Char Kway Teow

Char Kway Teow
Pronunciation: chahr-kuay-tiow

Literally meaning 'stir-fried ricecake strips', Char Kway Teow is a sweet and savoury dish consisting of flat white rice noodles fried with soya sauce, bean sprouts and cockles. Chinese sausage slices and pork lard can also be added to this dish and then served the traditional way on a piece of banana leaf.

When Char Kway Teow was first invented, it was actually a dish mainly served to labourers. This is due to its high fat content and low cost which made it so attractive to people who wants a cheap source of energy and nutrients.


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