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Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Puffy, Market City, Haymarket Chinatown

puffy bite

I've changed my mind.

When I'd first encountered first encountered Puffy, late last year, the overall experience had left me rather non-plussed.

And yet, on this day, everything is totally different.

puffy top

"There's a new shop at Market City," announces Tellmemore one day, and suddenly, out-of-the-blue, a paper package is pushed towards me.

I take a bite of the dome-shaped pastry, lips brushing past the sweet biscuit crust, teeth sinking slowly into the hidden belly of custard.

What's this? Chocolate custard? Oh dear. It's chocolately and sweet. It's silky and smooth. It is rather good.

It's enough to make me pause, and yes, yes, I must get out the camera.

puffy green

Has the recipe changed? Has the pastry crust become crisper? Is it just my imagination or is the custard now served less cold?

Maybe it's the delight of an unexpected treat.

Maybe it's the chocolate custard that does the trick.

Maybe, just maybe, I need to undertake a little more, um, "research".

puffy store

Market City
Level 1 Shop K1
(near Thai Kee supermarket, where Icy Drinks used to be)
9-13 Hay Street, Haymarket Chinatown, Sydney
(above Paddy's Market)
Tel: +61 (02) 9212 5888

Open 7 days 10am-7pm (Thursdays till 8pm)

1 puff: $1.60
6 puffs: $9.60
12 puffs: $19.20

Related GrabYourFork posts:
Puffy at World Square, City, September 2006
Beard Papa's Sweets, March 2007
Beard Papa's Sweets, October 2006
Beard Papa's Sweet, June 2006
10 comments - Add some comment love

posted by Helen (Grab Your Fork) on 7/03/2007 09:01:00 pm


  • At 7/03/2007 10:55 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I had one from Puffy World Square and I didn't like it. It was too sweet and had a strong milk taste.

    I will try the chocolate custard and will tell you if I change my mind too =)

  • At 7/03/2007 11:29 pm, Blogger Helen (Grab Your Fork) said…

    Hi Lin - I'm convinced they've changed the recipe. Either that or absence makes the heart grow fonder.

    And please, do tell :)

  • At 7/04/2007 11:04 pm, Blogger Unknown said…

    I loved Icy Drinks! It was a pivotal stop for my friend Vanessa and I in between rounds of purikura, for an energising blended passionfruit drink. One time we got a cup which had astrology signs printed on it, and rather than cancer, it said gancer, which to this day is a part of our vocabulary. We have a strange sense of humour.
    I did notice the chocolate puffys today on my way down the escalators from East Ocean(yum cha!), and couldn't imagine eating anything else ever, though, now I really want to try them! Thanks Helen!

  • At 7/04/2007 11:59 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Chloe and my hubs would love it.. since it has got chocolate in it..!

  • At 7/05/2007 12:33 am, Blogger Helen (Grab Your Fork) said…

    Hi Miss Helen - I know! I loved Icy Drinks too! They were my #1 supplier for pearl drinks - their taro with pearls was my absolute favourite, and unparalleled anywhere else in Sydney! sob!

    Hi Mama Bok - It was pretty tasty. I'm sure they'd both have one, or two!

  • At 7/06/2007 2:13 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Just had a try of both flavors and they were fantastic. The sweet gooey custard and flaky pastry go down a treat.

  • At 7/07/2007 12:28 am, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hi Helen,

    I tried chocolate puffy today. I still can't figure out whether they've changed the recipe. But yeah I like it =) It wasn't so sweet like the custard one (which I had last year). Maybe because it was chocolate, who can resist chcolate lol.

  • At 7/07/2007 10:12 pm, Blogger Helen (Grab Your Fork) said…

    Hi jojomo - Glad to hear your encounter was a successful one :) I think it's the sweet biscuit topping that gets me!

    Hi Lin - Maybe they have changed the recipe :) I may have to try the vanilla version again. Oh and the chocolate one. Just to make sure, of course!

  • At 3/16/2008 12:35 am, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I've noticed the World Square, Market City Puffy has a new series with ice cream fillings with about 7 flavours!

    I haven't tried it yet, but I hope to very soon :D

  • At 3/19/2008 12:42 am, Blogger Helen (Grab Your Fork) said…

    Hi An - I did notice that. Plus their Puffy loaf. So much to try!


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