Call it cheating, but I really have no idea what goes into the paste for frying mee goreng. One packet of noodles and ready-mixed mee goreng paste coming up.
Microwaved pressed bean curd.
A weird species of chye sim I got from the supermarket. Well, it tastes just like chye sim, so I guess it doesn’t matter if it doesn’t look like it.
Prawns and onions. The onions are a must. I didn’t add tomatoes because I forgot. I didn’t add potatoes because I find the dish starchy enough and we don’t been anymore carbs in the form of potatoes.
Onions without oil till they burn a little, then I add olive oil and vegetables. This is followed by the prawns, mee goreng paste and noodles.
This part is tough – especially if your pan/wok is too small. Anyway, the eggs go in last and let your nose tell you if it’s ready.
Nice, fragrant mee goreng done in 15 minutes.
© Chan Joon Yee