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