Char kway teow


Char Kway Teow, a delicious, crowd-pleasing, and flavour-packed dish from the streets of Singapore, offers a perfect harmony of flavors. This stir-fried noodle dish is a renowned part of the nation’s gastronomy, and it’s now ready for you to whip up in your own kitchen. Prepare for a culinary journey with our step-by-step guide to making Char Kway Teow!

Ingredients for your Char kway teow

Here’s what you need to serve 2:

– Flat rice noodles, 8 ounces (approximately 227 grams)
– Dark soy sauce, 2 tablespoons (30 ml)
– Light soy sauce, 1 tablespoon (15 ml)
– Oyster sauce, 1 tablespoon (15 ml)
– Fish sauce, 1 teaspoon (5 ml)
– Sugar, 1 tablespoon (15 ml)
– Bean sprouts, 1 cup (237 ml)
– Garlic, 2 cloves finely minced
– Chinese chives, 1 bunch chopped
– Shrimp, 12 medium-sized, peeled and deveined
– Eggs, 2 large

Preparation and cooking time
30 minutes

Nutritional Facts

Each serving of Char Kway Teow contains:

– Calories: 450
– Carbohydrates: 58g
– Protein: 22g
– Fat: 15g
– Cholesterol: 223mg
– Sodium: 2000mg
– Fiber: 2g
– Sugar: 8g


1. Start by preparing your rice noodles. Soak them in warm water for about 10 minutes or until they become soft. After they’ve softened, drain them and set them aside.

2. In a separate bowl, combine your dark and light soy sauce, oyster sauce, fish sauce, and sugar. Stir them well to create your sauce.

3. Heat up your wok or large frying pan over medium-high heat. Once heated, add a bit of oil and toss in your minced garlic. Stir fry it until it becomes fragrant, which should take about 1 minute.

4. Add your shrimps to the wok. Cook them until they turn pink and are fully cooked, which should take about 2 minutes.

5. Push your shrimp and garlic to one side of the wok and crack your eggs into the empty space. Scramble them lightly.

6. Once your eggs are cooked, mix everything together in the wok.

7. Add your drained noodles and pour in your prepared sauce. Toss everything together to ensure the noodles are fully coated in the sauce.

8. Toss in your bean sprouts and chopped Chinese chives. Continue stir frying for another 2 minutes until everything is well combined.


1. Ensure your wok is hot before you begin stir frying. This will give your Char Kway Teow that distinct “wok hei” or breath of the wok flavor.
2. Don’t overcook your noodles. You want them to be soft but still retain a bit of bite for texture.
3. Feel free to add other protein options like chicken or tofu for a different twist.

Serving Suggestions

Serve your Char Kway Teow hot, straight out of the wok. It’s best enjoyed on its own, allowing the complex flavors to shine. However, if you’d like, you can pair it with a simple, refreshing salad or a clear soup on the side for a full meal. Enjoy this journey into Singaporean cuisine!

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