If you’re not from Malaysia, this dish probably sounds very strange. Sure, curry is tasty and chee cheong fan (it’s a kind of steamed noodle roll made from rice flour) is just as tasty. But curry and chee cheong fan? For many non-Malaysians, this seems really odd.
When I first heard about it, I had a horrified look on my face too. But, as it turns out, it’s really delicious! I got to try it when I was in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia). It’s the best of both worlds!
Anyway, yesterday, The Girlfriend and I chanced upon this newly opened eatery in the Boon Lay area. It’s called Six-oh-Six and it’s located in between the McDonalds and Subway at the bowling alley along Yuan Ching Road. (They’re open daily from 9am to 9pm)
This cafe is run by Malaysian Chinese from Ipoh and the food tastes as authentic as the ones you can find in Malaysia (most places here in Singapore claim to sell Malaysian dishes but they don’t even taste the same as the awesome dishes served in Malaysia). I was quite surprised that they had curry chee cheong fan on their menu. I was thrilled!
Here’s how it looks:
Looks good, right?
It’s curry (I think it’s chicken curry) with chee cheong fan, pig skin (you have no idea how tasty this is!), long beans, fried onions, and toasted sesame seeds!
Oh wow! It’s as heavenly as it looks! My mouth is watering just looking at it right now.
I can’t wait to go back there to eat again!
[Anyway, on a side note, if you haven’t noticed, “chee cheong fan” is a really terrible name for steamed rice noodle rolls. It’s written as 豬腸粉 (zhu chang fen – chee cheong fan is the Cantonese name for it) which translates as pig intestine powder (or rather, pig’s intestine made from (rice) powder). I only realised it about two years ago and you have no idea how horrified I was. The name is definitely not something that will make your mouth water (unless you love eating pig’s organs). It’s called pig’s intestines only because the steamed rolls are really long that they supposedly look like a pig’s intestines. There’s no pig in it. The Chinese have a really “creative” imagination when it comes to naming their foods.]