Have fun…

No wonder we cannot find it easily here in Sibu. Chee cheong fun (猪肠粉), a rice noodle roll, is a Cantonese dish from Guangdong Province in southern China and Hong Kong, commonly served either as a snack, a small meal or as a variety of dim sum and Sibu is a predominantly-Foochow town.

We can get it in the morning at this restaurant here among all the dim sum selections that they serve and way back in 2016, we could get it here. If I remember correctly, the guy was from West Malaysia, probably not a Foochow. Unfortunately, it did not last too long and eventually, it called it a day. After that, we did not have any chee cheong fun stall anywhere, or not that I know of.

Well, it so happened that I was in the neighbourhood the other morning and I decided to drop by here…

Jiali Cafe

I went around the whole place and I spotted this stall…

Jiali Cafe chee cheong fun stall

…and of course, I wanted to give it a try but I did not know which one to order…

Jiali Cafe chee cheong fun stall menu

From what the lady was telling me in Mandarin, the first one at the top (A) was prawn and the second one (C), char siew and I told her those two were the ones that I wanted.

This looked like (C) or maybe (B)…

Chee cheong fun 1

…but there did not seem to be anything inside.

The other one…

Chee cheong fun 2

…that I thought had prawn inside, had bits of char siew, of that I was pretty sure.

Whichever one they were, both were really very nice, nicer than those from the guy who was here before. The rice noodle roll was so thin, so fine and translucent, so silky smooth, almost like our pian sip (meat dumpling) skin and the sambal that came with it was so good it brought the taste to a whole new level. One bone to pick would be how they were not so generous with the sambal – the next time I drop by here for this, I certainly would ask for more!

I handed the lady a RM10.00 note and I was surprised when she gave me back RM2.00 change. Obviously what I had weren’t (A) and (C), most likely (A) and (B).

JIALI CAFE (2.292140, 111.841524) is located among the shops behind Medan Mall, Jalan Wong King Huo, a few doors away to the right of JUNCTION CAFE,  facing the road leading to the Medan Hotel there.

Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

6 thoughts on “Have fun…”

  1. The banner wrote A is char siew, C is prawn, B is egg and vege and D is prawn with fu pei (beancurd sheet) so the ccf you said got nothing should be B – egg and vege. The egg must be very thin, spread on the ccf itself so you didn’t notice it.

    Oh, thank you! I did not notice any egg, just the veg on top. Will order the C next time – I like ccf with prawns. I should have just asked for char siew and prawn – I know what they are called in Mandarin, I just can’t read the characters.

  2. From what the lady told you (A) was prawn ccf and (C) was char siu. Prawn ccf cheaper than char siu? Confused??? All looks good and ccf is one of my favourite too.

    Probably the pinkish hard shell ones – they’re quite cheap if they are very small but I cannot imagine removing the shell and deveining them, so tedious but those are sweet, nice too…unlike the supermarket ones. You can buy those tiny prawns in frozen packs, completely tasteless – I know some of the Malay stalls would use those.

    There are big ones, no shell, vein removed – those are really horrible, no taste, the texture is completely out – dunno what fake prawns those were. My missus bought once, so happy, she said so convenient – in the end, threw it all away!

  3. We had this type of CCF too in Ipoh, we call it Hongkong style… I like to eat those too once awhile.. put lots of shallots is nice..

    What other style of ccf is there? I know in Penang, they serve it with sambal rojak…but it’s still more or less the same thing.

  4. Notice your post title, have fun, bcos you have chee cheong fun, so creative of you to think of tis post title, thumbs up!

    …so have some chee cheong…fun! It’s a song title but most of the fun songs have been used before already.

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