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Easy Indonesian Mie Goreng (vegetarian fried noodles)

5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Indonesian
Servings 5 people


  • Wok


  • 1 pack egg noodles around 400g
  • 1/3 medium cabbage roughly chopped
  • 1 yellow onion chopped
  • 2 carrots sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves sliced
  • 3 spring onion chopped save the top 1/3 green part for garnish
  • 8 tbsp kecap manis or enough to coat the noodles
  • 2 ts sambal olek or 1 red chili finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp oil of your choice
  • 2 tbsp crispy shallots garnish

Seasoning mix

  • 2 ts sea salt
  • 1 ts ground black pepper
  • 2 ts chili powder
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 ts onion powder


  • Prepare the seasoning mix by combining all the spices. Cook the noodles according to the package instructions.
  • Heat 2 tbsp of cooking oil in a wok over high heat, then add the cabbage and carrots.
  • When the smaller bits starts to soften, stir in the yellow onion. Don't worry if some of the edges turn brown, just make sure it doesn't burn. Add more oil if needed.
  • After about 8 minutes add 1 more tbsp of oil and stir in the garlic, 2/3 lower parts of the spring onion and sambal olek (or chopped red chili). Cook for another few minutes.
  • Stir in the spice mix and about one cup / 2dl water. Then add the noodles and the kecap manis.
  • Stir to make sure everything is coated with the sauce, then transfer to a serving dish.
  • Top with crispy shallots and the top 1/3 of the spring onions.
Keyword Easy, Leftover, Quick, Vegetarian