Thursday, September 01, 2005

KY eats - Penang Char Kuih Kak - Pan Fried Radish Cake

Yet another entry to the ever growing food related entries. This time I'll talk about the Char Kuih Kak, a hawker food you seldom find here in KL, but quite a common dish in any hawker center in Penang.

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Char Kuih Kak with seafood!

Char Kuih Kak, or in a more descriptive English term, Pan Fried Radish Cake, is basically a simple dish with radish cake, dried salty vege chips, bean sprouts, and egg fried over sauce made up of mostly soya sauce, dark soya sauce, and chili paste. The radish cake came is usualy chopped up to little half-mahjong size bits, smaller they are, the better they are, since a smaller bit ensures more coverage of the sauce. Occassionally you can have seafood in it as an option.

This particular stall is located at the hawker center opposite Penang Chinese Girls' High School, PCGHS, at Jalan Gottlieb. The stall also offers Fried Oyster. Judging by the taste of their Kuih Kak, I would definately try their fried oyster on the next trip. It was definately one of the better Kuih Kak that I had.

For those of you who are in Klang Valley, the monday pasar malam at ss2 has a stall selling Kuih Kak too, no seafood option, but tastes pretty decent nonetheless. I get my Kuih Kak fix from there a couple times a month.

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