MELBOURNE | I needed to stock up on a few Asian groceries when I was in the city the other day. At the same time I needed a bite to eat, as the place I’d planned on visiting wasn’t open.
Walking past this place on Little Lonsdale Street, I realised that I’d be able to tick both boxes in one go. Up until a few months ago, the spot housed just the grocery store, Mr Rhino. Puff House quietly opened in the front section in July, and I’m glad I popped in.
They sell an assortment of Malaysian snacks. Their signature item is their Chicken Curry Puff. They’ve also got flavours like BBQ pork, and kaya. Beyond puffs, there’s also things like Burbur Chacha (a Nyonya coconut milk dessert), black glutinous rice dessert, pearl barley dessert, flavoured popcorn, and assorted kuih (weekends only for the kuih, they’re made fresh by Jean’s Home Catering in Box Hill).
I visited a few minutes before they opened, and a lot of the food was still being prepared for the day. I couldn’t wait around so grabbed a chicken curry puff and some kuih. Both as good as I’ve had anywhere. You can definitely tell why the puff is their signature item. The filling is fantastic, and the pastry so buttery, light and flaky.
Add it to your list for the next time you’re in the city. I know I’ll be going back to try more soon. Oh and the grocery store is very good too. I got all of the supplies that I wanted an more.
361-365 Little Lonsdale Street
Sun – Thu: 11:00am to 8:00pm
Fri – Sat: 11:00am to 10:00pm