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Midnight Supper Series: Chee Cheong Fun

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I risked my life for this plate of Chee Cheong Fun.

It was a stall set up in the compound of a house. Unassuming, no sign board to be seen. But news of this tender, flavourful chee cheong fun spread far and wide through word of mouth of both locals and tourists alike. Dubbed one of the best that Ipoh has to offer, we were implored to try it. But along with the praises, we were also warned.

 

Don’t come when you’re hungry. Be prepared to wait for 45 minutes at least. And don’t even think about pestering the aunty, asking after your order or you will get a cleaver to the face.

 

No photographs of the stall. No photographs of the Aunty chopping the chee cheong fun, no photographs of the cleaver used to chop the chee cheong fun. You will get a cleaver to the face.

 

Don’t ask to customize your order. There are only two types of chee cheong fun available here – plain with shallot oil and green chilli or with sweet sauce. The third option is cleaver to the face.

 

Was it worth it? The rice noodles were fragrant and tender, bathed in shallot oil. Generously topped with caramelized shallots and pickled chili.The embedded dried shrimps adds a briny, umami flavor unlike anything I have ever tasted.

 

So yes, totally worth the risk of cleaver to the face.

 

Pasir Pinji Chee Cheong Fun

House No 1456,
Jalan Pasir Pinji 5,
31650 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.

 

 

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