Thu. Sep 16th, 2021
Madras Lane Chee Cheong Fun stall in PJ, SEA Park

Honestly, with so many hawker food choices to choose from around Petaling Jaya or the Klang Valley, I decided to go for something simple, which I believe many Malaysians enjoy eating.

This time, I will review the Madras Lane Chee Cheong Fun at Paramount Kopitiam in PJ, an interesting history of the oldest well-known hawker food here.

Madras Lane Chee Cheong Fun at Paramount Kopitiam PJ

Chee Cheong Fun with Green Chilli
The chee cheong fun with soya sauce, oil, sesame seeds, and green chilli.

Apparently, this stall has been here for the last 30 to 40 years and was originally run by an old couple for the longest time since the 80s.

Then one of them passed on, and the stall was closed for a very long period. Then in 2019 or 2020, another lady took over and brought back the famous Madras Lane Chee Cheong Fun to PJ.

Paramount Chee Cheong Fun Madras Lane Kopitiam
Customers waiting for their ‘Tapau’ Chee Cheong Fun

The prices are pretty reasonable in today’s lifestyle and still affordable for many. When I visited this place during MCO3.0, I did ask the lady which part of Penang she was from.

Her answer was classic; she said she’s not from there, and the Chee Cheong Fun is actually Kampar style. So I was obviously a little confused with this. Maybe one of these days, I will go and ask her again about the whole concept.

Anyway, I love how they have various options, ranging from the most basic soy sauce, oil, and sesame seeds to curry and sweet sauce.

Madras Lane Chee Cheong Fun PJ Menu
The simple menu at the stall.

Madras Lane Chee Cheong Fun Price

The price is also quite reasonable and is based on May 2021 prices.

  • A small plate or pack is RM3.00, while a medium pack or plate is RM4.00.
  • The signature curry pork skin chee cheong fun is RM6.30.
  • Signature minced pork with mushroom chee cheong fun is RM6.80.
Paramount Kopitiam in PJ SEA Park
Paramount Kopitiam in PJ SEA Park.

Conclusion

Well, since the Covid19 pandemic in Malaysia started in March 2020, most of us have been through three lockdowns and a lot of stress. It also allowed me to explore more of my local hawker food around PJ.

Chee Cheong Fun is one of the foods that I grew up with since my school days, and till today, I still get a kick when eating it. Hence, I decided to review some of the best Chee Cheong Fun in PJ and KL.

The Madras Lane Chee Cheong Fun at Paramount Kopitiam PJ is still highly recommended because of its originality, and the taste is still considered authentic.

By David

David Hogan Jr, a Malaysian travel writer, photographer and amateur film-maker since 1998. Semi-retired and manages award-winning travel blog Malaysia-Asia and Bird Watching Asia. Now active in bird watching and relaxing.