THE jumbo-sized karipap (curry puffs) at Ahmad Bukhari Md Huzir’s stall at the Balik Pulau Ramadan bazaar in Penang catch the eye of anyone passing by.
The curry puffs are as big as a man’s palm and the crispy pastry, deep fried to perfection, bulges with meat and potato filling.
A steady stream of customers were seen buying the snack for breaking fast.
Ahmad Bukhari, 17, said that the curry puffs, available in beef and chicken, were priced at RM1.20 each and they were especially popular during Ramadan.
“I think people like to have our karipap for buka puasa as they are quite filling, “ he said.
“On normal days, I can sell about 100 to 150 pieces a day but business is brisk during Ramadan.
“This month, I have been selling 300 to 400 pieces per day.”
He added that they were sold out by 6pm during the fasting month.
Ahmad Bukhari said that the recipe was handed down to him by his father.
He said the secret to good karipap was not to skimp on ingredients, especially the filling.
“Our karipap cost slightly more than the ordinary type but people keep coming back to buy them, which goes to prove that people don’t mind paying more as long as the quality is there,” he said.