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Saturday, 24 November 2012

Fried Cubic Noodles (Char Kuih Kak)

In food blogging we always seem to find one recipe posted by a blogger and later on another fellow blogger will posted right after one another.  Isn't it great we can find recipes through food blogging and tagging from one blog to another?

Would you mind if I say cooking and baking can make a person addicted and it is being contagious too?  In one way or another I am being addicted and baking is contagious!  But I do feel good about it as I can learn to bake and cook good dishes and cakes for my family, don't you think so?  Of course, we will feel so satisfied if our cooking is appreciated and the plates being swept clean after your hard worked!

Well, let's talk about my post today, Fried Cubic Noodles (Char Kuih Kak).  Previously I have made something similar like this before; Stir Fried Radish Cake (Loh Pak Koh) with the shredded radish in which is much more tedious and 'hardwork' in preparing.  After I have tried this version, this is so much easier.  I love it and in fact this is my second time making and frying it!!

I am sure you have eaten this in the hawker stalls, right?  Well you can always make this at home.  So easy.... prepare to steam the 'kuih' at night and then fried it for breakfast next day!

Fried Cubic Noodles (Char Kuih Kak) 
Recipe source from Minty's Kitchen 
Serves for 2-3 person

Ingredients for Cubic Noodles
110g rice flour
2 tbsp tapioca flour (or cornflour)
1 tbsp wheat starch (tang mien flour)
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 (6") round or 19cm loaf 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.  


It is easy to make to steam "kuih"....

 ..... and the frying the cubic noodles, of course you can add in other ingredients like prawns too if you like.  Serve with your favourite chilli sauce or sambal ....

And I noticed Helena's  also has made this too!




  1. Mel, this looks delicious! One of my Quay Lo's favorite things. I buy this most of the time when he request for it. I am going to make this soon. Thanks for the recipe.

    1. Hi quay po
      Yes, you told me before that your quay lo loves this....on my last post stir fried radish cake. Have u tried that?

  2. Hi Mel, I've not eaten this before but it certainly looks like our fried carrot/radish cake. Or is it not?

    My type of comfort food... :)

    1. Hi Alvin,
      This cubic noodles more or less the same like fried radish cake, but this version is so much easier to make. I have made the radish cake version but alot of work need to do for the steaming whereas this version is simple. Do try this if this is your comfort food.

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  4. Mel,your cubic noodle looks so yummy...!! I have made this again last week (second time too). This is so easy to make. I just steam it at night and let it cool overnight. Then, I can enjoy the fried cubic noodle for breakfast on the next morning.

    Thanks for linking my post Mel.

  5. wow! looks just like the stall-bought ones! minus the grease and over-burnt parts, of course ^^ looks good! bet your family finished everything in one sitting ^^

  6. This is such an exciting dish, one I've never seen before. My husband loves food like this and the beauty of it is that the noodle cubes can be used in different recipes. I will definitely make this for him.

  7. Hi Mel

    Your kuih kak looks delicious. Absolutely loved that picture with the chopsticks picking up the piece of kuih!

  8. Look at your plate of yummy fried kuih, I feel so hungry now, I must try this simple recipe soon.

  9. Mel, yes, I also think that cooking & baking can be addictive & if you aren't doing it for a few days, your hands will start to get "itchy," hahaha! I've seen Veronica & Helena did this & I have marked it down too. Will try it next year, sounds like a long time but not for me! Your version of this fried cubid noodles are so yummy! Yes, would like to eat them with some prawns, nice!

  10. I had a very light dinner at the hawker centre and now I'm feeling hungry looking at your plate of kuih kak. I had a great craving for this during my first pregnancy!

  11. Mel,
    This is so delish! I am feeling hungry and wanted to use my pair of chopsticks to pick one of your char kuih kak..:p
    Bookmarked this:D

  12. Hi Mel, this cubic noodle look yummylicious. Can make mine with extra bean sprout and a cup of coffee too? I'm getting hungry now...LOL

    Agree with you baking/cooking is very addictive, especially before blogging I joined the food forum, it's even worse. As daily there are hundreds of them will pop and and post their recipe and pictures. But sadly most of the forum slow down since everyone join facebook. In fact miss all the kakis in forum.

    Have a lovely day.

  13. Mel, char kuih kak is one of my favorites foods! Yours look really delicious, I am now craving for a plate of char kuih kak :) I am also addicted to baking and cooking. And I love visiting fellow food bloggers to check out what they are cooking and to learn from them. It is really fun!

  14. I'm totally drooling over this. I think I can finish the whole place...and more all by myself. :P

  15. yeah, baking and cooking in the blogosphere is contagious and it's good in the sense that we are actually inspiring one another. Oh, love this char kuih, i rarely eat this now as i dont see it too often but used to eat that a lot during my schooldays. Lots of chilli and taugeh!

  16. I've never heard of or seen this dish before! The cubic noodles, what a cute and fun kind of noodles is that! It looks delicious!!!