It was an accidental discovery that I found this type of stir fried noodles in a Malay stall.. That day, we were at a place whereby there was no Chinese eating outlets. We walked inside a Malay restaurant and on the menu was “Mee goreng Maggie”. My wife was a huge fan of Maggie noodles and she ordered the noodle for my kid to try.. Well, there was not much option for my kids as most of the dishes have chilli and loaded with spices. She believed that this noodle will suit my kid’s taste bud.
She was right, my boy was very impressed with the noodles. Me and my wife like it too.. It was wrapped in an omelette (as in the picture above) and the taste is just like the curry Maggie instant noodles. He finished in seconds and requested me to duplicate the dish.
I posted the picture in a Facebook Group, I was rather shocked that it was common in West Malaysia mamak stalls too. Apparently,many West Malaysian members have tried before and Singaporean is asking me for the recipe. I hesitate for quite a while whether or not I should share this recipe since it involves the use of instant noodles seasonings that people attacked as unhealthy, full of MSG etc…
After Due consideration, I have decided to share as a record of my noodle recipe. The good point about this recipe is its simplicity ..Instead of eating the normal soupy Maggie instant noodles, why not give your family another choices?
Whether Maggie or not is irrelevant..You can always used Mie Indo or other brands. I am used to using Maggie curry noodles since my childhood and I have never change for that reason. Readers can always choose your favourite brand and flavour and come out your own version.
Realizing some readers may be adverse to the consumption of instant noodles, you can still churn out a plate of fried instant noodles without using the instant noodle seasonings. I have included the garam masala or Indian curry powder in the recipe. In fact, whenever i ate instant noodle, I usually use 2 pieces of noodles with 1 packet of seasonings as I found that the pairing of 1 packet of seasoning to 1 piece of noodle is too salty for my liking. I just wanted that unique curry flavour and nothing more than that..
I will not share the omelette recipe and if you are interested on how to wrap, you will have to refer to this recipe: Japanese Omurice (日式蛋包饭 オムライス Omu-raisu） where the rice was wrapped in omelette before serving.
WHAT IS REQUIRED
Servings: 3-4 adult servings
- 2 packets of instant noodles of your choice
- 4 pieces of dried egg noodles (can all use instant noodles)
- 3 eggs
- 3 shallots, sliced
- 1/2 tablespoons of curry powder or garam masala (optional if you are using all the seasonings provided by the instant noodles package)
Side ingredients (flexible and for reference only)
- 2 sausages, cut into small pieces
- 1 packet of fresh Enoki mushrooms
- 1 green chilli, cut into small pieces
- 1 red chilli, cut into small pieces
- 1 cup of prawns, shelled
- 1 small carrot, cut into pieces
- 2-3 bunches of vegetables (cai xin), cut into small pieces
STEPS OF PREPARATION
- In a pot of hot water, blanch the dried egg noodles or instant noodles pieces for 1-2 minutes or until soft. Drain and put it under the running tap water to rinse it thoroughly. This step is imperative to avoid noodles stick to a lump and to make the noodles springy. Drain again and set aside.
- Crack the eggs, lightly beaten and pan fried in the eggs into an omelette form. Cut into small pieces and set aside.
- In a wok with 2 tablespoons of oil, sauté the shallots until fragrant, add all other ingredients, stir fried for a few minutes until the prawns start to change colour. Add the Garam masala or curry powder or the blanched noodles. Use a chopstick to stir fry the noodles for 1-2 minutes. Add the Maggie instant noodle seasonings and egg omelette. Stir fry until the seasoning are well mixed with the noodles. Take some noodles to taste and adjust seasonings if required.
- For Egg omelette wrapping, please refer to this post: Japanese Omurice (日式蛋包饭 オムライス Omu-raisu）
- As for the seasonings required, I have only used 2 packets of seasonings for pieces of dried egg noodles. To me, I need not to add in any more seasonings. However, you may or may not need to add additional seasonings based on your family’s preference. Personally, using 7 egg noodles with 7 packets of instant noodle seasonings will be too salty for my liking. Of course you can add your seasonings gradually.
It is not my intention is promote the consumption of instant noodles or the promotion of certain brands, but is it not a good idea to give family members another choice during dinner time? I am sharing a concept of how you can use instant noodles seasonings to stir fry noodles. If you are adverse to using instant noodle seasoning, feel free to use omit and add seasonings of your choice.
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