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Simple Malaysian Mee Goreng Recipe

07/05/2016 (Last Updated: 23/07/2019)

Drizzled in a mix of sweet soy sauce, sriracha, and sesame oil, this easy Mee Goreng recipe will have your tastebuds flaming with flavour!

A fork twisting and twirling up freshly cooked mee goreng.

Why We Love This Recipe

These sweet + salty + spicy Malaysian noodles burst with a simple blend of South East Asian flavours that are so addictive you won’t want to stop. They’re easy to make, with simple ingredients you’re likely to have in the pantry, especially if you love cooking spicy Asian recipes.

We could happily eat these noodles for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

Stir fried noodles on a plate with fried egg and shallots.

 

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Uncooked instant ramen noodles.

How To Cook Mee Goreng

Mee Goreng (sometimes spelled mi goreng) is super simple to make at home. All you need are instant noodles (don’t worry about the flavour sachet, you can save that for another time) and a handful of tasty ingredients to make your sauce.

  • To make the mee goreng sauce, mix kecap manis, sriracha chilli sauce, sweet chilli sauce, soy sauce, curry powder + salt & pepper in a small bowl and pop aside.
  • Fire up your wok over a medium heat, get that oil sizzling nicely, then throw in your freshly cooked instant noodles.
  • Pour in your super tasty sauce and toss everything around the wok til it’s nice and even.
  • Optional step: Push your noodles to the edge of the wok then crack in the eggs and fry ’em how you like ’em.
  • Pop your noodles in serving bowls, then top with fried eggs and crispy shallots.

Instant ramen noodles in their packet.

Mee Goreng Key Ingredients

Two key items on the hit list are kecap manis (aka Indonesian sweet soy sauce)…

Indonesian sweet soy sauce (kecap manis).

… and sriracha, a fiery hot sauce and super popular condiment in South East Asian cuisine. 

A bottle of sriracha hot sauce.

Another key ingredient in this dish, both for texture and flavour, is crispy fried shallots. To keep this recipe extra simple we used pre-bought fried shallots which we picked up from our local Asian grocery.

Cooked instant noodles being scooped out of a saucepan.

Variations & Substitutes

  • If you’re not all that into the spicy burn, feel free to replace sriracha with tomato sauce for a milder flavour.
  • You can easily make fried shallots at home, rather than buying pre-fried shallots.

Fried noodles on a plate being twirled with a fork.

If you’re lovin’ that Asian vibe you might want to check out these other awesome eats!

This Malaysian Mee Goreng recipe would be the perfect side dish to any of these! 😉

Mee goreng on a plate covered in a fried egg.

 

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Mee goreng on a plate covered in fried egg.

Simple Malaysian Mee Goreng

Drizzled in a mix of sweet soy sauce, sriracha, and sesame oil, this easy Mee Goreng recipe will have your tastebuds flaming with flavour!
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Malaysian
Servings: 2 serves
Calories: 537kcal
Author: Wandercooks
Cost: $5

Equipment

  • Large wok
  • Spatula or wooden spoon

Ingredients

  • 170 g instant ramen noodles ie 1 packet of noodles per person, cooked according to packet directions, drained
  • 2 tbsp kecap manis sweet soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp sriracha chilli sauce
  • 1 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cooking oil

Optional:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp crispy fried shallots

Instructions

  • To make the mee goreng sauce, mix the kecap manis, sriracha, sweet chilli, soy, curry poder and salt & pepper in a small bowl and pop aside.
  • Fire up your wok over a medium heat, get that oil sizzling nicely then throw in your freshly cooked noodles.
  • Pour in your sauce and toss everything around the wok til it's nice and even.
  • Optional step: Push your noodles to the edge of the wok then crack in the eggs and fry 'em how you like 'em.
  • Pop your noodles in serving bowls, then top with fried egg and crispy shallots.

Notes

Variations & Substitutes

  • If you’re not all that into the spicy burn, feel free to replace sriracha with tomato sauce for a milder flavour.
  • You can easily make fried shallots at home, rather than buying pre-fried shallots.

