While the definitive origins of Char Koay Teow are unknown, Penang is undoubtedly a viable option in being the birthplace of Char Koay Teow. What started out as a ‘poor man’s dish’ among labourers has now become one of the most iconic Straits dishes – but how exactly is Penang Char Koay Teow different from its Singapore variant?
As part 2 of our countdown to RWS Street Eats happening from 12 to 20 August 2017, here’s an infographics on what goes into making one of the crowd favourites at Malaysian Food Street, Penang Char Koay Teow.
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RWS Street Eats
Date: 12 – 20 August 2017 (note: on 18 August 2017, event ends earlier at 5pm due to a private event)
Time: Weekdays 11am – 9pm (Mon – Thu) | Weekends 11am – 10pm (Fri – Sun)
Venue: Malaysian Food Street, RWS Waterfront, Level 1
Price: Admission is free, and dishes are priced from S$4 onwards – but enjoy more in return when you purchase an Early Bird Bundle below.
Early Bird Bundle (ends 11 Aug 2017). Includes:
- 8 x Event Food Vouchers (worth S$4 each)
- 1 x Complimentary can of Coca-Cola (option to top up S$4 for a Tiger Beer)
- Gift Vouchers from OSIM, SodaStream and Naiise worth more than S$40
Bundle price: S$30 Regular | S$28 RWS Invites | S$24 HSBC credit card