HK Cheong Fun King @ Tampines Mall Kopitiam

Helmed by former dim sum chef Oh San Oui (who cultivated an undisputedly sterling pedigree over three decades working at various esteemed establishments such as the now defunct Da Wan Zhou – The House of Congee restaurant, Resorts World Sentosa and Peninsula Excelsior Hotel’s Coleman’s Cafe), 4-month-old HK Cheong Fun King came into being under pressing personal circumstances; Oh's then-existing employment with Coleman Cafe had been indefinitely put on ice amidst the pandemic last year, thus vouchsafing him urgent cause for changing tack. Took the plunge he eventually did, from cog in the wheel since forever to popping his entrepreneurial cherry, albeit with great trepidation. Anyhow, this Kopitiam-domiciled stall at Tampines Mall is holding up well, or so we'd opine, given persistent queues observed during a recent discreet dinnertime visit.

HK Cheong Fun King opens daily from 10am-9.30pm. Its menu trumpets half a dozen chee cheong fun variants, whilst simultaneously luring porridge junkies by means of another sextet of canto-style jook options.

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