Cheong Fun RM Medan Pasar Rame, JakartaPosted: May 17, 2013 | |
Cheong Fan, is a flat rice noodle (if translated, it means steamed rice roll) which originally from China but in Indonesia, we call it chong fan. I use to eat chong fan/cheong fun in Chinese restaurants that serve dim sum or yam cha. The flat rice noodle usually filled with minced pork, beef, prawn, vegetables, scallops, crab and etc. It really depends the restaurants’ creativity in mixing up the filling. After that, cheong fun then rolled and poured with salty/sweet soy sauce (sometimes served with fried shallots or chives on top).
In this post, I’m going to review Cheong Fun from Medan Pasar Rame Restaurant that is located in Mangga Besar, Jakarta. In Indonesia, cheong fun is very well known in Medan as one of their street food unlike in my city, Bandung, we can nly find it in Chinese Restaurants for dim sum menu. In Jakarta, there are many Medanese selling Chinese-Medan foods especially in Chinese area (Chinatown-like area) including Mangga Besar. I’m not going to joke, Chinese-Medan foods are utterly very good. This cheong fun is slightly different with the ones I usually eat for dim sum because they cut the noodle paper into smaller pieces and fried it with seafood, beef and vegetables. Hmmm sounds good, right?
And well yes, the fried cheong fun (cong fan goreng in Indonesian) tastes good! It is dominantly salty and savory because of the salty soy sauce (that’s why the color is pale), mixed with sliced pork, prawn, meat ball, fish ball, egg and vegetables. The cheong fun itself, is a bit sticky at the beginning, actually it is not so different with kway teow that also made by rice flour too. If you see the picture below, surely you may think it doesn’t look any different with fried kway teow. Hehehe, that’s true but fried kway teow will taste dominantly sweet because of the sweet soy sauce and kway teow has narrower cut than cheong fun.
If you haven’t got the experience to taste cheong fun, you should! Seriously it’s very good especially for a night out eating. Let’s eat cheong fun and have fun!
Jakarta – Indonesia