Once Deserted Cheong Fan Paradise Now Has 3-Hour Queues; Customers Tell Us Why They Wait
The ex-Shangri-La chef-turned-hawker says biz is up about 70% after 8days.sg featured her stall.
It’s not swanky hotel-style dim sum here at this industrial canteen stall, as the menu revolves around traditional Cantonese fare done simply. The highlight is silky made-from-scratch Hong Kong-style chee cheong fun from $3.50 a plate, and also, as we were later informed after our initial story was published, a selection of cheaper, thicker factory-made CCF from $2.40. Rounding up the menu are century egg congee ($2.80 a bowl), dumplings ($3) and fried carrot cake ($2.40).
“On the first few days, we had customers who ordered 20 rolls [of handmade chee cheong fun] at one go,” says Kerene. Now, the stall imposes a limit of four rolls per order to help manage the crowd.