Quarantummy: Fake char kway teow

Okay, I kept saying it was fake char kway teow because the noodles were wrong and I was missing half the ingredients. But! I think I got the flavor right, and people seemed to like it!

Photo by Suzy Hazelwood from Pexels


As usual, I used what I had on hand. In this case:

  • Egg noodles
  • Shiitake mushrooms – sliced
  • Chinese sausage from Hong Kong – sliced
  • Carrots – chopped
  • Onions – chopped
  • Soy sauce
  • Sugar
  • Chili garlic
  • Egg
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  1. Boil sausage for 20 minutes. This is important! This particular sausage was from my teammate, who brought it over from Hong Kong. It’s really tasty, but if you don’t boil it long enough, it’s really chewy and hard to eat.
  2. Saute onions. Add carrots and shiitake mushrooms.
  3. Add noodles. Add maybe a cup of water, or just enough to cover the noodles. Bring to a boil, then simmer while gently stirring the noodles apart.
  4. Add soy sauce, brown sugar and chili garlic. Amounts entirely up to you! I don’t like much sugar, and I do love chili garlic, but you might prefer different proportions. Mix well.
  5. If the sausage is tender enough, add the sausage to the noodles.
  6. In another pan, make a simple omelet. Slice thinly, and sprinkle all over the noodles. Serve hot!

I wouldn’t call it char kway teow, but I don’t know what else to call it! Either way, it was delicious!

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