Food Review: Sing Lung HK Cheong Fun At Beach Road | Newly Minted Michelin Bib Gourmand Stall By Ex-Crystal Jade Hong Kong-Born Chef
The Place Hot off the Michelin Guide 2022 Bib Gourmand list this year is Sing Lung HK Cheong Fun, a new addition which caught my attention amongst the others. It is located at Beach Road in a coffeeshop right beside Golden Mile Food Centre, and is run by Hong Kong-born Chef Kong and his wife. Chef Kong has decades of culinary experience specialising in dim sum in various Hong Kong establishments and Crystal Jade Singapore.
The coffeeshop of where Sing Lung HK Cheong Fun is located is a typical size with about 6-7 stalls, where it can be challenging to get a table. As the Chee Cheong Fun is freshly made, so expect a waiting time of 20-30 minutes on average.
The Food I love it when menu is concise as it shows a high degree of specialisation. Therefore, there are only four Chee Cheong Fun options – Plain (S$3), Prawn (S$4.50), Char Siew (S$4.20) and Mushroom (S$3.80).
I am always in awe at how chefs prepare the dish – placing the white cloth over, pouring the batter over the cloth, then adding the ingredients over it. It is a therapeutic sight to behold.
I had the Plain Cheong Fun (S$3), which is the authentic Hong Kong style where the rice rolls are drizzled with sweet sauce, hoisin sauce, and peanut and sesame sauce. This is also what I remembered having in Sham Shui Po in Hong Kong previously.
It is delicious. The rice roll is so silky and soft, and along with the mix of sauce, it is really good and on a par with what I had in Hong Kong. If you can only have one Cheong Fun, this is the one to order.
The Char Siew Cheong Fun (S$4.20) is also a excellent choice. Unlike the Plain Cheong Fun, this is drizzled with dark soy sauce and you get little cubes of char siew within which makes it easy to enjoy the rice rolls unlike other versions where the char siew is too lumpy. The soy sauce is great, and you can expect the same silky rice roll texture here.
Other than Cheong Fun, the stall also serves Century Egg Pork Congee (S$3) and HK Glutinous Rice ($3.30). I decided to give the glutinous rice a try, which uses a longer grain type of rice than the typical ones I come across. Mixed within the rice are ingredients like shiitake mushrooms and ‘lup cheong’ aka Chinese sausage. This is not too bad, and the rice is not too greasy, though my all-time favourite glutinous rice is still the one from Singapore Bao located at Bendemeer Market & Food Centre. Not a must try in my opinion.
Rants Moderate waiting time, limited seats in the coffeeshop.
Will I Return Again? Sing Lung HK Chee Cheong Fun is easily one of the best Cheong Fun you can get in Singapore. Delicious freshly made rice rolls, good service attitude and wallet-friendly prices, this stall is a gem.
Taste bud: 4.5/5
Hole in the pocket: 1/5
Overall Experience: 4.5/5
Sing Lung HK Chee Cheong Fun
1 Beach Road
Monday to Sunday: 8.30am to 2pm
Closed on Tuesday
Ranted by The Ranter