Char Kway Teow

Based on 3 ratings

15

min

Preparation

10

min

Cook

Easy

Difficulty

4

Steps

14

Ingredients

Char Kway Teow is a deliciously comforting fried noodle dish. This Malaysian variant on the dish is a popular street food in Penang. Here’s how to do it at home!

Let's start cooking!

Mix the sauce

Step 1 - Mix the sauce

  • In a bowl, mix 1 ½ Tbsp dark soy sauce, 5 Tbsp light soy sauce, 1 Tbsp fish sauce and 1 Tbsp sugar until well incorporated.
Sambal belacan goes well with this Malaysian dish
Stir-fry garlic, egg, Chinese sausage and fish cake

Step 2 - Stir-fry garlic, egg, Chinese sausage and fish cake

  • In a pan on high heat, heat 4 Tbsp vegetable oil and add garlic, beaten egg Fry for 30 seconds, until eggs are slightly cooked, then add Chinese sausage and fish cake.
Stir-fry prawns and noodles

Step 3 - Stir-fry prawns and noodles

  • In the same pan, add in prawns and stir-fry for another 30 seconds. After 30 seconds, add noodles and sauce. Stir well and fry for 3 to 4 minutes, until noodles are evenly coated in sauce.
You can substitute flat rice noodles with any noodles of your choice.
Add cockles, Chinese chives and bean sprouts

Step 4 - Add cockles, Chinese chives and bean sprouts

  • Add cockles, Chinese chives and bean sprouts and stir-fry for 3 to 4 minutes, until vegetables are cooked.
This dish is traditionally cooked in lard or pork fat and topped with pieces of deep-fried pork lard.

Plate and serve!

Char kway teow with coriander

Place stir-fried noodles onto serving plate, garnish with coriander or Chinese parsley, and serve hot.

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