Chef Wei HK Cheong Fun

Chef Wei HK Cheong Fun centres around one man: Malaysia-born Thoo Chang Wei who, after spending 11 years, including six as dim sum chef de partie at Chinese restaurant group Peach Garden, chose to decouple entirely from it and wade into the blood sport that is hawkerpreneurship pretty much all by himself; stall numero uno (tenanted inside Food Hub @ Bedok Central, ferreted out for this review btw) officially opened sesame on 5 July 2021, with a deluge of others ensuing across the little red dot lickety-split.

Chef Wei avails only a quartet of cheong fun archetypes, them being plain-ass, prawn, mushroom as well as char siew. Nothing more, nothing less, nothing kicky.

What knocked our socks off:

The Char Siew Cheong Fun charmed bushels and a peck: not too saccharine, tender enough barbecued pork nubs snuggled up within buxom yet lightweight rice rolls (sagaciously constituted from four flour kinds - potato, chestnut, tapioca, wheat starch) therefore meant we were privy to lithely supple interlarded with a meaty lilt, moat of moisturizing dark sauce on point in the savoury department. Then again, it wouldn't hurt if the accompanying hae bee hiam or dried shrimp sambal pummeled senses just somewhat harder.

Char Siew Cheong Fun ($4)

Other items sampled but turned out to be non-events:

Prawn Cheong Fun ($5)

Note: Prices subject to change without prior notice. Kindly clarify with stall before visiting or ordering.


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Score: 6.8/10

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Locations

Hup Koon Restaurant FoodHub (Bedok Central) Get Together Coffee Shop
352 Clementi Avenue 2, 209 New Upper Changi Road, 429 Jurong West Avenue 1,
#01-153 #01-633 #01-312
Singapore 120352 Singapore 460209 Singapore 640429

Get Together Coffee Shop Mei De Coffee Shop FoodLoft (338 Ang Mo Kio)
177 Bukit Batok West Avenue 8, 279 Bukit Batok East Avenue 3, 338 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1,
#01-247 #01-337 #01-1639
Singapore 650177 Singapore 650279 Singapore 560338

Chang Cheng Mee Wah Chang Cheng Mee Wah Get Together Coffee Shop
632 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4, 802 Tampines Avenue 4, 2 Jalan Bukit Merah,
Singapore 560632 Singapore 520802 Singapore 150002

Kim San Leng Food Centre Wan Jin Coffee Shop Chang Cheng Mee Wah
511 Bishan Street 13, 261 Serangoon Central Drive, 40 Holland Drive,
#01-522 #01-15 #01-39
Singapore 570511 Singapore 550261 Singapore 270040

Chang Cheng Mee Wah Hawkers' Street @ ION Hougang Mall
848 Yishun Street 81, 2 Orchard Turn, 90 Hougang Avenue 10,
#01-136 #B4-66 #04-11
Singapore 760848 Singapore 238801 Singapore 538766

S-11 Siang Garden Food House Koufu Changi Airport Terminal 2
107 Hougang Avenue 1, 478 Tampines Street 44, 60 Airport Boulevard,
#01-100 #01-221 #L2-K6, Transit Lounge North
Singapore 530107 Singapore 520478 Singapore 819643