Char koay teow, when translated, simply means fried flat rice noodles but this dish is more than what its name meant. This is Penang most well known famous street food that everyone love to have it. Any Malaysian who travel to Penang will tell you that they must have a plate of Char Koay Teow.
A plate of fried flat rice noodles may sound like a simple dish but it is not easy to find a really good plate that has all the essential ingredients and just the perfect sauces to bring out its flavours.
Char Koay Teow is a flat rice noodles stir-fried with shrimp, cockles, Chinese lap cheong (sausage), eggs, bean sprouts, and chives with a mix of soy sauce. What makes Penang char kuey teow such a beloved favourite is the way the dish being stir-fried in a wok over a high heat and the special ingredient in the mix of soy sauce.
Looking for Char Koay Teow is easy as there are many stalls in Penang and every hawker centre has it but looking for a good authentic Char Koay Teow may be a challenge.
Here are few places in George Town for you to try on.
Ah Leng Char Koay Teow @ Jalan Dato Keramat, Kampung Makam
Siam Road Charcoal Char Koay Teow @ Siam Road
Tiger Char Koay Teow @ 179, Lebuh Carnarvon