Mamak mee goreng

The mee goreng that I usually eat is cheap , easy to prepare , my taste buds love it and certainly unhealthy . Whenever I go to market I always give myself a good talking-to not to buy it . So far , I haven't had it for more than 2 weeks . Ha !

Mamak mee goreng is a Malaysian version of stir-fried yellow noodles , literally translated as Uncle's fried noodles . Mamak means uncle but it actually refers to the Indian Muslims who immigrated to Malaysia . This type of noodles is commonly found in hawker centre around Malaysia and Singapore . 

This is Gordon Ramsay's version , it may not be as authentic as the one you can have at some Mamak stalls but it was certainly pretty delicious ! Actually , the taste kinda reminds me of my fave instant mee goreng lol 

I've only made half of the recipe and regretted it *sigh* I should have done the whole kaboodle !

Don't be intimidated by the long list of ingredients , if you cook Asian food from time to time , I'm pretty sure most ingredients can be found in your kitchen . The actual cooking time is quiet fast , less than 15 minutes and you can have this fantastic and hearty one-pot  ( or wok ) meal on your table !  

Recipe adapted from Gordon's Great Escape : Southeast Asia , page 116 

Serve 4 

Sauce :

2 tablespoon chilli sauce
2 tablespoon oyster sauce
1 tablespoon tomato ketchup 
2 tablespoon dark sweet soy sauce
2 tablespoon peanut oil 

* Combine all ingredients above into a bowl , mix well and set aside . 

Stir-fry :

2 tablespoon peanut oil 
2 cloves of garlic , peeled and finely minced
2 shallots , peeled and finely sliced
2 chicken breast , skinless and boneless , sliced or cut into bite-sized pieces 
1 potato , boiled , peeled and diced 
2 teaspoon curry powder
50 grams beansprouts or more , if prefer
500 grams fresh yellow noodles
2 squid , cleaned and cut into rings

Garnish :

2 stalk spring onions ,sliced
8 large poached shrimps/prawns , peeled and de-veined
2 red chillies , sliced
1 lime , cut into wedges
2 hard-boiled eggs , cut lengthwise into quarters

*  Heat the oil in a wok or a large pan , over medium-high heat , cook the garlic and shallots for 1 minute . Add in the chicken , potato and curry powder and stir-fry for 3-4 minutes until chicken is browned and potato is crispy .

 *  Reduce the heat to medium and add the sauce into the pan and mix thoroughly , let sauce boils and reduce slightly . Add the beansprouts and noodles , stir-fry for 3-4 minutes , until noodles start to  crisp up in some places . Move the noodles at the side of the wok/pan and toss in the squid and continue to cook for a further 1-2 minutes then stir everything together until well combined . 

* Divide noodles into plates/bowls and add in the garnish , serve immediately  .

This post is linked to the bloghop event Cook like a Star , Gordon Ramsay is the featured chef . This event is organized by Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids , Yen of Eat your Heart Out and Mich of Eat a Piece of Cake 


Also linked at Cook your Books event , organized by Joyce of Kitchen Flavours

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  1. it looks so delicious,no wonder you cannot resist it, I haven't had noodles like for ages, maybe it's time to finally make them

  2. My fav noodles! Absolute must have at a mamak restaurant! Your mee mamak looks very high end though with those luscious prawns on the top lol! Looks superyummy!

  3. hi anne, i seldom take fried yellow noodles but with mamak mee goreng, it has to be yellow noodles. Yums! i like with lots of lime!

  4. Hi Anne,
    That's a delicious plate of mee goreng! I love it too!
    I have taken a photo of the raw noodles last week, but have forgotten to upload it! :)
    Thanks for linking!

  5. Hi Anne,

    Totally agree with you that I find the recipes in this Gordon's book are pretty authentic. Kind of spot on for most of them... This mamak mee goreng too!


  6. Sure looks good Anne! I could eat a plateful!

  7. Oh your mamak Mee goreng looks super-delicious! I can never fry a good plate of Mee goreng . Thanks for sharing, shall give it a try soon.


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