Char Kway Teow infused with Wok Hei – Ang Mo Kio Fried Kway Teow

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Ang Mo Kio Fried Kway Teow is one of those few hawker stalls that catches my eye. Located at 724 Ang Mo Kio, this stall cooks up a delicious plate of char kway teow.  You can order either a small $4 plate or large $5 plate with or without chilli. I opted for the $5 dollar plate without chilli of course, since I am not a fan of spice. After trying it I can say that the thirty minute wait was worth it!

$5 char kway teow

For $5, the portion was huge, which of course, came with the usual ingredients that char kway teow has – lap cheong(chinese sausage), beansprouts, fishcake and hum(cockles). However, what stood out was the strong smell of the wok hei emanating from the dish.

As expected, my first bite was full of the prominent wok hei, which paired well with the sweet soy sauce they used. To my liking, the kway teow was more on the wet side, but not too oily. It should be considered sinful to indulge on such a savory kway teow.

pieces of pork lard that was added to the kway teow

How did they manage to get so much wok hei in the dish; I wondered. As I continued eating, I found my answer. It was lard. When added during cooking the pieces of lard crisped up which saturated the dish with wok hei and umami, making it very addictive.

Comparing this to the char kway teow at Shunfu, the wok hei was more prominent and less sweet. It is definitely up there as one of the best char kway teow that I’ve had. I’ll definitely come back here again, hopefully during a time where there isn’t a queue. Though I doubt it.

Ang Mo Kio Fried Kway Teow
724 Ang Mo Kio Ave 6, #01-22, Singapore 560724

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