Nutrition

Calories: 537kcal | Carbohydrates: 77g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 164mg | Sodium: 3050mg | Potassium: 251mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 238IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 5mg
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24 Comments

  • Reply
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    Gretchen
    17/08/2019 at 7:35 am

    Just finished making/eating this YUMMY dish! Very authentic Very customizable , if you so desire. Came together in a flash and the whole fam loved it! Tastes just like the street food I remember from Thailand. Thanks so much for this recipe. It’s a keeper. I’d give more than 5 stars if I could.

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    Gretchen Hesse
    17/08/2019 at 6:09 am

    What do you think about adding some shredded carrots and water chestnuts for crunch?

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      23/08/2019 at 2:05 pm

      Thanks so much for your feedback Gretchen, that’s awesome! Agreed, it’s a nice quick one, especially for the amount of flavour it packs. Oh I would def try the shredded carrots and chestnuts. Let us know how that goes!

  • Reply
    Alina | Cooking Journey Blog
    23/07/2019 at 8:29 pm

    The combination of flavors sounds amazing, I would be glad to such a bowl for lunch!

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      24/07/2019 at 12:07 pm

      Mm good idea! *runs off to the kitchen* 🙂

  • Reply
    Annie @ Annie's Noms
    23/07/2019 at 7:58 pm

    I could definitely eat these for breakfast, lunch and dinner too! They look amazing and so delicious. We have noodles at least once a week, need to try these ASAP!

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      24/07/2019 at 12:06 pm

      Haha a noodle lover after our own hearts! Thanks Annie, enjoy the noms!

  • Reply
    Shashi at SavorySpin
    23/07/2019 at 5:51 pm

    This is my first time hearing of Malaysian Mee Goreng and wow – what a flavor packed noodle dish it is!

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      24/07/2019 at 12:06 pm

      Hey Shashi, thanks for stopping by. Hope you enjoy the dish!

  • Reply
    Dannii
    23/07/2019 at 5:16 pm

    This is totally the kind of comfort food I am loving at the moment. I can’t wait to try.

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      24/07/2019 at 12:05 pm

      Mm comfort’s the word, especially with all those flavours going on!

  • Reply
    Sara Welch
    23/07/2019 at 2:33 pm

    I know what I will be having for dinner tonight; this looks not only easy, but amazing too!

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      24/07/2019 at 12:05 pm

      It totally is! Glad we could help, hope you enjoy. 🙂

  • Reply
    RainDrop
    05/10/2016 at 11:58 pm

    So simple and so flavourful! Thank you for this delicious recipe 🙂

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      13/10/2016 at 3:35 pm

      You’re totally welcome, enjoy!

  • Reply
    Jolina - The Unlikely Baker
    11/05/2016 at 4:09 am

    Love Malaysia cuisine. There’s not a lot of really authentic places to get Malaysian food where I am so I’m happy to see this recipe! And it looks really simple too. And let’s face it, you guys had me at Sriracha. Love it!

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      11/05/2016 at 9:29 am

      How good is sriracha! The combo with kecap manis (sweet soy sauce) is soooo addictive. Glad we could bring a little Malaysian flavour to your part of the world! 🙂

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    Anne Murphy
    11/05/2016 at 2:31 am

    Oh, so fast and simple! But full of flavor.

    I bet I could use rice noodles in this (since I can actually eat them…) Most recipes don’t adapt well to them, but I suspect this one will.

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      11/05/2016 at 9:28 am

      Yep I think rice noodles would be perfect at soaking up all that delicious flavour!

  • Reply
    Bintu @ Recipes From A Pantry
    10/05/2016 at 5:40 pm

    My OH absolutely adores this so I will send him your link.

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      11/05/2016 at 9:26 am

      Oh great! Let us know how he goes with it! 🙂

  • Reply
    Sarah @ Champagne Tastes
    10/05/2016 at 2:37 am

    This sounds easy and tasty! And it looks soooo much better than just using the little noodle flavoring pack!!!

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      10/05/2016 at 9:02 am

      Mm hmm! Way more flavour yet still super simple to make. Huzzah! 😀

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