My big fat juicy “zha leong”. I wonder what’s the English name of this local food call? Flour stick wrapped in rice noodle skin? But that’s basically what this is, it’s the “you cha kwei” that deep fried flour stick that is wrapped with a layer of the “chee cheong fun”. I love it when you have the whole shabang -sweet paste, peanut sauce and sesame seeds – it just makes the whole dish so flavoursome.
I discovered this big yummy zha leong when I travelled all the way to Sai Wan Ho near Quarry Bay where my JC friend used to stay. She’s now returned to Singapore (sob sob one less Singaporean friend here). Back to my zha leong, so it’s made fresh, like when you order a plate, the store owner will spread out the skin of the cheong fun and then roll the you zha kwei and chop chop chop and bingo! I get my big fat yummy zha leong. I think the zha leong here rocks! And it only costs HK$10. I think if I start craving for it, I will make a trip there – despite the long train ride from home. 45 bloody minutes! Arggh!!!