Need a quick dinner that doesn’t sacrifice a drop of flavor? Then Mie Goreng is a popular street food that’s right up your alley! This Mie Goreng recipe comes together in a matter of minutes and your tummy will be glad.
Mie Goreng, or fried noodles, is an extremely popular Indonesian dish. It’s packed with crisp veggies, tender meat, and chewy noodles tossed in a unique sweet soy sauce that keeps you coming back for more!
This Asian noodle stir fry is so popular, it has an instant ramen version that you’ve probably seen from Indomie brand!
What You'll Need
- Kecap Manis: Kecap manis gives this dish the signature flavor! It’s an Indonesian sweet soy sauce that’s thicker in consistency than typical soy sauce. If you can’t find this Indonesian sweet soy sauce, you can use any sweet sauce you can find at your Asian market or on Amazon.
- Noodles: For this recipe, I’m using fresh egg noodles from my local Asian market (Ranch 99) in the refrigerated section. Alternatively, you can use instant ramen noodles too!
- Vegetables: For this recipe, I’m using a few of my favorite stir-fry veggies, but feel free to swap out or add in any that you love! Just remember to keep the veggies cut thinly and in similar sizes so they call finish cooking quickly and at the same time.
- Protein: For this mie goreng recipe, I’m using thinly cut chicken thigh, but feel free to use any of your faves - shrimp, pork, beef, or tofu. Like the veggies, just remember to cut them thinly so it cooks quickly.
How to Make It
- Combine sauce ingredients in a bowl, then set aside.
- Prep noodles - if you’re using fresh noodles, you may need to rinse them depending on what the package says.
- Heat a large wok or pan on medium-high heat, add in oil, and saute garlic, shallots, & Thai chilies. Add & cook chicken until ~80% done, then add carrots and cabbage. Cook until tender but still crunchy.
- Toss in noodles and sauce, then combine well and push everything to one side of the pan. Add in a little more oil to the pan.
- Add in eggs to cook. Once set, scramble, then mix with everything else and turn off the heat.
- Add bean sprouts and green onions and give it a final few tosses. Enjoy!
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What is Mie Goreng's flavor?
Mie Goreng, an Asian noodle stir fry, has a distinct flavor that comes primarily from sweet soy sauce. It's rich in savoriness and sweeter than regular soy sauce. It's an absolute must for this dish!
Sambal is also added to give it a little kick and slight tang that balances with the sweetness.
How do you cook eggs in Mie Goreng?
Once the noodles are sauteed with the sauce and noodles, push everything to one side of the pan. Add a little more oil to the pan, then add eggs. Once they're set, scramble, and mix with the rest of the ingredients.
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Mie Goreng (Indonesian Noodles) Recipe
- 5 tablespoons kecap manis*
- 1 tablespoons oyster sauce
- ½ tablespoon sambal adjust to spice your level
- ½ tablespoon sesame oil
- 8 oz fresh egg noodles*
- 5 garlic cloves minced
- 1 shallot finely minced
- 1 Thai chili thinly sliced, optional
- 4 oz chicken thinly sliced
- 1 carrot julienned
- ½ cup cabbage finely sliced
- 2 eggs beaten
- ¾ cup bean sprouts optional
- 2 green onions cut into 1-inch pieces
- In a bowl, combine the sauce ingredients, then set aside.
- Prepare fresh egg noodles according to the package. Mine usually need a rinse in hot water then drain. Set aside.
- Heat a large wok or pan on medium-high heat. Add about 1 tablespoon of oil then add in garlic, shallots, and Thai chili (if using). Saute for a few seconds, until soft and fragrant. Add in chicken and cook until it’s about 80% done - mostly cooked with a little pink showing.
- Add in carrots and cabbage to the pan and cook for 2 - 3 minutes, or until they begin to get tender.
- Add in the noodles and pour the sauce on top. Combine until well coated. If your noodles are looking dry, add splash of water to loosen up the sauce.
- Push the ingredients off to one side of the pan and add in a little more oil to the empty part of the pan. Pour in the eggs and cook until eggs are done. Combine with the rest of the noodles.
- Turn off the heat then finish with the bean sprouts and green onions. Mix together until they’re wilted from the residual heat. Enjoy!
- Kecap Manis: Kecap manis is an Indonesian sweet soy sauce with a thick syrupy consistency. You can find it in your local Asian market or Amazon. If you can’t find kecap manis, you can also use other sweet soy sauce available.
- Egg Noodles: I found my fresh egg noodles from my local Asian market in the refrigerated section. Alternatively, you can use instant ramen noodles and it’s really good as well! Just cook the instant ramen noodles before cooking the rest of the dish, drain, and follow the rest of the recipe.
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