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The story of my experience on the Seksyen 14 Hai Keng restaurant chee cheong fun started out on a Monday morning when I posted a photo of chee cheong fun at Petaling Street on instagram and facebook.

With the motorcycle as my primary transport to work, I often have the luxury of stopping by for breakfast at different places in the morning prior to office hours. A source of daily envy for many other rat racers, but I digress…

Hai Keng kopitiam, located near Digital Mall at PJ Seksyen 14
Hai Keng kopitiam, located near Digital Mall at PJ Seksyen 14

It was from there that Elie left this comment “You made me want to eat chee cheong fun.  Have you tried the Section 14 one?

A couple replies later I got the location right, and 2 days later I found myself at Hai Keng kopitiam ordering my chee cheong fun at 7:20 am in the morning.

the chee cheong fun with yong tau foo was pretty good actually
the chee cheong fun with yong tau foo was pretty good actually

Since the stall also offers yong tau foo, I added a piece of okra and red chili to go with the small plate of chee cheong fun (total RM 3). Truth be told, it was quite delicious, the chee cheong fun was smooth, and the yong tau foo pretty decent as well. The combination did make a good breakfast and I liked it.

I posted the photo on the same social networks and immediately found out that I had actually ordered from the wrong stall! Who would have thought that there are two different chee cheong fun stalls in the same kopitiam?

this is the "correct" old school chee cheong fun at Hai Keng
this is the “correct” old school chee cheong fun at Hai Keng

So I went there again the very next day to try out the “correct” chee cheong fun stall.

Hidden at the very back of the restaurant sits this unassuming stall that is manned by an old man and his son (I assume) serving old school Ipoh style chee cheong fun. I ordered a plate that comes with the sweet sauce, chili, and a side of pickled green chili too.

The chee cheong fun wasn’t warm, and the portion cost RM 3, same as the one with yong tau foo.

But it was a totally different experience. The chee cheong fun itself just somehow got it right. There are places where you have it just a bit too blant, or too sticky, or too thick, too sweet, too something. This stall just gets it right. It was delicious, and it was worth it.

If you’re a fan of chee cheong fun, this is a stall not to miss.

That being said, I didn’t regret the one with yong tau foo either. I guess two chee cheong fun stalls can indeed coexist in the same premise.

Hai Keng is located opposite Dae Jang Gum, a pretty good Korean restaurant especially if you’re a fan of Kimchi Jiggae.

map to Hai Keng kopitiam, PJ Seksyen 14

Address:
Hai Keng Restaurant
24, Jalan 14/20,
Seksyen 14 Petaling Jaya
Selangor
GPS: 3.110338, 101.635315

 

Discuss : KY eats – Chee Cheong Fun at Hai Keng Kopitiam, PJ Seksyen 14

  1. Wah really damn old skool!! What’s the portion like?

  2. I just want to say… :smile:
    KY, on weekend I have more time. I make own chee cheong fun for breakfast and lunch.
    Buying chee cheng fun is easy but more relaxing to cooking more on day off. Ingredient to make it is so low cost.

  3. I am surprised that you (NO OFFENCE MEANT) being a seasoned food blogger, you have not tried the genuine CCF, who;s beemn operating for more than 30 years. This is the real Ipoh type with no frills – no fishball, no taufu etc to go with. Just plain simply tasty and delicious CCF. I reckon it’s the only one in PJ, and maybe KL.

  4. I’d love to try the one with yong tau foo though, something different from what we are getting in Penang ;-)

  5. Hahh…u only discovered this recently…since the Insta pics, eh? I’ve known this stall for more than 10 years. Stopped eating it when my office relocated and recently had it again, after 6 years’ abstinence, LOL! I needed a double portion :P

  6. These days its so difficult to get chee cheong fun served with pickled long beans T_T

  7. wah, polished both plates clean, huh! truth be told, i’m not a fan of the penang and ipoh-style chee cheong fan, but it’s just personal preference, i guess, since i grew up in malacca with the HK-style one, softer and thinner and smoother and slicker, stuffed with prawns … that’s my CCF! :D

  8. So many styles… I like the Penang one with prawn paste and all.

  9. i love CCF…and actually this nondescript shack in section 14 is quite a good joint hor, quite a lot of choice and all pretty decent.

  10. Hmmm near my office. Need to pay a visit there d. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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