Monday, 8 June 2015

Karipap Sambal Tanjung Malim @ Tanjung Malim, Perak

We are all familiar with the usually available Curry Puffs but there is this stall in Tanjung Malim that does a twist to it. The specialty here is Curry Puffs that come with a dash of very spicy Sambal and that has made them very famous as it is truly out of this world. 

The Stall

Simple Set Up

Located Beside The Balai Bomba
Karipap Sambal as the locals call it is owned and run by an Indian Muslim lady and her stall is located right beside the Balai Bomba in Tanjung Malim. This is along the same stretch as the Medan Selera. She only offers two kinds of Curry Puffs, Curry Puff Sambal and Sardine Puffs. It is a very humble stall and operates very much on the take away concept. No seats available for one to sit down and have them there. After all, these are quickies that can be consumed on the go and so, one does not really need a place to sit and have them. Initially, I used to think that only the locals are familiar with this stall until I met someone recently from Kuala Lumpur who was asking me about her Curry Puffs. The place is usually crowded come tea time. She commences business at around 1 pm and this goes on till around 6 pm or until sold out. Best to go around 3 pm as her Curry Puffs tend to get sold out quite fast. Like everyone else, I too did a take away of 10 Sambal Curry Puffs.

Sambal Curry Puffs @ RM 0.40 each

Bite Size Curry Puffs
I feel that they are correctly priced at 40 cents each as they are very much a bite size snack. Two bites is all it takes to finish one. Since it was just the three of us at home, I got 10 Curry Puffs back for tea. Not a fan of the Sardine Puffs, I decided to just stick with this.

They Are Slit Before Frying
The trick here is that she does not add the Sambal into the Curry Puffs before frying. The usual ingredients are added and she slit's the top to create a pocket to add the Sambal later. Once fried, it expands and comes out like a lovely pocket to tuck the spicy Sambal in.

Spicy Sambal Appears At The Top

It's Naturally Comes Out As Two Sections Of Ingredients
As you can see from the above photo, it is indeed a bite size snack. Once the Curry Puffs have been fried, the Sambal is added and this gives a super 'kick' of flavours to it.The Sambal is also quite thick and that ensures that there is no overflow while eating.

Sweet Potatoes Used
As for the other ingredients, she uses a mix of Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes in a spicy gravy. The starchy taste from the Potatoes, the sweet taste from the Sweet Potatoes and the spicy Sambal gives it a blow of flavours. Very unique preparation and all of us absolutely loved it. I would rate this at 9.7/10 . I have had this many times before but it was the first time for my parents and they too loved it. It can be addictive and before you know it, you would have popped a few into the mouth while watching TV. 

If you happen to pass this way, then this should be on your To Do list. A very unique preparation that I have only found here. There may be other places that serve Sambal Curry Puffs but the mix of Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes, that's simply unique to this stall. A highly recommended place!

Address: Located Along Jalan Raja Itam ( Opposite the Mosque and beside the Balai Bomba),
                35900 Tanjung Malim, Perak, Malaysia.

Opening Hours: 1300 - 1800 Daily (Off Days May Not Be Fixed)


  1. Hi there! You haven't posted in a while.must be busy with work eh?
    Anyway these curry puffs sure look tempting and really yummy! I would have them with a hot glass of Teh Tarik.As for the Sardine puffs, do you not like her recipe or Sardine Puffs in general? Just curious...all the best in more foodie adventures!

    1. Have been travelling quite a bit and am just back to the usual. Catching up on entries is indeed time taking.

      Oh yes, that would be a perfect combo!

      I love Sardines but the last time I tried, her Sardine Puffs were not so great. That's why I did not buy them this time. :)