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Vegan Mi Goreng is one easy, quicky dinner/meal option. Trust me on this! As an Indian I have been eating the Indianised Chinese stir fry noodles for many years. But since my move to the Netherlands, I have been eating quite a lot of Indonesian food (Indonesia was a Dutch colony till 1945). And there is an abundance of Indonesian restaurants across the country. Chicken Satay is one of the most popular dishes here (sold in all supermarkets – frozen and fresh in road side shops/fests and events).

 

 

It is generally made using meat – chicken and beef more popularly and topped with a fried egg too, but I wanted to give it a vegan twist. And when you follow the steps of making it using crispy tofu, trust me you wont miss meat at all!

I love making this Mi Goreng, quick stir fry option at home thanks to its wholesome goodness. Tip to make it healthier – add more veggies & tofu and reduce the amount of noodles (that’s how the recipe below has been designed too), but of course you can make changes to the quantity of the noodles to veggie proportion based on your preferences. If you want to make it with meat, you can use beef, chicken or pork but you need to add them to the pan and stir fry them before adding in the vegetables.

 

 

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Vegan Mi Goreng (Indonesian Stir Fry Noodles) Yum
Instructions
  1. Boil the tofu with a pinch of salt for 5 minutes & drain the tofu dry.
  2. In a pan add a tbsp oil, add the boiled tofu and fry on all sides (3 minutes per side) on medium flame. This will make tofu crispy.
  3. Heat the oil in a wok or skillet over high heat. Add the minced garlic and stir-fry until aromatic, then add the tofu cubes. Stir continuously until they are half cooked.
  4. Add all the veggies, and noodles into the wok or skillet and stir fry for about 1 minute before adding kecap manis, sambal oelek, pepper and salt.
  5. Using the spatula to toss the noodles and all the ingredients back and forth until well combined, about 1 minute or until the noodles are cooked through. Dont overcook the vegetables (as the crunchiness of them makes it more interesting to eat this dish)
  6. Ganish it with some crushed peanuts (optional) and fresh lime. Serve immediately.
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