Rice Noodle Roll

Traditional Chinese


Simplified Chinese


Hanyu Pinyin

zhū cháng fěn

Cantonese Jyutping

zyu1 coeng4 fan2

A rice noodle roll (also translated as steamed rice roll) is a Cantonese dish from southern China and Hong Kong, commonly served as a variety of dim sum. It is a thin roll made from a wide strip of Shahe fen (rice noodles), filled with shrimp, pork, beef, vegetables, or other ingredients. Sweet soy sauce is poured over the dish upon serving. The rice noodle is also known as chee cheong fun where chee cheong means pig intestine, and fun means noodle; this is because the noodle resembles the small intestine of a pig.


In Cantonese cuisine, rice noodle roll is most often served in dim sum. The most common types offered as part of dim sum cuisine are:

  • Rice noodle roll with shrimp (蝦腸; Cantonese: haa1 coeng4)
  • Rice noodle roll with dried shrimp (蝦米腸; Cantonese: haa1 mai5 coeng4)
  • Rice noodle roll with beef (牛肉腸; Cantonese: ngau4 juk6 coeng4)
  • Rice noodle roll with char siu (叉燒腸; Cantonese: char1 siu1 coeng4)

Other varieties that may be offered include:

Other namesEdit

  • Steamed rice roll
  • Chee cheong fun
    • Har cheung fun (shrimp variation)
  • Chang fen
    • Niu rou chang fen (beef variation)

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