Mie Goreng, meaning “fried noodles” in Indonesian, is a popular dish that can be found in many Southeast Asian countries. It has its roots in Chinese-Indonesian cuisine but has since become a popular dish in Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore. The dish consists of fried noodles cooked with vegetables and a combination of spices and sauces. It is typically served with a fried egg on top and garnished with fried shallots, peanuts, and a lime wedge.
Mie Goreng has a long and storied history. It dates back to the 16th century, when it was first introduced to the Indonesian archipelago by Chinese traders. The dish quickly became popular amongst the locals and was adapted to include local ingredients and flavors. Since then, it has become a staple dish of Indonesian cuisine.
Making a great Mie Goreng at home is not difficult. The key is to find the right balance of ingredients, spices, and sauces. Here is a simple recipe for Mie Goreng that will take about 30 minutes to make.
Key Mie Goreng Ingredients:
- 2 servings of egg noodles
- 1/2 cup of sliced green onion
- 1/2 cup of shredded cabbage
- 1/2 cup of diced carrots
- 1/2 cup of diced bell peppers
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons of soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons of sweet chili sauce
- 2 tablespoons of fish sauce
- 1 teaspoon of sesame oil
- 1/4 teaspoon of ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup of sliced shallots
- 1/4 cup of roasted peanuts
Kitchen Equipment Needed:
- Wok or large skillet
- Wooden spoon or spatula
- Large bowl
Roughly 30 minutes
- Bring a pot of water to a boil and cook the noodles according to the package directions. Drain the noodles and set aside.
- Heat the vegetable oil in the wok or large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic, green onion, cabbage, carrots, and bell peppers and cook until the vegetables are tender, about 3-4 minutes.
- Add the cooked noodles to the wok and stir to combine.
- Add the soy sauce, sweet chili sauce, fish sauce, sesame oil, and ground black pepper. Stir to combine.
- Cook for an additional 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently, until the noodles are fully cooked.
- Serve the Mie Goreng with a fried egg on top, garnished with the sliced shallots and roasted peanuts.
For a little extra spice, you can add a few drops of chili oil or a teaspoon of chili flakes to the dish.
To make a twist on the classic dish, you can try adding different vegetables such as bean sprouts, mushrooms, or zucchini. You can also add different proteins such as chicken, shrimp, or tofu. The possibilities are endless!
No matter how you make it, Mie Goreng is sure to be a hit. Enjoy!
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