CHEE yuk yeen fun (pork ball noodles) is a dish that defines street food in the Klang Valley.
There are a couple of stalls selling them that can be considered as Kuala Lumpur’s “living treasures” and I recall patronising such a place in Chun Heong coffee shop in Bangsar’s
Now, fast-foward to a recent lunch break at Lucky coffee shop (N 03 07.744, E 101 38.120), off Jalan 17/42 in Section 17, Petaling Jaya, where I found a stall that claims to be a branch from the chee yuk yeen fun stall in Bangsar.
But there is something slightly “different” about this makan place.
Rather than the usual soup base that is found at their branch in Kuala Lumpur, this stall offers chee thou (pig’s stomach) as their karr-lieu (extra ingredients) offering.
Now, good chee thou thong (pig’s stomach soup with pepper) is hard to find.
And this stall does it pretty well and also offers the soup as a side dish.
So, I had my chee yuk yeen fun and found it to be pretty decent. I absolutely love the soft and chewy chee thou and yuk yeen (pork balls) but this stall did not score any high marks with their Siew Cheong (roasted sausage).
I found the Siew Cheong below average compared to the one’s I had at a coffee shop in Jalan Pudu. And the whole “package” of having the chee yuk yeen fun with extra chee thou costs RM11.50 per bowl.
One might cringe at the price, but I would say that it is worth my hard-earned money because of the chee thou.
The chee yuk fun stall in Lucky coffee shop opens daily for breakfast and lunch except on certain Chinese festivals in the Lunar calendar.