The name Chee Cheong in Cantonese means Pork Intestines while the word Fun means noodle.
The Cantonese or Hong Kong variety of the Chee Cheong Fun or Cheong Fun in short is served mostly in Dim Sum restaurants.
Unlike the sweet variety found here in our other article, this variety is a savoury one.
Steamed noodle rolls wrap around a choice of barbecue pork, prawns or dried shrimps is served with sweet light soya sauce and sambal chilli on the side.
If you come across a Chee Cheong Fun vendor, preparing steamed Cheong Fun at their stall, it’s great fun to watch.
The preparation involves pouring the rice flour mixture onto a muslin cloth laid on top of a steam pot.
The flour mixture is spread evenly, and toppings added at one end. It is then covered to allow it to cook, turning the mixture into a large sheet of flat rice noodle.
Once cooked, which usually takes only a couple of minutes, the Cheong Fun is moved carefully on a cold marble slab, rolled, chopped and ready to serve.
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.
If you can’t get to Penang or simply want to prepare this at home, why not try one of the cook books below: