Everyone has a must-order item when it comes to dim sum. From the quintessential har gao to the ever-classic siew mai, there’s so much to choose from. However, for me, a steaming plate of chee cheong fun always hits the spot.
There are mainly two types of chee cheong fun. One is the traditional Hong Kong-style, which comes with soy sauce and fried onions. The other is the Singapore-adapted style, which comes with a sweet gravy and sesame seeds.
We’ve searched high and low for the best chee cheong funs out there, so here’re 10 chee cheong fun stalls you should absolutely try!
The Chinese Fried Noodles/Rice stall in the staff canteen of Singtel Comcentre in Somerset serves a one-of-a-kind chee cheong fun. They combine chee cheong fun and fried carrot cake into a single dish! I mean, you don’t encounter that every day, do you?
Their Fried Chee Cheong Fun (S$2.40/S$2.80) had a taste profile which changes with every bite. Slightly crusty around the edges, the fried egg portion of the dish held the slightest hint of charred flavours.
The crispy fried egg gave way to the smoother texture and milder taste of the chee cheong fun. There was also a lingering sweetness from the char siew bits which balanced out the saltiness of the eggs.
Chinese Fried Noodles/Rice: 31 Exeter Road, #B1-12, Singtel Comcentre Staff Canteen, Singapore 239732 | Opening Hours: 7.30am – 2.30pm (Mon – Sat), Closed on Sun
2. Duo Ji Chee Cheong Fun (多記馳名豬腸粉)
Rumour has it that this stall in Chinatown Complex Market & Food Centre sells out as early as 9.30am. Serving up only two dishes, Duo Ji Chee Cheong Fun (多記馳名豬腸粉) is an old-school stall which has been around for many years.
Their local-style Cheong Fen (S$1.50/S$2/S$3) comes with a generous glaze of sweet black sauce and a substantial sprinkle of sesame seeds. Soft, springy and perfectly chewy, the rice rolls here are as delicate as they get.
However, Duo Ji is most popular for the homemade chilli sauce. Many say no other stall does it like them, so you can be sure it’s one-of-a-kind! If you want a taste of it, make sure you head down early.
Duo Ji Chee Cheong Fun (多記馳名豬腸粉): 335 Smith Street, #02-216, Chinatown Complex Market & Food Centre, Singapore 050335 | Opening Hours: 7am – 10am (Tue & Thu – Sun), Closed on Mon & Wed
Situated along Changi Road is Anson Town (安順), a quaint little shop that serves unique chee cheong fun creations. Think flavours like Dry Curry with Pig Skin, Curry Chicken, and Mushroom Minced Meat.
Not only that, but here you’ll also find the famous original Anson Chee Cheong Fun from Teluk Anson in Ipoh.
Their signature Anson Special (S$3.50) is a dry chee cheong fun that has a bouncy yet soft texture. They pack it with turnips and finish the dish with a sprinkle of sesame seeds and spring onions. They also pair the dish with a side of green chilli.
While the turnips gave a savoury note to the rice rolls, the green chilli help to reset the palate. Simply appetising, it had us going back for more. We felt the dish would totally make a nice morning or supper snack.
If you’re looking for chee cheong fun dishes done in a unique way, yet still retain their traditional taste, Chee Cheong Fun Club (猪肠粉慧馆) is the place to go.
Located in the ever-busy Maxwell Food Centre, the stall is run by Ah Hui, who hails from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Over here, they serve a good variety of traditional chee cheong fun dishes, but done with a twist.
Their KL Famous Curry CCF 驰名KL咖喱肠粉 (S$4) is a nod to the owner’s childhood favourite Kuala Lumpur-style chee cheong fun. Just the first sip of the curry had me scurrying for a mouthful of water. It was really spicy!
Not only that, but the dish came also with a variety of ingredients. The Crispy Bean Curd (boiled) (腐竹(汤煮), S$0.60) was incredibly soft, soaking up the gravy and its flavours spectacularly. Likewise, the Tau Kee Roll (豆枝卷, S$0.50) impressed us with its crispy skin.
Chee Cheong Fun Club (猪肠粉慧馆): 1 Kadayanallur Street, #01-38, Maxwell Food Centre, Singapore 069184 | Opening Hours: 7.30am – 3pm (Mon – Sat), 8.30am – 3pm (Sun) | Facebook
Located in Old Airport Road Food Centre, Freshly Made Chee Cheong Fun (现做现卖猪肠粉) is a chee cheong fun speciality shop.
The stall is run by two sisters and their mother first started the business in Lorong Ah Soo.
Of their 10 unique fillings, the Otah 乌打 (S$2.50) chee cheong fun was our favourite. It contained large chunks of really spicy otah which they source from Muar, Malaysia.
With an abundance of fish meat, the otah had us going back for more. It complemented the soft and chewy rice rolls very well, making for a really substantial dish.
Freshly Made Chee Cheong Fun (现做现卖猪肠粉): 51 Old Airport Road, #01-155, Old Airport Road Food Centre, Singapore 390051 | Opening Hours: 7am – 8pm (Tue – Sun), Closed on Mon
Fu Yuan Handmade Dim Sum (吉隆坡富园手工点心.包) is a relatively covert place in a coffeeshop in Clementi. While they’re well-known for their handmade paus, they serve up a really delectable plate of chee cheong fun too.
