Mee Goreng

Mee Goreng, a well-liked and sought-after Zi Char dish, is a delicious and flavorful stir-fried noodle dish that hails from Southeast Asia. This tantalizing creation features egg noodles, typically stir-fried with a medley of ingredients like shrimp, chicken, tofu, and an array of vegetables, all coated in a rich and savory sauce with a hint of spice. The dish’s popularity lies in its vibrant flavors, harmonious blend of textures, and the ability to customize the level of spiciness according to individual preferences. Mee Goreng’s versatility and the delightful interplay of sweet, savory, and spicy notes make it an irresistible choice among diners seeking a zesty and satisfying culinary adventure during their Zi Char dining experiences.

Why Do People Love Mee Goreng

Mee Goreng’s appeal lies in its harmonious blend of flavours and versatility. The combination of tender noodles, succulent protein, crunchy vegetables, and fragrant spices creates a delightful explosion of taste in every bite. The rich umami notes from soy sauce, the heat from chilli paste, and the tanginess of lime juice come together to form a symphony of flavours that excite the palate.

Moreover, Mee Goreng offers a delightful medley of textures. The soft and chewy noodles intertwine with the crispiness of fresh vegetables, while the tender protein adds a satisfying bite. This delectable interplay of textures elevates the overall enjoyment of the dish, making it a truly indulgent experience.

Making Mee Goreng Yourself

making Mee Goreng yourself

If you’re making this dish yourself, here’s a recipe that you can try out.


  • 250 grams egg noodles
  • 200 grams chicken breast, sliced
  • 150 grams shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 red chilli, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon tomato ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon chilli paste
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped (for garnish)

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Servings: 4

How To Cook Mee Goreng

Step 1

Cook the egg noodles according to the package instructions. Drain and set aside.

Step 2

Heat the vegetable oil in a large wok or frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the garlic, onion, and red chilli, and stir-fry until fragrant.

Step 3

Add the chicken slices and shrimp to the pan and cook until they are cooked through and slightly browned.

Step 4

Push the protein to one side of the pan and pour the beaten eggs into the other side. Scramble the eggs until they are lightly cooked, then mix them with the protein.

Step 5

Add the cooked noodles to the pan, followed by soy sauce, tomato ketchup, chilli paste, oyster sauce, sugar, and salt. Toss everything together until well combined.

Step 6

Stir-fry the mixture for a few more minutes, ensuring the noodles are evenly coated with the sauce.

Step 7

Remove from heat and drizzle lime juice over the noodles. Give it a final toss.

Step 8

Garnish with freshly chopped cilantro and serve hot.

Serving Mee Goreng With Other Dishes

Mee Goreng is a versatile dish that can be enjoyed on its own or paired with complimentary side dishes. For a complete Malaysian feast, consider serving it alongside classic favourites like satay skewers, chicken curry, or a refreshing side of cucumber salad.

Nutritional/Health Benefits

  1. Protein: The dish typically contains protein-rich ingredients like shrimp, chicken, and tofu, providing essential amino acids for various bodily functions and muscle repair.
  2. Vitamins and Minerals: Mee Goreng often includes vegetables like onions, bell peppers, and cabbage, offering vitamins A, C, and K, as well as minerals like potassium and calcium, supporting immune function, bone health, and overall well-being.
  3. Carbohydrates: The dish features egg noodles as the main carbohydrate source, offering energy for daily activities and bodily functions.
  4. Fiber: Mee Goreng may include vegetables and bean sprouts, providing dietary fiber for healthy digestion.
  5. Healthy Fats: The dish may contain healthy fats from sources like shrimp and tofu, contributing to heart health and nutrient absorption.
  6. Antioxidants: Ingredients like bell peppers and other vegetables contain antioxidants that help protect the body from oxidative stress and inflammation.
  7. Balanced Flavor Profile: Mee Goreng offers a delightful balance of sweet, savory, and spicy flavors, appealing to a wide range of palates.
  8. Customizable: Chefs can add a variety of vegetables and proteins, making it a versatile dish that can be tailored to suit different dietary preferences and nutritional needs.
  9. Nutrient Retention: Stir-frying Mee Goreng with a medley of vegetables helps retain the nutritional value of the ingredients, making it a wholesome and nourishing meal.

Visit Lao Li Da Pai Dang For An Authentic Zi Char Experience

The above recipe is just one of the many ways to making this dish. 

If you’re looking to enjoy delicious Mee Goreng without all the hassle and preparation time, while discovering a unique version that our customers can’t get enough of, then come on down to our restaurant for an enjoyous dine-in or takeaway, and experience it for yourself, only at Lao Li Da Pai Dang!

Whether you’re in the mood for this, or wish to explore other dishes, our extensive zi char menu promises to delight at every turn. At Lao Li Da Pai Dang, the warm and inviting ambience, coupled with attentive service, creates a family-friendly and inclusive atmosphere that only adds to the enjoyment whenever you visit and dine with us. 

Join us for a memorable meal, where affordability meets genuine culinary excellence, promising to satisfy your taste buds and leave you with cherished moments.

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