Monday, November 15, 2010

Mee Goreng Mamak, Indian Muslim Style Fried Noodles - "Malaysian Monday 17"

I was not looking forward to the early rise on Monday morning after my weekend sleep ins, fortunately it is also time for another Malaysian Monday installment. I made a quick fried noodles with the leftover prawn fritters (adding prawn fritters to mee goreng is a Cameron Highlands' tradition, the same stall also sells Indian rojak). If you prefer the Malay version click here.
P.S One gets a better result by cooking individual servings unless you have a powerful gas stove. 

recipe per serve
you'll need;
a handful of hokkien noodles, loosen
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 potato, boiled and cubed
2 prawn fritters, cubed (optional)
1/2 cup of shredded cabbage
1 tomato, cut into chunks
1 green chili, sliced
2 tofu puffs, sliced
1 spring onion, sliced
1.5 tbs of soy
1 tbs of kecap manis (sweet soy)
1 tbs of tomato paste
1 egg
salt and pepper to taste
cooking oil

for the spice paste;
2 garlic cloves, chopped
2 shallots, chopped
2 cm knob of ginger, chopped
1 tbs of turmeric powder
1 tbs of chili powder
1 tbs of Malaysian curry powder
1/2 tbs of toasted belacan (shrimp paste)
1 tbs of sugar
3 tbs of cooking oil
salt and pepper to taste
* Saute minced ingredients with cooking oil til fragrant then add in the rest of the ingredients, cook on low heat til oil separates.

Prepare the ingredients.

I added prawn fritters to my mee goreng, this is a Cameron Highlands' tradition since the vendor also sells Indian rojak. (one of the main ingredients in the dish)

Saute garlic with a little oil in a hot wok, add cabbage and tofu puffs and continue to cook for a minute.

Add the rest of the ingredients (except the egg), 2 tbs of the spice paste and seasonings. Mix well and cook on high heat for a further minute.

Make a well in the middle of the wok, add a little more oil then crack in the egg. 

When the egg is 60% cooked, mix everything up and continue to cook on high heat for a further minute. Check for seasonings.

Serve immediately with extra sliced chillies and a wedge on lime or lemon.

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  1. I think I could happily eat at your table for a year. Tofo puffs? I don't know what they are. I am ignorant. Forgive me. But it all looks so good.

  2. Looks wonderful...Do you have a recipe for making Malaysian curry powder? I can't find it here. This calls for toasted belacan...I have bought some, but never cooked with it...mine doesn't say I need to toast it...or is that something totally different?

  3. Your photos look so enticing and spicy!

  4. saya paling suker mee goreng mamak! kadang sepinggan pong tak cukop! hihihihi

  5. Harriet from carltonNovember 15, 2010 at 4:56 PM

    That sure looks good! I love Malaysian Monday, so many exciting dishes from you and your friends!

  6. hi tummy! sedapnyerrrr! i pun sukerrr mee goreng mamak! buat pedas2 ur mee mamak mmg nmpk sedap sbb potongan tomato dgn bis tuuuu yg buatkan dia sedap! :D

  7. Your mee goreng looks better then the stall. So yummy!

  8. Your noodle dish looks blissful and flavourful!

  9. Yummy, yummy! When are you going to set up stall selling M'sian goodies?

  10. I love mee goreng and this looks just like shop bought!

  11. yoooh! this is my favourite. I used to have this fr mamak stall Malacca for mu supper. This must be super yumm... Must try out this; MUST!

  12. I have been looking for a good plate of mee goreng. Look like I should just try your version instead!

  13. haha ika,hana!!! Makcikmanggis pun suka jugak...Tummy! mee goreng mamak satu!lebih cili ya hehe

  14. Absolutely Delicious.... This is the type of recipe that makes me want to run right out and purchase all the ingredients right now!... Yes.... fixing something delicious for Monday, great recipe - Thank you!

  15. Just what I've been craving for! Love it spicy and that good squeeze of lime...yuuuummm!

  16. This looks wonderful! I really would like to go to Malaysia and try all their food! I am interested in the curry powder that Bo asked about! I wish I could make this dish!

  17. I am so drooling at this! Seriously, next time I'm in Melbourne I'm heading to your place for food :)

  18. Just made this for dinner - so delicious! Although I did only use dark soy, kecap manis, tomato sauce and curry powder, plus whatever vegies were in the fridge. One day when I have more time I will make the spice paste - sounds so yummy. This is definitely going in the "quick dinner" reference drawer in my head!


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