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Simple Malaysian Mee Goreng

Stir fried noodles in 10 minutes? Yes please. Drizzled in a mix of sweet soy sauce, sriracha, and sesame oil, this easy Mee Goreng recipe will have your taste buds flaming with flavour!
Course Dinner
Cuisine Malaysian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 serves
Calories 755kcal
Cost $5



The Noodles:

  • Cook instant noodles according to packet directions, omit the sauce sachet, and drain.
    240 g instant noodles

The Mee Goreng Sauce Base:

  • Grab a small bowl to make the mee goreng sauce. Mix together the kecap manis, sriracha, sweet chilli sauce, soy sauce and curry powder.
    2 tbsp kecap manis / sweet soy sauce, 2 tbsp sriracha, 1 tbsp sweet chilli sauce, 1 tbsp soy sauce, 1 tsp curry powder
  • Now fire up your wok over a medium heat, get the sesame oil and half the vegetable oil sizzling nicely then throw in your freshly cooked instant noodles.
    2 tbsp vegetable oil, 2 tsp sesame oil
  • Pour in your mee goreng sauce and toss everything around the wok until it's nice and even. This should take less than a minute - you just want those noodles covered, then get them out of the pan and into some bowls for serving.

Optional: The Egg + Garnishes

  • Add the remaining vegetable oil into the same wok (with noodles removed) and crack in the eggs and fry 'em how you like 'em.
    2 tbsp vegetable oil, 2 eggs
  • Layer the fried egg over your noodles and add crispy shallots, crushed peanuts and spring onion to garnish.
    1 tbsp crispy fried shallots, 1 tbsp crushed peanuts, 1 spring onion



  • Make it a meal: Add protein and vegetables.
    Protein ideas: Prawns / shrimp, chicken, pork or tofu.
    Vegetables ideas: Bean sprouts, carrot and bok choy go really well with the flavours.
  • Kecap manis - this is a very dark, sticky Indonesian sweet soy sauce. You'll sometimes find it smothered over sate lilit or used in sauce bases like this dish. It's now commonly available in most supermarkets (in Australia anyway) or if you have no luck there, head to your nearest Asian supermarket or online.
  • Sriracha: A fiery hot chilli sauce and super popular condiment in South East Asian cuisine. This is what brings the heat! Find it in most supermarkets in the Asian aisle, or at your local Asian supermarket. If you want to tone it down, use tomato sauce / ketchup instead. You can also use sambal oelek as a substitute.
  • 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.


Calories: 755kcal | Carbohydrates: 101g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 164mg | Sodium: 3764mg | Potassium: 399mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 343IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 6mg