Mule Forsaken •
08 May 2012
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!