The Malaysian-born owner travelled all the way to Hong Kong to master the art of making dim sum. Hence, you can be sure that his dim sum items are all top-notch.
Soft and pillowy, their Chee Cheong Fun with Char Siew (S$2) is done in the Hong Kong-style. They generously drench it with soy sauce before completing it with a sprinkle of scallions and shallots.
Though the chee cheong fun could have used more char siew filling, the char siew was irresistibly juicy. The decadent flavour contrasted well against the spiciness of the sambal and umami essence of the sauce.
Fu Yuan Handmade Dim Sum (吉隆坡富园手工点心.包): 710 Clementi West Street 2, Singapore 120710 | Opening Hours: 5am – 6pm (Daily)
7. Pin Wei Hong Kong Style Chee Cheong Fun (品味港式猪肠粉)
Pin Wei Hong Kong Style Chee Cheong Fun (品味港式猪肠粉) is located in the ever-bustling Pek Kio Market & Food Centre.
Many claim that this stall has one the best chee cheong funs in Singapore.
Frankly, it’s not surprising since the stall has also received the distinguished Michelin Plate award. It’s no wonder they sell out incredibly early in the afternoon!
Their most popular dish is the Char Siew (S$3) chee cheong fun. Not only is it affordable, it’s also really delicious — they drench the silky smooth rice rolls with an umami soy sauce, Hong Kong-style. You’ll also be able to taste the tiny and lean char siew bits inside since they’re so generous with them.
Pin Wei makes all the chee cheong funs to order. You can be sure that your food is going to be fresh and piping hot.
Pin Wei Hong Kong Style Chee Cheong Fun (品味港式猪肠粉): 41A Cambridge Road, #01-25, Pek Kio Market & Food Centre, Singapore 211041 | Tel: +65 8180 2013 | Opening Hours: 6:30am – 2pm (Thu – Tue), Closed on Wed
With a history of over 60 years, Yin Ji (银记肠粉店) prides itself on being Singapore’s first cloth-pulled chee cheong fun speciality store. They’ve also made a name in Guangzhou, Hong Kong and even Canada, so you can bet they’re doing something right!
They offer a large variety of flavours of chee cheong fun dishes to choose from. Our favourite, the Tender Pork Roll (S$5.50), came stuffed with vegetables and soft pork slices.
The flavourful pork slices added another dimension to the already savoury sauce, making the dish even more addictive. Their signature housemade chilli also gave the rice rolls an additional spicy kick.
Rice rolls aren’t all Yin Ji has. They also serve up a range of congee and noodle dishes that are worth paying a visit for!
Yin Ji (银记肠粉店): 133 Amoy Street, #01-01, Far East Square, Singapore 049962 | Tel: +65 6443 3875 | Opening Hours: 11am – 8pm (Mon – Fri), 10am – 4pm (Sat), Closed on Sun | Facebook | Instagram | Website
9. Da Chang Jin Handmade Chee Cheong Fun (大肠金手工猪肠粉)
Stop by Holland Drive Market & Food Centre for the delicious chee cheong fun from Da Chang Jin Handmade Chee Cheong Fun (大肠金手工猪肠粉).
Like many other stalls serving mainly chee cheong fun, Da Chang Jin makes theirs fresh from scratch. Their ever-popular Char Siew (S$3.50) chee cheong fun comes packed with a slightly smoky char siew filling and also a decadent soy sauce.
What’s also special is that they add a small serving of chye poh (preserved turnips) by the side. This adds an additional touch of saltiness to the overall flavour profile of the dish. For someone like me who’s big on flavours, I found it a perfect complement.
Da Chang Jin also serves up chee cheong fun with unique fillings, such as salmon and liver sausage! So if you’re looking for something apart from the usual fillings, you should definitely try this.
Da Chang Jin Handmade Chee Cheong Fun (大肠金手工猪肠粉): 44 Holland Drive, #02-33, Holland Drive Market & Food Centre, Singapore 270044 | Opening Hours: 7.30am – 3pm (Daily)
10. Fatt Kee (發記)
If you’re looking for a hint of nostalgia, Fatt Kee (發記) is a long-established and popular breakfast spot nestled in Albert Market & Food Centre. They’re well-known for serving up a variety of classic Singaporean breakfast items.
That said, what most customers go there for is, in fact, their Chee Cheong Fun 豬腸粉 (S$1).
They coat the silky and slippery rice rolls with a drizzle of luscious red sweet sauce. So if you’re looking for the super old-school type of chee cheong fun, this is the place to go.
Fatt Kee (發記): 270 Queen Street, #01-68, Albert Market & Food Centre, Singapore 180270 | Operating Hours: 8am – 12.30pm (Tue – Sun), Closed on Mon
Singapore is such a huge food haven, so there might be other places with great chee cheong fun which we haven’t discovered.
We’d love to know where you normally get your CCF fix, so do let us know! There’s certainly no such thing as having too many chee cheong fun places.