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Vegan Mee Goreng

Quickly fried Malaysian noodles in a sweet spicy sauce with fried tofu, potatoes and greens make a perfect lunch or dinner!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Entree
Cuisine Asian, Malaysia
Servings 2


  • Wok
  • Mortar or food processor


Homemade Sambal Oelek (chile paste)

  • 3-4 dried chiles
  • 3 shallots peeled
  • 3 garlic cloves peeled
  • 1-2 tbsp vegetable oil


  • 2 servings wheat noodles or spaghetti
  • 1 tbsp turmeric powder

Sweet & Spicy Sauce

  • 3-4 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 2-3 tbsp tomato puree + 1 tsp sugar or 3 tbsp ketchup
  • 2 tbsp lime juiced
  • 1 tbsp yellow curry powder
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Salt & pepper

Stir-fry ingredients

  • 1 large potato boiled
  • 4 slices fried tofu


  • 3-4 scallions chopped
  • 8 oz bean sprouts (one bag)
  • 2-3 lime wedges


Prepare the homemade sambal oelek

  • Soak the chiles in boiling water for 5 minutes.
  • Using a mortar and pestle (or a food processor), pound the chiles, peeled scallions, garlic cloves and vegetable oil into a paste. Set aside.

Prepare the sweet spicy sauce

  • Combine the 3 tbsp of soy sauce, 3 tbsp ketchup, juice from 1 lime, curry powder, 1/2 cup of water, salt and pepper. Set aside.

The Stir-fry

  • Boil the potato with the skin for 8-10 mn until it is lightly cooked. Don't overcook it. Peel and slice it.
  • Slice the Napa cabbage or Bok Choi , if using.

Prepare the noodles

  • Boil 2 servings of wheat noodles with 1 tbsp of turmeric powder. Drain but not rinse and drizzle a little oil. Set aside.

Putting it together

  • In a wok or large frying pan, heat up a tbsp of oil, add the chopped onion and minced garlic. Stir until it starts getting translucent.
  • Add the Bok Choi or Napa cabbage (if using) and stir.
  • Add the noodles, sliced potatoes and pan fried tofu.
  • Slowly add some of the sauce and gently coat everything.
  • Add the bean sprouts and serve immediately while hot.


  • Serve immediately with a side of homemade or store bought chili paste, minced lettuce leaves, top with chopped green onions, fresh cilantro and slice of lime.
Keyword asian, fried noodles, Stir-fry
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