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Penangites always love a proper plate of char kuih teow and would usually regards CKT prepared by non Penang Hokkien as a bit of suspect. So naturally, most of us probably won’t sample char kuih teow manned by a Malay operator, since it’s .. well, usually not at all similar to the “original” version in which we’re familiar with.

It's a game of fire and showmanship
It’s a game of fire and showmanship

However, being a food writer, it is also very important to be open and be willing to try all sorts of food and dishes, including those that may looked to be going against my “cultural heritage”, a decision which brought me to many wonderful surprises and great experience, including this kuih teow basah stall at SS15 that I tried a short while ago.

The stall operates out of a van usually parked just outside the SS15 wet market on Jalan SS15/8a. There’ll be a few ad hoc tables set up right next it, comfort isn’t of any particular emphasis.

The cooking though, was a bit of a show, with flames threatening to blow up the entire operations, though any experienced hawker adventurer would find this a welcoming sight. And indeed it was!

simple looking kuih teow basah, but oh so delicious
simple looking kuih teow basah, but oh so delicious

The resulting plate of kuih teow was nothing like the type I’m familiar with, it came with kuih teow (of course), egg, bean sprout, cockles, and a couple prawns with shells still on. It was also really wet, and spicy in a way that’s different from what I’m used to,  yet it was very delicious in its own way, with the sauce packing a strong sweet seafood flavor and the dish having its own “wok hei” if you will.

If you’re a fan of kuih teow, give this a try as well, you may be surprised.

kuih teow basah ss15

Kuih Teow Basah Food Truck
Jalan SS15/8a (outside wet market)
Subang Jaya, Selangor
GPS: 3.074237, 101.587796
Hours: night

Discuss : KY eats – Kuih Teow Basah (halal), Subang Jaya SS15

  1. I’ll take your word for it. As they say, never judge a book by its cover. 😀

  2. I’ve eaten kueh teow from Malay stalls during my Ramadan walkabout and I’ve always noticed that theirs is always wetter than the version we know. So it makes sense to make it really basah and call their rendition kueh teow basah…hahaha! 😀

  3. The fire is enough to entice me to drop by.

  4. i gotta admit i’m not a fan of kuih teow basah – but then, i generally don’t prefer my noodles gravy-ish or soup-ish (i also don’t love wan tan hor, kuey teow th’ng, etc) – but since a penang person says the one here is delicious, i believe that! 😀

  5. I love a plate of nice koay teow basah and this looks good! Sadly I’m not a fan of SS15… so this might be a bit hard for me to try! 🙁

  6. I am with you on keeping an open mind.

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