Monday, October 29, 2012

Char Koay Teow

Star Q

The whole family was actually looking forward to a simple dinner!  Fried flat noodles (or Char Koay Teow) is something we usually have for breakfast.  But when the kids, there would be cockles and prawns in the dish,  they cheered with joy!

Come to think of it, my kids really do like simple dishes as long as they cater to their taste buds!  Their criteria for a favorable dish includes one that does not contain vegetables (or at least not too many; in this case only garlic chives!)  Secondly it must contain lots of savory ingredients (in this case cockles, prawns and eggs!)

  • 1/2 kg koay teow
  • 5 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 5 dried chilies, pounded
  • 2 eggs
  • 250 g prawns
  • 250 g cockles (shells removed)
  • 1 small bunch garlic chives, cut into 1-inch lengths
  • 3 tbs thick soy sauce
  • 3 tbs oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbs vegetable oil

Beat the eggs with some salt and scramble them.  Set aside.  Heat the oil in a wok and saute the chilies and garlic until fragrant.  Add in the prawns and cockles.  Turn once or twice with a spatula and quickly add in the sauces.  Next, quickly add the koay teow.  Stir again and quickly add the chives.  Just before turning off the heat, stir in the scrambled eggs and sesame oil.  Serve hot.

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