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Pizza & Empanadas

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At Tanglin Halt Food Centre, Guan Ruying, is serving Argentinian snacks instead of her local Singaporean snacks. Having taken lessons from local chefs while holidaying in Argentina, she returned to Singapore with the intention of introducing South American cuisine to the heartlands.

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Where else in Singapore do you find empanadas!

I have not had anything here apart from the empanadas, but I have pretty much tried them all and would like to say that they are excellent (although some better than others)!

While the empanadas are not exactly the sort you would find in South America, they are rather different look-wise and taste-wise from their Msian/Spore equivalent -- the curry puff. As they are baked, I would imagine that they are also different calorie-wise.

These tiny pastries do not look the most refined but sure pack a punch in your mouth, especially the chicken and beef ones. The reviewer who compared it to a calzone was spot on: the flavours are rich and tasty (albeit not entirely Italian), and just spicy enough to pack a small wallop per bite.

I also enjoy the humitas one, which is a creamy filling with corn and (I think) barley accentuated with pepper; this one is especially delicious straight out of the oven, although its flavours are subtler than the beef and chicken. This may just be my favourite, actually. If you like onions, the onion and mozzarella empanada is gooey with cheese and chock-full of onions.

In the end, I'm not much of a food reviewer, but these tiny Argentinian pastries one compelled me to write a review; I eat empanadas so regularly (3-4 times a week), the auntie who sells the empanadas and I are friends now!

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31 Oct 2014 • 2 reviews • 6 followers

closed?

found this page and went down wanting to try, but couldnt locate the stall at commonwealth, she must have closed her stall. :( anyone knows where she has moved to, please tell!
08 May 2012 • 3 reviews • 0 follower

Where else in Singapore do you find empanadas!

I have not had anything here apart from the empanadas, but I have pretty much tried them all and would like to say that they are excellent (although some better than others)!

While the empanadas are not exactly the sort you would find in South America, they are rather different look-wise and taste-wise from their Msian/Spore equivalent -- the curry puff. As they are baked, I would imagine that they are also different calorie-wise.

These tiny pastries do not look the most refined but sure pack a punch in your mouth, especially the chicken and beef ones. The reviewer who compared it to a calzone was spot on: the flavours are rich and tasty (albeit not entirely Italian), and just spicy enough to pack a small wallop per bite.

I also enjoy the humitas one, which is a creamy filling with corn and (I think) barley accentuated with pepper; this one is especially delicious straight out of the oven, although its flavours are subtler than the beef and chicken. This may just be my favourite, actually. If you like onions, the onion and mozzarella empanada is gooey with cheese and chock-full of onions.

In the end, I'm not much of a food reviewer, but these tiny Argentinian pastries one compelled me to write a review; I eat empanadas so regularly (3-4 times a week), the auntie who sells the empanadas and I are friends now!

03 May 2012 • 33 reviews • 1 follower

Argentinian dishes at Tanglin Halt Food Centre

Must tries: Beef empanada, oyster popiah
At Tanglin Halt Food Centre, Guan Ruying, is serving Argentinian snacks instead of her local Singaporean snacks. Having taken lessons from local chefs while holidaying in Argentina, she returned to Singapore with the intention of introducing South American cuisine to the heartlands.
Like most of the stalls at the food market, Guan’s is simple – she has a fridge and a display in the front. It takes a second look to realise she’s peddling empanadas, and those of unconventional fillings.
The stuffed pastry is native to many Latin American countries. The name comes from the word ‘empanar’ which means ‘to wrap in bread’. Guan fills her fragrant empanadas with beef, chicken, ham and mozzarella, or mushroom and mozzarella ($1.30 each) and bakes them instead of frying.
Our pick, the piping hot beef empanada is filled with spice-marinated beef, hard-boiled eggs and diced onions – a combination similar to the curry puff, but meatier. The baked chewy dough is plainer in comparison, thus healthier.
However the mushroom and mozzarella is disappointing – it lacks the spicy punch that the beef version offered, and the filling was sparse.
Not content with just resting on pockets of dough, Guan also sells pizzas ($10 for 8-inch pizza), cream soup ($2.50), oyster popiah ($1.30 each) and panna cotta ($3).
She bakes her pizzas individually, each taking around 10 to 15 minutes to rise. While we weren’t able to try the pizza, we tried the oyster popiah, essentially a deep-fried spring roll filled with chives and oysters that resembles a Shanghainese pancake in taste and texture.
As for the panna cotta, it’s okay to give it a miss – we found it overly sweet.
19 Apr 2012 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

Argentina food.

I think that the food here is tasty. A food which comes from Argentina is pretty rare in Singapore, i recommend hungrygoers to try it if you're curious about latin/western food. In fact some ingredients are bought in from Argentina, somewhere far awayyyyyyyyyy.

I recommend to try beef, chicken and humita empanadas. They are my favourite.

03 Apr 2012 • 711 reviews • 83 followers

A surprising Argentinian find in traditional Tanglin Halt

Our favourite duck noodles is there, the best roti prata is there, the best lotus seed "tow suan" is also there, all local food but we also found an interesting Argentinian pastie shop there, run by a Singaporen Chinese (former PRC).

Ambience: Its in one of the two octagonal gazeebos that are in the middle of a town center. Very old and with character. Been eating there since the 70s and the buildings still look the same. Nostalgia. Comfortable, but not too cool, especially during lunch time.

Food: This still serves Argentinian pasties, I wouldn't call them curry puff but they are rather like miniature calzone, flour based covering, some wrapped in the shape of a puff, some open faced filled with western ingredients. We tried the beef and chicken empanadas (as they are called in Argentina) and they were great tasting, a bit like western stew in a pastie. Non curried and baked, instead of being fried, they're good for those who want to cut down their oil consumption. You can eat 3-4 at a seating and they're only $5 for 4 pc (promotion price) although they are $1.30 each if you buy them separately. There is also the mushroom version, and the ham versions, open faced, which I did not like. We bought 12 of them packed them into the freezer, and ate them 3 weeks later, after heating them, and they were still tasty. Try it for a rainy day when you're not interested to go out.

Value: Same price as Old Chang Kee, but healthier and more chicken meat (you have to search hard for a piece of chicken in OCK curry puff). Good value.

Service: Pleasant lady serving you and she takes the trouble to reheat the empandas before serving you in a basket with paper towels (no newspaper or oil paper !!)