Ipoh Canning Garden Chee Cheong Fun

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This man, is a bit of an Ipoh enigma.

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They say, that he was once such a rich and successful business man that he had more money than he cared for, or knew what to do with.

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But instead, he preferred to make chee cheong fun.

In fact, he’s so good at it that he runs a successful chee-cheong-fun business and it’s actually my favourite one, located at Ipoh Canning Garden. All “Ipoh Mali” folks will definitely make this holy pilgrimage to this chee cheong fun mecca when they go back to Ipoh for the holidays.

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A lot of people say that this Chee Cheong Fun is not so good.

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They are correct of course. It is the GREATEST.

Well, everyone has their favourites and this one is mine. It’s not even open for debate. I like it because the consistency of this man’s noodles is perfect and made from a wide strip of rice noodles that is also just the perfect texture. It has no artificial smell nor feel to it. It is fresh and supple not unlike a 16 year old gymnast and sucks up the Sweet sauce and Chili sauce so well that I’d be a monkey’s aunt if you didn’t even raise an eyebrow at how good it tastes. They say that the rice noodle is known as chee cheong fun because chee cheong means pig intestine, and fun means noodle .. if you look at the roll before uncle there chops it up, it actually resembles the small intestine of a pig.

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people watching

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loads of old timers eat and have their morning coffee here

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This man and his wife are also our good friends. They know me from the time I was 10 years old or less.

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We love the Yong Tau Foo here too. A great option if Chee Cheong Fun is not your thing.

Comments

  1. the CCF really that great??? must plan for makan trip liaoz!

  2. The chee cheong fun looks yummy… a bit different than the indonesian version :)

  3. OMG…. do they use ‘tin cheong’ aka the sweet red sauce!!??? If it is, its pretty hard to find here in KL, and the only place I get my fix is in Taiping where my hometown is….or Penang… but I prefer the Taiping version!!!!

  4. i will actually pay over the odds to have this for breakfast now!

  5. When the going gets tough, the tough sells CHEE CHEONG FUN

  6. Nope, my vote goes to Pasir Pinji’s version, steamed freshly on the spot and served by the grumpy aunty.
    Just that … she has attitude. :)

  7. Hey hey hey! Let’s debate :P No, no need. It’s awesome :)

  8. This post and spot has such a nice, comforting, down to earth feel to it. Honestly…nothing warms and fills my belly better than those kinds of meals

  9. Looks so yummy, I want to go cook my instant noodle now because I’m hungry. I love you food preparation shots. They’re so interesting.

  10. OMG!!! Chee n yong? Two of my absolute favorite foods! *faints

  11. Agreed! This CCF is the yummiest :)

  12. Ipohmali says:

    Sheook man!!!!!!!

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