What Is Mi Goreng?
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.
Ingredients for Mie Goreng
- Bean sprouts
- Egg noodles
- Nasi goreng paste
- Indonesian sweet soy sauce
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is Mi Goreng Flavor?
The main flavor of the noodles comes from the nasi goreng paste and the kecap manis, or Indonesian sweet soy sauce. Both flavors combine to make a taste that is super addictive.
What Do You Eat with Mi Goreng?
Feel free to eat it with other delicious Indonesian recipes, and jazz it up by adding more sauces or an egg.
How Many Calories?
This recipe has 624 calories per serving.
What Dishes to Serve with This Recipe?
This dish is best served as an entree. For a wholesome meal and easy weeknight dinner, I recommend the following recipes.
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- 2 tablespoons oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 4 oz. (115 g) chicken meat, cut into small pieces
- 6 medium-sized shrimp, shelled and deveined
- 2 oz. (56 g) cabbage, shredded
- 6 oz. (170 g) bean sprouts, rinsed with cold water and roots removed (optional)
- 1 lb. (0.4 kg) yellow egg noodles rinsed with cold water and drained
- 3 tablespoons nasi goreng paste
- 1 1/2 tablespoon kecap manis (Indonesian sweet soy sauce)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Tomato wedges, garnishing
- Chopped scallion, garnishing
- Heat the oil in a wok or skillet over high heat. Add the minced garlic and stir-fry until aromatic, then add the chicken and shrimp. Stir continuously until they are half cooked.
- Add the cabbage, bean sprouts, and noodles into the wok or skillet and stir fry for about 10 seconds before adding the World Foods Nasi Goreng Paste, kecap manis, and salt.
- Using the spatula to toss the noodles and all the ingredients back and forth until well combined, about 1 minute or until the noodles are cooked through.
- Dish out, garnish with chopped scallion and a couple of tomato wedges. Serve immediately.
World Foods Nasi Goreng pasteWorld Foods is a Malaysian brand, with its manufacturing facility in Thailand. It offers a range of Asian-flavored sauces and pastes for everyday cooking. The products are available worldwide. In the United States, you can find them at Whole Foods markets and other outlets, or online.
Serving Size4 people
Amount Per Serving Calories 624Total Fat 17gSaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 139mgSodium 385mgCarbohydrates 91gFiber 5gSugar 10gProtein 24g