Typically, instant ramen attempts to replicate home-cooked meals, but in this case, I’m attempting to replicate my favorite brand of ramen noodles, Indomie Mi Goreng, which fortunately has received a favorable rating from the Ramen Rater.
Even though I think this food is pretty tasty and it was one of my go-to meals when I was in college, I try to keep my consumption to a minimum for obvious reasons. Anyway, my dad served as the inspiration for making this at home before I even knew it existed. He cooked instant noodles when he was a student abroad. But he created his own “sauce” with soy sauce, ketchup, sesame oil, and white pepper instead of using the seasoning sachets. When I was younger and grew to crave something savory in the middle of the night, he used to make this for me. (Yes I can be a difficult child sometimes).
I therefore took a trip down memory lane as I enjoyed this.
What to serve with Mie Goreng
This contains a good amount of vegetables, so I believe it is acceptable to serve it as a meal without a side of vegetables. However, if you do decide to add something to the menu, consider one of these sides because they are light and will be a welcome diversion from the flavorful noodle dish.
I realize that serving this recipe to two to three people is an odd number. But it’s one of those dishes that’s challenging to prepare in large quantities because you have to toss everything vigorously to combine and get everything browning and caramelizing.
There is therefore a limit to how much you can prepare at once even with a large wok or skillet.
Enjoy! – Nagi x
What goes in Mie Goreng
Here’s what you need to make Mie Goreng. Feel free to swap out the protein and vegetables, just make sure to stick to the amounts specified in the recipe to preserve the flavor.
My favorite way to cook Indomie’s Mi Goreng instant noodles
How is Mi Goreng made?
Traditionally, yellow wheat noodles are used to make mee goreng, which is stir-fried with chopped shallots, onions, and garlic, as well as an egg, vegetables, chicken, meat, or seafood seasoning. Other variations, however, might substitute dried instant noodles for fresh yellow wheat noodles.
What is in the seasoning packet for Mi Goreng?
Sweet soy sauce (kecap manis), chili sauce, and seasoning oil are contained in the plastic sachet.
How do you make instant fried noodles?
Follow the directions on the package to prepare the Mi Goreng noodles, then drain them and add the Mi Goreng flavor sachets, chili sauce, and garlic sauce. Cook shrimps whichever way your prefer. Add eggs, shrimps and coriander to your noodles. Stir well and serve.