Vegetarian Mee Goreng (Indonesian Fried Noodles)

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  • 1 pound cooked soba noodles (ramen work great and are inexpensive) or 1 pound any other kind Asian noodles, (ramen work great and are inexpensive)
  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 3 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 half inch ginger root peeled and grated
  • 2 leeks (green & white parts) or 6 scallions, chopped (green & white parts)
  • 1 1⁄2 cups snow peas
  • 1 1⁄2 cups mung bean sprouts
  • 3 tablespoons kecap manis (or 3 tablespoons soy sauce mixed with 1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar)
  • 2 tablespoons sambal oelek chili paste or 1 -2 tablespoon cayenne pepper, to taste
  • 2 eggs  scrambled (recommended) (optional)
  • 1 pound firm tofu drained and cubed (optional)


Prepare the noodles according to the package directions; drain and set aside.

In a wok or large skillet, heat the oil and add the onion, garlic, and ginger; stir fry until the onion is limp.

Stir in the leeks or scallions, snow peas, and bean sprouts, and cook until tender-crisp.

Then stir in the noodles, kecap manis, and sambal or cayenne.

Add the eggs or tofu.

Mix thoroughly until heated through (about 5 minutes).

Serve hot.

Maria Resurreccion