Indonesian recipe: Mie Goreng (‘fried noodle’)

 This is a fun, tasty dish for kids to make with a little help from an adult. It’s from my book, Recipe and Craft Guide to Indonesia. My helper is eighth grader Paige. Let me know if you choose to make this dish and how it turns out. It is especially good made with shrimp. Yum!

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Paige mixes ingredients for Mie Goreng

Preparation time: 1 hour      

Serves 4

1 large onion, finely chopped

2 t. minced garlic

2 red chilies, seeded and finely chopped (omit for milder taste)

Fresh ginger grated

¼ c. oil

11 oz Hokkien noodles, gently pulled apart (Hokkein noodles are thick and yellow. If not available, egg noodles, cooked and well drained, can be used)

1 lb. fully cooked shrimp (you may substitute 8 ounces finely sliced cooked beef or chicken)

4 green onions, chopped

1 large carrot, sliced thinly      

2 celery sticks, sliced thinly      

1 T. soy sauce

1 T. tomato sauce

Mee Goreng is a popular dish in Indonesia
  1. Combine chopped onion, garlic, chilies and ginger in food processor. Process in short bursts until paste forms, adding oil to help grinding if necessary. Set aside.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in skillet. Stir fry noodles until plump and warmed through. Place on serving plate; cover to keep warm.
  3. Add 1 tablespoon oil and stir fry paste mixture until golden. Add shrimp and vegetables; stir-fry 2-3 minutes. Add soy and tomato sauce.
  4. Carefully spoon meat and vegetables over noodles and serve immediately. Enjoy!

3 thoughts on “Indonesian recipe: Mie Goreng (‘fried noodle’)

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  1. I’m very happy to know that someone out there have love and concern about Indonesian food.
    Just a little correction, the correct name of the dish is “mie goreng” not “mee goreng”.
    Thank you.

    1. Thanks for contacting me. I made the change to the name of the dish. It is now “Mie Goreng”. Thanks for letting me know. I’ll be posting more recipes to this blog soon. Some are already listed. Search under “Indonesia”. Take care,

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