Thursday, 28 January 2016

Royal Gourmet Frozen Cheong Fun

An excited YES comes out of my mouth when I saw that Mr Stingy found frozen cheong fun (flat rice noodles with fillings) were available in the bigger Chinese supermarkets - basically not in China Town but have yet to go there to see if there's any.

My trip to Hoo Hing was worth it just to find these. They are expensive. More expensive than eating these at a restaurant. Sigh. The prawn cheong fun is £3.99 and the beef cheong fun is £3.30, whereas restaurants would sell them for less than £3.

Well, it's worth a try since this is the first brand I have come across to make this available in frozen format. A packet of sweet soy sauce is available, which I suggest you should defrost using a bowl of warm water (just don't open the packet).

Instead of using a pan, I used another way of steaming... a big massive rice cooker. The easiest style of steaming. ^_^

Post steaming of around 20 minutes (just to make sure everything is cooked) this is what it turned out to look like, 

You add the soy sauce on top and voila!

Unfortunately, this happened when taking it out,,, they split easily. It always happens especially in restaurants. So don't worry, it does happen to us Chinese peeps too!
The taste was ok, just the prawns weren't extremely the freshest type. The soy sauce on the other hand is the bit I like the most about this dim sum. ^_^

Next, I tried the beef one, did exactly the same as the prawn one above.

This has some crunchy water chestnut inside and some sort of peppery spice probably to get rid of any bad tastes and smells. I like this one! Surprisingly there were loads of the beef one in the freezer. The prawn ones were almost gone and the char siu cheong fun was completely gone!!

Well the pork one is the only one I have to try... if you like these, hope you can them!!

2 comments:

  1. I have been buying and eating these from my local Chinese supermarket in Gloucester and they are not bad. Like you I don't understand why they are more expensive than in a good restaurant in Bristol but for the convenience they are well worth stocking up on.
    Next thing I need to find is a good, reliable source of crispy roast duck (like the ones hung in the windows of authentic chinese restaurants) and sauce to have with boiled rice.

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    1. LOL, yes, worth stocking up on and doing your own yum cha at home. ^_^

      You should be able to find frozen ready made roast duck in most Chinese supermarkets. Just defrost it and then roast it in the oven for half an hour. Try a plum sauce or oyster sauce to have it with. ^_^

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