sure, you can buy me a few, not just one! Hee hee...

teckiee : Too much brainstorming and storyboard drawing lah you! :o)

tummythoz : Hey! Good to see you around. Mmmm...yah, go try!

Ginger said...

did u go all the way there to get curry puffs? Lol!

Rasa Malaysia said...

I love the shells, looks really flaky...otak otak in the puff does sound weird.

Wandering Chopsticks said...

Those layers in the pastries are just simply amazing. And now I'm really curious about how otak otak would taste in a pastry...

wmw said...

Hi Ginger, you must have been mistaken. I am from Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. It's easy for me to go grab the puffs. Thanks for dropping a note, see you around.

RM : Yes, I really like the pastry here. Well, the otah puff is weird to me too but like I said, 'cos I don't like fish! :)

wandering chopsticks : Wander no more! You can try making them since you have cooking skills! Or maybe you can contact 1A for a franchise in your neighbourhood... :o) Easier than cooking yourself, hehe...

tankiasu said...

They have opened an outlet at the new Tesco in Cheras too. They were giving out free curry puffs during their launch. ;-)

wmw said...

tankiasu : I didn't try the curry version. Was it good?

. said...

I tried this when i went for my training last week at Damansara Utama! My friend recommended me saying that this shop selling variety of puff, which is not only curry puff. I went and tried. It really taste good although it is quite pricey for me (RM2.60 can have a bowl of wan tan mee in melaka, LOL). I tried the crispy crab chili chicken curry puff and it was really nice. I bought another two back home for hubby, one is durian filling one another one is the black pepper one. The durian filling one was so fragrant. Hubby said the durian one was really really nice!!
I will definitely visit this shop again in my next training!!!

wiskul said...

Hi Bro.... I asked for permission to copy the photos on this blog, for reviews of crispy puff - Mr. Ow Soon Pooh too, on a my culinary blog in language of Batavians - Jakarta. On: wiskul.wordpress.com. I'll attached on the photos as resource your blog. Thanks, Bro.

wmw said...

Wiskul : Go ahead...please send me the link of the blog post when done. Thanks. By the way, I'm sister...not bro :o)