Mee Goreng Ayam

Mee Goreng Ayam

If you’ve been to Malaysia, Indonesia or Singapore, you would have tasted mee goreng ayam which is a sweet, salty and spicy sitr-fried noodle dish. Mee goreng ayam literally translates to fried chicken noodles. It is best enjoyed as a snack in these countries with iced tea or a cold beer but can double as a main course. A popular hawker dish, mee goreng is best enjoyed with a fried egg.

Ingredients

  • 1 chicken breast cut into 1/2 inch strips
  • 450g of egg noodles (store bought)
  • 2 shallot finely chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic finely chopped
  • 2 inch piece of ginger finely chopped
  • 1 carrot jullianed
  • 6 baby bok choy cut into quarters
  • 1 spring onion thinly sliced
  • 1 red chilli pepper sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil

For the sauce

  • 3 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of dark soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of sweet chilli sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of chilli paste (recipe found here)
  • 3/4 cups of chicken stock

Method

  1. Marinade the chicken with salt and pepper for 30 minutes.
  2. Mix together the ingredients for the sauce and set aside.
  3. Heat the oil in a wok and fry the chicken until golden brown.
  4. Remove from the wok and keep aside.
  5. Add the onions, garlic, ginger to the wok and fry until golden.
  6. Add the bok choy, carrots and stir-fry on high heat for 2 minutes.
  7. Add the noodles and the sauce. Stir-fry on high heat for 5 minutes.
  8. Add the chicken and mix well.
  9. Adjust salt, pepper and lemon to taste.
  10. Serve hot with a fried egg, extra chilli paste and a wedge of lemon.

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