Mie goreng – or stir-fried noodles- is one of the most popular food in Indonesian culinary. Interestingly, every region in the country has its own version of fried noodles.
Historically noodles are the influence of Indonesian Chinese culture that has been adapted over time.
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And the Indonesian mie goreng recipe that I’m sharing here is based on the one which is used by most high-street food sellers. It’s a simple and straight-forward recipe without any secret ingredients. But, it definitely gives you a flavourful dish of stir-fried noodles. I promise 😉.
You can enjoy your mie goreng as it is, or you can have it with a squirt or two of chilli sauce. And if you don’t have it in your pantry, just sprinkle some chilli flakes or chilli powder for a little bit of kick.
Few tips to make flavoursome mie goreng
And before you go to your kitchen and take your wok out to make this Indonesian stir-fried noodles, allow me to suggest a few things:
- Choose a good quality of egg noodles. I tried several different brands before I now become loyal to a few. Because some noodles are tasteless that make your efforts go to waste. So you may want to do the same. Or you already found your favourite ones?
- When it comes to cooking any stir-fry with vegetables, my family and I prefer to have them crunchy. Not only we think the stir-fry tastes better with undercooked crunchy vegetables, but we think it’s healthier as well.
- When it comes to using sweet soy sauce, please try to get hold of Indonesian products. Because I did try using a few non-Indonesian sweet soy sauces, but all resulted in a totally different from what I expected.
- Using a skewer or a fork, try to pierce your chicken pieces after you season them with pepper and salt. This way, your chicken pieces will be tasty too, and not bland 😊.
How to make a substitute for Indonesian sweet soy sauce
Mix ¼ cup/ 60 ml/ 2.03 fl.oz of dark soy sauce with 3.5 tablespoons/ 52 ml/ 1.83 fl.oz of dark brown sugar, preferably dark muscovado sugar.
Stir and mix the soy sauce and the sugar until the sugar dissolve, and the liquid becomes slightly thicker.
Mie goreng recipe
This stir fry noodles recipe is simple and easy to follow. It literally takes you about 20-30 minutes to make. It can be your go-to recipe when you’re running out of time, and your little one is crying for dinner 😄.
Did I tell you that I used to feed my boys with this Mie Goreng when they were little, and they were loving it? Now that they’re a bit older, this dish becomes one of their favourite ones that I have to cook quite regularly.
Thank you for reading the post. I hope you’re intrigued to try the recipe by now. Let me know if you do. Leave in the comments below about what you think of this recipe.
If you like it, feel free to share the post and pin it in your Pinterest. And before you leave, don’t forget to check my other recipes that you may like.
- The real Indonesian beef rendang – simply authentic.
- Ayam kecap manis – chicken in sweet soy sauce.
- Lontong sayur Betawi: hard-boiled rice cakes with vegetable curry.
- Gado-gado Jakarta
- Ketoprak Jakarta: beansprouts, vermicelli, and tofu salad with garlicky peanut sauce.
- Tuna fried-rice: nasi goreng tuna.
- Soto Ayam: Indonesian clear chicken soup.
Thank you and all the best.