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Char Koay Teow (Stir Fried Rice Strips)

The ever popular Char Koay Teow or stir fried rice strips with shrimps, Chinese sausage, bean sprouts, and chives with step-by-step instructions.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Chinese, Malaysian
Servings: 4
Calories: 640kcal
Author: Linda Ooi


  • 2 lbs fresh koay teow (fresh flat-cut rice noodles) (900g)
  • 3 lap cheong (Chinese sausage) (4.5 oz/128g)
  • 2 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 4 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 4 oz shrimps (peeled and deveined) (115g)
  • 2 tbsp chili paste / sambal / gochujang (optional)
  • ¼ tsp ground pepper
  • 2 large eggs (optional)
  • 6 oz bean sprouts (trimmed) (170g)
  • 4 oz Chinese chives (cut into 2 inch lengths) (115g)


  • Remove koay teow from packaging and place in a microwave safe dish. Microwave on high for 5 minutes. Remove from microwave and loosened up koay teow. Set aside.
  • Soak lap cheing in hot water for 10 minutes. Remove casing, then slice thinly at a diagonal.
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  • Combine dark soy sauce, soy sauce, and fish sauce in a small bowl.
  • In a large non-stick pan, heat vegetable oil. Fry lap cheong for about 2 minutes until lightly brown. Add minced garlic and fry for 30 seconds. Add shrimps and continue to fry for 2 to 3 minutes until shrimps curl and turn pink. Stir in chili paste/sambal/gochujang.
  • Add koay teow, soy sauce mixture, and ground pepper. Stir to get everything well mixed and coated with sauce. This should take about 2 minutes.
  • Push noodles aside. Break in the eggs. Flip the noodles back onto the eggs.
  • Finally, add bean sprouts and Chinese chives. Continue to stir for 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Dish onto plates and serve immediately.


Calories: 640kcal
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