Char Kway TeowSeptember 13, 2012
Char Kway Teow
‘Char Kway Teow’ or ‘stir-fried ricecake strips’ is arguably one of a many renouned dishes among Malaysians of all races. The name is subsequent from a Hokkien tenure for ‘fried’ that is ‘char, while ‘kway teow’ refers to a ‘flat rice noodles’, that is a categorical ingredient. The latter is stir-fried over really high feverishness with light or dim soy sauce, chili, while prawns, deshelled cockles, bean sprouts, chinese chives and eggs. Among a chinese community, a burn kway teow is traditionally stir-fried in pig fat with frail croutons of pig lard and offer on a square of banana root or plate. In some instances, slices of chinese sausage and fishcake are combined to intensify a taste.
Originally recognised as a bad man’s food, mostly consumed by laborers, farmers, fishermen and cockle-pickers, a plate has currently developed into one of a most-loved dishes among Malaysians – though with certain mixture wanting to belong to ‘halal’ discipline of muslim community. As a plate became some-more widespread, many cooks have come adult with their possess versions of ‘char kway teow’ though with a same essential mixture ‘Char kway teow’ was pronounced to have a origins in S.E.Asia (Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Brunei) though a common accord is that ‘Penang burn kway teow’ tops a list when it comes to ambience and originality. In Kampar, Perak, a plate is baked with cockles though no prawns, unless on request. In East Malaysia, other mixture are used in a cooking eg beef, onions, honeyed soya salsa etc. There are also supposed ‘gourmet versions’ of burn kway teow, generally in Ipoh, Penang, Taiping and even a Klang Valley, where seafood, crab beef and even steep eggs are combined to fit perceptive tastes.