Homemade Kway Teow


After I visited Veny's blog I got this huge craving for a plate of fried rice noodles - Kwetiaw goreng in Indonesian or Char Kway Teow in Malaysian. But as I have mentioned in my previous post ages ago, it's very hard to find fresh rice noodles here. It's been months since I last saw fresh rice noodles in the local Asian grocery stores... That's why I decided to make my own rice noodles, even though I knew it would be quite time-consuming. The recipe itself is quite simple - just rice flour, tapioca flour, water, oil and salt. You can adjust the rice flour/tapioca flour ratio to reach your ideal rice noodle texture - if you want your noodles more chewy, then add more tapioca flour and less rice flour, or if you want you noodles more ricey than chewy, then add more rice flour and less tapioca flour. I like mine in between - not too chewy, but also not too ricey.

  • 2.5 cups rice flour
  • 1.5 cups tapioca flour/cornstarch
  • 7 cups water
  • 2 tbs oil
  • a dash of salt
  • baking pan
What to do
  • Mix all ingredients
  • Grease baking pan with oil then place it in a steamer. Pour batter into pan (about 1-2 mm thick).
  • Cover and steam for 5 minutes.
  • Remove the rice sheet. Allow to cool. Roll the sheet as you roll chee cheong fun and then cut to desired width.
  • Repeat the steaming process for the remaining batter.

I used the rice noodles to make char kway teow, the famous rice-noodle dish from Malaysia. Very tasty, even though I lacked bean sprouts and my rice noodles were quite fat...

Looks rather oily, I know! I used duck oil instead of pork oil.

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  1. Thanks for the recipe! I will try it soon! I miss Kway teow too!

  2. astaga nih org , smp bikin kwetiaw sendiri .. he22 rajin amat , di toko susah dapetnya ya ?
    he22 looks yummy , udang gede2 & bnyk lapchiong pula .. pasti enak nih !
    pake minyak bebek ? baru tau aku !

  3. @Angie - Is it also hard to find fresh rice noodles where you live?

    @Veny - Iya nih, gara2 kamu sampe aku akhirnya buat kwetiaw sendiri...!;-)

  4. wah! u made kway teow from scratch. It looks really good! :)

  5. WOW! You're so clever, make your own Kway teow.
    Thumbs up!

  6. oh, i like this dish so much too! and in italy, i havent seen fresh rice noodle before! :(

  7. Yum... it looks so delicious! Ah.. too bad, no bean sprout...

  8. This is again amazing and the finished products look really good, not oily at all.

    Thank you for the recipe. The supply in our Asian store is irregular so your recipe helps a lot. I am bookmarking this page.

  9. your own kwe teow....
    cool and look delicious too... i wonder???