Mie Goreng – Indonesian Fried Noodles

mie goreng

Mie goreng/ bami goreng or known as fried noodle is a common dish in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. It’s made from yellow noodles, fried in cooking oil with prawn, chicken or beef. Combine with vegetables, egg, tomato or cabagge. Mie goreng can be found everywhere in Indonesia, from street vendors to restaurants. Normally taste spicy because of chili.

Indonesian fried noodles

fried noodles

There are many varieties of seasoning and ingredients of Mie Goreng. That’s why, check out another Mie Goreng – Indonesian fried noodles recipes from another food blogger, just to compare which one is easier to make for you:

Mie Goreng


  • 150g dried egg noodle
  • 10 pieces fresh prawns
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 3 stalks spring onion, sliced
  • Seasoning:
  • 4 candle nuts
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 tablespoon whole white pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 2 tablespoons thick sweet soy sauce
  • 100ml vegetable broth
  • salt to taste
  • Garnish:
  • chopped parsley
  • sliced tomato
  • serve with sambal oelek (optional)


  1. Boil egg noodle according to cooking instructions.
  2. Grind candle nuts, garlic and whole white pepper by using mortar and pestle, until smooth like a paste. (if you use electric grinder, use the ground white pepper).
  3. Heat oil in a wok, stir-fry the spice paste until fragrant with medium heat for 30 seconds.
  4. Add fresh prawns, cook quickly using spatula, stir well.
  5. Add thick sweet soy sauce, stir well, pour vegetable broth, add thawed peas.
  6. Reduce the heat and let boil about 2-3 minutes then add the boiled noodle. Cook and stir for another 3-5 minutes (depend on your desire, more dry or wet noodle).
  7. Season with salt, add sliced spring onions. Mix well.
  8. Serve warm. Garnish with chopped parsley, sliced tomato and sambal.

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  1. This is one of my favourite Indonesian dishes! Actually, I love a lot of Indo food – but this is RIGHT up there!! Thanks for sharing this, I tried searching for a reliable recipe once and came up with nothing!

  2. Hallo Nagi, Nice to know that you Indonesian food fans :-), I hope you enjoy it:-)

  3. damn delicious and comforting food,
    i was literrary grown up with it
    lovely even more with lap cheong or chinese sausage

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