The Balinese Mie Goreng

If I should only keep one thing from my trip to Bali, I think it would be this meal. For information, this meal can be done with almost anything you have in your fridge. You do not need to have all the listed ingredients. Any way, that’s how they do in Bali. Since my return from Australia, my entourage could try and approuve it. And now, it’s your turn. 😉

For that, you will need :

  • A bag of Chinese noddles,
  • Some olive oil,
  • 2 onions,
  • 3 chicken breaks or some prawns or nothing at all if you prefer the vegetarian way 😉 ,
  • 1 zucchini,
  • Some button mushrooms,
  • 1 or 2 carrots,
  • 1 small broccoli,
  • 3 eggs,
  • 2 or 3 capsicums,
  • Some beans sprouts,
  • Some ginger,
  • A lemongrass,
  • Some oyster sauce,
  • Some soy sauce,
  • Sesame seeds,,
  • Some sesame oil,
  • A wok.

And now, the serious things…

1 – The noddles

Cook the noddles following the instructions on the bag. Usually, you need to boil a certain amount of salted. Add the noddles by covering the container and turning off the rings during few minutes. Strain them and put them aside.

2 – The chicken or the prawns and the eggs

Peel and cut an onion in small pieces. Brown them in a pan with a bit of olive oil warmed up before hand. Cut the chicken breast in thin slivers before to add them to the onions (if you prefer prawns you could brown them with the onions without cutting them). Put them aside and let cool down.

Prepare the eggs as to make an omelette, salt and pepper. Cook to have a thin omelette. Once it cooked, let cool down and cut thin slivers.

3 – The rest

Peel and cut in thin slivers the vegetables. Mix them in a big bowl with a bit of grated ginger and emince lemongrass.

Peel and cut the onion in thin sliver. Warm up some oil in a pan and brown the onion in it. Add the veggies. Let cook few minutes and then put them aside.

4 – The big final

Warm up the wok with a bit of olive oil. Add a bit of chicken (or prawns), a bit of veggies and eggs and then a portion of noddles. Add the sauces : 2 big spoons of soy sauce, a big spoon of oyster sauce and half a spoon of sesame oil (to adjust depending on your tastes and the quantity of food in the wok). Let the mix fry a bit before to add some beans sprouts. Serve in a plate and sprinkle of sesame seeds.

Bon Appétit !

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