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Curry Puff Syndicates!!!

Postby Barnsley » Thu, 04 Jun 2015 10:11 am

:o :o

Saw the headline on the front of The New Paper this morning.

It seems the Auntie that has been in the news the past couple of days was part of a "curry puff syndicate" :D
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Postby ecureilx » Thu, 04 Jun 2015 10:24 am

Barnsley wrote::o :o

Saw the headline on the front of The New Paper this morning.

It seems the Auntie that has been in the news the past couple of days was part of a "curry puff syndicate" :D

Nope..

"Foreign" curry puff syndicate .. :P

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Postby Barnsley » Thu, 04 Jun 2015 10:27 am

ecureilx wrote:
Barnsley wrote::o :o

Saw the headline on the front of The New Paper this morning.

It seems the Auntie that has been in the news the past couple of days was part of a "curry puff syndicate" :D

Nope..

"Foreign" curry puff syndicate .. :P


Hope it doesnt effect my carrot cake dealer ....

I might have to source a new supplier if he goes underground and I cant get my fix.

Anyone tried using bao as a carrot cake substitute when you need a hit.... :D :D :D :D :D
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Re: Curry Puff Syndicates!!!

Postby nakatago » Thu, 04 Jun 2015 10:36 am

I ain't snitching my yam-pao dealer then.

They can have my empanada guy, however; he's a dick.

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Postby menudown » Thu, 04 Jun 2015 10:54 am

the popiah syndicate is taking every opportunity now

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 04 Jun 2015 11:08 am

It's interesting how cultures/recipes migrate. Nak's empanadas, presumably in the PH?
The only time I've had them was during a stint in Bolivia. I wonder if it derives from the British Cornish pasty, which was a convenient way for Cornish tin miners to take lunch with down into the mines. I don't know if Cornish miners (19th century) also went to Bolivia and were involved in tin mining operations there and hence took the recipe with them, or what.

Nope -> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empanada
It looks like the empanada actually derives from Portugal... hmm

--- I recall one time (Bolivia), I was out with a couple of friends, and we bought some empanadas on the street. One chap bit the top off his to reveal a featherless chicken's head, beak and all, staring back at him :lol: :cool: So, when I see curry-puff vendors on the street here, I get flashbacks to that horror-show moment long ago.
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 04 Jun 2015 11:17 am

JR8 wrote:--- I recall one time (Bolivia), I was out with a couple of friends, and we bought some empanadas on the street. One chap bit the top off his to reveal a featherless chicken's head, beak and all, staring back at him :lol: :cool: So, when I see curry-puff vendors on the street here, I get flashbacks to that horror-show moment long ago.


Sounds like the Philippines "Balut" (the chicken head, beak, etc) not the empanadas. Empanadas were popular in Louisiana &
Texas when I lived down there as well. So, if found in Bolivia, Southwestern US, Philippines, it would seem Portuguese/Spanish influence would be a strong contender as they would probably have been brought to Bolivia and Central America/ Mexico by the conquistadors in the 16th century.

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Postby nakatago » Thu, 04 Jun 2015 11:24 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
JR8 wrote:--- I recall one time (Bolivia), I was out with a couple of friends, and we bought some empanadas on the street. One chap bit the top off his to reveal a featherless chicken's head, beak and all, staring back at him :lol: :cool: So, when I see curry-puff vendors on the street here, I get flashbacks to that horror-show moment long ago.


Sounds like the Philippines "Balut" (the chicken head, beak, etc) not the empanadas. Empanadas were popular in Louisiana &
Texas when I lived down there as well. So, if found in Bolivia, Southwestern US, Philippines, it would seem Portuguese/Spanish influence would be a strong contender as they would probably have been brought to Bolivia and Central America/ Mexico by the conquistadors in the 16th century.


Balut is duck and is also found in Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam.

Empanadas were from the Spanish colonies in the New world (along with tamales and lechon).

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Postby the lynx » Thu, 04 Jun 2015 11:37 am

Barnsley wrote:I might have to source a new supplier if he goes underground and I cant get my fix.

Anyone tried using bao as a carrot cake substitute when you need a hit.... :D :D :D :D :D


You're talking about Asian carrot cake or English carrot cake? :P

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 04 Jun 2015 11:41 am

^^ I had that problem when I first came over here and somebody offered me some carrot cake. I said sure and when it was placed in front of me I said WTF is that! I like both kinds!

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 04 Jun 2015 11:42 am

Makes sense.
I meant to mention, I made my own curry puffs once. It's simple, and a league away from the shop-bought stuff. Fresh spices. Just enough thin puff pastry to hold the things together, not like the 70% pastry ones here.
Mini ones, like 2-3 bites and it's gone. Absolutely deeeelicious :)
I tried to find a pic of them, but was unable to. I really should try that recipe again!



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Re: Curry Puff Syndicates!!!

Postby nakatago » Thu, 04 Jun 2015 11:44 am

Lechon empanada and spicy liver gravy.

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There's even a Buzzfeed listicle on lechon: http://www.buzzfeed.com/isabellelaureta ... xcR3m26yMx

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Postby Barnsley » Thu, 04 Jun 2015 12:12 pm

the lynx wrote:
Barnsley wrote:I might have to source a new supplier if he goes underground and I cant get my fix.

Anyone tried using bao as a carrot cake substitute when you need a hit.... :D :D :D :D :D


You're talking about Asian carrot cake or English carrot cake? :P


My dealer can deliver both , but the sweet carrot cake I have to pay a premium as he needs to give his supplier a heads up , maybe pay off a few folk, I dunno how these "syndicates" operate!!
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Re: Curry Puff Syndicates!!!

Postby Meursault » Thu, 04 Jun 2015 12:48 pm

That Mang Tomas sauce you posted a photo of is the bee's knees. I'm British, but I've replaced my HP with Mang Tomas for some time now when it comes to a nice side sauce for meat. I've even put it on my chips.
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Re: Curry Puff Syndicates!!!

Postby rajagainstthemachine » Thu, 04 Jun 2015 2:45 pm

pssst! peddling samosa's here, pm me for details. bring your own paper bag plz.
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