Yong Huat Delight – Silky Smooth Chee Cheong Fun Made From Scratch
What’s so special about Yong Huat Delight is that the owner, Ms Liang Yuan, grinds her own rice in order to make her rice slurry, compared to using rice flour and water which is how it’s normally done. She will come back to the stall at night to soak the rice for around six to eight hours. She will then return again in the morning to grind the soaked rice.
A former beautician looking for a more active job, Ms Liang Yuan decided to sell one of Guangzhou’s most popular snacks. She even returned to Guangzhou just to learn how to make it. That’s some dedication right there!
We ordered three different flavours — Gu Cai (Leeks) ($2.50), Dried Shrimp Bang Kwang ($3), and Prawns ($3). For the gu cai version, Miss Liang recommended adding chai poh for an extra crunch and salty punch.
The chee cheong fun was smooth and silky. The texture kind of reminded me of hor fun. Also, it didn’t break easily. You can use your chopsticks to unwrap the whole roll and it will still be in one piece. That, Ms Liang explained, is why she grinds her own rice. It helps to maintain the firmness of the chee cheong fun.
The chai poh did in fact improve the taste of the gu cai chee cheong fun. The saltiness of the chai poh brought out the freshness of the gu cai.
Next, we tried the bang kwang cheong fun. It is such an unusual ingredient to add into a rice roll but it worked surprisingly well. Imagine a po piah, but with chee cheong fun as the wrapping instead. The bang kwang was really juicy and the dried shrimp inside added a chewiness and savouriness. Highly recommended!
Last but not least, we had the prawn chee cheong fun. Can I just take a moment to share with you how fresh the prawns were? They were so fresh, so springy and had such a clean taste. The size of the prawns were bigger than average as well. What a simple but delicious breakfast.
Trust me, the texture of the chee cheong fun here is different from that of the usual chee cheong fun we get. It is definitely worth making a special trip for!
Yong Huat Delight
Address: 50A Marine Terrace, Stall 01-287, Singapore 441050
Opening Hours: 5am to 2pm daily.
MissTamChiak.com made anonymous visit and paid its own meal at the stall featured here.
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