If you have not tried one before, an empanada is a baked stuffed pastry popular in many Latin American countries. The name comes from the word ‘empanar’ which means ‘to wrap in bread’. This version looks almost like our local curry puffs, except that it is baked instead of deep-fried.
Attracted to the fragrant smells of the crusts, I could not help trying the beef and mushroom mozzarella empanadas ($1.30 each). The former with fillings of spice-marinated beef, hardboiled egg and chopped onions reminded us of a meatier cousin of the curry puff. The baked chewy dough tastes plainer and healthier, with delicious hot-piping minced beef oozing out. Sumptuous!
Pizza & Empanadas
48A Tanglin Halt Road, #01-34 Tanglin Halt Market & Food Centre, Tel: +65 8151 1406
Opening Hours: 11am – 8pm (Daily except Thursdays)