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Wokhei-infused halal char kway teow by Muslim convert

I really like char kway teow sadly, my halal restrictions have relegated my enjoyment of char kway teow to Malay and Indian variations of them. They often are available deep or mild pink colors and style means too just like your mee goreng mamak or as plain as consuming boiled kway teow.

786 Char Kway Teow - Exterior Shot

It’s actually by religion that 786 Char Kway Teow exists, because it’s manned by Anis, each proprietor and chef, who’s a Muslim convert. Positioned at Bukit Merah View Market & Hawker Centre, Anis was a former Chinese language banquet chef of virtually 20 years earlier than popping out to promote halal char kway teow on his personal.

786 Char Kway Teow - Interior Shot

His present stall initially belonged to his late grandmother who bought zi char. To make up for the shortage of manpower, Anis determined to promote char kway teow as an alternative, although his cooking model does utilise some side of zi char.

Understandably, Anis has to tweak his recipe as he doesn’t have the choice of utilizing pork and lard to flavour the char kway teow. As such, he depends on a secret mix of seasonings and sauces to make up for lacking components. 

786 Char Kway Teow - Food Shot

Throughout my lunch there, I observed Anis would cowl a part of the noodles within the wok with a dome-shaped lid which I discovered, in a while, was a way he adopted from his zi char background. He would then scoop numerous dark-coloured sauces earlier than mixing them with the noodles.

What I attempted at 786 Char Kway Teow

786 Char Kway Teow - Char Kway Teow

Selecting what to eat at 786 Char Kway Teow was pretty easy, together with your solely choice being the scale of your Char Kway Teow. My choices had been restricted to Small (S$4), Medium (S$5) and Giant (S$6). You possibly can request extra cockles for an additional S$2

A plate of Char Kway Teow had fried egg, bean sprouts and a few cockles and fish cake slices. Unusually, I couldn’t discover some greens as seen in some photos on-line, which is a disgrace as I believed it might add not solely color but in addition texture to the dish.

786 Char Kway Teow - Close Up

It was obvious after my first chunk that this was most likely some of the genuine char kway teow I’ve ever had— or at the very least it tasted totally different than those I had earlier than. It had a singular wokhei flavour that was imparted by the cooking technique used.

That distinct smokiness style was what saved me going. I additionally appreciated how well-cooked the noodle was, with simply the correct quantity of chew!

It had a cushty degree of spiciness that complemented the savoury soy sauce flavours. I like to recommend leaving the chilli in because it gives a break from the wealthy style. The bean sprouts additionally added a much-needed crunchy texture, although some may discover it too uncooked.

786 Char Kway Teow - Fish Cake

I want there was an choice so as to add extra fish muffins, as I believed an additional quantity of protein would actually elevate the dish. It’s clearly not selfmade however nonetheless was a pleasing addition. It had a singular QQ texture that was totally different than what the noodles offered.

786 Char Kway Teow - Cockles

I’ve by no means been a fan of cockles, be it on kway teow or on their very own. I discovered that they’ve a metallic style that I simply can’t vibe with. I left it on my plate as I believed the combination of sauces and textures would change my thoughts. Sadly, it didn’t, however for cockles lovers, this may most likely do you good as there was fairly a good bit of it.

I’m wondering if you happen to’d get a reduction if you happen to requested for no cockles.

786 Char Kway Teow - Large Char Kway Teow

I used to be so happy with the meal that I tabao-ed a big one. It was roughly 4 hours after my having lunch there and the packed char kway teow was nonetheless heat. The minute I opened the packet, a well-known wokhei odor stuffed my room (sure, I’m a hermit) as if Anis cooked it there.

Consuming the big portion, I realised you could simply get jelak however then once more you’re most likely anticipated to share with parts like this.

Ultimate ideas

786 Char Kway Teow - Char Kway Teow

I don’t assume you will get any halal char kway teow as genuine as those at 786 Char Kway Teow. It ticks all of the packing containers of any halal variation of a beloved dish, equivalent to having it made by a convert and somebody who is aware of what an genuine model of the dish is meant to style like.

Additionally it is very inexpensive, with even the smallest plate filling me up once I hadn’t eaten something the entire day. It’s additionally fuss-free! You both get genuine Char Kway Teow or nothing.

It is a new daybreak for halal char kway teow!

Anticipated injury: S$4 – S$6 per pax

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Worth: $

Our Ranking: 4 / 5

786 Char Kway Teow

115 Bukit Merah View, Bukit Merah View Market & Hawker Centre, #01-28, Singapore 151115


Our Ranking 4/5

786 Char Kway Teow

115 Bukit Merah View, Bukit Merah View Market & Hawker Centre, #01-28, Singapore 151115

Working Hours: 12pm — 8pm (Sat to Thu), Closed on Fri



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