Friday, August 30, 2013

Recipe: Mee goreng with fried egg

During my youth, I love eating mee goreng (Malay-style fried yellow noodles) very much, and I would request for mum to get it from her office canteen every Saturday as they do a really good version with a great sambal accompaniment. Once mum arrives home, she would quickly fry a sunny side-up egg to go with my noodles. And that is my definition of a perfect plate of mee goreng.

Mee goreng with fried egg

Now that I am older and wiser (in the kitchen), I can whip up a plate of mee goreng whenever I crave for it. My choice of ingredients usually include chicken, fish cake slices, prawns and choy sum. For my fried egg, I like to use a low heat and gently cook the egg until the white has almost set, then using the spatula, I would scoop hot oil onto the yolk to cook slightly. This is the only way Baby C likes her fried eggs - we once went to a hotel and she didn't like the fried eggs as it had crispy edges.

Mee goreng is best served with an accompaniment of sambal paste (the same one you get with your nasi lemak). 

Mee goreng with fried egg
Recipe by Baby Sumo
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 13-15 minutes
Serves 2

4 1/2 tbsp cooking oil
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
50g chicken, sliced
8 prawns, deveined with tails intact
100g fish cake, sliced
2 tbsp + 1 tsp light soy sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
300g thin yellow noodles
2-3 tbsp dark soy sauce
2 stalks choy sum, cut into 4cm length
1/2 tbsp cili giling (optional)
2 eggs

To serve
Sambal paste
1 lime, halved

1. Marinate the chicken slices with 1/2 tsp light soy sauce and 1/2 tsp sesame oil. In a separate bowl, marinate the prawns with 1/2 tsp light soy sauce and 1/2 tsp sesame oil.

2. Heat 3 tablespoon of oil in a wok over medium high heat and add garlic. Fry for 2-3 minutes until lightly browned, then add chicken and cook for a further 2-3 minutes until cooked through.

3. Add the fish cakes and cook for 1 minute, then add the noodles and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring regularly. Season wth light soy sauce and dark soy sauce, as well as cili giling (optional - if you want your noodles to be slightly spicy).Finally, add the choy sum and prawns and cook for 1-2 minutes until the prawns are cooked through. Serve immediately.

4. To fry the eggs, place 1 1/2 tbsp of oil into a small frying pan over medium low heat and break an egg. Cook until the egg white has set, then using the spatula, scoop hot oil onto the egg yolk for about 10 seconds. Repeat with other egg.

5. To serve, plate the noodles then top with a fried egg each. Serve some sambal paste on the side.

*I am submitting this to the Little Thumbs Up "Egg" event organized by Bake for Happy Kids, my little favourite DIY and hosted by me (Baby Sumo of Eat Your Heart Out). You can link your egg recipes here.

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  1. Hi Yen,
    This is an old time classic, a favourite with most Malaysians, we grew up eating mee goreng, lagi pedas lagi bagus!

  2. Sedaplicious! Totally agree with Joyce, tambah pedas please! My all time favorite ! ;)

  3. Ooooo...that looks so good but I do prefer frying egg in a wok the traditional way - with more oil for the fragrant fibrous golden fringe - not so healthy, of course...but once in a while should be fine.

  4. My mum would also make me noodles and dishes like this make me miss her cooking! :D

  5. that's a lovely mee goreng memory from your childhood! and ya, i think the egg is the 'icing on the cake' for this mee goreng! this looks like a splendid preparation. my personal preference is for nasi goreng, but i guess that's also something from my childhood :D

  6. I love mee goreng, but the one I have is without sambal. And these day I order Maggie mee goreng more, hehe

  7. Fried egg like this is best to be serve with mee goreng, kueh teow goreng, bihun goreng and fried rice! I like to crack the egg yolk and mix it with the noodles or rice! It was yummy!

  8. Yen, your mee goreng looks so appetizing! And I am eyeing the egg on top :)

  9. This is so famous among the malaysian food. yummy, i like this so much.

  10. I like my eggs done anyway, crispy edges are welcome too. :D Noone can say no to a perfectly fried plate of Mee Goreng!

  11. Your mee goreng looks delicious, can imagine how good it taste the moment one cuts into the egg yolk :)

  12. One day I'm gonna make it :P I love mee goreng though I haven't tried making it yet and the version that I love comes from the packet lol


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