Noodles With Char-acter

03 Aug

Char Kway Teow

Char Kway Teow (fried flat rice noodles) is a hawkers’ favourite. It is a relatively inexpensive dish and in the old days, it used to be sold to labourers and fishermen who wanted a quick and cheap source of energy. Nowadays, it is available everywhere and not only blue-collar workers eat it, office workers in crisp shirts and ties are often seen having this for lunch in the business district.

Kway Teow are fried with garlic, chillies, light and dark soy sauce and other ingredients like bean sprouts, fish cakes, sausages, shelled cockles and spring onions are added. When it is almost done, an egg is cracked in and mixed into the noodles. Serve hot.

It is not the healthiest food you can eat. Traditionally, the noodles were fried in pork fat. There are so many variations of it now.
Muslim version : no pork.
Healthier version : vegetable oil and less salt and soy sauce.
Luxury version : more seafood and maybe duck eggs.
hazrock version (the best! Lol!) : absolutely NO bean sprouts!

-hazrock, dancing the char-char


Posted by on August 3, 2012 in Food


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6 responses to “Noodles With Char-acter

  1. Nick

    August 3, 2012 at 10:16 am

    I love your blog and wanted to let you know I nominated you for an award!!

    • hazrock

      August 3, 2012 at 10:47 am

      Hey! Thank you Nick! And congrats on your nomination!

  2. sybaritica

    August 4, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Do you happen to know what the Chinese characters are for the noodles?

    • hazrock

      August 4, 2012 at 9:02 pm

      I’m not Chinese. So I don’t know. Sorry! But thanks for stopping by. 🙂

  3. davie23

    August 6, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    Delicious!!! I’ll take one Hazrock version please!!!

    • hazrock

      August 7, 2012 at 4:56 am

      Ok coming’ right up!! no sprouts!!


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