Malaysian cuisine incorporates elements of Malay, Chinese, and Indian cooking and commonly features spicy dishes of rice and noodles. A popular dish, Char Kuey Teow is made from flat rice noodle. Kuey teow—in Teochew—means “rice strips,” and char means “fried.”

This recipe for Char Kuey Teow features Chinese sausages, shrimps, smoked oysters, shrimp paste, beans sprouts, soy sauces.


  • belacan (shrimp paste)
  • dried red chilies
  • shallot
  • sweet (dark) soy sauce
  • soy sauce
  • fish sauce
  • sugar
  • prawns
  • white pepper
  • lard
  • cloves garlic
  • Chinese sausages (lap cheong)
  • smoked oysters
  • mung bean sprouts
  • fresh flat rice ­noodles
  • eggs
  • Chinese chives

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