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I am very excited about my post today. Why? I won the lottery! Okay, I’m just kidding, I didn’t win the lottery. However, I’m still excited about this post because it is my first Guest Friend post here at Wok with Ray. This young lady that will be cooking with us today; her name is Pepy Nasution. She is the author of “Indonesia Eats” and I just want to say how grateful I am of her accepting my invitation to share a delicious Indonesian dish.

Let me tell you, the first time I visited her blog, I was amazed on how her dishes and photography reflects her love and pride of her culture. Don’t take my word for it, just visit Indonesia Eats after this and you’ll see what I’m talking about. So, let’s not wait any longer because I’m getting hungry. Here is Pepy Nasution.

 

 

Hello all…I’m Pepy Nasution of Indonesia Eats. I’m thrilled when Ray was approaching me to be his guest post. Terima kasih, Ray! Thank you, Ray!

Ray was one of my Filipino guest posts. With his easy and beautiful oxtail kare-kare recipe, he made Indonesia Eats readers and I drooled. :=)

When he emailed me and asked for a noodle recipe, I was a bit puzzled. There are so many Indonesian noodle dishes but I realized that I didn’t have a simple mie goreng (known as mi goreng, bakmi goreng) recipe that has been known all over the world.

Mie goreng is another safe favorite of Indonesian one-dish meal. Most Indonesian households like making this simple dish for breakfast or late night snack. Street food hawkers help us to get a quick mie goreng craveness in the middle of the night if we’re lazy to make one at home.

Mie goreng is basically an Indonesian taken of chow mein or fried noodle. It’s served with sprinkle of fried shallots, acar (pickle) and kerupuk (crackers).

At the street food hawkers, mie goreng is very common to be sold together with Nasi Goreng (fried rice). Back when I was a kid, I recalled the take-away fried noodle was wrapped inside the banana leaves and fastened with toothpick or rubber band. However, as I grew up the banana leaves are replaced by poly coated brown papers.

The cheap fried noodle where many food hawkers sell contains lots cabbage and scrambled egg. I like adding shrimp to my mie goreng. You can also use your favorite vegetables.

Fresh egg noodles are the one that we like to use. You can always substitute with the dried version or instant ramen. The basic spice to make mie goreng is a paste of shallot, garlic, candlenuts, and white peppercorn mix. Indonesians love to add chili pepper as well. Surely kecap manis is added too. High heat and fast stir-fry method is the key to make a good mie goreng so your noodle won’t be lumpy or broken.

Mie Goreng (Indonesian Fried Noodle)
 
Ingredients
For spice paste
  • 3 shallots (20 grams or 0.7 oz.)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 4 candlenuts, toasted
  • 1 teaspoon white peppercorn
  • 1 teaspoon seasalt
  • bird eyes chilies (optional)
For stir-frying
  • 250 grams (9 oz.) fresh egg noodle
  • 125 grams (4.5 oz.) yue choy (mustard greens), cut into 1-inch or 2.54-centimeter length
  • 150 grams (5.3 oz.) beansprouts
  • 125 grams (4.5 oz.) Chinese green cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 100 grams (3.5 oz.) deveined and peeled shrimps
  • 5 stalks Chinese chives, cut into 1-inch or 2.54-centimeter length
  • 2 green onions, finely sliced
  • 1 stalk Chinese celery, chopped finely
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil (I used chicken oil)
  • 2 tablespoon kecap manis (Indonesian sweet soy sauce)
  • ¼ cup shrimp stock (can be used other kind of stock or water)

Instructions
  1. In a bowl, place your fresh egg noodle. By using chopsticks, add 1 tablespoon kecap manis and mix.
  2. In a spice grinder or mortar, add the garlic, shallots, candlenuts, white peppercorn, chilies (if you want some heat) and seasalt. Grind to a fine paste.
  3. Heat up your wok at high heat and add cooking oil. Add spice paste, quickly stir-fry for 1-2 minutes or until you can smell the aroma.
  4. Toss in shrimps, cabbage, yuey choy . Mix well with the paste quickly for one minute
  5. Add in shrimp stock, noodles, another tablespoon of kecap manis , chopped celery, Chinese chives and spring onion. Keep on stirring for one more minute, and remove from heat
  6. Serve warm with pickled cucumber and sprinkle some fried shallots for garnish



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41 Comments → “Friend’s Post – Mie Goreng by Indonesia Eats”


  1. Jen Identicon Icon Jen

    2 years ago

    I love the pictures that you took. The food looks amazing!

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    • Thank you! I just checkd out your blog we actually live in the same country and on the Prairie land as well :)

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  2. Ray, thanks for this opportunity! It’s good to know you as well :)

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    • Ray Identicon Icon Ray

      2 years ago

      Thank you Pepy for accepting my invitation and thank you for cooking and presenting Mie Goreng. :)

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  3. Kiri W. Identicon Icon Kiri W.

