Kat kyi kaik
Place of originMyanmar
Region or stateMyeik
Main ingredientsWide rice noodles, bean sprout, squid, prawns, steamed garden pea, chili, pepper, spring onion, dark soy sauce

Kat kyi kaik (Burmese: ကတ်ကြေးကိုက်; pronounced [kaʔt͡ɕíkaɪʔ]), also specifically called Myeik kat kyi kaik (မြိတ်ကတ်ကြေးကိုက်), is a spicy Burmese fried noodle dish associated with the coastal town of Myeik (formerly Mergui) in Southern Myanmar.[1]

It consists of wide, flat rice noodles fried with squid slices, bean sprouts, prawns, steamed garden pea (pe byok), spring onion, pepper and dark soy sauce.[2] It is popular locally where it is found in the Southern coastal region of Myanmar and in Yangon.

The dish gets the name kat kyi kaik (lit.'scissor-bitten') because while the noodle and ingredients are being fried in a wok, the cook uses scissors to cut up the noodles for easier cooking and serving.

A comparable dish is char kway teow, a popular dish in Singapore and Malaysia. Beik kut kyee kaik only uses prawns and squid as main ingredients.


  1. ^ "တစ်နေ့တခြား လူကြိုက်များလာတဲ့ မြိတ်ဒေသအစားစာ ကတ်ကြေးကိုက်". Mizzima (in Burmese). Retrieved 2019-04-08.
  2. ^ "မြိတ်ကတ်ကြေးကိုက်". Wutyee Food House. 2015-02-24. Retrieved 2019-04-08.

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