Sunday, May 31, 2009

Fried Carrot Cake (Chai Tow Kway 菜頭粿)

Fried Carrot cake (Chai Tow Kway) is a common hawker dish that you can easily find in any part of Singapore. There are 2 types, typically the more 古早 Sweet Fried Carrot cake that is usually cooked with sweet sauce and is dark in color and the more savory one, Crispy Fried Carrot cake.


Personally, I favor the crispy kind more because I don't really like sweet sauce kind of food for instance, Char Kway Teow. Don't ask me why because I have no idea! My parents love Sweet Fried Carrot cake so I do take them occasionally especially if I am having breakfast with them and it happens that they are ordering that. I'm not a fussy person so I eat whatever is serve to me.

Prince Charming personally like both of them, one thing for sure he much prefers the Sweet sauce kind in the morning or as supper. He is not a very fussy eater as well so he eats what I serve to him! HAHAH :P

I made this Sweet Fried Carrot Cake as a supper for Prince Charming on Friday night. He likes it except that he finds the "Chai Po" or persevered radish too salty. I suggest soaking it in water to remove some of the salt content before using it.




12 comments:

Cricetos said...

My mom soaks chye poh in water and then fries it together with sugar. It tastes pretty much like outside type. U might want to try that, but it is pretty labout intensive.

Bee Rueh said...

looks delicious! haven't had this in ages

love yr blog :) hope you dont mind me linking you

Happy Mrs Kwok said...

Miss Peh,
I didn't fry it with any sugar. Hmm.. maybe I should give a try! Let you know again :)

Bee Rueh,
Thank you! It's my honor to be linked! :D

Irene's Travel Log said...

Hi
How you make the carrot cake? Could you email me the recipe?

Thanks
Irene

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Happy Mrs Kwok said...

Hi Irene,
I bought the carrot cake from NTUC. It's factory made kind, not as soft as home-made kinds but oh well, when you have cravings you make do with anything :P