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Penang Chee Cheung FUN.

Thanks to Kerol and Horng, both consummate foodies and Penangites for introducing this dish to me because it changed my entire perception of chee cheung fun!

No, it changed my life!!!!

“Chee cheung fun” is literally translated into pork intestine noodles. However, the only thing pork related about it is its name. It is just plain rice rolls but got its name due to its resemblance to pork intestines. When Kerol raved about this chee cheung fun with sweet sauce and chilli, honestly I was not very keen on trying it.

All because of my preconceptions of the innocent rice rolls. I particularly dislike the ones in KL because the sauces are almost always gloopy & nasty and the rice rolls too dry & dense. If I were to eat chee cheung fun, I only ever eat the Hong Kong style ones or just plain with sesame oil and light soya sauce. So really, how much better can this chee cheung fun be??

Well, it’s SO MUCH OMG BETTER!!!!

# – The stall.

The coffeeshop called Genting Cafe was packed to the brim when we reached there. There were other famous foods there too which we tried but lets focus on the rice rolls for now.

# – Kerol and Me with the most awesome chee cheung fun in the world.

So how did it taste like? It was literally the first time that I had ever tasted sweet sauce with hints of prawn paste and peanuts. It was genius! The prawn paste totally takes the sweet sauce to a whole new level. The silky rice rolls, slathered with the delicious sweet sauce and spicy chilli sauce, makes a hell of an ADDICTIVE dish!

# – ST was loving it!

This is definitely one of my favourite Penang food. Forget charkuehteow forget laksa, give me some chee cheung FUN!

# – ARGH NEED SOME NOW!

Anyone from Penang who can tarpao for me pretty please?????

Kedai Kopi Genting Cafe
Lorong Delima 3,
Island Glades, Penang.

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15 Responses to Penang Chee Cheung FUN.

  1. Tan Yee Hou January 26, 2011 at 5:51 pm #

    ooo the laksa at this place is easily better than the one at ayer itam too!

  2. Mark Leo January 26, 2011 at 9:47 pm #

    The CCF looks awesome and is making me hungry. But can’t too big of a plate, get jelak too fast because of the sweet paste. I like the yam ones from Malacca :P

  3. sotong January 26, 2011 at 10:18 pm #

    hahahaa… see can tapao for you not on my cny break at penang :P

  4. KY January 26, 2011 at 11:03 pm #

    the only decent penang style chee cheong fun at PJ would be the one at restaurant O&S, taman paramount (near by carltax & loong foong) but always packeddd

  5. michaelooi January 27, 2011 at 6:13 am #

    That’s the famous peanut butter cheee cheong fun at genting, awesome!

    Next time you’re there, try out the ‘muar chee’, duck meat porridge and also the laksa. They’re all very good!

  6. hildamilda January 27, 2011 at 5:12 pm #

    It’s reasonably cheap too, btw I like yr red nails. Nice one!

  7. sotong January 27, 2011 at 8:52 pm #

    KY: I tried the O&S chee cheong fun found it still a lot of different to compare with Genting kopitiam one… i dont like it at all.. but the curry chee cheong fun there taste not bad lah.

  8. ShaolinTiger January 28, 2011 at 12:25 am #

    Mark: This one is actually not jelak, it’s not sweet – the peanut butter in the sauce is something else – you have to try it!

    michaelooi: We had the muar chee too – very good!

  9. imantulen January 30, 2011 at 1:18 am #

    there’s one in petaling street, opposite the lo han koh water stall – the CCF is simple & tasty… wonder if it’s still there…

  10. Myhorng January 30, 2011 at 2:55 pm #

    hahahahahaha @ “it changed my life”

    O&S is good but no where near this 1.

  11. Pamela February 1, 2011 at 10:08 pm #

    OMG!!! my hometown most delicious Chee Cheong Fun and from the hawker stall nearby my house. I love this CCF the most!! It it the best!!! The Sar Hor Fun stall is good as well along with the Chicken Rice stall and the soya bean stall beside Genting Cafe. I miss the Muar Chee :(

  12. Pee Ter February 1, 2011 at 10:10 pm #

    Thats just down the road of my house xDDDD

    Sadly, not the entire Penang serves its sauce with the secret ingredient of peanut butter. Not really a secret anymore xD

    One very notable shop is the chicken rice stall. Overall the chicken rice is okay only.

    But the rice…..THE RICEEEEEE!!!!! RICE!!!!!!! you can just eat the rice plain. Saw him mixing 3 different grains of rice to make that pot of heavenly goodness. Give it a try =)

  13. Lyrical Lemongrass February 2, 2011 at 8:25 am #

    Penang CCF is the greatest invention known to man.

  14. shimmers999 February 17, 2011 at 7:01 pm #

    omg u FINALLY u tried this type of CCF! and u tried the best there is in Penang! my favourite stall!!!…. now, PG CCF better or KL CCF?

  15. A January 19, 2015 at 1:47 pm #

    Another Penang most famous Chee Cheong Fun is at https://www.vkeong.com/2010/05/55-years-old-chee-cheong-fun-seow-fong-lye-cafe-macalister-lane/

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