Char Kway Teow: Fried Flat Noodles – fresh flat rice noodles are stir-fried in a little lard with shrimp, cockles, bean sprouts, egg, and chives.  A smoky chili adds a kick to this popular noodle dish.  The island of Penang in Malaysia, famous for its hawker food, is particularly renowned for it’s Char Kway Teow.  Hands-down the very best in the nation!


Combination Rice Noodle with Egg Sauce (Hor Fan)

Penang Sar Ho Fun: Scramble Egg Sauce Noodles – level wide noodles [Chow Fun type noodles] are first briefly charred in a hot wok and set aside.  Pork, pork liver, shrimp, squid, fish balls, crabmeat and leafy greens are stir-fried.  The broth is added and thickened with cornstarch.  A lightly beaten egg is streaked to the gravy.  The fish, meat, and sausage are then poured over the charred noodles and served with a condiment of fresh green chilies pickled in vinegar.

Penang Hokkien Mee: Penang Hokkien Noodles – this is a Penang style hot noodle soup dish, elsewhere known as Prawn Mee [Hae Mee or Prawn Noodles].  Thin rice vermicelli [Mei Fun or Beehoon] and yellow egg noodles [Chow Mein] are served in a soup, made from both a meat broth [pork] plus a fish broth [shrimp].  The yummy soup is spiced with a pan-roasted chili sauce – a crucial ingredient.  The dish is garnished with shrimp, pork, bean sprouts, fried shallots and a spoonful of this pan-roasted chili sauce – to include if you would like a significant chili high!


Fried Mee Goreng

Koay Teow Th’ng: Flat Rice Noodles in Soup – fresh flat rice noodles are served in a clear soup broth, topped with fish balls, pieces of pork, chicken, golden brown garlic pieces and chopped scallions.  A condiment of sliced fresh red chilies in soy-vinegar usually accompanies the dish.

Wonton Mee: Wonton Noodles – Thin egg noodles are first cooked by blanching in boiling water.  A clear soup broth is poured over the noodles then garnished with wontons [pork dumplings] and char siu [malaysian chinese food barbequed or roast pork] Wonton Mee can also be served tender, usually with a little bowl of soup on the side.  Fresh chopped green chilies pickled in vinegar can be served as an accompaniment.

Penang Curry Mee: Penang Curry Noodles – this is a famous Penang noodle soup dish.  It’s often wrongly called ‘Curry Laksa’ – that is altogether another noodle dish in Penang known as ‘Laksa Lemak’ or occasionally ‘Laksa Siam’.  Thin rice vermicelli [Mei Fun or Beehoon] and yellow egg noodles [Chow Mein] are served in a spicy coconut curry soup with fresh cockles, shrimp, cuttlefish, pig’s blood cake, fried & deep fried tofu, bean sprouts and a sexy pan-roasted chili sauce.


Hokkien Noodles

Chee Chong Fun: Rice Sheet Rolls – usually eaten as breakfast,

flat sheets made from rice flour, occasionally with a few dried shrimp embedded, is steamed soft then cut up and topped with soy sauce, hoisin sauce, chili hot sauce and sprinkled with toasted sesame seeds.

Mee Suah: Thin Wheat Noodles – fine wheat flour vermicelli noodles are served in a bowl of clear soup broth with a whole roasted duck leg and garnished with chopped scallions.


Char Kuay Teow

Ewe Char Koay: Oriental Doughnut – These long, usually twin pairs of bread are deeply fried and eaten for breakfast – great for dunking in coffee in addition to a tea-time snack.  Additionally, it is served with an extremely popular Hokkien Chinese herbal soup Bak Kut Teh.

Hoo Wan Tung Hoon: Mung Bean Noodles – also known as Glass noodles, are served in a clear broth with fish balls and topped with fried garlic pieces and chopped scallions.  

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