Name Variations Edit

  • Thai flat rice sticks
  • dried rice noodles
  • rice fettuccine
  • Mekong rice stick
  • ban pho
  • banh pho
  • ho fun
  • hor fun
  • haw fun
  • lai fen
  • laifen
  • sen lek
  • kway teow
  • kway tio
  • gway tio
  • kui teow
  • kuey teow
  • thick rice noodles

About Medium rice sticks Edit

Wikipedia Article About Medium rice sticks on Wikipedia

Char kway teow, literally "fried flat noodles", is a popular noodle dish in Malaysia and Singapore. It is made from flat rice noodles (called Shāhé fěn or hé fěn in Chinese) fried over very high heat with light and dark soy sauce, chilli, prawns, cockles, egg, bean sprouts and Chinese chives. Sometimes slices of Chinese sausage and fish cake are added. It is fried in pork fat, with crisp croutons of pork lard, which give it its characteristic taste.

Char kway teow has a reputation of being unhealthy due to its fat content. However, when the dish was first invented, it was mainly served to labourers. The high fat content and low cost of the dish made it attractive to these people as it was a cheap source of energy and nutrients. When the dish was first served, it was often sold by fishermen, farmers and cockle-gatherers who doubled up as char kway teow sellers in the evening to supplement their income.

Medium rice stick Recipes Edit

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