Aug 29, 2010
Posted by Bel.C
This is one quick dish that you can prepare for an easy lunch – the Chee Cheong Fun (豬腸粉). It is literally translated as pork intestine noodles in Chinese because the rice noodle rolls resemble to pork chitterlings. The rice noodles are traditionally made with rice flour mixture, spread a thin layer on a cheese cloth, steam to become a thin layer of noodle then roll it up, similar to pork chitterlings.
Back home, there was always an old uncle riding a motorbike with big mobile food cart on the bike, calling out “Chee Cheong Fun” around my neighborhood. My family always couldn’t resist not to order from the uncle. The specialty for the Chee Cheong Fun in my hometown, Klang and Kuala Lumpur is the additional ingredients such as the stuffed tofu/vegetables (釀豆腐), meat balls, bean curds are added to compliment the dish. In different area like Penang, the rice noodle are served as simple as mixing it just with shrimp paste.
For a home made plate of Chee Cheong Fun, you can easily buy the fresh rice noodle from the Asian market, add in ready made ingredients such as some meat balls, fish cakes and tofu. Cut the rice noodles and all ingredients into small bites. Add some hoisin sauce, chili and seasoning, mix it well and there you go a big plate of fancy Chee Cheong Fun.
Fresh rice noodle rolls (plain or with shrimp)
Pork meat balls
2 tbsp Hoisin sauce
2 tsp Soy sauce
1tsp Sriracha Chili sauce (depends on hotness)
Few drips of Sesame oil
Few dashes of Sesame seeds
Serve 4 people
- Steam or microwave the fresh rice rolls to reheat. Cut the rice noodles into bite sizes.
- Cut the pork balls, fish cakes (and other stuffed vegetables or tofu if preferred) into bite sizes.
- Combine the seasoning, adjust based on preferred taste. Mix it with rice noodles and the ingredients.
- Drizzle drips of sesame oil and sprinkle some sesame seeds on top.