The History of Char Kway Teow

Char Kway Teow is a famous Hokkien hawker dish originated in Penang island of Malaysia where many Hokkien people reside. Char Kway Teow is Hokkien words for the dish (in Hokkien dialect) – “char” means fry, “Kway” means cake and “Teow” means thread. It was originally sold by fishermen, farmers and cockle-gatherers throughout South-East Asia,[…]