之前，諾麗占除了販賣豬腸粉外，她還是配料的供應商。她表示，那时因为有很多顧客拿了貨卻拖欠帳目，還曾導致她资金無法周轉后，她就不再供應貨品了。现在諾麗占只向 88SPMart 进貨，后開檔售賣。
Kak Noorizan who is now at the age of 50, started selling Chee Cheong Fun after she married to her husband at the age of 18. Why would she choose to sell Chee Cheong Fun? The reason is simple, that is to stand by her love. When her soon-to-be-husband started working in a factory as a freshman, he met a Malaysian-Chinese colleague from his workplace who suggested him to sell Chee Cheong Fun. After Kak Noorizan married to her husband, she started selling Chee Cheong Fun alongside with her husband. At first, her husband picks up Chee Cheong Fun as a sideline while holding a vocation. Kak Noorizan uses her day-time to prepare the ingredients and sauces required to sell Chee Cheong Fun at home. After her husband returned home from work, they will sell it in the night market.
Kak Noorizan and her husband had a hard life in the past, while her daughter was still very young that time, Kak Noorizan had to bring along her daughter to sell Chee Cheong Fun. As her daughter has been accompanying her for some time, she too learned how to sell it at the stall. At the present, Kak Noorizan’s children are all grown up and also selling Chee Cheong Fun at different night markets at the same day. Kak Noorizan adopted a few step childred back in the past. This happened back when her neighbour’s husband passed away and leaving behind children. Kak Noorizan offered to look after them. The neighbor and her children often times will help out at Kak Noorizan’s stall occasionally, even up until today.
Now, Kak Noorizan’s husband has retired but Kak Noorizan and her children are still opened for business during weekdays. She said: ‘I cannot get use to staying at home.’ She rather open for business everyday than spending her time relaxing at home. Kak Noorizan considered herself quite relaxed, as she just need to prepare the ingredients and sauces in 9 o’clock every morning, while her children will do the heavy work.
Chee Cheong Fun is a Chinese traditional food. At the beginning, they found that some customers can’t accept that Kak Noorizan’s family who are Malays selling it. However, after some explanation and introduction, customers begun to accept it, and business was getting better.
There will be issues that cause the business to be down temporarily like rainy weather, but other factors that can be improved is how to make the food much better. Kak Noorizan will always review with her husband on the subject. Her husband tend to seek to make a better sauce, and of course his friends tend to generously share recipes and recommendations. And now the sauces made by Kak Noorizan and her husband is favourite among their customers. One of their customers said, ‘Their sauce is very special, comparing to others, the sauce they are selling is less sweet.’
Other than selling Chee Cheong Fun, Kak Noorizan use to be a supplier of ingredients of Chee Cheong Fun. Due to many overdue customers, it caused her cash flow to tighten and turnover was not good for her. She ultimately chose to not supply anymore but to buy from 88SP Mart instead.