    2 years ago

    Gogreous pictures, and gorgeous dish. Very well done, and lovely to see you guys exchange guest posts! :) I have always loved goreng, be it mie or nasi. Thank you for sharing this!

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  4. umm saleem Identicon Icon umm saleem

    2 years ago

    waah mba pepy enaknyaaaa……lagi cari2 resep eh dapetnye jauh di sono…well done mba!di negeri antah brantah mba bisa bikin mie enak gni..its amazing!

    regards from Indonesia <3

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    • Ray, Umm was apologizing for commenting in Indonesian on my blog’s post. She wasn’t aware that this is my guest post for you. She thought this was my blog LOL.

      I guess I have to do the translation for Umm comment.
      “wahh looking yummy…I’m searching for the recipe and ended up here… Well Done, Ate (sister)! You live outside the country but you can make a good noodle like this.. It’s amazing!”

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      • Ray Identicon Icon Ray

        2 years ago

        Oh not a problem, Umm and thank you Pepy for translating. :)

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  5. it’s nice to meet you, Pepy! What a beautiful dish you have made. I don’t know that I’ve ever eaten Indonesian food before, but if it’s anything like this one, I definitely need to give it a try. Ray, thanks for sharing your space with a guest. Have a great rest of the week!

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    • Nice to see you too here! Hope you will try to make an Indonesian food one day. :)

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    • Ray Identicon Icon Ray

      2 years ago

      Thank you and it’s always nice to see you commenting, Christiane! :)

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  6. Baker Street Identicon Icon Baker Street

    2 years ago

    Your pictures are just lovely.

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  7. Sissi Identicon Icon Sissi

    2 years ago

    Wonderful post and extremely appetising recipe! Thank you Pepy! The rare Indonesian dishes I know are all fantastic, so I am hopping to check your blog! I’m very happy to meet you.

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  8. Victoria Battle Identicon Icon Victoria Battle

    2 years ago

    I love the color combinations of this recipe. It looks very appetizing. I will surely make it. Is there any way I can avoid eggs in it? Will it still taste the same?

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  9. Love2cook Malaysia Identicon Icon Love2cook Malaysia

    2 years ago

    Hello Ray! Hopped in from Indonesia Eats :)

    That’s a beautiful guest post by Pepy! She’s simply amazing…;)

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  10. Suzi Identicon Icon Suzi

    2 years ago

    Oh wow this dish looks really tasty, I love the spices and of course the noodles. Beautiful photos and a wonderful guest post. Wishing you both a great day.

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    • Ray Identicon Icon Ray

      2 years ago

      Thank you, Suzi and have a wonderful day! :)

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  11. mjskit Identicon Icon mjskit

    2 years ago

    What a beautiful bowl of noodles! There are a couple of ingredients that I’m going to have to look up, but from what I can tell, this dish definitely has flavors that I would love! All the different textures are wonderful! Great post Ray and Pepy! Your pictures are lovely!

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  12. the wicked noodle Identicon Icon the wicked noodle

    2 years ago

    LOVE that you called it “friend” post instead of “guest” post. I may have to borrow that ;-)

    And what a gorgeous dish! Definitely making this one.

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  13. This is gorgeous!! Great friend post. I was just looking for an Indonesian recipe to try, this sounds perfect!

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  14. Reem | Simply Reem Identicon Icon Reem | Simply Reem

    2 years ago

    What a gorgeous looking dish…
    Wonderful post.
    I can bet no one can resist these noodles…

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  15. I also enjoy Pepy’s blog – she takes gorgeous food photographs and everything she cooks look delicious. I have Indonesian sweet ketcap (ABC brand). I think I should give this a try since I don’t use that condiment for anything else! Thanks Pepy for the recipe, and Ray for inviting her!

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    • Nami, thank you! I also use kecap manis for making teriyaki :) Btw I like Bango brand better since this one is a gluten free.

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  16. A homey and mouthwatering dish!

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  17. Aaahhh!! Mie goreng is what I used to have, growing up. I miss it a lot! So nice to have Pepy on your space, Ray. Thanks for sharing this guest post :)

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  18. Great to see Pepy’s delicious Mie Goreng here! It’s homey and easy to cook up. I love Indonesian dishes and are always amazed with the similarity between Malaysian & Indonesian dishes. But through Pepy’s blog, I am also learning the differences that makes each cuisine unique. Great guest post!

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  19. This is such a gorgeous looking Indonesian noodle dish! Great guest post, Pepy! You always have such fantastic recipes, and they’re so similar to our own Filipino food! Yummy ! Nice of you to feature a terrific foodie friend, Chef Ray !

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  20. Oh yum, sooooo delicious, have saved for another day, thanks.

    You are welcome to join in my food blogger event THE SOUP KITCHEN, here all bloggers are welcome, hope to see you participate soon.

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  21. BusyWorkingMama Identicon Icon BusyWorkingMama

    2 years ago

    Yum, that looks so colorful and sounds so flavorful!

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