I will start out by saying there are so many variations of Nasi Goreng, it is hard to say one is the correct one. This one I found was pretty good. All the right steps are there. :) The one thing though is that oyster sauce was a bit strange, since I wouldn't consider it an Indonesian flavor (my mother is Indonesian and regularly cooked all sorts of dishes, and it had never ever been in our kitchen). I would leave that out and let the shrimp paste do its thing. Everything else was about right, except I used shallots instead of onion and garlic since that is just what I'm used to. If you want just a bit more of an aromatic experience, you can add 1/4-1/2 tsp cumin and coriander each to the shallots when you cook them up (not too much or it will be overpowering). Thanks for sharing this recipe.
I spent 4 months travelling around Indonesia and this recipe is terrible - the finished product tastes NOTHING like a Nasi Goreng. Dont waste your time, money and effort on this. I have no idea what all these positive reviews are all going on about.
really good! Thanks a lot! I used sambal oelek and added a bit more after since I love that sauce.
This is a truly authentic recipe. I grew up with nasi goring every couple of weeks but my mother used a packet of spices commonly available in Holland and many other countries now. I have made this numerous times, and my Mum loves this even more than her own!
Fabulous meal! I followed the recipe exactly, except that I fried the eggs with soft yolks & placed on top of each serving, as well as adding red pepper, zucchini and baby bok choy for a few extra vegies. This is the 3rd different nasi goreng I've had this week & think it was the best. We'll definitely have this again.
Really excellent nasi goreng - except for leaving out the shrimp and making up the difference with more chicken I followed the recipe exactly. The combination of shrimp paste and the sweetness of the kecap manis and oyster sauce gives it the most beautiful and uniquely Indonesian fragance and flavour, while the the chilli bean sauce and pepper provide the perfect amount of warmth. A truly top recipe - thank you for posting!
Delicious. I'll have to admit I didn't have shrimp paste when I made it, but it was a great fried rice. Mixing the sesame oil with the egg instead of waiting until the end to add it mellows the flavor a little.
Excellent fried rice. Loved all the fresh ingredients. Served it with Indonesian Pork for an excellent meal.
I really, really enjoyed this. I had to exclude both the shrimp and shrimp paste as my fiance won't even contemplate eating shellfish in any form, so it was left out. Would love to try it with the shrimp, so may cook it for my parents next time I'm down. Even without the shrimp, the flavours were really tasty, and the slowburning kick was not intense, which for me, was a big positive. Sprinkled toasted peanuts on top, which is how I've always eaten nasi goreng, and I know that my parents have a fried banana on theirs (not my choice) but a suggestion for people who like to eat bananas! Thanks so much for posting. : )
I've made this many times now and forgot to rate it. So easy to switch back and forth with what you have on hand. I serve black currants, chopped green apple and fresh raw bean sprouts on the side as well. Sounds odd I know, but I had it in a restaurant that way and loved it. One of my favorites, thanks Daydream