Chee Cheong Fun is among Malaysians’ favorite dish, either as a breakfast, simple snack or a companion when your tummy is bored.
9 Awesome Chee Cheong Fun Places in KL
It might sound simple, however, it requires lots of skills and savory. With Chee Cheong fun, the recipe varies in many states and we’re here to show you all kinds of classics and twists especially local’s favorites on 9 Awesome Chee Cheong Fun Places In KL.
#1 Ipoh Style @ Tuck Kee Chee Cheong Fun
In Ipoh, less is more as they prefer it plain with just a dash of soy sauce, sesame oil and crunchy pickled green chilies. This way you can appreciate the delicate rice aroma of the silky steamed rice noodle rolls. While this is the common defining characteristics of Ipoh-style Chee Cheong fun, not many know of another version which uses curry in addition to the mushroom sauce!
Auntie Chan from Kampar started the Tuck Kee Chee Cheong Fun stall 41 years ago, and now the family business supplies rice noodle rolls to more than 11 stalls across the country. At the stall in Kedai Kopi Lucky, order your Chee Cheong fun with the curry sauce.
Address: Jalan 17/29 Petaling Jaya 46400
Hours: 4 am to 11.30 pm. Closed on Tuesdays
Phone: 016-303 7725
#2 Cantonese Style @ Kim Lian Chee Cheong Fun, Petaling Street
From the first-generation to his mid-aged daughter, who is an expert at this Cantonese style Chee Cheong Fun- rice noodles rolls accompanied with tim-zheong and/or chili sauce. Simplicity at its tastiest and with the recipes passed down from decades before, expect authenticity topped with a reddish sauce made of doubanjiang (broad bean paste), chili and sesame seeds. It’s so popular, you gotta be up and about here by noon to taste some of this goodness!
This shop with the Kim Lian Kee 金莲记 signage occupies a corner lot and is located right opposite Hong Leong Bank, where the Air Mata Kucing Stall is and next to Hon Kee Porridge.It’s a hidden spot thus do not panic if you miss it if while you’re walking outside on the street. Let the fragrance of doubanjiang whisk you in!
#3 KL- Style Chee Cheong Fun @ Yap Hup Kee
In its original form, Chee Cheong Fun was served with soy sauce. Over time, the sauce became more varied in different parts of the peninsula. A sweet bean paste sauce predominates in Kuala Lumpur. Other variations include a soupy curry sauce. Eventually, other ingredients like fish cakes and fish balls were added most likely due to the influence of the Hakka communities around Kuala Lumpur and Ipoh.
The food at this Pudu favorite may be old-school gold but the ambiance is a splash of new and cozy within, where the area is air-conditioned. It’s best to visit in smaller groups as seats are scarce, especially during the dinnertime rush. Known for both their Yong Tau Foo & Chee Cheong Fun, Allow yourself some extravagance when picking out Yong Tau Foo (RM1.30 per piece) — in this case, it’s the more the merrier — and don’t miss out on the delightfully greasy brinjal. Complement the whole experience with their Chee Cheong Fun (RM3) which is available either with soya sauce and dried shrimp or doused in runny curry sauce. The former hits the mark on flavor, especially if you prefer your breakfast on the lighter side.
#4 Penang Style @ Taman Paramount O & S Restaurant
The sauce used in Penang is a concoction of thick pungent shrimp paste, sugar, soy sauce, and chilli paste. The main ingredient of the sauce is shrimp paste which gives it the extra pungent, savory flavor. Other ingredients are added to create a thick, sweet and salty concoction and the proportions used to depend on the individual hawker.
This dish at the Penang Chee Cheong Fun stall at O&S Restaurant in Taman Paramount is made by a Man who learned his skills from his Penangite uncle. Penangites who live in KL swear by this nondescript chee cheong fun stall that doles out a gloriously simple rendition of the dish. The Chee Cheong Fun (from RM2.40) presents soft, smooth rice rolls doused in a rousing prawn paste sauce, topped with sesame seeds and fried shallots. With more than 30 years of experience in this skill, come and give this Chee cheong made with the imports pots of prawn paste from Penang a try
#5 Light & Fresh @ Restoran Hai Keng
Expect an incredibly fresh Chee Cheong Fun that doesn’t stick together, it has a light aroma of rice! Perfect to wake up early to catch this hidden corner stall that is run by an old man. Ipoh style or Kl, he’s got you covered with KL style brown colored thim cheong or plain with pickled green chilies and sprinkled with sesame seeds. Customers have sworn by his soft plate of heavenly fluffy texture!
Address: Jalan 14/21, Seksyen 14, 46100 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Hours: 7 AM to 3 PM. Closed on Sundays
#6 Halal Late Night Snacks @ Damansara Uptown
Who says one can’t enjoy a plate of Chee Cheong Fun at wee hours at your neighborhood cuz this 1033 lot in the Damansara Uptown food court operating for more than 20 years provides you with mouth-watering options during the dark hours! Heavily influenced by the Hakka tradition and recipe, the Yong tau foo and Chee Cheong fun served here is curry base with options ranging from crispy beancurd skin to stuffed fresh vegetables such as chilies and ladies’ fingers.
Address: 62A, Jalan SS 21/39, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Hours: 6 PM to 2,30 AM.Closed on Mondays
#7 Teluk Intan Style @ Liew Kee Chee Cheong Fun
Teluk Intan Chee Cheong Fun is an oddity. This steamed rice noodles lack the firmness of Penang’s but are not as starchily soft as Taiping’s. In short, imagine a softer texture Hong Kong CCF aka Chee Cheong Fun with the filling, not at one side but cooked and rolled in together with the noodles. Here at Anson, this particular famous one has a brownish mottled appearance due to the pickled sweet turnip and dried shrimp in it.
Though weird looking, this unique dish is soft and chewy. Composed with the ingredients made from scratch such as the pickled sweet shrimps, it’s as real and Malaysian as it can get! For two different version drop by in the afternoon for the version for the one served with light soy sauce and pickled green chilies, and at dawn for the CCF served with homemade sambal belacan and sesame seeds.
#8 Mushroom Curry Chee Cheong Fun @ Sungei Wei Morning Market
Take a slow walk upstairs via the walkway and you will discover an airy food court with high ceilings. The atmosphere is incredibly laid-back, as patrons sit around reading the morning news as they sip their cup of coffee while digging into a plate of bright colored rice noodles doused in mushroom gravy, topped with slivers of shiitake, shredded chicken and crunchy green chilies. Run by a sweet lady who by her parents inherited this recipe from an Old Ipoh Native is a favorite by many for her version which uses curry in addition to the mushroom sauce. In three words, Bright and TASTY!
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Address: Sungei Way morning market Jalan SS9A/1 (Sungei Way) Petaling Jaya 47300
Hours: 7.15 AM to 11.15 AM.From Tuesday to Sunday.
#9 Yong Tau Foo with CCF @ Restoran Hup Soon
Crispy and soft are like peanut butter with jelly or butter and bread. It works so well together, the word adds up to comfort! Here, smooth and tender chee cheong fun is often paired with wok-hot, crispy freshly made Yong tau foo. With the Tim zheong being thick and sweet, the combination of all three is enough to whet your appetite. With a sprinkle of some toasted sesame seeds and golden fried shallots, you’ve got yourself an ultimate comfort food.
Address: 7, Jalan SS 3/29, Taman University, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Hours:7 AM to 11 PM. Closed on Tuesdays.
Phone: 03-7874 8616