Authentic Singaporean Char Kway Teow

Char Kway Teow holds a special place in my heart and on my dinner table. This iconic Singaporean dish, with its rich soy sauce flavors and mix of prawns, Chinese sausage, and eggs, never fails to bring comfort after a long day.
A plate of authentic Singaporean Char Kway Teow with shrimp, sausage, and garnished with green onions. Next to it, a bowl of greens, lime halves, chopped green onions, and a small dish of sauce. Chopsticks are beside the plate.

Char Kway Teow holds a special place in my heart and on my dinner table. This iconic Singaporean dish, with its rich soy sauce flavors and mix of prawns, Chinese sausage, and eggs, never fails to bring comfort after a long day. Whether I’m juggling teaching and writing or taking a moment to unwind, Char Kway Teow is my go-to for a taste of home.

A plate of authentic Char Kway Teow topped with shrimp, sausages, and garnished with lime wedges and green onions, beside chopsticks, a small bowl of soy sauce, and a bowl of chopped green onions. Experience the flavors of Singaporean cuisine in every bite.

Authentic Singaporean Char Kway Teow

An asian woman smiling in front of a potted plant.Hannah Lee
A beloved Singaporean stir-fried noodle dish with prawns, Chinese sausage, and eggs, infused with rich soy sauce flavors.
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Cuisine Singaporean
Servings 2
Calories 711 kcal
Difficulty Medium
Ingredient Cost $8.50
Shopping Cost$36

Equipment

  • Wok or large frying pan
  • Spatula
  • Cutting board
  • Knife

Ingredients
 
 

  • 200 g rice noodles flat
  • 100 g prawns peeled and deveined
  • 1 sausage Chinese, sliced
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 100 g bean sprouts
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce dark
  • 1 tablespoon chili paste optional
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • 1 lime cut into wedges

Instructions
 

  • Heat the oil in a wok or large frying pan over medium-high heat.
    1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Add the garlic and fry until fragrant.
    2 cloves garlic
  • Add the Chinese sausage and cook for about 2 minutes.
    1 sausage
  • Push the sausage to one side and add the prawns. Cook until they turn pink.
    100 g prawns
  • Push the prawns and sausage to the side and pour the beaten eggs into the pan. Scramble them lightly.
    2 eggs
  • Add the noodles to the pan, followed by the soy sauce, dark soy sauce, and chili paste.
    200 g rice noodles, 2 tablespoons soy sauce, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, 1 tablespoon chili paste
  • Stir-fry everything together until the noodles are well coated and heated through.
  • Add the bean sprouts and green onions, and stir-fry for another 2 minutes.
    100 g bean sprouts, 2 green onions
  • Serve hot with lime wedges on the side.
    1 lime

Notes

Adjust the amount of chili paste to your spice preference.
Can be made with chicken or tofu instead of prawns for variation.

Nutrition

Calories: 711kcalCarbohydrates: 96gProtein: 27gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 257mgSodium: 2335mgPotassium: 495mgFiber: 4gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 523IUVitamin C: 21mgCalcium: 112mgIron: 4mg
Keyword Char Kway Teow, Comfort Food, Singaporean Noodles, Stir-fry

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