Friday, January 06, 2006

Penang Char Kuey Teow

You gals might have think, wait a minute, I don't see any shrimps nor the "si hum" in it right? Hahaha...
Well, it is my version of healthy Penang char kuey teow with boneless and skinless chicken breasts.

This is one of my hubby favorite dishes. He used to fry a killer kuey teow while I seated waiting to be served. See...I have no idea how to fry kuey teow before. He used to order Penang kuey teow from his favorite hawker store while in Malaysia and he learned how to cook it by standing there and watched. Thus, in the first few years while we were married, he was the only one who fried the kuey teow.

I think I started to take over the fried kuey teow last year because I just wanted to show him I could make a really good kuey teow too (I stole his secret while watching him fried the kuey teow a couple of times plus my added years of cooking experience helped). :) Now, I could proudly say I fried a killer kuey teow as well, might even tastes better than his. ;P Because since then, he never wanted to fry any more kuey teow (Men!).

Normally I will fry the kuey toew with shrimps and cut the scallion in 2 inches length unlike the one you see in this picture. But today, I only have some chopped scallions in the refrigerator.

Uh hum...Sorry, the recipe for my fried kuey teow is family secret. However, if you do a search, I'm sure you will find the recipe on the web. :P

Recipe translation from Roman Holiday's blog.

For two:
300g kuey teow

150g bean sprouts

150g shrimps

1/2 chinese sausage, cut

3 eggs

2 green onions, cut

1 Tbsp. chopped garlic

2-3 Tbsp. oil

Chili paste to taste


1/2 Tbsp. soy sauce

1/2 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. chicken stock granules

Dash of White pepper

Dark soy sauce to suit

1. Heat the oil, add in garlic, fry til fragrant,add in the chili paste.
2. Add shrimps, fry til cooked. Add in kuey teow, mix well.
3. Add bean sprout, chinese sausages and sauceingredients, fry to mix well.
4. Push kuey teow to the side, add in some oil and the eggs.Fry together with the kuey teow. Lastly add ingreen onion and fry til dry.


Anonymous said...

It definitely looks delicious, both you & Min are tempting me with this Char Kway Teow, I think I gotta cook this soon :P

Little Corner of Mine said...

Char kuey teow Penang style is really delicious, not sure it's the eggs or what. But you won't be disappointed! ;)

Tazz said...

Ching, your Char Kway Teow looks like those sold outside. I like to eat Char Kway Teow, but dunno how to cook. :(

Little Corner of Mine said...

Thanks Tazz! It's actually fairly easy to char kway teow. Not sure whether Lin posted her recipe or not. You should give it a try, if not, how did you know you dunno how to cook?

I found this recipe for you. :)

Tazz said...

Thanks Ching! :)

Anonymous said...

Hehe..I haven't cook my Char Kway Teow yet, just bought the kway teow yesterday, probably will cook on one of the weekdays!

jadepearl said...

Family secret ah? Wah...btw, are you orginally from Penang? Wah, your char kway teow so sedap. I love the Penang Laksa too...I love Penang food!!!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Hi JP,

Yeah, my parents are from Penang and I'm a hokkein lang. I love Penang assam laksa too, the best!

Anonymous said...

The URL listed by you:

The site is in Chinese. Can anyone please translate this recipe???


Little Corner of Mine said...

You owe me a cup of StarBuck coffee oh! :P

Anonymous said...

Hi! Is healthier to use chicken breast. A thumb up for ur recipe. I prefer chives to be substituted with scallion.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Thanks anon. I didn't buy chive before thus scallion was used as it was always in my fridge. Now I have chive in my fridge too so I used chive too. :)