Mee Goreng (Fried Noodles)

mee goreng - fried noodles

I am a huge fan of any stir-fried noodle dishes, and my favorite is definitely the Hong Kong-style Chow Mein my Dad cooks.  Thus, it was unsurprising to find an equal love for the Mee Goreng dish upon my move to Southeast Asia.  Mee Goreng derived from Chinese chow mein, which was most likely was first introduced by Chinese immigrants to Indonesia, Singapore, and Malaysia.  The dish also bears a strong resemblance to Japanese Yakisoba.

Every country has their own version of Mee Goreng.  I am not a huge fan of the one that is often found in Singapore hawker stalls due to its very unnatural fluorescent red color… however, I do love the Indonesian version which I was first introduced to during my Balinese Cooking Class.  The incorporation of the sticky, sweet soy sauce and spicy sambal made for a delicious stir-fried noodle dish that was savory and tangy with a kick.

Mee Goreng — Fried Noodles (recipe by I Nyoman Sudiyasa of Sate Bali)


  • 220g noodles, blanches
  • 50g chicken meat, cubed
  • 50g shrimp, peeled
  • 5g garlic, chopped
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 18g green lettuce, shredded
  • 30g white cabbage, shredded
  • 10g leek, sliced
  • 12g carrot, julienned
  • 15g Sambal Tomat
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp white pepper powder
  • 1 tsp sweet soya
  • 1 tsp fish gravy sauce
  • Optional garnish: fried shallots


Saute chicken meat and the shrimp.  Add the garlic and the beaten egg.

fry the beaten egg

Add the lettuce, cabbage, leek, and carrots and cook until softened.

add the veggies and cook until softened

Add the noodles and the sambal, salt, pepper, sweet soya sauce, fish sauce, and mix thoroughly.  Garnish with fried shallots before serving.

toss the noodles with the spices

3 Responses to “Mee Goreng (Fried Noodles)”
  1. Gigi says:

    Yum, this looks so delicious.

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