Lai Heng – We Loved their Pairing of Char Kway Teow and Otah!
Unusual food pairings that involve char kway teow are hardly seen. I haven’t come across any unique char kway teow combination which could beat the one at Heng Huat (cooked with radish and topped with generous amounts of chye sim) until now. Online reviews, coupled with the recommendations of dear friends, convinced us to order this plate of char kway teow from Lai Heng. What caught our attention was their special pairing of char kway teow and otah. Doesn’t it sound delicious!
Moist and flavourful char kway teow seems almost impossible to achieve, but Lai Heng has done the impossible. We urge you to slurp up the plate of noodles before it turns dry! We love that they were generous with the amount of eggs too. However, the char in the char kway teow was lacking. We were told that Lai Heng’s char kway teow usually carries a distinct smoky aroma. Perhaps, consistency is an issue here.
Our plate was filled with a fair amount of hum, so cockle lovers, this plate of char kway teow is for you! I don’t usually fancy the bloody bivalves but they give the char kway teow a characteristic sweet and savoury flavour that we all love.
What sets Lai Heng apart from the rest of its hawker counterparts is its unique offering of huge otahs ($1). After a quick stay on the grill, the piping hot otah was a wonderful treat. Unwrap the banana leaf, and savour the well-seasoned fish paste. The fragrant otah has a smoky flavour that complements the char kway teow very well. A word of caution : the otah is pretty spicy!
Who knew? Pairing otah with char kway teow is actually such a great idea!
Lai Heng Fried Kway Teow
Address: 590 Upper Thomson Rd, #01-15 Sembawang Hill Food Centre, Singapore 574419
Opening Hours: 11am to 5pm daily.
MissTamChiak.com made anonymous visit and paid its own meal at the stall featured here.
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