This is my kind of comfort food. The trick to cooking this is to cook it in quickly and with high heat. If you cook it too slowly, it’ll turn out dry, so be quick and try to use a well seasoned wok! As much as I love this sweet and savoury dish, I’m often put off by how greasy and sinful it is, the amount of lard involved in the making. I’d probably only allow myself 2 plates of char kway teow a year.
But now, I get to choose what I put in my char kway teow! No lard, less oil, and more vegetable! Yay to healthier comfort food! A lot of people like adding cockles in their char kway teow, but I personally do not know how to appreciate it’s unique taste. But please feel free to add them if you like. 🙂
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Fried Flat Rice Noodle (Char Kway Teow)
- 12 to 16 large shrimp shelled and cleaned
- 400 g kway teow / flat rice noodle rinsed
- 1 stalk green onion cut into 1.5 inch length
- handful of bean sprouts
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 2 eggs
- 1 fish cake sliced into thin slices
- 1/2 chinese sausage sliced into thin slices
- 4 stalks of chye sim cut into 2 inch pieces
- 3 tbsp canola/sunflower oil
- 3 tbsp kicap manis/sweet soy sauce
- 3 tbsp light soy sauce
- 1 tbsp fish sauce
- 3 tbsp water
- 1 tsp brown sugar
- 2 tsp sambal belachan chilli optional
- Dash of white pepper
- Mix ingredients for sauce in a bowl and set aside.
- Heat wok on high with oil.
- Quickly stir-fry garlic and chinese sausage for a minute.
- Add fish cake, chye sim, shrimp, and stir fry until vegetable starts to wilt.
- Push everything aside, and add in kway teow.
- Pour sauce over kway teow, and stir fry making sure the sauce coats the noodle.
- Reduce heat to med high.
- Make a well in the middle of the wok and add in the eggs.
- Scramble it, and when it starts to set, mix in your noodles.
- Add green onions, and bean sprouts.
- Stir fry for another minute or so.
Adapted from thelittleteochew
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Cool28 July, 2015 at 10:07 am
How about recipes on new flavor moon cakes?