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The 5 Best Char Kway Teow in Singapore

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Char Kway Teow also known as Fried Kway Teow is one of the most wanted dishes in Singapore that you cannot pass through. You may be melted with the mixture of flat rice noodles and egg noodles which will be commonly stir-fried with eggs, cockles, lap cheong (Chinese sausages), bean sprouts, and Chinese chives.

A traditional plate of char kway teow could not be done without lard, which delights the dish with special flavors. These days, in the healthier version of this delicious fried noodle dish, lard is replaced by oil, and more vegetables are added in.

Char Kway Teow can be found at any hawker centres in Singapore, but it’s not easy for you to find the best one. So, we are happy to share the 5 best Char Kway Teow destinations, recommended by many locals that you can add to your priority.

1. No. 18 Fried Kway Teow

  • No. 18 Fried Kway Teow Image: No. 18 Fried Kway Teow
  • Best for
    Wok hei fried kway teow
  • Price
    S$3 per small plate
  • Address
    Stall 17, Zion Riverside Food Centre
    70 Zion Road, Singapore 247792
  • Opening hours
    Daily 12:00 – 15:00, 18:30 – 23:00
    Closed on alt Mondays

No. 18 Fried Kway Teow is a famous fried kway teow food stall located near the entrance of Zion Riverside Food Centre on Zion Road. Named No. 18 Fried Kway Teow, but its official address is at number 17 of the food court.

What people like

  • At No.18, fried kway teow is freshly cooked in batch upon order and will be presented piping hot on your tables. The kway teow is springy, packed with wok hei flavor. The charm of a No.18’s fried kway teow plate lives in the generous amount of fresh, juicy cockles and crunchy, juicy bean sprouts. Those bean sprouts help balance out the fat, coming from lup cheong and lard.

NO. 18 FRIED KWAY TEOW’S INGREDIENTS: Kway teow (flat rice & egg noodles), cockles, slices of fish cake, lup cheong (Chinese sausage), egg, bean sprouts, Chinese chives, and black sauce.

USING OF LARD: For those who like to have the little pieces of crispy pork in Fried Kway Teow, No. 18 is the right place.

PORTION SIZES: The dish comes in three sizes, small (S$3), medium (S$4), and large (S$5). With a generous amount given, a small plate is just right for a medium eater.

GETTING THERE:

  • Buses: 1N, 2N, 3N, 4N, 5, 5N, 6N, 16, 75, 175, 195, 970 and NR5 (Walk 2 mins from bus stop B06131)
  • Nearest MRT station: Tiong Bahru MRT (EW17) (Walk 12 mins from Exit B)

2. Hill Street Char Kway Teow

  • Hill Street Char Kway Teow Image: Sanctu
  • Best for
    Fried kway teow with crunchy pork lard
  • Price
    S$3 per plate
  • Address
    Blk 16 Bedok South Road
    #01-41 Bedok South Road Market & Food Centre
    Singapore 460016
  • Phone
    +65 6442 1763
  • Opening hours
    Tue - Sun: 10:30 – 18:00
    Closed on Mon

Coming to Singapore’s fried kway teow, Hill Street Char Kway Teow is often the first name to pop up in people’s minds. This food stall made its fame since it was located at Hill Street. These days, we can find this over-40-year-old fried kway teow stall at Bedok South Road Market & Food Centre.

What people like

  • The distinctive flavor of “wok hay” and the enticing crunchy pork lard differentiate Hill Street’s fried kway teow from the rest. Specially, the alluring smoky flavor, imparted to the kway teow by a very hot wok is what makes your dish. We know that the fried lard is sinful, but who can resist the lure of the crunchy pork lard in the Hill Street’s fried kway teow, which adds a heavenly flavor to the whole plate.

HILL STREET CHAR KWAY TEOW’S INGREDIENTS: Kway teow (flat rice & egg noodles), cockles, lup cheong (Chinese sausage), eggs, bean sprouts, Chinese chives, black soya sauce, and crispy pork lard.

USING OF LARD: Yes

FOOD PORTION: There are usually two portion sizes on offer, priced at S$3.00 and S$4.00 but still possible for big eaters to order a five-dollar plate.

