Sunday, July 30, 2006

Chow Kuey Teow

Chow Kuey Teow simply means "fried rice noodles"
One of the great enjoyments of doing this blog is that I get to know people from all over the world, including Kris, a talented photographer from Malaysia residing in Szentes, Hungary. Last week, Kris solved the mystery of "Chow Kuey Teow" for me -- the pronounciation of CKT which is a ChiuChow dialect is very close to "fried something expensive" in Cantonese dialect; and when I was small, I had wondered why adults would want an expensive fried dish. Though I had asked from time to time, nobody (that I know) seems to know what CKT really means. Of course, now I know. So, with Edwin of Kuala Lumpur Daily Photo, we are giving Kris a treat -- we are both posting photos of this popular Malaysian Chinese dish today.
I took this photo at an average Malaysian restaurant near my place, there are better places for Malaysian food in HK but I think I'll save them for next time ;-) Enjoy!

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Blogger edwin s said ... (July 30, 2006 2:29 PM) : 

Wow! You gave her chopsticks and a drink too! I hope she enjoys herself ;)

In malay I wrote, "Have good look. Soon you'll taste it again. Don't forget to come back and visit sometime."

I think Kuey Teow is the name of the noodle but something expensive works better for me LOL!

(are those ham strips I see???)


Blogger Lisi said ... (July 30, 2006 2:38 PM) : 

Hi Ed, yes those are ham strips, in place of Chinese sausage I think. There are other places which use Chinese sausage and make it with dark soy sauce like the one you got, I guess this is a health-conscious version ;-)


Blogger Kris said ... (July 30, 2006 3:04 PM) : 

Hi Lisi!
both of you wicked, that's what you've been planning, huh?!

i've chew that photo of Ed, hard to swallow plus he didn't give me chopsticks and yinyong (drink) LOL. Now it's time to eat your photo :D

This CKT is very diff., light in colour, plus ham. yummy looking nonetheless. I'll be sure to go Malaya Restaurant to taste it in future ;)

Very sweet of you to go through the trouble and suggesting to Edwin. You both made my day! *hugs*


Blogger ~tanty~ said ... (July 30, 2006 3:12 PM) : 

Are you killing me Lisi? Your photo really make me hungry ...
Would you please be nice and send it to me? *hungry mode*


Blogger Lisi said ... (July 30, 2006 3:51 PM) : 

hehe, I'm glad you like it! Am curious, any Asian grocery stores in Szentes? My sister lives in Salzburg and they do have Asian grocery stores there. Or is Szentes smaller than Salzburg?


Blogger Missiz Jones said ... (July 30, 2006 6:18 PM) : 

Yummy ! ( or as we say in France : "Miam !")...It's lunchtime and I discover your post...I love the story of the little Lisi wandering why adults want to eat expensive food ! ...When I was a child I lived in Mexico and in a popular mariachi song I was earing and wandering why people wanted to eat rats...I still don't know the real meanning of the song !


Blogger Invader Stu said ... (July 31, 2006 12:57 AM) : 

That looks yummy


Blogger Missiz Jones said ... (July 31, 2006 5:43 AM) : 

Thank you for your visit, Lisi.
It seems there is a problem on my blog =>posts after the 4th of july have disapeared ! I don't Know if the sound was affected too, so, I am not sure what music you liked...
If you heard a solo female voice its Nora Luca "Gadjo mio" and if it was a band : The wannadies " you and me song"...
If you come back and want to know about the music, look at the bottom of the current page to find the little juke box from "radio blog"... Hope it works !


Blogger Denton said ... (July 31, 2006 6:27 AM) : 

This photo is very good. I especially like the Chow Kuey Teow in color while the rest is in B&W.


Anonymous anne said ... (July 31, 2006 4:39 PM) : 

Oooh looks yummy! I haven't tried that yet...I don't know of any decent Malaysian restaurant here. Hope to try it on my next visit to KL :)


Blogger Kala said ... (July 31, 2006 4:53 PM) : 

what is that drink - it looks like milk but not really since it has ice - but the dish looks delicious - which makes me want to eat now!!!


Blogger Lisi said ... (July 31, 2006 5:57 PM) : 

thanks Missiz Jones for dropping by again.

Hi Kala, that is an iced tea with milk!

Thanks for your footprints and hey now you know Chow Kuey Teow and what to order when you go to Malaysian restaurants......well in fact some Chinese restaurants in HK make CKT as well ;-) bon appetite


Blogger rudygiron said ... (July 31, 2006 11:01 PM) : 

You guys are making me hungry. Have I mentioned yet that Asian Cuisine is my favorite food.


Blogger Jane said ... (August 01, 2006 12:28 AM) : 

Lisi, I just visited Edwin's site. Aw! you and Edwin are really sweet! Kris would be crying over your wonderful photos. Kris, I wish we could send you the real thing!

Would love to try CKT in HK again! I cant remember the resto where we ate it but its definitely not a Malaysian resto.

All these years, I thought its Chinese!

The young Lisi story was funny! ;P


Blogger Min said ... (August 06, 2006 1:38 AM) : 

Lisi, the Hokkien (Fukien) way is "char kuey teow". Kuey teow is the clear rice noodle that is used.

Err... The HK version doesn't look as appetising.

Alright, I'm hungry for some now and it's 1.30 am!


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