Here is a list of recommended Chee Cheong Fun places in the Petaling Jaya PJ area for anyone who wants to try these amazing rice noodle rolls.
While the Klang Valley offers countless hawker stalls, cafes and restaurants serving Chee Cheong Fun, not every place is nice, and some serious foodies prefer to eat those with a more original taste.
Recommended Chee Cheong Fun Places in Petaling Jaya PJ
Before you get into the list below, I would like to share that Chee Cheong Fun has various versions that differ from the different regions in Malaysia.
From the north, you have the Penang Chee Cheong Fun, which is served with a thick shrimp paste (Har Ko) that gives it a distinctive taste. Not everyone can accept this, but it is one of the best.
In the centre, namely Perak, the style uses a sweet red sauce combined with brown sauce. This is also followed by adding soy sauce, mushroom sauce, fried shallots and cut green chillies.
In the Klang Valley, it’s more of the brown sweet sauce and chilli sauce that drowns the Chee Cheong Fun dish, while in the south, it’s quite similar to the Klang Valley style. The only difference is that the Klang Valley ones are mainly made to make money, and no genuine passion is involved.
Best Chee Cheong Fun Places in PJ
This list was created especially for fans of the rice noodle rolls who have trouble finding out where are the places where you can find some decent and tasty Chee Cheong Fun or CCF, as I will label them. Also, the list is in no order too.
- Chee Cheong Fun Stall at Hai Keng Coffee Shop in Section 14, PJ
Probably one of the better plain chee cheong fun dishes in PJ, but you need to get there before 9.00 AM to get your fix. There are two CCF stalls at this corner coffee shop, and this one is the one inside, just selling plain CCF. Read more about Section 14 Hai Keng Chee Cheong Fun.
- Penang Style Chee Cheong Fun at Restoran O & S in SEA Park, PJ
Claimed as the best out of Penang, this uncle serves pretty nice Penang-style CCF with the Har Ko sauce. He also has plain soy sauce and oil and also curry sauce. And no, he does not have other side dishes like fish paste, fish ball or fuchok.
- Madras Lane Chee Cheong Fun at Paramount Kopitiam in SEA Park PJ
Having gone through owners, this stall was initially part of the Hai Keng, Madras Lane in Petaling Street and Kuchai family chee cheong fun. It is now operated by a lady who bought over the business, and it is just average now. Read my Madras Lane Chee PJ Cheong Fun review.
- Morning Market Chee Cheong Fun behind SEA Park Market, PJ
This uncle has been selling CCF here and having tried it once, which was not to my taste palate. It is more average and commercialised as he takes stock of rice noodles. He is the same uncle that sells at night by the roadside stalls before the old Ruby Cinema.
- Canning Garden Chee Cheong Fun at SS2 Morning Market, PJ
This family has been one of PJ’s top 3 chee cheong fun and has a decent reputation for quality. The uncle’s brother runs the famous Canning Garden chee cheong fun in Ipoh. Read my review of the Canning Garden Chee Cheong Fun in SS2.
- Mushroom Chee Cheong Fun at Sungai Way Market Food Court, PJ
Probably one of the lesser-known CCF in PJ, this stall located up top of the Sg Way market is decently nice. More locals from around here patronise this outlet, which is now in its second generation. Read my Sungai Way Mushroom Curry Chee Cheong Fun review.
- Mengelembu Chee Cheong Fun at Restoran Annie 1 in Damansara Uptown, PJ
Quite well known and one of the Ipoh-style CCF, Annie 1 is probably in the top 5 in PJ. They serve it with green chillies, red sauce, brown sauce and soya sauce. The only setback is the foreign staff operating the business outside.
- Ipoh Chee Cheong Fun at Restoran Ipoh Sedap in SS2, PJ
One of the better Ipoh-style CCF and possibly at the top 5 in PJ, this corner shop at SS2 serves side dishes that are also homemade. The fish paste is genuinely unique and different.
- Ipoh Chee Cheong Fun at Ipoh Ipoh Cafe in Chow Yang, SS2, PJ
Another Ipoh-style CCF, but at the Chow Yang area, serves a pretty good fix for chee cheong fun. The chef is very passionate about his food; hence I have tried this several times, and it is very consistent. His flat noodles are soft and pleasant.
- Ipoh Chee Cheong Fun at Ipoh Cravings Cafe at Damansara Uptown, PJ
They lasted quite a long time until the pandemic hit them hard, and they eventually closed right after MCO3 in Malaysia. They had good tasting CCF with their special soy sauce.
- Teluk Intan Chee Cheong Fun at Damansara Uptown Hawker Stalls, PJ
If you love the Teluk Intan CCF style, this guy has been selling it since my college days in the early 90s from the Damansara Mamak days over the longkang near the police station. Not many foodies will know of this place, way before Uptown was developed.
The above was all personally visited by me, and I have tried them all. And they have somehow passed the actual taste test, where it is not like how many out there do not know what is old taste.
I am sorry to say that many food reviewers out there, especially on YouTube, have no guidance on what good food is all about. It is so easy to go around with a camera and review places without understanding the actual taste, the concept of the dish and so on. It doesn’t matter if the review is old or young, but sadly, many don’t understand this.
Well, I may not be one of those foodie reviewers out there, but at least I can tell you the difference between dishes. And I do not say every dish is incredible or fantastic just for the sake of saying it.