The dish sounds just as much FUN as it tastes.
A very simple dish, Chee Cheong Fun is made from thin layer of rice flour usually pre-cooked and kept in a steaming pot. I say pot, but it’s usually a stainless steel box.
When orders are received, the vendor will take the desired amount out from the box, chop and add a mixture of sauces, hoi sin for sweetness, and shrimp paste for that savoury flavour.
Sometimes peanut butter is added to the mixture for a more wholesome taste. The dish is topped with sesame seeds and served with chilli on the side.
Usually taken as an accompaniment, a snack or if you like, on it’s own. Just ask for two or more rolls to make it a meal.
A Cantonese or Hong Kong variety of the Chee Cheong Fun (or Cheong Fun) mostly found in Dim Sum restaurants is found here.
Where to get Chee Cheong Fun: Batu Lanchang Market, Macalister Road outside Seow Fong Lye Cafe, New Lane off Macalister Road, Genting Cafe (Island Glades), Gurney Drive Hawker Centre, Tanjung Bungah Market, New World Park, Pulau Tikus Market, Hong Kong Tea Garden (Macalister Road)
Heat Level: Non-Spicy / Chilli is optional / Ask to not have chilli when placing your order. Usually added on the side.
If you can’t get to Penang or simply want to prepare this at home, why not try one of the cook books below: