I have been so busy recently I can hardly find any time to have a breather. If you’ve been following my blog and Twitter, you will know that working on my cookbook has pretty much consumed all my time. As a result, I have been eating out more, and cook only when time permits.
In the past, I would always attempt to make my Asian dishes from scratch. If that means tedious work and hours of making my own spice paste, I would do it. But I can no longer afford the time. As a result, instant spice paste and seasonings have become my easy and go-to ingredients nowadays. I absolutely love them, especially the World Foods line of instant paste, condiments, and sauces, which I bought from my neighborhood Whole Foods market. (World Foods products are made in Malaysia and Thailand.) As an Asian food enthusiast, I can’t live without my rice, noodles, and I am just so glad that I can still enjoy authentic and scrumptious Asian dishes in practically 15 minutes, with these instant paste products…
For my lunch today, I made Mie Goreng, or Indonesian fried noodles, using World Foods Indonesian Fried Rice Paste. It was delicious and so easy to make. Most importantly, it satisfies every ounce of my craving for this noodle dish, and totally reminded me of my holidays in Bali when every lunch, the hotel butler would bring a serving of this flavorful noodles to me!
Here is my mie goreng (Indonesian Fried Noodles) recipe. Please take note that this is a very simple version of this iconic Indonesian dish. It fits my busy schedules and doesn’t compromise on the taste. You can also use the same paste to make nasi goreng, or fried rice.