Saturday, August 25, 2012

Fried Cubic Noodle (Char Kuih Kak)

When Poh made Cubic Noodles in MasterChef-All-Stars recently it brings back memories of the popular street food in Malaysia - Char Kuih Kak  or fried Loh Bak Go (Radish Cake). 

Ingredients for the cubic noodles (rice cake):   I halved the recipe from my  Chwee Kueh recipe (Serves 3)

110g rice flour
2 tbsp tapioca flour (or cornflour)
1 tbsp wheat starch
1/2 cup cold water
1 1/4 cup boiling water
1 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp salt
  • In a mixing bowl combine rice flour, tapioca flour, wheat starch, salt and cold water together.  Stir in oil. 
  • Pour boiling water into the batter and stir until batter is smooth.
  • Pour into a 17cm round pan and steam over boiling water for about 25 minutes or until cooked.  
  • Cool the rice cake thoroughly before cutting into cubes.  

Ingredients for frying cubic noodles:

3 tbsp chopped pickled radish (chai poh)
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 eggs
a few sprigs of chinese parsley
beansprouts (about 3  handfuls)

Seasoning:  (to taste)
dark soy sauce
light soy sauce
salt & pepper

  • With about 2 tbsp of oil, pan fry the cubic noodles until golden brown.  Transfer to a plate and set aside.
  • Stir fry the pickled radish and garlic until aromatic. 
  • Return the cubic noodles to the wok.
  • Push the cubic noodles to the side of the wok then crack eggs into the centre and scramble until egg is just set.
  • Pour in seasoning.  Toss well to combine.
  • Finally add in beansprouts and chinese parsley.  Toss until well combined and heated through.
  • Serve while it is hot. 


  1. Your fried radish cake make me hungry. It has been quite sometime not having it. I only like my hometown version so I have to wait till I visit my parents in Penisular Malaysia.

    1. I wonder which Malaysian don't like this. Anyway, mine is not radish cake.

  2. oh ..this is yummy! When I was I Msia, I always go to apsaras malam to tapao char kuih kak...,love it

  3. These look like potatoes... nice click...

    First time here and glad to join you... check out my space when you have time..

    Yum! Yum! Yum!

  4. Hi Veron, first of all, thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. I'm such a slow follower. So hope you're don't mind. You have such a pretty site here love your version of stir fried cubic noodle. Looks as awesome. Thanks for sharing. Hope you're enjoying your weekend.
    Have fun.

    1. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving your comment which I appreciate a lot.

  5. Oh, I didn't know there is another name for this "Char Kuih Kak". I have made and fried this before but my recipe is different from yours as I have shredded white radish in the batter to steam it. But you made yours looks simply delicious too! Oh, I loves watching Poh's Kitchen series.

    1. I think they called the fried radish cake - Char Chai Tow Kuih.

  6. I like to pack this from pasar malam, your made it look so good, next time i must try this out.

  7. Ohhh....Char Kuih Kak, I will order this everytime I see it. It is such a delicious dish, sort of like char kueh teow. You have got me craving for it now.

  8. Definitely one of my favourites! This looks so delicious. And doesn't look very difficult. Would definitely like to try this recipe out.

  9. Hi Veronica, oh... this look delicious. Have not eat this for a long time, thanks for sharing the recipe.

    Have a great day ahead.

  10. I'm a big, big fan of Poh. Got her cookbook at home but not daring to try this dish because steaming dish is my weakest link, haha! You had done a great job in this "char kuih kak!"

    1. Jessie, believe me, steaming this 'kuih' is the easiest, you won't over-cook it. Come on you've done more complicated dish than this!

  11. That looks so yummy, I had to stop and comment :-) Lovely caramelization on the "kuih"!

    1. Hi Fern, thanks for your lovely comment and thanks for dropping by.


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