Stone mill noodle rolls, also known cheung fun in Cantonese, are a staple in China’s Guandong province. But, in Manhattan’s Chinatown, the cultural cuisine is growing to become a local favorite. Recently, this area of New York City has seen an increase in traditional Chinese cuisine due to the large expat population, but now, other Americans are buying this delectable street food. Some of the more popular sellers in the area are Joe’s Steam Rice Roll and Yi Ji Shi Mo Noodle Corp.
- Stone mill noodle rolls are a ubiquitous snack and breakfast food option in Cantonese cuisine.
- Cheung fun rolls have never become as popular on the mainland, and even in their traditional home, they have fallen victim to stricter regulation of street vendors.
- Stone mill noodle rolls are made with ground rice and milk, combined with stuffings such as pork and shrimp.
“Chinatown, though, is witnessing a boom of Cantonese street cheung fun. Over the last year, at least three cheung fun shops opened in Chinatown. It’s now sold in New York bakeries, grocery stores, street carts, and most recently, dedicated cheung fun shops that draw lines of locals every morning.”