Kway Teow (Malaysian Flat Noodles)

Kway Teow (Malaysian Flat Noodles)

One of the most popular street foods in Malaysia, Char Kway Teow (Malaysian Flat Noodles) is smoky fried noodles cooked in just 5 minutes. It has the perfect softness and bounce to each bite. The bean sprouts adds crunch to this dish. It has to be cooked in high heat.

Serves: 4
Prep time: 10 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes

Chilli Paste
2 dried red chills soaked in water
2 fresh red chillies seeded
3 small shallots sliced
1 teaspoon oil
A pinch of salt

2 tablespoons soy sauce
11/2 tablespoons dark soy sauce
1 teaspoon oyster sauce
1 teaspoon sugar
¼ teaspoon white pepper powder

250 grams flat rice noodles
2 tablespoon oil
2 teaspoon garlic chopped
½ cup shallots sliced
1/3 cup spring onions chopped into 1.5 inch lengths
200 grams bean sprouts
2 tablespoon carrot cut into long strips
1 bunch of Bok choy
¼ cup of tofu cut into cubes and deep fried
1/2 cup spring onions chopped into 1.5 inch lengths
1 tablespoon spring onions green to garnish
Salt to taste


  • Grind all the ingredients together for the chilli paste to a fine paste.
  • Mix all the ingredients for the sauce and keep.
  • Boil the noodles according to the instructions.
  • Heat oil in a large wok. Add the garlic and shallots, fry till its aromatic.
  • Add in chilli paste and cook till the raw smell goes off.
  • Now add in the noodles and stir well.
  • Add all the vegetables and fried tofu.
  • Stir in the sauce gently and let it cook for 2 minutes.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Check the seasoning.

Serve immediately garnished with spring onion greens.

Kway Teow (Malaysian Flat Noodles)



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