Chee Cheong Fun

chee-cheong-funChee Cheong Fun is a dish made of steamed rice flour, rolled upto about 6 inches long resembling a pig’s intestines. This is also how this dish got its name: “chee Cheong” which means “pig’s intestine” and “fun” means noodles in Cantonese. So it is actually a Cantonese dish originallly.

The Penang version of Chee Cheong Fun is different from the Hong Kong one. The rice noodles over here are unrolled, sliced and served with a mixture of cooked oil, light soy sauce, sweet sauce, shrimp paste, chili paste and sprinkled with roasted sesame seeds. The noodles can also be eaten with just a dash of light soy sauce, cooked oil and sesame seeds.

Nowadays the hawkers get their rice noodles from their supplier but make their own sauces. The shrimp paste is what most customers come for, it is a smooth black paste made of prawn stock, salt and malt sugar and has a strong fish flavor.

The rice flour in rolls will be kept warm in a steamer, it will be open up and sliced into bite size then top with the sauces of your choice when served.

A plate of Chee Cheong Fun with 3 rolls cost around RM2.00.

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