Singapore Char Kway Teow – The locals call this dish “Char Kway Teow” which literally translates to “stir fried rice cake strips”. It is made from flat rice flour noodles stir fried in dark soy sauce with eggs, bean sprouts, local fish cakes, de-shelled cockles, green leafy vegetables, Chinese sausages and some fried lard.

Char Kway Teow is known to be unhealthy due to its high saturated fat content. Fortunately, Singaporeans have demanded healthier version by asking for more vegetables & less oil. The resulted dish gives off a fresh & crunchy texture, without losing its sticky sweet taste.

Not all Char Kway Teow looks the same. Beside varying the type of ingredients, the resulting dish can appear more “dry” than others. Watching the chef tosses the noodles in the wok is a cultural experience not to be missed too.

How To Eat Like A Local?

Most locals prefer the dish to be spicy. Some want the cockles to be well done or completely removed. Others want more greens, bean sprouts & less oil for a healthier version.

Want To Try This Dish?

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You can customise & order the dish of your choice even if you don’t speak Mandarin or Bahasa Malay with our guide.

It contains a selection of convenient places near Singapore’s city centre where you can enjoy your dish. Maps & directions included.

Where To Eat?

Checkout our recommendation at this link: Singapore: Where To Eat & Restaurants for a selection of places conveniently located near Singapore’s City Centre.