The Irresistible Mee Goreng Mamak Fried NoodleRed chili peppercorn is an essential ingredient in Asian cooking. You can use it for almost everything, as garnish, as chilli paste (after blending with shallots, onions, garlic etc) and even as the dipping sauce. The chilli slices in soy sauce is the perennial favorite condiment for soup base dishes or noodles in Asia.
Red chilli is quite a luxurious item here in the Netherlands, in my opinion. Two miserable red chili peppers can easily cost you over a Euro. Whilst in Malaysia, with MYR4 (~€1), you may get approx 300g of red chili peppers.
I recently discovered a mixed veggie pack which contained some red chilli pepper slices and bean sprouts in AH grocer. Delightfully, I bought a pack without 2nd thought as it was just a perfect ingredient for my mee goreng mamak. Mee goreng mamak is the famous Malaysian style fried noodle, savory, sweet and spicy fried noodle enjoyed by millions.
2 packages of yellow noodles (soak the noodle in hot water for 5 minutes before cooking)
300g of shrimps (you may use cockles)
1 mixed veggie pack
2 beaten eggs
2 tbsp of fish sauce
2 tbsp of sambal oelek
2 tbsp of sweet soy sauce
1 tbsp of cooking oil
50ml of water
1/2 a lime (optional)
Step 1: Heat the work with 1 tbsp of cooking oil, pour in the beaten egg mixture, veggie shrimps and stir fry. Transfer the fully cooked veggie and shrimps to a plate and set aside
Step 2: In the same wok, add-in the noodles, sweet soy sauce, fish sauce, sambal oelek, water and stir fry for 2 minutes until fragrant
Step 3: Add in the the cooked veggie, shrimps and eggs that were set aside earlier and stir thoroughly
Step 4: Finish the dish with a squeeze of lime
Just 4 simple steps and the super tasty mamak mee goreng is ready to be served!
a. You may use soy sauce as substitution for fish sauce. However, fish sauce taste miles better with the noodles