Tham Jiak means in some way "love to eat" in Hokkien. I am a Malaysian Hokkien and truly love to eat.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Taiping-like Chee Cheong Fun in PJ

Due to popularity of the chee cheong fun thread, and the ever so interested people in PJ/KL who wanted to try the sort-of-like-Taiping-taste chee cheong fun in Seapark (that I mentioned in the comment). I managed to dig up the old pictures of when I ate there, though bad in quality as it is taken in haste and not for blog quality. But still, I’m sure those interested will go seek out the ‘real’ look and of course 'taste' themselves.

Anyway, this shop, judging from the picture, I guess it’s called ‘Kedai Kopi (coffee shop) Khoong’, or there could be a word behind. Yes, you can see that it is written Kampar fish ball below, which is actually the specialty there (Kampar is well known for its fish ball noodle). But now, the main attraction for us would be the chee cheong fun! Yeah, I heard resounding cheers from you guys ;)

Alright, I should stop being long winded. Here is how this chee cheong fun of sweet sauce looked like:

First of all, I must warn that it is not totally the same as the one from Taiping, tastewise and also look, judging from the previous post look. But it is the sweet sauce type, with very good sauce too I might say, and it does taste with high similarity to the one in Taiping, less red visually, but still good eats (I’ve been a fan of Alton Brown lately) and of course, different from the one in PJ/KL.

Here is the couple that sells the chee cheong fun, don’t miss them as their stall is just a long table, located at the back of the shop. I have a feeling they have been selling here for years!

Of course, since I’m reviewing on this shop too, I might as well mention the Kampar fish ball noodle, which is also very good. It tastes just like the small-town-kind-of-food, if you know what I mean. Like in Taiping, the chicken broth is simple, not laden with MSG or spices, just nice and a little bland (my accustomed taste) to go with the homemade fish balls and noodles.

Here’s the stall:

When I come here for breakfast, all these is only available in the morning, if I’m not wrong as I have only been here twice and in the morning, it always makes me feel I’m back at home, with the simple home cooked style kind of food. Now I miss home!

14 comments:

orel said...

kampar also famous for the rat mee "lou shu fun" till the case of food poisoning super long time ago. hmm... or issit famous coz of the poisoning incidence :p

about chee cheong fun to my knowledge there's only three category of it. the usual 1, the "HK chee cheong fun" and the "yau hum chee cheong fun". usual 1 came with either kari sauce or the "tim jeong" the red sweet sauce. black sauce(dunno call wat in cantonese) will still be added in small amount. "HK chee cheong fun" is the typical type u mention found elsewhere. "yau ham chee cheong fun" is another type whether it's dry compared to HK chee cheong fun and the inside of it is replace with (i think is turnip) some would thought it bland but it's delicious when added with light soy sauce or the given chilies.

rokh said...

i love lou shu fun as a kid, now i still eat it once a while. your chee cheong fun info is very comprehensive. i should have asked you to help us do the review. interesting facts. i haven't try the dry chee heing fun before, i would have like it, you know, my accustomed bland taste

boo_licious said...

Wow, that coffeeshop sure has lots of things - must try the Taiping style chee cheong fun. Thxs for the tip.

rokh said...

boo, my pleasure! hope you would like it.

orel said...

lol~ my hometown is actualy Kampar and well, the surrounding area is well known for its cheap delicious food.

truthfully, there's alot of food tat i can't find or it's usually with diff name where i am now... further south of malaysia. the food around here is terrible ::sob sob::

rokh said...

orel, i would like to go Kampar for a try someday. i haven't been to south so i don't know about the food, but i sure understand the feeling of missing familiar food

Puspha said...

Ur killing me with the fish ball noodles. I'd die for it with pleasure. Aduh!!!! mau balik.........

whistler said...

thanks rokh, this is helpful for me. I must try out this taiping like chee cheong fung one day.

rokh said...

puspha, sorry :P. make one yourself then

whistler, you're most welcome

Saffron said...

Hi there!

Can't remember how I got to your blog, but I was thrilled to see a link to my blog on yours :)!

you've got a lovely blog going here and brings back memories of my trip to KL. My parents lived there for a few years and I visited them a couple of times.

Happy blogging!

rokh said...

saffron hut, hello! glad you drop by and am happy you like my blog. ;)

kaggom said...

Hello there, I just happened to stumble upon your site thru boo_licious's blog which I'm a regular...

When I read about your Taiping Chee Cheong Fun, I was pleasantly surprised - you see, my hometown is also Taiping, and I really miss the red sauce Chee Cheong Fun... The black sauce ones in KL don't really taste the same ;-)

Anyhow, coincidentally, I'm also born in 1984... I thought it'll be nice to chat with another Taiping 'kia' - but I can't find an email address on your site... Please do drop me a mail at my email address: kaggom@gmail.com

TQ!

PekSim said...

Born in 84, school in HuaLian 3 until standard 4 :P
anyway. try the chee cheong fun in the circus ground. THat's nice!!!

rokh said...

peksim, i love the one at circus ground too! use to have that before tuition last time

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