Continuing my exploration of the stalls behind Yut Kee, I took Babe in the City - KL's suggestion to try the Char Kuey Teow. The stall is manned by a father daughter team but the daughter is the one who's doing the frying at the huge cast iron wok.
It's interesting to observe the whole frying process which was easy since I sat at a table near their stall. She's got all the ingredients laid around the wok for easy access: chopped garlic, chilli sauce in one green pot, eggs, bean sprouts in a metal container next to her and etc. If you see the green pot just above the chilli sauce, beneath the murky darkness lies decadent fried lard pieces which is added into the char kuey teow for oomph! One little technique I observed her using was her continued shaking and holding recycled Pepsi glass bottles containing her seasonings - dark soy sauce or light soy sauce. If not in use, they're hung right in front of the wok for easy access. As the wok is deep and huge, she uses a big, flat and wide steel spatula to spoon the fried char kuey teow into plates.
Tastewise, my char kuey teow (RM3.50) was yummy and since it was the Kuala Lumpur version, this type uses more dark soy sauce and is not as dry compared to the Penang style. There's a generous portion of bean sprouts mixed with egg plus my barely cooked cockles. Nestled in between the dark noodles, you'll also find crunchy pieces of fried lard.
For dessert, you can order it from the man running the soya bean stall - try the Michael Jackson, a Malaysian concoction of soya bean milk and cincau (grass jelly) strips (RM1) or the smooth soya bean curd (Tau Foo Far - RM0.70) which comes with a gula melaka syrup tinged with ginger that is refreshing.
Char Kuey Teow Stall
Behind Yut Kee Restaurant
Entrance is from Jalan Kamunting or from Jalan Raja Abdullah
(Available for breakfast and lunch. Non-Halal)
*Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here is entirely based on my personal tastebuds and may vary for others. The reviewer also declares that she has not received any monetary or non-monetary compensation from the restaurant for writing this review.
Tagged with: Char Kuey Teow + Malaysian Food