Char Kuew Teow is made of the flat kuey teow noodle about 1 centimeter in width, fried over a heat and mixed with soy sauce, chilies, prawn, cockle, egg, bean sprout and Chinese chive. Occasionally, slices of Chinese sausage and fish cake or other suitable ingredients are added in according to local flavour.
When this dish was created the main target was the labourers. The high fat content and cheap price made it popular among them as a cheap source of energy and nutrients. During those times this dish was normally sold by fishermen, farmers and cockle collectors in the late afternoons as additional source of income.
This dish has many variations. Among them are adding in duck egg to enrich the taste or crab meat to increase the sweetness of the dish.
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