Mie goreng

Mie goreng

Mie goreng is an Indonesian sweet and spicy fried noodle dish usually served by the street hawkers in south east Asia. The noodles are cooked with a sticky sweet soy sauce and a combination of vegetables and protein either chicken or shrimp. I have made it simple by not adding any protein hence its vegan friendly too!

The main ingredient that goes in making this dish is by using Kecap manis, a sticky sweet soy sauce (easily available on Amazon) which adds flavor and sweetness to the dish. Do not skip this ingredient, without Kecap manis this dish cannot be done.

The next important ingredient is noodles. For a healthier version, I used my homemade fresh noodles (recipe coming soon). You can also use instant noodles or any other noodles of your choice in this recipe.

Mie goreng

Preparation Time: 15 min

Cook Time:15 min

Total Time: 30 min

Yield: 2 servings


  • fresh noodles- 250g
  • or instant noodles- 3 packets

For Sauce

  • Kecap manis/ Sweet Soy sauce- 2 tbsp
  • Tomato Ketchup- 1 tbsp
  • Soy sauce- 2 tsp
  • Chili powder- 1 tsp

For Stir-fry

  • Vegetable oil- 2-3 tbsp
  • Garlic- 3 large cloves, finely chopped
  • Cabbage- 1/4 cup, shredded
  • Carrot- 1/4 cup, julienned
  • Capsicum- 1/4 cup, julienned
  • Spring onions- 3, cut into 1 inch lengths


  1. For the sauce– In a bowl add all the ingredients mentioned above and keep it aside.
  2. Boil the noodles according to the packet instructions and keep it aside. If using fresh noodles, cook the noodles in boiling water for 3- 4 minutes. Strain and keep it aside.
  3. For the Stir-fry– In a wok, add oil. Once the oil heats up add the garlic, fry the garlic till it turns golden brown. Add all the chopped vegetables and stir fry for 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add the sauce and the cooked noodles. Toss everything for 2-3 minutes until well combined.
  5. Serve immediately.

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