My foodie Interest (吃四方)

Katong – Yong Huat Fried Kway Teow

This place is not new to the regulars at Katong.

Yong Huat Fried Kway Teow is located at Ali BaBa Eating House, right at the cross junction of Joo Chiat Road and East Coast Road, or if you know Katong Mall is situated.

Do not expect a fanciful or air-conditioned eating house.  Sometimes, good food is just located at some inconspicuous place.

If you crave for Char Kway Teow while you are in the east side of Singapore, then this is the place to be.  Yong Huat probably serves one of the best Char Kway Teow in Singapore.  Char Kway Teow is stir-fried (char) rice cake strips  (kway teow) with bean sprouts, Chinese smoked sausages, fresh cockles, leafy cai xin and eggs in dark soy sauce, sambal belacan (shrimp chilli paste), and a spoonful of sinful lard.

The origins of Char Kway Teow is said to be prepared by farmers and fisherman, in the past, using left over from meals.  As of now, it is almost one of the celebrity dishes in Singapore, and you can find it in also most of the food centers and sometimes coffeeshop.

Yong Huat prepares this affordable dish in a jiffy, over strong wok fire, which requires constant stirring of the ingredients to prevent the dish from being burnt.  The lard makes the dish richer.  It is heaven to consume it once a long long while.

The best time to consume the dish is to allow the dish to cool down slightly after it is being served.

Bon appetit.

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