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Mee Goreng Mamak (Malay-style Fried Noodles)

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 4
Author: Meena, www.hookedonheat.com


  • 3 tablespoon light cooking oil
  • 2 tablespoon crushed garlic
  • 1 medium onion thinly sliced
  • ½ teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1 tablespoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2 tablespoon tomato paste
  • salt to taste
  • 2 medium tomatoes thinly sliced
  • 1 large chicken breast cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 250 gms extra-firm tofu cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 eggs
  • 300 gms yellow noodles (or spaghetti) cooked according to package instructions
  • 2 tablespoon light soya sauce
  • 2 cups chopped bok choy
  • lime wedges for garnish


  • Heat oil in a large non-stick wok or a wide pan. Add in garlic and onions, and fry for a couple of minutes till lightly browned and fragrant.
  • Stir in spices, tomato paste and salt, and fry for a few seconds to mix well before adding in tomatoes. Stir-fry till the tomatoes soften and begin to pulp, releasing oil along the sides.
  • Add in chicken and tofu and stir-fry for a few minutes till they start to get brown edges.
  • Push everything to one side of the pan, and crack in the eggs. Once the eggs start to cook slightly, scramble them and mix in with the sauce.
  • Add in the noodles, soya sauce and bok choy, and stir-fry for a few minutes till everything is mixed well and cooked through.
  • Sprinkle over with lime and serve warm.