20 August, 2009

Char Yin Yong / Wa Tan Hor

I came from a small town called Alor Setar and it is located at the Northern side of East Malaysia. However my mom and I moved to Penang Island after my dad passed away at an early age. One of the famous noodle that we always have for our supper is " Char Yin Yong".
Char Yin Yong is similar to Wa Tan Hor but the gravy and the noodle are darker :) That's why you can find my Yin Yong is darker colour compare to Wa Tan Hor. But, I just like it to be that way. If you don't, just reduced your dark soy sauce as well replace the light soy sauce with salt.

For noodles:-
  • 1/2 packet of 32 oz fresh Kueh Teow/ Hor fun/ Flat noodles
  • 1-2 tbsp dark soy sauce ( use 1 tbsp if you don't like darker noodles )
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil
For gravy/ "kuah":-
  • Some pork meat -sliced and marinate with 1 tsp cornstarch and 1 tsp light soy sauce
  • 5 -10 Peeled Shrimp ( as less & as much )
  • 2 small bunch of baby Bok Choy ( wash and cut into small pieces )
  • 1 bulb garlic ( finely chopped)
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup water mixed with 1-2 tbsp cornstarch (depend how thick the gravy you like)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 egg ( lightly beaten )
  • Light soy sauce to taste ( can be replace by salt )
  • White Pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil


Prepared all ingredients for use.

  1. Heat the non stick wok with 1 tbsp of cooking oil.
  2. Stir fry the noodles with dark soy sauce until the noodles and soy sauce well mixed or the noodles became soft.
  3. Remove and set aside.

  1. For the gravy, heat the wok with 2 tbsp cooking oil.
  2. Stir fry the chopped garlic until golden brown.
  3. Add in sliced pork and fry until partially cooked.
  4. Pour in the water and bring it to boil.
  5. Add in shrimp and vegetables.
  6. Pour another 1/2 cup of water mixture into it and bring it to boil.
  7. Add in oyster sauce, soy sauce or salt and white pepper to taste.
  8. Turn off the heat and stir in beaten egg and stir it.

Dish the gravy over the fried noodles and serve warm.
You can serve with Chili Paddy or green Chili.


Anonymous said...

Alor Setar is in West Malaysia, isn't it? East Malaysia is where Sabah and Sarawak are :P

不一样的天空 said...

Hi dear, you are right!Alor Setar is at the NOrth of West Malaysia. Sabah & Sarawak is at the East Malaysia.