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Traditional Indonesian food: MIE GORENG

Fried Noodles or Mie Goreng is a traditional Indonesian noodle dish that is also found in Malaysia and other parts of Southeast Asia. Using a sweet soy sauce, the noodles are mixed with chicken, prawns, vegetables and usually accompanied by a thin egg omelet, with chicken and meatballs.


Recipe: Mie Goreng


Mie Goreng is a very typical Indonesian dish designed for noodle lovers and you can find in any warung (local restaurant) in the country. This is an excellent Indonesian street food that will satisfy the palates of the whole family!

Mie goreng - Traditional Indonesian food

🍽️ Mie Goreng: Ingredients for 3 people

➡️ Main Course

  • 200g Chinese noodles
  • 3/4 glass of finely cut cabbage
  • 3/4 glass of finely cut carrots
  • 1/2 glass of chopped tender onion
  • 200g cut chicken and/or 100g prawns/shrimp, raw, peeled and chopped (the smaller the better)
  • 3 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sweet soy sauce
  • 1/2 glass of water
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • Chopped red chilies (optional and to taste)
  • a pint of salt

➡️ For sides:

  • Omelet cut to strips
  • Fried onion
  • Sliced cucumber
  • Sliced tomato
  • Prawn crackers
  • Sambal
Mie goreng - Traditional Indonesian food

👨🏼 🍳 Mie Goreng: Steps to take for its elaboration

• Step 1:

Bring 2 litres of water to a boil. Cook the Chinese noodles for a few minutes depending on the thickness. Drain it and pour cold water on it. This type of noodle can be found more and more in supermarkets or Chinese shops.

• Step 2:

Heat the pan with 3 tablespoons of oil. Sauté garlic until golden brown. Add fine pieces of red chilli depending on how spicy you are.

• Step 3:

Add the cut chicken to small pieces and/or prawns, cook until cooked through. You can make some Mie Goreng using only chicken, just prawns or even mixing both. For vegetarians, it is enough to add only the vegetables.

• Step 4:

Add the noodles, oyster sauce, kecap manis and mix quickly.

• Step 5:

Then add water, the tender onion, cabbage. Sauté for 1 – 2 more minutes.

• Step 6:

As soon as you’re ready, add the chopped carrots.

• Step 7:

To serve, accompany with striped omelet and pour fried onions on top. Put the cucumbers and/or chopped tomatoes aside. 😋

✔️ As always, there are many variations of this same dish that you can make: just think about all the different types of vegetables and meats you could use. Be creative and try to make your own version! 🙌

Remember that you can also write to [email protected] if you need help planning your trip to Indonesia.

Selamat makan semuanya! 😋 ⠀

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