It is not very common to find Chee Cheong Fun (Steamed Rice Rolls, 猪肠粉) handmade from scratch in Singapore due to the labor and skills required in making this traditional street snack.

So, were we excited to learn that there’s a restaurant in Chinatown offering this quintessential Canton delicacy, made from scratch manually, at very affordable prices!

Signboard inside the restaurant
Chef at work

Wai Hai Lou (外海楼), nestled in the heart of Chinatown, is ready to tempt your palate with their Chee Cheong Fun. Not many know of this hidden gem yet due to the recent closure of the Chinatown Food Street for upgrading works.

A specially chosen variety of rice (out of 17 varieties) is hand-ground on-site using an actual stone rice mill imported from China. The chef behind the Chee Cheong Fun has more than 10 years of experience under his belt!

Stone-mill where the flour to make the Chee Cheong Fun is hand-grounded fresh.


What results is exceptionally soft but thin rice sheets after steaming, while still retaining the underlying sweet aroma of the rice — something that typical machine-made rice sheets cannot replicate

Pork Rice Roll, $5.50. Admire the soft folds of the cushion-y rice rolls.
Pork Liver Rice Roll, $7. The liver is cooked just right.

Besides Chee Cheong Fun, the restaurant also offers other southern Chinese favorites:

The broth of the Beef Brisket is brewed using three types of meat: pork chicken and beef. What results is a flavorful broth that is not too heavy and sure to warm your tummy.


#SG55 SPECIAL! From 4th – 10th August, enjoy their Specialty Noodles with Beef Brisket 招牌牛腩面 or Pork Knuckles 招牌猪手面 at ONLY $2.50 per bowl! Limited to just 100 bowls daily! 🍜 (Usual price $8.80)

Picture Credit: Wai Hai Lou’s FB

You can follow Wai Hai Lou’s Facebook and Instagram for more information.


Wai Hai Lou (外海楼)

  • 25 Smith Street, Singapore 058939
  • Opening hours: Monday – Sunday, from 11am to 8pm
  • PS: It’s a literal stone throw away from Chinatown MRT, easily accessible.


Wai Hai Lou (外海楼)  is also available on GrabFood and foodpanda.

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