From Singapore Hotels & Singapore Lifestyle
Char Kway Teow (炒粿條 in Chinese, pronouced as "Chow Guo Tiao"), also commonly known in Singapore as Fried Kway Teow is actually fried flat rice noodle (made from rice flour) with yellow thick noodle.
Char Kway Teow is usually fried with dark soy sauce, prawns, egg, bean sprouts, Chinese sausage (commonly known as Lap Cheong) and sliced fish cake. Like Fried Carrot Cake the frying skill of the hawker is very important. Although the Fried Kway Teow is fried together with dark soy sauce, you do not want your Char Kway Teow to be burnt. And no matter whether you can take spicy food or not, you must try it with chili. Request for a very small amount of chili if you cannot take spicy food. This is because if you eat Fried Kway Teow without chili, you are missing out more than half the fun of eating it.
Some stalls may serve Char Kway Teow with fried pork lard to make the Kway Teow tastier. A good Kway Teow is one where the serving is not too dry or too soggy. And make sure the cockles are well cooked also. You can request for your servings to be without the cockles if you feel uncomfortable eating them but again, you would be missing out by a lot if you eat this Singapore delicacy without it.