Balinese Fried Noodles - Mie Goreng

Balinese Fried Noodles - Mie Goreng

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Authentic Balinese Fried Noodles (Recipe)

Mie Goreng Bali


  • 150g of dried egg noodles or you can use 350g of fresh cooked noodles
  • 150g of diced chicken
  • 2 tbsp. of oyster sauce
  • 4 tbsp. of kecap manis which is available at most big supermarkets
  • 1 tsp. of sesame oil
  • 50g of cabbage that has been cut into strips
  • 2 finely sliced spring onions
  • 3 finely chopped cloves of garlic
  • Some salt and pepper depending on the invidual's tastes
  • Enough vegetable oil to fry the noodles
  • Roughly 2cm piece of ginger
  • 2 tbsp. of dark soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp. of light soy sauce
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 large carrot cut into thin strips


  1. If you have chosen to use dried noodles then first boil the noodles until they are cooked, drain and then mix in some vegetable oil. After this mix in the kecap manis and make sure all the noodles are evenly coated.
  2. Next we need to scramble the eggs so first heat a wok and add a small amount of oil before introducing the eggs to the pan. When done put to one side and move onto the next stage.
  3. Stage three starts to get some smells going, add the ginger and the garlic to a hot wok and fry them in vegetable oil. When you are enjoying their aroma add the diced chicken and stir fry it until cooked.
  4. When the chicken is ready add the sliced carrot, spring onions, scrambled egg and the cabbage and continue to stir-fry until finally adding the noodles, light and dark soy sauce, oyster sauce and the sesame oil. Make sure everything is mixed thoroughly and continue to fry until cooked. Don't forget to season with salt and pepper to your specific tastes before serving with a slight sprinkle of shallots on top.


Additional Information:

  • Mie Goreng is the best choice when you don't have much time. The dish is really simple and it only takes a few minutes to make it. Mie Goreng can be bought at nearly every Restaurant and local Warung, all over Indonesia and it nearly taste the same no matter where you go. Mie Goreng can be served as a main course but it’s also commonly found served with Nasi Kuning (Yellow Rice) or as one of the components of Nasi Campur (mixed rice).
  • This recipe is for a simple mie goreng that is easy to adapt to your own tastes. If you like it spicy, add some chopped chillies and if you like different kinds of meat or seafood, you can use them in place of the chicken. 
  • Make the dish vegetarian and remove the meat