A few weeks ago, I had a small gathering and one of my friends and her family are vegans. I decided to make some vegetarian food for them.
As my friend is from Malaysia, I immediately thought of mee goreng, or Malaysian fried noodles, which is a delicious noodle dish commonly found on the street.
I decided to make veggie mee goreng for them and oh boy, I was so happy I did. The veggie mee goreng (fried noodles) was absolutely delicious and very popular, in no time, the noodle dish was gone.
I guess everyone just loved the great taste.
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Back in Malaysia, this noodle dish is made with spicy squid, potatoes, fried shrimp fritters, fried tofu pieces, and some boiled potato wedges. It was an easy conversion to make it the dish into vegan as I just had to opt-out the seafood.
I added extra bean sprouts to make the dish lighter and more refreshing.
As I said, squirts of fresh lime juice right before serving adds extra flavors to this simple and humble dish.
Try this veggie mee goreng recipe and all your carnivore and omnivore friends will be delighted to eat it, too.
Veggie Mee Goreng Recipe (Fried Noodles)
Veggie Mee Goreng (fried noodles) made with only vegetables and vegan ingredients. Easy veggie fried noodles recipe with ketchup, soy sauce, and lime.
- 3 tablespoons cooking oil
- 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
- 3 pieces dried bean curd, cut into small pieces
- 1 potato, boiled, peeled, and sliced into wedges
- 1 big tomato, cut into wedges
- 1 handful fresh bean sprouts
- 1 lb fresh yellow noodles, rinsed and drained
- chopped scallions, for garnishing
- red chili, for garnishing
- fried shallots, for garnishing
- 1 lime, cut into wedges
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons sweet soy sauce or kecap manis
- 3 tablespoons tomato ketchup
- sugar and salt to taste
1Heat up a wok and pour in the cooking oil. Add the garlic and stir fry until aromatic then add the bean curd and potato and tomato wedges. Do a few quick stirs and then add the yellow noodles and the Sauce and continue stirring until everything is well combined. Add sugar and salt to taste.
2Add in the bean sprouts and quick stir for another 1 minute. Turn off the heat, dish out, garnish with the scallions, red chili, and fried shallots. Squeeze some lime juice over the noodles before eating.
You can get fresh yellow noodles from Asian supermarket. Yellow noodles are yellow in color and oily. If you can't find yellow noodles, just use spaghetti.