Best Char Kuey Teow in Kuching

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Being one of the most popular street food in Penang, Char Kuey Teow is now famous all around Malaysia. Made of flat rice noodles stir-fried with shrimp, bloody cockles, Chinese lap cheong (sausage), eggs, bean sprouts, and chives in a mix of soy sauce, Char Kuey Teow is seasoned not only with the freshest of ingredients, but equally essential is the indefinable burnt aroma from stir-frying the noodles over very high heat in a well-seasoned Chinese wok. The delightful aroma is the “wok hei” or breath of wok. A great Char Kuey Teow signals you from blocks away; the mouth-watering fragrance fills the air and allures diners in from afar. While Char Kuey Teow can be found throughout Malaysia, the Penang version reigns supreme. However, have you tasted Kuching’s Char Kuey Teow? Let’s see if it can compete with the ones in Penang.

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    Abg Chak Penang Charkueh TiawHalal a81b201f94b2180a29928950eefa06850871fc85c2ba8fcb39753bdbcdfb49cfCertified
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    Located at Jalan Haji Taha, Abg Chak Penang Charkueh Tiaw is a small restaurant offering variety of local and western cuisine. However, there is one dish that will get you hooked instantly. The Char Kuey Teow served here is so special and delicious with a unique combination of Penang and Sarawak version. Big, fresh prawns, springy kuey teow, bean sprouts, and egg are the main ingredients of this dish. Comes in an adequately large portion, this bowl of goodness tastes almost the same as the one in Penang. Pssstt, did we tell you that their price range is super affordable, too?

    Tips

    They write their menu on a chalkboard. We're guessing the menu will change from time to time.

    Things to expect

    Kuching's little gem that serves good local delights and Western cuisine.

    Best with

    Tendon soup

    Price

    RM4.00 to RM6.00

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    Abg Chak Penang Charkueh Tiaw View restaurant

    Jalan Haji Taha - Satok Interchange, 93400 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, Kuching, Sarawak
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    J & J CafeteriaHalal a81b201f94b2180a29928950eefa06850871fc85c2ba8fcb39753bdbcdfb49cfCertified
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    Sometimes less is more and that is exactly what J&J Cafeteria is all about. Their food are simple but delicious with a rather reasonable pricing. Having been in the F&B business since 2002, J&J Cafeteria has at least four outlets all around Kuching serving nearly everything from roti canai, nasi goreng, laksa Sarawak, char kuey teow and western menu such as chicken chop and fries. One of their signature dishes is definitely the char kuey teow. It is fried to perfection with a heavenly mix and blend of spices, and leaves you wanting for a second plate.

    Tips

    Usually crowded during weekends.

    Things to expect

    All-in-one place where you can get almost everything with very affordable price range.

    Best with

    Roti Canai.

    Price

    RM5.00 to RM10.00

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    J & J Cafeteria View restaurant

    Block 18, Lot 4250, 4252, & 4254, Jalan Demak, Salak Land District
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    0198283566

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    06:30AM—11:30PM
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    Ket's KitchenPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    Ket’s Kitchen consists of various food stalls offering different types of delicacies. From Nasi Kerabu, Laksa, Chicken Wings, to Pisang Goreng Cheese, they basically have it all. Kuching folks loves this place particularly for their char kuey teow. Their version of Char Kuey Teow is very simple, they use only eggs, prawns, bean sprouts (lots of them that give freshness and crunchy texture), and spring onions (to substitute Chinese chives). Last and most importantly, the mandatory homemade chili paste. Even if less ingredients are used, the taste is just as fantastic! Whether you are a local or tourist, there is no way you would say no to this one.

    Tips

    Avoid sitting at the back of the restaurant.

    Things to expect

    A food court like eatery where you can find different stalls offering a variety of food.