GETTING THERE:

  • Buses: 12, 38, and 229 (Walk 1 min from bus stop B84119)
  • Nearest MRT station: Bedok MRT (EW5) (Walk 12 mins from Exit B)

3. Outram Park Fried Kway Teow

  • Outram Park Fried Kway Teow Image: Charles Haynes
  • Best for
    Eggy, creamy version of fried kway teow
  • Fee
    S$4 per plate
  • Address
    Hong Lim Food Centre
    #02-17 Blk 531A Upper Cross Street, Singapore 510531
  • Opening hours
    Mon – Sat: 06:00 – 16:30
    Closed on Sun and PH

Outram Park Fried Kway Teow is an award-winning food stall located at Hong Lim Market and Food Centre. Local foodies patronize this food court to taste one of the best fried kway teow plates in Singapore and other famed foods like curry mee, wanton noodles, and mee siam at one visit.

What people like

  • Char kway teow with more eggs is a highlight of Outram Park’s version. More eggs and less cooking time leave a creamy texture to the dish. Open at 06:00 in the morning, Outram Park Fried Kway Teow is also a breakfast point for the early birds.

OUTRAM PARK FRIED KWAY TEOW’S INGREDIENTS: Kway teow (flat rice & egg noodles), cockles, fish cake, eggs, bean sprouts, dark soy sauce, and crispy pork lard.

USING OF LARD: Yes

FOOD PORTION: Only standard plates are on offer, priced at S$4.00. Diners can pay S$2.00 extra for more cockles and S$0.50 for more egg.

GETTING THERE:

  • Buses: 186, 588, 599 and 970 (Walk 1 min from bus stop B05129)
  • Nearest MRT station: Chinatown MRT (NE4) (Walk 2 mins from Exit E)

4. Meng Kee Char Kway Teow

  • Meng Kee Char Kway Teow Image: Kyle_Lam
  • Best for
    Sweet version of char kway teow
  • Price
    S$3 per small plate
  • Address
    #01-669 Wei Xuan Eating House
    22 Havelock Road Singapore 160022
  • Opening hours
    Mon - Sat 10:30 – 19:00
    Sun 10:30 – 16:00

Located at Wei Xuan Eating House on Havelock Road and with more than 30 years of serving people, Meng Kee Char is highly voted as one of the best char kway teow shops in Singapore that you should try once in your life.

What people like

  • Meng Kee provides its fans with a moist, smooth and sweet version of char kway teow. More sweet sauce is added to make it sweeter than the usual ones commonly found in Singapore. A generous amount of bean sprouts and the smell of the wok are a reward for those patiently wait for Meng Kee’s char kway teow plates.

MENG KEE CHAR KWAY TEOW’S INGREDIENTS: Kway teow (flat rice & egg noodles), cockles, egg, lap cheong (Chinese sausages), caixin, garlic, and dark soy sauce.

USING OF LARD: Yes

PORTION SIZES: Small (S$3), medium (S$4), and large (S$5)

GETTING THERE:

  • Buses: 5, 16, 33, 63, 123, 195, 851, and NR5 (Walk 4 mins from bus stop B10151)
  • Nearest MRT station: Tiong Bahru MRT (EW17) (Walk 5 mins from Exit B)

5. 91 Fried Kway Teow Mee

  • 91 Fried Kway Teow Mee
  • Best for
    No-lard version of fried kway toew
  • Price
    From S$3 per plate
  • Address
    #01-91 Golden Mile Food Centre
    505 Beach Road, Singapore 199583
  • Phone
    +65 9830 0965
  • Opening hours
    Daily: 11:00 – 21:00
    Closed on Mondays

In spite of no lard in its plate, fried kway teow at 91 Fried Kway Teow Mee at Golden Mile Food Centre has its own loyal following. If you are attentive to healthy diets, this green fried kway teow simultaneously hits your two targets.

What people like

  • At 91 Fried Kway Teow Mee, oil is used instead of lard to create a healthy version of fried kway teow. So, you cannot find any Chinese sausages or cubes of crispy pork lard on the plate but a green layer of vegetables on top. If you are a health-conscious diner, this green version of fried kway teow is ideal for you to satisfy your craving without feeling guilty.

91 FRIED KWAY TEOW MEE’S INGREDIENTS: Kway teow (flat rice & egg noodles), vegetables, eggs, ikan bilis, cockles, and dark sauce.

USING OF LARD: No

PRICES:

  • S$3 – S$4 per plate
  • 50c for extra cockles
  • 50c for extra vegetables
  • 50c for ikan bilis

GETTING THERE:

  • Buses: 100 (Walk 2 mins from bus stop B01429)
  • Nearest MRT station: Nicoll Highway MRT (CC5) (Walk 5 mins from Exit A)

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