AN initiative to celebrate the 60th Malaysia Day by offering oven-baked premium curry puffs at only 60sen per piece saw the snacks fly off the shelves.
More than 1,000 people thronged Cafe Chef Wan outlets last Saturday to buy the curry puff known for its flaky and crispy crust, with filling of curried potatoes and chicken.
At some cafes, queues had as many as 150 people and some had to wait an hour to make their purchase.
The curry puffs, which are usually sold at RM6.90 per piece, were sold out within 45 minutes at all the cafes.
Celebrity chef Datuk Redzuawan Ismail, who is better known as Chef Wan, said: “The number of people who turned up for our curry puffs was well beyond our expectations.
“We made a lot more curry puffs than usual for Malaysia Day but the amazing turnout truly caught us by surprise.
“We would like to say a big thank you to all who came. We appreciate you sharing the spirit of unity and national pride with us.”
He apologised for the stock running out but assured that the company would have more such initiatives.