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Liz

Registered: August 2008
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October 1, 2008 11:38pm

Jaycee Park. In yesteryears, a very good chee cheong fun stall used to be parked by the side of the field just opposite the Baptist church at night. It later shifted to Taman Cempaka. Don't see it around cempaka anymore so I guess it has folded up


This used to be a favourite haunt of teenagers of my time in the sixties. All the young people congregate in the padang to chit chat in the evenings till night
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
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August 21, 2015 9:20pm

Anyone knows where this chee cheong fun seller is now? I discovered this stall in the early 80s when it was operating next to Jaycee Park, just outside the Baptist Church. Then in the late 80s, it was no longer there but in 1993 I managed to trace it to a shoplot in Taman Cempaka. So I ate there for a couple of years and then the shop closed. My friend from UK is back in Ipoh on a long holiday and he would like to eat that chee cheong fun because he knows the seller well. Can anyone help?
Retired Falcon

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 1,168
September 5, 2015 12:15am

Hi Kayes,
Just saw your post on the chee cheong fun. The guy who operated the chee cheong fun stall in Jaycee Park has a few brothers and the all sell the chee cheong fun with the same recipe. Just head over to Kafe Ipoh Central, the corner shop at Cowan St/Leong Sin Nam St. You will find the stall there. If you're in Petaling Jaya, there is another stall in SS.2 market where the younger brother sells it. Hope this will help.
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
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September 5, 2015 3:36am

hi Joe, my friend will be delighted with your news Smile He came back from UK a couple of weeks ago and is now stuffing himself silly.
Ken Chan

Registered: July 2008
Location: Chicago. IL, USA
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September 7, 2015 12:00pm

That great news, Joe! I must save this info in my I-Pad. Will zoom in to these two locations when I am back.
Have tasted good 'chee cheong funn' in Malaysia, Singapore, the US and Hong Kong but nothing beats the legendary stall that used to operate by Jaycee Park.
Retired Falcon

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 1,168
November 2, 2015 5:25am

Hi Kayes and Ken,
Hope you guys will be able to find that elusive Chee Cheong Fun. For me here in KL, I just have to pop over to SS.2 in P. Jaya to have it and I don't have to go to Ipoh. Anyway, do enjoy yourselves at Kafe Ipoh Sentral when you're back in Ipoh.
The other elusive thing for me is the Kueh Talam formerly at the Mun Thin lane. After all the stalls were relocated from the roadside, I have lost sight of that stall. They used to have awesome kueh talam, thong sui and not forgetting the woo thow koe (yam cake). I wonder if anyone on ITalk has any idea where it is now. Thanks.
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
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November 3, 2015 4:41pm

hi Joe, my friend (the one who came back from UK) has been to Kafe Ipoh Sentral after I told him of your tip about the famous Canning Garden chee cheong fun. He said the chee cheong fun is very good but the seller is not the same guy as the one who sold in Canning and Taman Cempaka ..... maybe his brother or son?
Ken Chan

Registered: July 2008
Location: Chicago. IL, USA
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November 3, 2015 6:41pm

Hi Joe,
It's great to hear from you again. These days, KL does have plenty of good street food. Many hawkers from Penang and Ipoh have 'migrated' to the nation's capital to seek their pot of gold. Hence, Ipoh folks who have settled down in KL are never really deprived of their favorite hometown goodies. I have not been back to Malaysia for several years mainly because of family commitments. My mom who was in her 90's had been ailing for some time. That is why I had to stay put to care for her. She passed on last August and my life is gradually returning to some degree of normalcy. I am planning to 'balik kampung' next summer and this foodie will definitely hit the ground running to Kafe Ipoh Sentral.
Retired Falcon

Registered: August 2008
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November 3, 2015 7:21pm

Hi Kayes,
The guy manning the stall in Kafe Ipoh Sentral is one of the younger brothers. Glad the CCF is still good there. As for the other stall in SS 2, PJ, it is manned by another younger brother. I took a pic of him the other day. It is a husband and wife team manning the stall in PJ.
Retired Falcon

Registered: August 2008
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November 3, 2015 7:35pm

Hi Ken, yes, its been sometime since I last posted in ITalk. Good to hear from you too. Glad that your life is gradually returning to normalcy after the sad passing of your mom.
There is quite a lot of good hawker food scattered all over the Klang Valley and one must know where to look for them, some through food blogs or by word of mouth. For instance, if I want to have good Kai See Hor Fun, I just have to head over to Puchong because the stall is manned by the son of Ah Seng, the guy selling it at Restoran Thean Chun, Leech Street, Ipoh. It is just as good as his father. Anyway, you should be able to trace all your previous haunts when you are back in Ipoh.
Ken Chan

Registered: July 2008
Location: Chicago. IL, USA
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November 4, 2015 2:39pm

Hi Joe,
It's always a pleasure to touch base with a well-informed foodie like you. Talking about 'Kai See Hor Fun', the stall in Thean Chun is excellent. Many Ipoh folks agree that this stall is better than the one in Kong Heng. Another 'must do' on my itinerary is to feast on durians. Recently, frozen Musang King durian is available in Chinese grocery shops at a whopping US$9 per box (containing only 4 or 5 pods). The taste is pungent but the seeds are big and the flesh is rather skimpy. These days we get to enjoy fresh rambutans, mangosteen and chempedak all year round. Most of these tropical fruits are from South America. Though they can be quite pricey but we still go for it.
Retired Falcon

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 1,168
November 4, 2015 6:36pm

Hi Ken,
Considering the price of Musang King, its very expensive over here too so when you are back here, your USD will go a long way as our RM has dropped tremendously. Happy feasting LOL.
I have quite a lot of food pics of some good eats places esp in my blog one of whicj is the Kai See Hor Fun on the father's and son's preparation. Both are equally good, I must say, and both have the same temperament.
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,799
November 13, 2015 1:48am

hi Joe, this morning at 6.30 am, I went to Kafe Ipoh Sentral to have chee cheong fun for breakfast. I think the stall opens at 6 am and I saw plenty of school children having their breakfast at the coffee shop before rushing off to school.


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Retired Falcon

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 1,168
November 14, 2015 2:25am

Hi Kayes,
The early bird catches the worm. Glad you found the stall and hope it still tastes the same. Maybe I'll get my share of the CCF from the younger brother in SS.2, PJ this weekend.
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
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November 14, 2015 2:49am

hello Joe, here's another pic of the seller. I can't recognise him. The chap who sold in Canning (and later Taman Cempaka) seems to have been a more "lanky" guy but my recollection of him goes back 20 years .......


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics10/ipohnov130.jpg
Retired Falcon

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 1,168
November 14, 2015 5:13am

Hi Kayes,
This guy is one of the younger brothers. But I suppose they still retain the family recipe for the CCF. I wonder how much this guy charges for a plate of it?
kayes

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Location: Penang Malaysia
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November 25, 2015 4:23pm

This is the Canning Baptist Church and that famous chee cheong fun stall was parked just outside in the evenings. The church is now very visible when you drive pass but in the 80s and 90s, big trees fronted the church and it was difficult to see the main church building.


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