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From cheesy fries to cheese fondues, everything seems to go well with lots and lots of cheese, right?
The addition of cheese to char kway teow, a fried noodle dish commonly eaten in Malaysia and Singapore, has riled up many people on social media who cannot fathom why such a dish even exists.
The dish’s inventors are from a stall called Spark Cheese at Cyberjaya, and their version of Penang char kway teow is liberally drizzled with cheese sauce, and priced at RM7 (US$1.72, S$2.34).
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Needless to say, the unique dish has piqued the curiousity of many Malaysians, who have gone to the Western food stall to try it for themselves.
One particular customer, who goes by @ShibliVision on Twitter, has sparked a whole discussion and a thousand retweets with his photos of the cheesy dish.
Cheesy char kuey teow 1st in Malaysia! Dengar macam pelik tapi sedap 🤣🤣
Waze: Spark Cheese Cyberjaya Time: 6.30pm – 1.30am pic.twitter.com/RFU27xhb6n
— ShibliVision (@ShibliVision) February 4, 2019
The majority of those who responded did not seem to take well to the idea of eating char kway teow with cheese, and openly rubbished the unique concoction.
— Rei 🤷🏽♂️ (@Reihndz) February 6, 2019
— ♛𝚛𝚞𝚏𝚏𝚎𝚓𝚊♛ (@ezett_ruffeja) February 4, 2019
— depressed kid. (@shiizal) February 4, 2019
— 🦀🦀🦀e•mo•tion•αl thxughts🦀🦀🦀 (@Not_selrahc) February 4, 2019
— SEME (@luq_14) February 4, 2019
Cheesy Penang char kway teow is but one item on the growing list of unconventional food concoctions.
Last month, many netizens were appalled and disgusted by Pontian MP Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan’s strawberry fried rice. He had also caused a stir earlier with his own recipe for durian fried eggs.