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Saturday, 29 December 2018

Pasir Pinji Chee Cheong Fun in Ipoh Perak 兵如港豬腸粉

Pasir Pinji Chee Cheong Fun in Ipoh Perak 兵如港豬腸粉

Pasir Pinji Chee Cheong Fun (Cantonese steamed rice rolls) was the first stop of our 2-day Ipoh food trail.

Pasir Pinji Chee Cheong Fun in Ipoh Perak 兵如港豬腸粉

It's like a chee cheong fun tricycle stall moved indoors - that's exactly what it was.

Pasir Pinji Chee Cheong Fun in Ipoh Perak 兵如港豬腸粉

This place reminded me of those private museums in rural USA where the owners showcase their family and small town memorabilia. Pasir Pinji Chee Cheong Fun is like a museum of heirloom Ipoh CCF.

Pasir Pinji Chee Cheong Fun in Ipoh Perak 兵如港豬腸粉

The stall was founded by 俞绍德 Yu Shao De's father a long time ago. Yu Shao De, over 80 years old today, took over his dad's business nearly 70 years ago. Yu Shao De used to sell his hand made chee cheong fun from baskets and pots slung across his shoulders. He made enough money to buy a tricycle about 50 years ago. Townsfolk call this "德哥 Tuck Gor chee cheong fun" after Yu Shao De. Four years ago, Tuck Gor handed over his tricycle and business to his daughter and son-in-law. Today, this stall is better known as Pasir Pinji Chee Cheong Fun.

Pasir Pinji Chee Cheong Fun in Ipoh Perak 兵如港豬腸粉

The menu and price list today.

I saw only kosong or plain chee cheong fun (none of the Teluk Anson or Hong Kong type of CCF with fillings).

Pasir Pinji Chee Cheong Fun in Ipoh Perak 兵如港豬腸粉

The rice rolls are served with a splash of sweet sauce, spicy sauce, soy sauce, aromatic (fried shallot) oil, pickled green chili, fried shallot crisps, toasted sesame seed, and your choice of simple sides like fish balls or fried fish cake. (I didn't see any curry sauce at Pasir Pinji CCF.)

Pasir Pinji Chee Cheong Fun in Ipoh Perak 兵如港豬腸粉

I like it that the chee cheong fun was served in old style enamel plates, the environment friendly kind which was ubiquitous before the advent of plastics (or worse, single use Styrofoam).

The simple plain steamed rice rolls come sprinkled with toasted sesame seeds, dressed with fried shallot crisps, splashed with soy, sweet and spicy sauce, and a handful of pickled green chili pepper at the side.

 Pasir Pinji Chee Cheong Fun in Ipoh Perak 兵如港豬腸粉

Pasir Pinji Chee Cheong Fun is a legend in Ipoh CCF. Many folks visiting from out of town packet some home for family and friends.

Pasir Pinji Chee Cheong Fun in Ipoh Perak 兵如港豬腸粉

Information for you 👉 Truth be told, there was nothing exquisite or mind blowing about the taste or texture of this chee cheong fun today. But, it's the nostalgic charm of old school chee cheong fun of our leaner old days when our food was simple and basic. We treasure this because it is our gastronomic link to our past and reminder to be grateful and to stay rooted. Eating at a tricycle stall parked at the front porch of a family home is a memorable, quaint, authentic foodie experience. 



Pro tip 1 - Get some crispy tender juicy savoury Ah Hou roast pork belly to eat with your Pasir Pinji chee cheong fun. Ah Hou's stall is less than 3 minutes drive from the CCF stall 👈 click

Pro tip 2 - Get a queue number first before you find a seat - it will save you waiting time 😜

Click to read an early post by loopymeals which shows the handmade chee cheong fun. I am not sure if they still hand make the CCF now 👈 click (loopymeals is a wacky personal blog which is sadly no longer active)


Please recommend me other good chee cheong fun places in Ipoh 😋

Pasir Pinji Chee Cheong Fun in Ipoh Perak 兵如港豬腸粉

Restaurant name Pasir Pinji Chee Cheong Fun 兵如港豬腸粉
Address1456, Jalan Pasir Pinji 5, Taman Hoover, Ipoh, Negeri Perak
GPS4°34'43.2"N 101°05'03.2"E 🌐 4.578677, 101.084232
WazePasir Pinji Chee Cheong Fun
Tel05-255 6951
Parking: Very limited street side parking along narrow residential street
Hours: 12:30pm - 4:00pm (Weds, Sat & Sun off)

Non Halal



Date visited: 30 Nov 2018



Rambling, draggy video by Gerry Ko but it is 100% authentic (which is really important to me lah.... .).


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