Religion and char koay teow

In Ipoh, for dinner, I wound up ordering char koay teow from a Malay (Muslim) hawker stall, which they recommended as their specialty. It looked like this:

Now, your standard ckt (this one happens to be one of the most famous in town) looks more like this:

The former was served in a brown soupy sauce that was heavy on the cockles. 

Cockles are typical, as are bean sprouts, flat rice noodles, shrimp, and eggs. 

But... the standard version is fried. In lard. And usually served with bacon or some other pork product.

None of which I considered before ordering my Ipoh char koay teow. 

1 comment:

Jenny said...

yum! Looks delicious, KD!