Savoring The Best All Over Town…


Posted by crizlai On January - 11 - 2010|

Note: I was rather surprised that this outlet was closed within a short period of time. You could still try them out at Kuta Bali Food Court, Paya Terubong, Air Itam, Penang or sometimes at some night markets.

Visitors to Penang would often go for the authentic type of Chee Cheong Fun where there would be some generous topping of sweet sauce, fragrant prawn paste (heko), chili paste and toasted sesame seeds such as the famous stall at Genting Café, Green Lane, Penang. In the era of fusion food, a new breed has emerged at Star City Food Court, located at the outskirt of Georgetown area.

How would you fancy a plate of Seafood Fried Chee Cheong Fun (RM2.50 for 3 rolls)? Basically the Chee Cheong Fun looked like any normal ones you can get from the streets but this version had some surimi crab sticks and fresh prawns wrapped in them. Upon each order, these pre-prepared rolls would be dipped into batter and deep fried until golden brown. Prior to serving, you have an option of two sauces such as mayonnaise and KL rojak sauce. I opted for mayonnaise sauce on these cut pieces of fried chee cheong fun and had some crushed toasted peanuts sprinkled on them. I’m sure children would love this version well although I did not find much attraction in them compared to my favorite authentic ones.

On top of the above as well as the plain version which would cost you RM2 for 3 rolls, there was also something else to bite on – Toasted Stuffed Bean Curd Puff (RM1.80 each). Each piece of the large bean curd puff would be stuffed with shredded jicama and cucumber prior to being toasted in an oven. Again, there would be two options. This time, I opted for the KL rojak sauce. The surface of the puff was crisp while the interior confined the moist from the shredded vegetables. The slices of the bean curd puff were then topped with the KL rojak sauce and garnished with crushed toasted peanuts as well. This combination tasted not bad, except that I found that the KL rojak sauce to be a bit milder in spiciness and rich prawn paste flavor as those found in some of the famous rojak stalls we have in Penang.

Overall, I found only one unique food that ought to be mentioned here from this food court. The rest of the food from the hawker stalls were just average and nothing to brag about. If you are adventurous to try them out, drive all the way from the Penang Ferry Terminal along Pengkalan Weld until you have reach the Pengkalan Weld/Gat Lebuh Macallum traffic lights. Turn left into Gat Lebuh Macallum and drive all the way until you see Harbour Trade Centre on you left. Turn right and drive on and you would see the food court at the junction of Gat Lebuh Macallum/Gat Lebuh Cecil 1 on your right. Parking space would be quite ample here except on Thursday night when there would be a pasar malam (night market) there.

Address: Gat Lebuh Cecil 1, 10300 Penang, West Malaysia.
Business Hours: 5.30pm-11.30pm (Closed on Alternate Tuesday)
GPS: 5.404303, 100.334164

Ambience: 7/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 classy)
Food Choices: 6/10 (1-4 limited, 5-7 average, 8-10 many choices)
Taste: 6/10 (1-4 tasteless, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)
Pricing: 6/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 expensive)
Service: 7/10 (1-4 bad, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)


  1. NKOTB says:

    unique …..

    .-= NKOTB´s last blog ..Grandmama’s =-.

    Yea…in look but not in taste.. LOL!

  2. buzzingbee says:

    I had the exact same thing in Kuta Bali Cafe (my lastest post) @ Paya Terubong. I guess this is a franchise thing huh!!

    I think the fried CCF is really a sort of franchise as they could not provide me with any contacts.. LOL!

  3. foodbin says:

    quite special-only with seafood?

    .-= foodbin´s last blog ..KEDAI KOPI & MAKANAN MING CHUN KEE. =-.

    Yup… so far I think that’s the only ingredients. Maybe they are thinking about pork free food.

  4. Duckie says:

    wow this is special …
    .-= Duckie´s last blog ..Soup + Bread = Soup in Bread = Express Soup =-.

    Special but nothing spectacular.. LOL!

  5. Eiks.. I think i’ll stick to the original pls!
    Even the KL versions doesnt rock my boat
    .-= thenomadGourmand´s last blog ..Delicious Roast Pork Noodles & Robert Char Kuey Teow, Taman Megah =-.

    So do I Reb. 😛

  6. Min says:

    Drooling when seeing the seafood fried chee cheong fun .. must try out next time!

    Haha… since when you would leave food alone? 😛

  7. Bengbeng says:

    fried chee cheong fun.. i must try this one u know the first thing i do when i land in Bayan lepas? i stop at any coffee shop for chee cheong fun.. but fried one..this one i got to try

    .-= Bengbeng´s last blog ..Never marry a non-working lady if you cannot afford it =-.

    Haha! So when are you popping in Penang again? Don’t forget to call me. 🙂

  8. i went to try on a wednesday night right after reading this post as i’m a big fan of chee cheong fan. however, i was very disappointed as i was told by the coffee shop owner that the chee cheong fan seller did not open his stall that night without any particular reason.
    and so i tried the other food in the same food court but was disappointed as well as the they were just not good.
    .-= BearyInformative´s last blog ..Mizi, New World Park =-.

    Well, I won’t know for sure what had happened to the stall mender that night but I did state clearly that the food there were just normal.

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