Mee Goreng

Mee Goreng

Mee Goreng

This classic Mee Goreng recipe is perfect for a quick meal.

Serves: 2

Time: 20 mins.


2.5 ounces choi sum or pak choi, stems and leaves, cut into large

7 ounces firm tofu, cut into 1” thick strips

½ onion, peeled and diced

1.7 ounces bean sprouts

3.5 ounces trimmed French beans, cut into half

11 ounces egg noodles, fresh

2 teaspoons sambal oelek plus more to serve

1½ teaspoons ground coriander

2 teaspoons light soy sauce

1 teaspoon ground cumin

2 teaspoons thick soy sauce

A handful of iceberg lettuce, shredded

2 tablespoons groundnut oil

Lemon wedges, fresh, to serve

1 tablespoon crispy fried shallots


  1.   Put a large pan or wok over high-heat and heat the oil until hot. Add and cook the onion for one minute, until softens.
  2.   Add in the French beans and tofu; cook for a couple of minutes.
  3.   As you cook; don’t forget to gently stir the ingredients; make sure that you don’t shatter the tofu.
  4.   Put in the choy sum and cook until it wilts and then immediately add in the noodles.
  5.   Using chopsticks or tongs; spreading them as you go inside the wok. Gently mix and cook the noodles until cooked through, for two minutes.
  6.   Add in the soy sauce, sambal oelek, spices, bean sprouts and a few tablespoons of the cold water; toss carefully.
  7.   Continue to cook until the noodles are somewhat soft, for a minute.
  8.   Immediately transfer the cooked noodles into separate bowls and top each bowl with the shredded lettuce and crispy shallots. Serve with lemon wedges on side and a bowl with more of sambal.

Originally posted 2020-05-08 22:24:10.