Have you ever had Mie Goreng? This sweet and spicy Indonesian noodle was popularized by street vendors, but is frequently served at fine dining. This dish is also commonly found in Malaysia and other parts of Southeast Asia.
This dish is really simple, easy, and tasty that you can easily prepare and use your own choice of vegetables! This is of course a vegan version.
Mie Goreng is made with all sorts of noodles. Thick, thin, crinkly, smooth. I used instant wheat ramen noodles for this recipe, but you can opt to use other thin or curly wheat noodles of choice. I made sure to cook the noodles just until they still have chewy bite because they’ll continue to cook down in the pan with the sauce later on.
I also made my own kecap manis or sweet soy sauce for this recipe. It’s towards sweeter side and a bit thicker than soy sauce that I love to use for stir fries or noodles. Find the homemade Kecap manis recipe here or you can choose to buy from your local Asian grocery store or you can find it online as well.
This recipe required very basic ingredients oil, soy sauce, chili sauce, tomato ketchup, ginger, garlic, onion , and any veggies of your choice or anything that you may have in hand and of course the main ingredient Kecap manis (Sweet soy sauce)…
Mie Goreng comes together in less than 25 mins and they are so tasty. Honestly, I am writing this post while having a bite of these super yummy noodles.
Firstly I half cooked noodles as they will cook more when combined with sauce and veggies. Then I made the sauce by combining dark soy sauce, kecap manis, tomato ketchup and chili sauce in a bowl.
Then, I thew in some onions, garlic and ginger, then added some cabbage and green onion with a spoon full of Kecap manis. Cooked it well and added in half cooked noodles with the sauce. Toss them well and cook it for 2-3 minutes and the yummy noodles is ready!! Isn’t it easy?
Making of Mie Goreng video
If you are looking for more asian recipes, you may like the below
Pineapple fried rice – Thai
Buddha bowl – Cambodian
General Tso’s Tofu – Chinese
Spinach Lentil soup – Indian
Pan fried Momos – Tibet
Fresh spring roll – Vietnamese
Sesame Garlic Ramen– Japanese
Mie Goreng is bold and a guaranteed hit and now you can make it at home! If you made this leave a comment and rate the recipe.
Mie Goreng- Vegan
Noodles (Pick one)
- 2 Dry Instant noodles I have used Ramen noodles
- 2 Cups Fresh noodles
- 2 Dry Rice ramen noodles
- 1 1/2 Tbsp Kecap Manis or Sweet soy sauce Refer the content above for home made recipe
- 2 Tsp Chili sauce Use more if you like it more spicy
- 1 Tsp Dark soy sauce Feel free to use any soy you have
- 1 Tbsp Tomato ketchup
- 1 Tbsp Oil I have used Sesame oil
- 1 Small Onion Chopped
- 2 cloves Garlic Minced
- 1 Inch Ginger Grated
- 2 Green onion or Scallions long pieces
- 2 Cups Cabbage Chopped
- 1/2 Tbsp Kecap Manis Refer the content above for home made recipe
- 2 Chili or Jalapeno sliced
- 1 Tbsp Red chili flakes
- Half cook: Half-cook the noodles according to package instructions.
- Run through cold water: Take them out of the water and drain them before running them through cold water to wash off extra starch.
- Coat with oil: Coat noodles with small amount of oil to prevent them from sticking together.
- Combine: Simply mix all the ingredients together. Feel free to add more or less chili sauce depending on your desired spice.
- Add oil: Heat a large pan or wok over high heat. Once hot, add in the oil.
- Saute: Sauté the onion, ginger and garlic for 1 to 2 minutes until tender and aromatic.
- Add veggies: Add in the shredded cabbage and green onion. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes over medium high heat until tender.
- Season: Add some kecap manis(Sweet soy sauce) and then mix well. Cook for 2 minutes over medium high heat
- Add sauce and noodles: Add in the noodles to the pan and pour in the sauce.
- Combine and mix: Mix the noodles well and then cook for 2 to 3 minutes over medium high heat. Feel free to season with more kecap manis or chili sauce, if needed.
- Serve: Taste the noodles and then turn off the heat if you’re happy with the taste and doneness of the noodles. Top with some sliced chili, if you'd like. Enjoy while they are still hot.
- Protein or Veggies – the protein is really up to you! You can add in some Tofu or even you can add some mushrooms. I haven’t added many veggies in this recipe as I wanted to make this light and simple. But you can add in as many veggies as you like!
- Kecap manis – there are bottles of kecap manis, often labelled as ‘sweet soy sauce’, that you can purchase in local Asian stores or even online. I like to make my own as its made from basic pantry ingredients.
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