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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