Mie Goreng (Indonesian Stir Fry Noodles)

Mie Goreng is a popular Indonesian dish that translates to “fried noodles” in English. It consists of stir-fried noodles, typically using a type of egg noodles called “mie,”. But it can also be made with other types of noodles. The dish is known for its deliciously bold and savory flavors.

Type of noodles for mie goreng

Ultimately, the type of noodles you use for Mie Goreng can be adjusted based on personal preference, but egg noodles are the classic and most widely recognized choice for this stir-fried noodle dish. I prefer to use packets of instant noodles because that is how I ate it growing up.

What is Kecap Manis? (sweet soy sauce)

Kecap Manis, is a sweet soy sauce that hails from Indonesia. It’s a popular and essential condiment in Indonesian and Southeast Asian cuisine. Kecap Manis is made by combining soy sauce, palm sugar (or molasses), and various spices and seasonings. The result is a thick, dark, and syrupy sauce with a sweet, salty, and slightly umami taste. It’s used as a versatile ingredient in a wide range of dishes, such as stir-fries, marinades, and dipping sauces. It’s a key component in many Indonesian dishes like Nasi Goreng (fried rice), Satay (skewers), and Mie Goreng.

Mie Goreng (Indonesian Stir Fry Noodles)

Mie goreng is a classic Indonesian stir fry noodle dish.
Course Breakfast, dinner, lunch
Cuisine indonesian


  • 3 packets instant noodles (220g dry)
  • 100 g shrimp
  • 100 g chicken thighs
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 large shallot
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 birds eye chilies
  • 100 g cabbage
  • tbsp shrimp paste
  • tbsp oyster sauce
  • ½ tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp sweet soy sauce


  • 1 egg
  • 1 stalk green onion
  • crispy garlic


  • Thinly slice shallots, garlic, chilies, and cabbage. Set aside.
    1 large shallot, 4 cloves garlic, 100 g cabbage, 2 birds eye chilies
  • Devein and peel shrimp then cut chicken into slices. Season with salt.
    100 g shrimp, 100 g chicken thighs, 1 tsp salt
  • Boil your noodles until they just start to separate then rinse in cold water and strain. You only want them 70% cooked.
    3 packets instant noodles
  • Into a high heat wok add oil, then begin cooking chicken. Depending on size of chicken they should be cooked in 2-3 minutes.
    1 tbsp oil, 100 g chicken thighs
  • Add sliced shallots, garlic, and chilies along with shrimp paste. Stir 30 seconds.
    1 large shallot, 4 cloves garlic, 2 birds eye chilies, 1½ tbsp shrimp paste
  • Add sliced cabbage, stir 30 seconds.
    100 g cabbage
  • Add shrimp, stir 30 seconds.
    100 g shrimp
  • Add strained noodles into the wok along with oyster sauce, soy sauce, and sweet soy sauce. Continue stirring until sauce is evenly combined. Taste to your liking.
    1½ tbsp oyster sauce, ½ tbsp soy sauce, 2 tbsp sweet soy sauce
  • Top with crispy fried egg, green onions, and fried crispy garlic.
    1 egg, 1 stalk green onion, crispy garlic
Keyword goreng, indonesian, mie, noodles


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