Rice noodle rolls aka cheong fun also sometimes known as Chinese crepes are very popular in Chinatown and now there are more options for it than ever! You just need to add a bit of seasoned soy sauce and it is pure bliss with every bite! They are great for breakfast or as a snack. Here are our picks for the 7 best rice noodle rolls in Chinatown, New York City.
Go Believe Bakery – 239 Grand St
Go Believe Bakery is our favorite spot for cheong fun and it is one of our favorite cheap eats lunch spots in the city! Their cheong fun costs just $2.25 – $2.50. Everything is made to order so you would have to take a number and wait a bit but it is definitely worth it! We love our cheung fun with shrimp, beef or fish.
Yin Ji Chang Fen – 91 Bayard St
P.C.: yelp, L C.
Yin Ji Chang Fen is a popular restaurant chain in China and they have had a long line ever since they opened in Chinatown. They take cheong fun to a whole new level by hand rolling all their rolls so it is thinner and more delicate. It is incredibly delicious!
Tonii’s Fresh Rice Noodle – 85 Bayard St
P.C.: yelp, Ivy F.
If you don’t want to wait in lines at Yin Ji Chang Fen, Tonii’s Fresh Rice Noodle is close by. Unlike some options on this list, there is usually plenty of seating available which is perfect since cheong fun are best eaten straight out of the steamer.
Joe’s Steam Rice Roll – 261 Canal St
P.C.: yelp, Ann L.
Joe’s Steam Rice Roll was a very popular restaurant in Flushing, Queens and there’s been a lot of hype since they opened in the Canal Street Market. They make their own batter and even have their signature roll which has basically a bit of everything (beef, pork, shrimp and egg).
Nom Wah Tea Parlor – 13 Doyers St
Cheong fun is a popular dim sum dish and if you want cheong fun along with all the other yummy dim sum staples like shrimp dumplings and turnip cake we recommend Nom Wah Tea Parlor! Everything here is top notch.
Yi Ji Shi Mo Noodle Corp – 88 Elizabeth St
P.C.: yelp, Julie Ying X.
Yi Ji Shi Mo Noodle Corp is a no frills, cash only counter service restaurant for rice noodle rolls. But their rice noodle rolls are excellent and it is fun watching them make your rolls. We go here a lot for lunch after shopping in SoHo!
Steamed Rice Rolls Cart – 250 Grand St
P.C.: yelp, Lana L.
Finally, there are a couple of carts in Chinatown that specialize in rice noodle rolls. Our favorite is located on Grand Street near Bowery. It is close to the Grand Street subway station so it’s super convenient and like many places on this list, every rice noodle rolls is made fresh.