When it comes to curry puffs, I've always enjoyed eating Ikea's Curry Puffs. I used to eat them quite often back in the days, some 10 years back, when I was shopping frequently at Ikea Mutiara Damansara! ^_*
That was because my house was going through some renovations and I had to get all the new furniture, fixtures and fittings I needed from Ikea. When all that was done and completed, I stopped going to Ikea altogether (and stopped eating their curry puffs) until a new one opened in Cheras late last year. I've been to this new Ikea a couple of times now and have since got reacquainted with them Ikea Curry Puffs again....hehe! :D
Right off the bat, I noticed two things.....and I'm hoping my memory serves me well...one, the price of half a dozen curry puffs has remained unchanged @ RM5.50 (or RM1 for one). Whoa! O_o.....10+ years later and they've not increased the price? Thumbs up!!
Two, the curry puffs are now packed in just a brown paper bag instead of a nice and easy-to-carry paper box previously. This is probably one of the ways they've cut costs and maintain the price of their curry puffs...use a cheaper packaging! Although, presentation-wise, it doesn't look as good (with the oil seeping through the paper bag) :D And now that Ikea has dispensed with plastic bags altogether, you get this as it is...which is a bit troublesome to carry around and, worst still (when you get to your car), you can't hang it or put it on the car seat (because of the oil seepage). So, remember to bring your own (recyclable) bag if you intend to buy these! ;)
All the way home, the aroma of the curry puffs permeated throughout my car. On reaching home, it was time for a taste test...to see if it still tastes the same after all these years.
It still had the slight crisp on the crust that I remembered (maybe just a tad softer by the time I got home).
Alas, it wasn't quite as good as I remembered it to be....probably not because the taste was different.....but because the filling was not as plump as it used to be (you can see some gaps in the filling....hehe!).
Even though the filling has reduced over time, it's still a decent curry puff (by my standards and one I still enjoy eating)....and you have to give them props for maintaining the price all these years (when everything and anything has gone up in price)! >_<