Before I was even born my parents have been buying Chi Cheong Fun from this lady until now. I grew up with having this dish for breakfast every time I go back to Malaysia and it is delicious. I love it. I crave for it all the time.
Chi Cheong Fun:
Chi Cheong Fun is a Cantonese dish that consists of rice noodles rolled up into the shape of a ‘pig intenstine’ [Chi Cheong]. It can be served in 2 ways: as a yum cha or dim sum dish where the rice noodles are filled with vegetables, pork, beef, shrimp or other ingredients and/or as a hawker dish, where the rice noodle roll is chopped up into pieces and served with a strong sweet soy sauce and sesame seeds.
I like it cooked the second way.
Unfortunately, last month, our beloved Chi Cheong Fun lady retired, for reasons she preferred not to share. I guess the sad reality of life is that people get old. Even though, I can find this dish else where in Malaysia, her sauce was so delicious and unique that no one makes Chi Cheong Fun like she does.
This goes to show that although Malaysia has all these beautiful types of local dishes, the taste and ways of cooking varies even more. The loss of the Chi Cheong Fun made by this lady may not be dramatic or in fact noticeable to everyone in Malaysia. But to the locals and families like mine who have grown up eating it, its like losing a big part of your life. I mean, its food!
Food is life.
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