Chee Cheong Fun seems to be a semi-trending hawker food in Singapore these two years, with many ex-restaurant chefs opening up stalls at coffee shops and food centres.
Sometimes you do wonder why Chee Cheong Fun, because it is tough to make well and replicate – especially if a staff owner is looking at expansion plans. Anyway…
Some of the newer names you find in Singapore: Chef Wei HK Cheong Fun (various locations), Chef Leung’s Authentic Hand-milled Rice Noodle Rolls at Chinatown Complex Food Centre, Chang Le Chee Cheong Fun (also at the same food centre), King of HK Rice Roll at Tampines Mall Kopitiam, Wan Fen Chee Cheong Fun at East Coast Road, and Fei Chang Hao at Upper Boon Keng.
The humble stall is found at a kopitiam at Blk 1 Beach Road next to the popular Golden Mile Food Centre.
Note that some GPS systems may lead you to Raffles Hotel which has a similar-sounding address of 1 Beach Road.
On the menu are four types of Hong Kong style Chee Cheong Fun – Prawn ($4), Char Siew ($4), Mushroom ($3.50), and Plain ($2.50).
Other items that may just bring you back to the streets of Hong Kong include Century Egg Pork Congee ($2.60) and HK Glutinous Rice ($2.80).
The rice rolls are made on the spot, so do expect to wait a little should there be a queue.
The Prawn Chee Cheong Fun was considerably silky and smooth, though they were comparatively on the thicker side if compared to another well-known competitor stall.
But some may just enjoy this texture as it does not break apart easily.
I wished there were more prawns (or plump ones) so that there would be a better skin to liao (ratio), but my friend reminded me that ”this is $4”.
All in all, I liked it and would have this again, especially for the soy sauce blend which was fragrant and super addictive when mixed with some of the house-made chilli sauce.
The Century Egg Pork Congee ($2.60) was a pleasant surprise.
It may look plain and all, but it was flavourful with distinct strips of lean pork, and the consistency was just right for me – thick yet smooth. Just like what you would have in a good-old congee in Hong Kong.
The HK Glutinous Rice ($2.80) was also a not-bad accompaniment, which was a marked difference to the usual factory-made ones available in kopitiam.
When you cut through with the spoon, would realise that the rice was moist and did not clump together, accompanied with tasty lup cheong and peanuts.
A good find in a coffeeshop with authentic Hong Kong fare.
Sing Lung HK Cheong Fun
Block 1 Beach Road, Singapore 190001
Opening Hours: 8:30am – 2pm (Mon, Wed – Sun), Closed Tues