Old Chang Kee puffs into Covent Garden
Singaporean food brand Old Chang Kee has opened its first British outpost – in London’s Covent Garden.
Old Chang Kee has more than 100 outlets across Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Australia. It made its first curry puff in 1956 and now sells more than 1.5 million of them a month worldwide. When Old Chang Kee ran a pop-up in Kentish Town in northwest London last year, its curry puffs sold out in four hours.
The brand’s entrance to Britain is a JV between the chain and Sandra Leong, a Singaporean who has been living in London for seven years, reports The Straits Times.
Menu highlights include the signature curry puff, curry potato puff, and creamy chicken and mushroom puff. Seasonal favourites include the Singapore chilli-crab puff and black-pepper tuna puff. There is also Singapore chicken curry, a mixed-vegetable curry and nasi lemak as well as laksa.
“The curry puff is Singapore’s version of the Cornish pasty,” says Leong, who is director of Old Chang Kee UK.
In conjunction with the official opening of Old Chang Kee in London, the brand has launched a six-day Curry’O promotion in Singapore from today.