Saturday, February 26, 2011

Hong Kong Street Snack - Cheong Fun & Siu Mai

I wish I had this plate of steamy goodness for breakfast this morning...
Hong Kong Snacks - Cheong Fun & Siu Mai
...silky smooth rolled rice sheets (cheong fun) and wonderfully chewy siu mai, drenched in soy sauce, peanut sauce and sweet sauce, sprinkled with sesame seeds.

It doesn't have to be from any famous shop, the cheong fun doesn't have to be hand rolled...I'd still LOVE!
If you're in Hong Kong, you've surely tried this? If you haven't, please go to any street snack stall/shop near you. Buddies abroad, do you have this in your area?

16 comments:

Chris said...

II love the HK street snacks, although not as much as the ones in Msia! Anyways, in Toronto what u showed in the pic is available but would cost at least USD2.

sydneylyn said...

we also have it here in the Philippines but its not a street food, its more of a Chinese resto food ^.^

foodtravelblog said...

Aww.... what at yummy street snack. I will make sure to taste those street snack next time I visit HK.

moonui.. said...

That's what I love about Asia-- the street food carts!!! Too bad there aren't (or very few) any in America:((

HK Epicurus said...

Love these stuff! Agree that you don't really need to buy them from a famous shop, such as that Sham Shui Po one. They are all centrally supplied anyway!

What I look for, what the sauce they give you :D Thick gooey sesame sauce that isn't peanut sauce diluted 1:99 and good hoisin sauce is a must !

t said...

When we lived in HK in the 70s and 80s there was a cheong fun moveable stall where our small street joined Waterloo Rd, my brother and I still reminisce about it.. it was pure cheong fun though I don't remember the siu mai bit.
Over here in Oz we can buy cheong fun in asian supermarket fridge section, microwave up at home then add sauce. It usually comes with little bits of dried prawn embedded.

Cooking Gallery said...

I love cheong fun...! Combining it with siu mai sounds totally heavenly - I need to steal this idea and recreate this at home....;)!

Islaborg said...

I miss all those street snacks you can find pretty much all over asia. Germany really needs to get on that (fat chance). This looks so colorful, not to mention tasty! :)

Little Corner of Mine said...

Oh yes, we get to buy the premade one and steam it at home. But first time seeing it pair with siu mai though.

pigpigscorner said...

argh I totally missed this! Must go back!

Joanne said...

Um. I want this. Now.

Nuttymeg said...

OMG Rita, those are my fav... I want to grab it off your screen!

Kay @ Chopstix2Steaknives said...

Wish I have this in London. Missed being able to eat cheung fan as a street snack.

Gastronomous Anonymous said...

man,i could really eat some of that cheong fun right now!!!!!

EatTravelEat said...

I would like to have this also! I don't get why the sweet sauce(?) has to be red though.

There is this sort of thing available but not widely available- usually dim sum is rolled cheong fun with filling in the middle (e.g. fish or meat or veggies). My area has Asian supermarkets where there are cheong fun like this but just plain- that way one can personalize it at home. They do provide a packet of soy sauce and hoisin sauce to go along.

Siu mai I haven't seen much available other than frozen in supermarket or in the restaurant...fish siu mai is even rare.

Bette said...

There is only one thing better than shopping in Hong Kong, and that's eating. From small noodle joints to upscale French restaurant, you will locate all sorts of restaurant, eating hall and snack stall on earth in Hong Kong. Here I found small amount of Hong-Kong-styled snacks online (yummiexpress.freetzi.com). This is definitely a good choice before I have $ for another trip.