Monday, February 6, 2012

Making Javanese Fried Noodle (Mie Goreng Jawa)

I have been craving for a plate of Javanese Fried Noodle for quite some time by now. Being a foreigner in Seremban makes it difficult for me to find some good authentic Indonesian food nearby. Therefore, at times, I would have to hold my Indonesian food craving until my next visit to my home town or cook the food myself.

Since my Mom-in-Law is away for a couple of days and today is a public holiday in Malaysia, I decided to make my own style Javanese Fried Noodle for lunch, which happens to be my husband's favourite too. I asked the basic recipe from my Mom in Indonesia last week then modified it a little to make it spicier and tastier.

Javanese Fried Rice/Mie Goreng Jawa: My first successful attempt.

My husband and I went to a nearby supermarket to get the fresh ingredients just before lunch and here's my version of simple Javanese Fried Noodle:


  • 120 gr Instant Noodle/Egg Noodle/Air-Dried Noodle, boiled and drained
  • 50 gr Mustard Greens (sawi hijau) or cabbage, chopped
  • 1 Tomato, take the seeds out and chopped
  • 50 gr Chicken fillet, cut in cubes
  • 1 Egg
  • Cooking oil
  • Water
  • Sweet soy sauce (kecap manis)
  • Seasoning sauce (I used Maggi Seasoning Sauce)
  • Fried onions

Spice Paste:

  • 6-8 cloves of garlics, peeled and sliced
  • 2 cloves of shallots, peeled and sliced
  • 1 big red chilli (lombok besar), take the seeds out and chopped
  • 1 birds-eye-chilli (cili padi/cabe rawit), optional
  • 1 tsp pepper powder
  • A pinch of salt


  1. Grind the spice paste ingredients and set aside.
  2. Heat cooking oil in a large wok and scramble the egg.
  3. Sauté the spice paste until fragrant.
  4. Add in the chicken fillet cubes, chopped tomato and green mustards. Add a little bit of water and mix well. 
  5. Put the boiled noodles in the wok and add the sweet soy sauce and seasoning sauce. Cook until all the ingredients are well incorporated. Taste the fried noodle and add a little bit more salt or pepper powder when necessary.
  6. Garnish with fried onions and serve warm.

I am glad that at least my mood for doing some simple cooking is back and my first attempt in making Javanese Fried Noodle this afternoon was not disappointing at all. This fried noodle was spicy, savoury and salty enough. Everything turned out just nice and my husband totally loved it and ate most of it!


  1. That looks so heartwarming. Comfort food at it's best. Having just been to Bali (not quite Java), I'm craving too now! A. :)

  2. Looks very delicious! Hope to see more Indonesian cooking from you :)

  3. lolz looks like an awesome midnight snack :D


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