Rose’s Kitchen

Penang Char Kway Teow


300g kway teow (flat rice noodles)

200g prawns (shelled)

50g chives (cut into 3cm lengths)

150g beansprouts

1 chinese sausage (sliced)

3 eggs

2 cloves garlic (chopped)

4 tbsp cooking oil

1-2 tbsp chilli paste


2 tsp light soya sauce

1 tsp dark soya sauce

a pinch of salt

a dash of pepper


1.  Heat 4 tbsp oil in wok until hot, add chopped garlic and fry until fragrant.  Turn up the heat and add the chilli paste (if used) and continue to fry until fragrant.

2.  Add prawns, chinese sausage slices and beansprouts and fry for a while.  Push all the fried ingredients to one side and add the kway teow (flat rice noodles) and stir-fry quickly for a few seconds.

3.  Add seasoning, sprinkle with a little water and stir in all the fried ingredients.  Push ingredients to the sides of the wok to create an empty space in the centre.  Add a tbsp of oil and crack in the eggs.  When the eggs start to set,  cover the eggs with the noodle mixture and stir-fry evenly.

4.  Finally, add the chives and stir-fry for 20 seconds before dishing up.

Chilli Paste:

2 tbsp chilli paste

10 shallots

1/2 tsp salt

5-6 tbsp oil 


1.  Blend skinned shallots and mix with chilli paste.

2.  Heat oil in wok and fry the chilli paste over slow fire, stirring constantly until fragrant and until the oil separates from paste.  Season with a little salt.

April 25, 2007 - Posted by | Rice and Noodles


  1. I was writing my post on kway teow and came across your blog – I love it Rose! I have added you to my blogroll and will be back often.

    Comment by sweetrosie | January 8, 2008 | Reply

  2. hi rose
    thank for a wonderful recipe.i want to kknow how do u do the chili paste?in ur recipe or chili paste…u wrote chili paste again as the ingredient…is it the bottled chili paste from supermarket?

    Comment by sham | May 10, 2008 | Reply

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  4. Hi Rose,

    Are you from Penang?

    We’re visiting Penang for the first time and heard there’s lots of good food. Will be there only for two days.

    Appreciate if you could recommend some place to eat the famous char kwayteow, etc


    Comment by grace | November 9, 2009 | Reply

  5. Hi rose,
    You have mentioned in a few post about chilli paste, can you please also share what kind of chilli paste it is? Can you please Also share the recipe?

    Comment by Anonymous | September 17, 2011 | Reply

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