One of a food I miss alot is Tomyum Fried Rice is one of a famous Thai Street food  must have but donkey years ago that I ate during high school days in a cafe – Strawberry Cafe in 1-stop Penang. They indeed has one of the best fried rice but no longer in operation. Whenver we visit Cyberjack, for Red Alert, Warcraft or Counter strike, Tomyum Fried rice with sunny side up in that cafe is a must. This round I just chin chai cook at home, see can emulate something like that or not. Results: 80%!

During this lock down period, do on and off crave for certain things. Well some of the recipe I chin Chai cook and most of my recipe is my first time doing it. So alot of ingredient and cooking time is agak agak.

Video is shows how to cook and prep but in ASMR cooking version.

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Tomyum Fried Rice : Cook for 2

  1. Garlic – 20 g
  2. Onion – 30 g
  3. Carrot – 50 g
  4. Pork – 90 g
  5. Green Chilli – 10g
  6. Lemongrass – 15g
  7. tomyum paste – 2 tbls with 10 ml water
  8. Calamansi Lime – 5 biji (prefered)

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Tomyum paste that I use is customade by my best friend himself.

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You have to cut your lemongrass into this fine or grind the gren chilli and lemon grass together as 1 plate. The rest of the ingredient into another plate.

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Squeeze your limau out.

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Step 1: Stir fry lemon grass and green chili together (fry till the aroma of lemon grass is prominent)

Step 2: add in garlic, onion and carrot – fry evenly

Step 3: add in pork fry till it is cooked

Step 4: add in tomyum paste: fry till it is well coated or evenly into the ingredients

Step 5: add in rice and fry it evenly – do not fry it too dry. Best to have some moisture.

Step 6: ready to plate : best to add in sunny side up.

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My version of Tomyum fried rice with sunny side up.

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Pack with hint of lemongrass, onion is just nice and tomyum paste has the sourish and mild spicy it needed.

tomyum fried noodle recipe

Or you can replace rice to noodle to become Tomyum Fried Noodle. My version is Tomyum Fried Maggie Mee.

In this MCO period, stay safe and do take care everyone.

For Char Koey Teow in Penang, which which one would emerge as one of the best? Till date, if I were to recommend one of the best in Penang, I would be lost of selection. However, Ah Leng Char Koey Teow is emerage as one of the best and usually I eat the one his elder brother fried which is at Ayer Itam area and for this branch is his younger brother that is doing the job for afternoon to evening session.

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I remember that they used to operate in an old kopitiam which is right opposite: Khoon Hiang Cafe as now they are currently operating in Restaurant Tong Hooi. Under this establishment, I overhead a regular mention that famous chicken rice used to operate in the same kopitiam as ah Leng has also move into this kopitiam to operate.

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Parking here can be a big problem as you can park right next to it by paying RM 3 per entry, in a restaurant compound.

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This version of Ah Leng Char Koey Teow is slightly different from others where it is slightly moist from their own soup stock that they add in as per compare to the usual CKT version, it is fried to dry with wok hei.

Ah Leng homenade soup stock kept the aroma and pungent taste of it while cook with duck egg by adding extra cockles just make the taste even better. The usual will always add in with 2 big prawns at RM 7 along with Ah Leng Special version is by adding in mantis prawns ranging from RM 8-RM12.

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I still like my CKT fried with wok hei and dry version, however there are still friends of mine love this version. Shall leave it to your decision to choose which version you like. 


-= KA CHING =-

Food rating 8/10 , pretty good stuff-recommended! -Stamped-

-WARNING –This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Famous Ah Leng Char Koay Teow
Restoran Tong Hooi
Dato Keramat, Penang

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