The Best Indonesian Mie Goreng (Mie Goreng Jawa)

The Best Indonesian Mie Goreng (Mie Goreng Jawa)

Course: Entree
Cuisine: Indonesian
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Marvellina
Learn how to make delicious authentic Indonesian mie goreng Jawa that is perfect for any day of the week. A recipe passed down from my mom to me.
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  • 500 gr Yellow egg noodles you can use instant noodles, ramen noodles, angel hair pasta, spaghetti pasta
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 Tbsp cooking oil divided
  • 1 leek optional, cut into 1-inch length and wash thoroughly
  • 150 gr large shrimp peeled and deveined. You can use meat like chicken, pork, beef
  • 2 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 large tomato quartered and seeded


Aromatics to grind/chop in food processor:

  • 4 shallots
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 5 candlenuts or sub with macademia nuts


  • Fried shallots crisp (bawang goreng)


  • If using dried egg noodles, cook according to direction. I suggest to undercook it because we will be stir frying it later
  • Place the shallots, garlic and candlenuts in food processor and process into a paste.
  • Preheat a wok or a large pan. Add 1 Tbsp of oil. Add in shrimp or uncooked meat (like chicken for example) pieces and stir fry until the shrimp or meat is cooked through. Dish out and set aside
  • Add another 1 Tbsp of oil. Crack in 3 eggs. Let them cook for about 10 seconds and then scramble the eggs into large chunks. Dish out and set aside Add the rest of the cooking oil. Add in the ground shallots, garlic, and candlenuts you prepared earlier. Saute until they are brown and really fragrant, around 5 minutes. Add the leeks (if using) and saute until they are limp and soft
  • Add shredded cabbage and saute for about 1 minute. Add 1/4 cup of water to help soften the cabbage, cook for another 3 minutes. Add carrots and tomatoes and stir fry for another minute. If you are using leftover cooked meat (like shredded chicken for example), add it at this stage
  • Add the noodles, shrimp, and eggs back into the wok/pan followed by seasonings. Mix well to make sure the sauce is coating the noodles and everything else add more if needed. Adjust taste by adding more kecap manis and/or soy sauce to your taste
  • Garnish with bawang goreng and serve immediately