Saturday, August 30, 2008

My No.1 Char Koay Teow...

This is the stall we would frequent if we have that craving for Fried Kuay Teow. The kuay teow (flat rice noodles) is so smooth and soft. Of all the 'char koay teow' (fried kuay teow) in Penang that I've tasted, I still give this the thumbs up. Individually fried and the prawns are fresh and look at the size, big that is. In Penang, the "Sisters' Char Koay Teow" has been featured in travel guides but I still say, this is by far the best. Now, if you are wondering where it is, it is in Air Itam, and the coffee shop is situated next to Jalan 4. Name of coffee shop is Lasia. Penangites and Malaysians, you would know this food. For all those who don't, well, it is fried rice noodles. Rice noodles that are flat and cut in strips. It is fried in lard and prawns, cockles, chives and bean sprouts are added. Chilli is also added in the frying. It will always taste better if it is fried individually. It means, one order by one order and not fried in a whole lump and then scooped onto individual plates. You can opt not to have the cockles etc...whatever you desire on your plate. Of course, the 'koay teow' and bean sprouts, they've got to be there. Oh, eggs are also added (optional) and if you want more flavour, ask for duck egg to be added. Just one would suffice.



** This hawker is friendly. He gave son a very nice pose for the pictures. Nice guy.:o)

2 comments:

Shropshire lad and Suffolk lass said...

Hi. I love noodles but the meat and fish would be no good for me. Sometimes I have noodles in a peanut sauce - satay? A favourite of mine is hiziki seaweed, really sweet and crispy, but can't find it any of the shops to cook at home, so it's a treat for when we go to a Cantonese restaurant. The hawker man is working in a very hectic-looking kitchen!

Bubbles...ooo said...

Hiziki is new to me. Wl check that out. BTW, noodles in peanut sauce? That really interests me cause I haven't tried. Satay? Yesss, it is eaten with peanut sauce (spicy).
Hawker man? He is working only on a stall situated in what we call here...the coffeeshop (no airconditioning).