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Wok hei-filled char kway teow price each single calorie in Ang Mo Kio


You realize it’s going to be good when even residents within the space swear by a selected stall. That was the case for Fried Kway Teow, an unassuming but insanely well-loved char kway teow stall at Ang Mo Kio Central Market & Meals Centre.

Ang Mo Kio Fried Kway Teow - storefront

How unassuming can it actually be? Simply check out its storefront, which doesn’t have a flowery title. In reality, it solely has the phrase “fried kway teow”! Followers of this hidden gem would possibly understand it as Ang Mo Kio Char Kway Teow as an alternative.

Ang Mo Kio Fried Kway Teow - storefront Ang Mo Kio Fried Kway Teow - uncle cooking

An aged couple has been operating the stall for the previous 40 years, with the pleasant auntie taking orders (usually on a big, brown sheet of paper) and the skilful uncle doing the precise cooking.

Because the title suggests, Fried Kway Teow solely sells one factor: Fried Kway Teow, and it’s obtainable in two parts: S$4 for small and S$5 for big. Each include cockles and chilli, although you possibly can ask on your char kway teow to be cooked with out these two elements in the event you’d like.

Ang Mo Kio Fried Kway Teow - queue

Previous to the hawker centre’s renovation in July 2022, it was prominently positioned alongside the entrance row of stalls. But, regardless of being relocated to the center part of the hawker centre, this neighbourhood favorite nonetheless manages to garner lengthy queues. 

Don’t be alarmed by the doubtless large queues although— it strikes comparatively quick, and belief me after I say that it’s going to be well worth the wait.

What I attempted at Fried Kway Teow

Ang Mo Kio Fried Kway Teow - char kway teow

I made a decision to carry my colleague, Aaron, the resident AMK-expert, alongside for this meal. We shared a plate of Fried Kway Teow (S$5), and naturally, we opted in for the cockles and chilli for the complete expertise.

I used to be impressed on the get-go. My Fried Kway Teow was served to me piping sizzling and contemporary off the wok, with steam billowing up from the plate of char kway teow. As we walked to our desk, I might already odor the smoky scent of wok hei, and I used to be past excited to begin consuming.

Ang Mo Kio Fried Kway Teow - char kway teow

Having patronised this stall numerous instances, Aaron warned me that the standard of the char kway teow varies. “There are good days and dangerous days,” he shares. “On the dangerous days, the char kway teow is a bit mushier.”

As we tucked into our first bites of Fried Kway Teow, I might see Aaron nodding his head. “Sure, it is a good day,” he says.

Ang Mo Kio Fried Kway Teow - char kway teow

Certainly, it was a very good day. This plate of Fried Kway Teow was wonderful— it was garlicky, savoury, full-bodied, and full of wonderful smoky and wokhei flavours. On the base of all these scrumptious flavours was a well-balanced sweetness (which I suppose is from the darkish soy sauce and a few sugar), which helped all of the flavours come collectively in a wealthy and yummy method.

It was spicier than I’d favored. The chilli was brilliant and got here throughout in a distinguished method, and after a couple of mouthfuls, I discovered myself sniffling from the built-up spiciness.

As for the feel, it’s positively wetter than most char kway teows I’ve had, however every glistening strand of kway teow was lusciously coated in a combination of sauce and oil, making every chew fully sinful however totally price it.

Ang Mo Kio Fried Kway Teow - fishcake Ang Mo Kio Fried Kway Teow - lap cheong and cockles

Hidden contained in the thick folds of char kway teow had been your common substances, resembling sliced fishcakes, lap cheong, cockles and beansprouts. 

For a plate of S$5, the quantity of cockles and lap cheong that we had been given was sadly fairly little. It took Aaron and myself a couple of minutes to dig up two to a few items of every, as if it had been a scavenger hunt!

Out of those substances, my favorite was the lap cheong, because it appeared to have been seared beforehand, making a charred saltiness that went fantastically properly with the Fried Kway Teow.

Ang Mo Kio Fried Kway Teow - lard

The lard items had been tossed so properly with the char kway teow that it regarded as if it had soaked up the gravy. I used to be nervous that it had softened within the course of, however all it took was one chew for me to be received over by these little morsels of goodness.

Although it certainly was a bit comfortable on the skin, each bit of lard was nonetheless deliciously puffy and crispy on the within, and biting into it launched a combination of smoky, salty and umami-filled flavours. Sorry eating regimen, you’ll have to attend— these crispy pork lard items are too addictive!

Last ideas

Ang Mo Kio Fried Kway Teow - char kway teow

Was this plate of Fried Kway Teow price each single calorie? Completely sure. I totally loved each single spoonful, and I can positively see myself coming again to Ang Mo Kio for this. 

Ang Mo Kio Fried Kway Teow - empty plate

If something, my solely gripe could be the sparse quantity of substances, resembling lap cheong and cockles, however the char kway teow was fried so fantastically that Aaron and I polished off your entire plate inside quarter-hour anyway.

It’s no marvel that this stall was awarded 4 stars on the SETHLUI.COM TOP 300 hawker awards. I’d say that that’s properly deserved! 

Anticipated injury: S$4 – S$5 per pax

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Worth: $

Our Ranking: 4.5 / 5

Fried Kway Teow

724 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6, Ang Mo Kio Central Market, #01-22, Singapore 560724

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Our Ranking 4.5/5

Fried Kway Teow

724 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6, Ang Mo Kio Central Market, #01-22, Singapore 560724

Phone: +65 9729 8273

Working Hours: 10.30am – 4pm (Tue to Solar), Closed on Mon



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