By Kiana Koh
What is Char Kway Teow? Char Kway Teow (CKT) is a very popular noodle dish that originated from Singapore and Malaysia. The noodles are ricecake strips and stir fried with other ingredients like dark soy sauce, prawns, de-shelled blood cockles, egg and fishcake. The ingredients used by the different stalls vary but all those mentioned are the most common!
Now that we understand the term Char Kway Teow, what exactly constitutes a good Char Kway Teow?
One of the most important things are definitely fresh ingredients. If the de-shelled blood cockles are not fresh, it would be obvious as there would be a very strong fishy and weird taste, so fresh ingredients are a must.
Snow Mount Char Kway Teow is quite well known for those residents in Clementi and even on a quiet day there will still be a queue, albeit a shorter one.
What I love about this Char Kway Teow from Snow Mount is that this dish is not dry. Many CKT’s are dry because of the temperature of the wok when stir frying it! Also, the noodles are evenly coated with the sauce they use which it is slightly sweet and savoury at the same time.
The fishcakes and cockles are fresh, chewy and overall enhanced the taste of the whole dish!
Snow Mount also sells another type of delicacy, Goreng Pisang. The word goreng means fried and pisang means banana, both in Malay. Bananas are coated in batter and fried leaving the outside crispy and the inside is sweet!
My grandma loves Goreng Pisangs! She would always buy them when she was in Clementi!
Snow Mount is one of the stalls in Clementi Hawker Centre that is not to be missed!