Char Kway Teow (Malaysian Flat Noodles)

char kway teow
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Simple yet very authentic Malaysian dish, Malaysia's answer to Pad Thai...

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char kway teow
Yields2 Servings
Prep Time5 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time15 mins
 2 tbsp Lard (or go for Sesame Oil if you want to be healthier!)
 200 g Shahe Fen (Flat wide rice noodles that resemble tagliatelle, if you can't get hold of these use rice noodles)
 1 tbsp Light Soy Sauce
 2 tsp Dark Soy Sauce
 1 tbsp Palm Sugar
 1 Egg, beaten
 ½ tsp Shrimp Paste
 225 g Raw King Prawns
 100 g Cockles, de-shelled
 100 g Bean Sprouts
 ¼ cup Chinese Chives, roughly chopped
1

Combine the Thaitalian Tingler Chilli Jam, both soy sauces, palm sugar and shrimp paste together in a bowl.

2

Heat a large wok over a very high heat and add the oil.

3

Once the oil starts to smoke add the egg and quickly scramble it, as soon as the egg is cooked add the prawns a cook for 1 Minute until almost cooked, they will go from grey to pink quite fast and start to curl up.

4

Put the mixture you combined in the bowl to the wok and fry for 1 Minute.

5

Add the flat rice noodles to the pan and stir fry for 4 Minutes until they become tender.

6

Add the bean sprouts and cook for 1 Minute.

7

Serve on banana leaf on a plate and enjoy.

Ingredients

 2 tbsp Lard (or go for Sesame Oil if you want to be healthier!)
 200 g Shahe Fen (Flat wide rice noodles that resemble tagliatelle, if you can't get hold of these use rice noodles)
 1 tbsp Light Soy Sauce
 2 tsp Dark Soy Sauce
 1 tbsp Palm Sugar
 1 Egg, beaten
 ½ tsp Shrimp Paste
 225 g Raw King Prawns
 100 g Cockles, de-shelled
 100 g Bean Sprouts
 ¼ cup Chinese Chives, roughly chopped

Directions

1

Combine the Thaitalian Tingler Chilli Jam, both soy sauces, palm sugar and shrimp paste together in a bowl.

2

Heat a large wok over a very high heat and add the oil.

3

Once the oil starts to smoke add the egg and quickly scramble it, as soon as the egg is cooked add the prawns a cook for 1 Minute until almost cooked, they will go from grey to pink quite fast and start to curl up.

4

Put the mixture you combined in the bowl to the wok and fry for 1 Minute.

5

Add the flat rice noodles to the pan and stir fry for 4 Minutes until they become tender.

6

Add the bean sprouts and cook for 1 Minute.

7

Serve on banana leaf on a plate and enjoy.

Char Kway Teow (Malaysian Flat Noodles)
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