Malaysian Char Kway Teow on the Beach
This dish reminded me of Pad See Ew, but with a richer flavor (probably from the shrimp paste) and a little more spice. Char kway teow has a reputation for being unhealthy since it’s traditionally fried in pork fat, but now vegetable oil is also common.
In the background is Penang’s Batu Ferringhi beach, and a can of 100plus. 100plus is a lightly sweet, carbonated soda designed to replenish electrolytes and prevent dehydration. In Malaysia it’s used as a remedy for fever, headaches, and even dengue fever!