Char Kway Teow, Blue Boy Vegetarian Centre

After our beef noodles at Ngau Kee, rif wanted to check out the Vegetarian Char Kway Teow stall at Blue Boy Vegetarian Centre. He told me he heard that the Vegetarian Char Kway Teow here is very nice. I was skeptical about this, as a good plate of CKT MUST have lard. The char kway teow is fried by an Indian man, who speaks much better Cantonese than I do. He was also very thoughtful – he noticed we were sharing so he quickly got us 2 small plates and another chopstick.We ordered a large plate to share. When the kway teow came, it smelt good. Instead of cockles, lard and lap cheong, the vegetarian version had oyster mushrooms and mock meat.My first bite gave me a surprise. It was actually quite good! rif was waiting for that priceless expression on my face – just to prove his point. The kway teow was very fluffy and wasn’t too oily. The seasoning and chili was evenly distributed, so each strand of kway teow was well-coated. The oyster mushroom was tender and the beansprouts were crunchy.For a vegetarian CKT with no meat, no cockles, no lap cheong and NO LARD, it was damn good. I never thought vegetarian CKT could taste this good. I can only imagine how nice the CKT would taste if it wasn’t vegetarian

Ambiance: 6/10
Price: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Verdict: No lard, no cockles and no lap cheong. But still delicious! I’m amazed!

Blue Boy Vegetarian Centre
No 6001, Blue Boy Mansion
Off Tingkat Tung Shin
Kuala Lumpur

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Comments

  1. Hi Bangsar-babe,
    I’m bloghopping here.

    When I first tried vegetarian fried kway teow, I thought it’ll be real bad! Who knows, it turned up to be good! :D

  2. Bangsar-bAbE says:

    Hi Kok, thanks for visiting.

    I thought so too. Wonder what secret ingredients the fella use to make his vege CKT so nice…

  3. hmm… funny i should read this after watching this:
    http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/mark_bittman_on_what_s_wrong_with_what_we_eat.html

    which was after reading about this:
    http://www.cbc.ca/health/story/2008/09/15/f-mclagan-fat.html

    (and now I really want that book)
    the info in the first link is worth some thought. Even if it doesn’t make me immediately throw out the junk I have lying around, it’ll probably make me think twice the next time I pick up processed food

  4. dammit, i can’t get the link to show properly

    go to the nytimes bitten blog ( http://bitten.blogs.nytimes.com) and click on the video titled ‘What’s wrong with what we eat’

  5. Bangsar-bAbE says:

    Hmmm…I just watched the link. It’s good info…but not good enough to make me stop eating junk. :P

    Animal fat is gewd…MORE LARD, please! :D

  6. the ckt is good because of his more than 30 yrs experience!

    i used to eat at this stall when i was a kid and that time was he fried non-vegetarian ckt. later the boss convert the whole place to vegetarian shop, and his ckt also goes vegetarian.

  7. I have been vegetarian for 21 years and I’ve always been searching for an ‘authentic’ CKT. My search has come to an end, thanks to you !

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