The Best Chee Cheong Fun @ Bentong

22 09 2011

Typically, most Malaysians have a common frame of mind where long queue of customers is usually associated with good food. This ‘herd mentality’ is also adopted by yours truly whenever I am out searching for food to eat. So when me and my friends who landed at Bentong town right after enjoying our ABC at Kow Po spotted a huge amount of people crowding around a little stall just beside Kedai Kopi Kwong Sen along Jalan Chui Yin, I knew that the food must be good.

The stall is manned by six people which is a rare sight but given the influx of customers during that mid afternoon, I can easily understand why. Apparently, the Chee Cheong Fun (Rice Noodle Roll) sold at this stall is very popular among the locals and tourists at this small town. Business was certainly brisk on that day and all the Chee Cheong Fun was sold out by 2 p.m. Luckily, I was one of the last few customer who was able to ‘tah pow’ a packet of noodle with a piece of Tau Fu Pock and Fu Chuk for RM 0.60 per piece.

The packaging is deceptively simple. Just a sheet of plastic wrapped with newspaper in an unassuming style with a rubber band to hold it all together.

Inside however was a whole different thing altogether.

The rice noodle was really thin and has a soft texture. Each bite gave a satisfying ‘hmmm…’ as the thinner texture of the noodle allows the gravy to absorb easily into it. Speaking of the gravy, it was more watered down compared to the ones in KL but flavour wise, it has a nice sweet and savoury taste which warrants a two thumbs up. I must also mentioned about the dollop of sambal which was really rich in chilli taste and complimented the gravy very well.

Unlike other Chee Cheong Fun shops that sell a whole array of Yong Tau Foo variants, the owners at this stall kept it simple with Fu Chuk and Tau Fu Pock being their main offerings. But as they say, sometimes it is good to keep things simple. Judging by the long queues, I doubt the sellers can afford to wait for customers to cherry pick their choice of Yong Tau Foo if there are a handful of them to choose from.

Make no mistake. This is the best Chee Cheong Fun that I have tasted so far. When I was trying to explain to the lady boss about taking pictures of its stall and putting it up on the Internet, the she said it was not necessary (in a polite manner) as their business is already too good!

She even mentioned that if given a choice, they do not wish to have more new customers as it is tiring for them to do this everyday. Now, how often do you hear that?

If you happened to drop by the idyllic town of Bentong, make this stall your first priority for a delicious packet of Chee Cheong Fun.

I heard that they are opened from 11 a.m. onwards. Oh, there are no seats available at the stall so you have to ‘tah pow’ and eat at the Kedai Kopi Kwong Sen located just next to it.

Jalan Chui Yin
28700 Bentong

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Fusion Haven… again

1 02 2010

I had my lunch at Fusion Haven last week with my colleagues. Fusion Haven, as the name implies, offers a unique blend of fusion cooking style. Think of it as a mix of East meets West and you will get the pretty good idea of what it is like.

We ordered the Unagi Rice Noodle Ball as appetizer.

The outer skin is deep fried with shredded carrots, rice noodle and seaweed rolled up inside.

Very tasty indeed. The soya sauce on the bottom combine with mayo cream on top provide a blend of salty and sour taste.

This is also one of my favourite dish – Unagi Omelette.

As you can see, there is a nice omelette on top of the rice with chunks of Unagi and Kimchi. Highly recommended.

I took the set lunch (Macau Chicken Pop Rice) which is a new addition to their menu. The chicken is cooked with sweet sour sauce while the rice came with mushroom sauce on top.

As simple as it sounds, the taste is spot on! This is my second time ordering this meal so you can tell how good it is.

As for dessert, this is something worth trying. The Warm Heart Chocolate consists of a muffin resting on top of a piece of ice-cream.

While the ice-cream is cold, the muffin is warm. When it is opened, the thick chocolate syrup will flow out blending with the ice cream.

Fusion Haven
43G, Jalan PJU 5/21 The Strand
Kota Damansara
47810 Petaling Jaya
Tel: 03-6142 3980

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