I love mie goreng (fried noodles). In Indonesia, it can be found everywhere in the country, sold by all food vendors from street-hawkers to high-end restaurants. It is an Indonesian one-dish meal favorite, although street food hawkers commonly sell it together with nasi goreng (fried rice). There are some varieties of mie goreng, chinese or oriental style, javanese, or other style from other regions in Indonesia. In Indonesia mie goreng variants usually named after the ingredients, for example common mie goreng usually uses chicken, but mie goreng sapi uses beef, mie goreng kambing uses goat meat or mutton, mie goreng udang uses shrimp while mie goreng seafood uses mixture of fish, squid and shrimp. Some mie goreng might be named after the region of origin, such as Mie Goreng Aceh from Aceh province, mie goreng Jawa from Central Java.
Because the absence of street-hawkers selling my favourite mie goreng jawa, I have to make it by myself. It’s not so complicated actually, the only problem it’s not so easy to get pak choi or known in Indonesia as ‘sawi hijau’. Couple weeks ago when we went to the capital city, we dropped by to Chinese shop and they had it, only 1 left … how lucky!
Category : Noodle
Difficulty : Easy
Cooking time : 15 – 20 minutes
- 250 gram dried egg noodles, cooked and set aside
- 150 – 200 g chicken fillet, cooked and cut into small pieces
- 200 g green pak choi (green chinesse cabbage)
- 1 stalk of spring onion, chopped
- 1 egg
- 2 – 3 tablespoons sweet soy sauce (kecap manis)
- fried shallots to garnish
- 200 ml chicken stock or water
- 2 shallot
- 3 cloves of garlic
- 3 candle nuts
- 1 teaspoon popper powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt (1/2 block of chicken bouillon)
1. Place the noodles in a heatproof bowl and cover with boiling water. Set aside for 5 minutes or until just soft. Drain.
2. Heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a wok over medium-high heat. Make the scramble egg. Set aside.
3. Heat the remaining oil in the wok over a medium-high heat and saute the spice paste until fragrant. Then add the chicken, pour chicken stock or water and cooked until it’s boiling.
4. When it’s boiling, add the green pak choi, spring onion, stir for 2 minutes then add the noodles and sweet soy sauce. Stir well until all mixed.
5. Serve fried noodle with the fried shallots, scrambled egg, fresh cucumber and carrots pickles.
Note : If you want to make it spicy, you can add chilli sauce