"Maggi" is a popular brand of instant noodles in Singapore and Malaysia. "Mee" means noodle in Malay and "goreng" means fried in Malay. Hence, Maggi mee goreng is literally Maggi instant noodles fried - voila! So yummy lah!
- 180 g Maggi 2-minute noodles (any brand depending on the texture of noodles you prefer)
- 2 small chicken legs, cubed
- 1 shallot, chopped and fried until crisp and light brown
- 3 garlic cloves, chopped
- 1 cup bok choy
- 1 cup bean sprouts
- 4 fresh chilie bell peppers, padi (small chilies)
- 3 -4 tablespoons oil
- 3 tablespoons ketchup
- 1 tablespoon dark soya sauce
- 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
- 2 -3 tablespoons sambal oelek chili paste, belachan
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- Marinate the chicken cubes with sesame oil for about 10 minutes.
- Mix sauce ingredients in a small bowl.
- Cook the instant noodles in boiling water for about 3 minutes and drain and rinse with cold water.
- Stir fry the chicken cubes until cooked.
- In a separate wok, fry the garlic in oil until fragrant.
- Add cooked noodles, followed by cooked chicken.
- Stir fry for about 2 minutes.
- Add bok choy and beansprouts to the wok.
- Add sauce ingredients to the wok and continue to stir fry on medium to low heat for about 5 minutes.
- Mix sauce well into the noodles.
- Serve with fried shallot and chilie garnish.
Thank you for this, as I wanted to recreate the noodles I had in Malaysia. I have used Indo Mie brand noodles (very good) and some Chinese dried thin wheat noodles (also good but not as). I couldn't find real belacan, so I used a Thai shrimp paste, which adds a good flavor. I found it a little ketchupy the way it's written, so I use less ketchup. Fried tofu is great in place of the chicken. Many types of veggies work well. I like broccoli and green onion. I wimped out and bought fried onions. You gotta have fried onions. For garnish, try lime juice, bean sprouts, and peanuts, along with the onions. A quartered hard boiled egg is nice too, though a fried egg is more authentic. Supoib!
Loved it! DH loved it! So easy it will make it into our regular rotation. I loved the addition of the fried shallot. Used b/s breasts instead of legs, and didn't have quite enough oil left in the bottle to marinate them well, so I added some honey and a little soy to my marinade. Otherwise made as directed, with fabulous results! Thanks!
Delicious! And easy! You want some heat, you got it! Made as directed. Thanks, Myffythechef! Made for PAC Spring '09.