    Best with

    Pisang Goreng Cheese

    Price

    RM4.00 to RM8.00

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    Ket's Kitchen View restaurant

    255, Lor Lee Ling 1B, Lee Ling Commercial Centre, 93050 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, 93050, Kuching, Sarawak
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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    03:00PM—11:00PM
    Saturday, Sunday
    11:00AM—11:00PM
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    Teh Tarik KafeteriaPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    Having more than 20 stalls and 1 beverage parlour, Teh Tarik Cafeteria is the go to place for people who wants a lot of selection to choose from. From one end to the other, patrons can select all kinds of local treats including roti canai, nasi beryani, mee tampua, rojak, nasi ayam penyet, laksa Sarawak, laksa Penang, Bakso, and many more. One of the most recommended dish here is the char kuey teow. Their rich mixture of flat rice noodles, eggs, prawns, and bean sprouts makes it a close to perfect harmonising act of sweet, salty, crunchy and chewy. Although it is not the most photogenic and Instagram-worthy plate of char kway teow around, it does serve as a scrumptious, albeit unorthodox, alternative for your curious taste buds.

    Tips

    Come early to make sure you get to taste the solok, frilled chicken and beef.

    Things to expect

    An eatery with many stalls selling different types of Malaysian food.

    Best with

    Teh Tarik

    Price

    RM4.00 to RM8.00

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    Teh Tarik Kafeteria View restaurant

    Lot 13367, Jalan Merdeka & Jalan Tun Abdul Rahman Yakup, Petra Jaya, 93050, Kuching, Sarawak
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    019-8888899

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    06:00AM—12:00PM
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    Yeow Kee KopitiamNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Yeow Kee is a breakfast hotspot for the locals. There are several cuisines served mainly Chinese cuisines such as mee sua, kampua, dim sum, Kuih, penang special food, wantan, kaya toast and many more. However, if you are looking for a good plate of char kuey teow, this is the place for you. The dish tastes more towards the salty side instead of sweet, and there was also a hint of spiciness from the peppers and sourness, which works really well. It is worth a visit if you would like to try a char kuey teow that is dry and spicy.

    Tips

    It can get very crowded until you have to wait for your table.

    Things to expect

    Decent food, great service, and plenty of food selections.

    Best with

    Pandan flavoured 3 layer milk tea.

    Price

    RM3.50 to RM7.00

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    Yeow Kee Kopitiam View restaurant

    2, Jalan Kempas, Tabuan Heights, 93350, Kuching, Sarawak
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    0128282842

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    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    06:30AM—10:30PM
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    Chong Choon CaféNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Choon Choon Café is one of Kuching’s famous restaurant known for serving delightful Laksa Sarawak, Kolo Mee, Kueh Chap, and more. This pork-free eatery is probably the most popular choice for breakfast in the area. Despite the very popular laksa Sarawak, there is another underrated dish that you should try – char kuey teow. The kway teow, while soft and aromatic, can be too ‘spongy’ at times, but the ingredients are amzing. They are full of flavour and balanced the dish well, especially the beansprouts. Although the wok hei can be hardly noticeable, but the ingredients really alleviate the taste and are the main stars.

    Tips

    Make sure you go before 11am or else there will be no laksa for you.

    Things to expect

    A pork-free food premise that serves delightful local delights.

    Best with

    Laksa Sarawak

    Price

    RM4.50 to RM8.50

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    Chong Choon Cafe View restaurant

    331, Jalan Abell, 93100 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, 93100, Kuching, Sarawak
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    0128571811

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    06:00AM—12:00PM
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    Ciak Pa BoiNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Ciak Pa Boi is a well-known coffee shop that serves typical local delicacies. Situated just a short distance from the busy road, it provides an ideal spot to stop by for meals. Those who love street food will adore Ciak Pa Boi. You could find almost any food you want at a cheap price. There are a number of stalls that sells various food selections and one of them serves delicious char kuey teow. After years of experience, they sure know the right way to prepare the dish. The wok hei is prominent and they are rather generous with their ingredients - the prawns were big, fresh and juicy, and bean sprouts is present in abundance. The overall flavour of the platter is simply delectable.

    Tips

    There is a bakso stall run by Muslim.

    Things to expect

    A kopitiam that opens 24 hours a day serving widespread menu items.

    Best with

    Soya cincau

    Price

    RM4.00 to RM7.00

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    Ciak Pa Boi View restaurant

    2, AH150, 3 1/2 Mile, 93250 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, 93250, Kuching, Sarawak
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    016-8777044

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    Every day
    12:00AM—12:00AM
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