Mee Goreng Mamak or literally translated as Uncle’s Fried Noodles” is an Indian Muslim type of noodle dish commonly found in hawker centre in Singapore and Malaysia. Accordingly, mamak means uncle in the Tamil language. Indian being the third largest racial group in Singapore and Malaysia do have an important influence in the local cuisines.
This Indian Muslim dish is the complete package. Yellow noodles. Beef or chicken. Shrimp. Soy sauce, veggies and eggs. A bit of chili tossed in for an irresistible jolt.
Mee Goreng Mamak – Uncle’s Fried Noodles Recipe
Yields: 6 servings
Calories: 877 calories
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
- 500 grams of yellow noodles
- Handfuls of beansprouts (depend on liking)
- 2 small tomatoes (quartered)
- 2 small onions (chopped)
- Handful of chicken breast meat (thinly sliced) or minced beef
- 2 eggs (lightly beaten)
- 1 potato (boiled and cut into cubes)
- 1 small size dry bean curd (cut into small pieces)
- 3 tablespoons of cooking oil
- 1 tablespoons of minced shallots and garlics
- 2 fish cakes (sliced) – optional
- Handful of prawns (de-shelled and de-veined) – optional
- 1 green chilli or some bird eye chilli or red cut chilli – optional
- 3 tablespoons of tomato ketchup
- 3 tablespoons of chilli sauce or chilli paste (if you prefer spicier)
- 1 tablespoon of dark soya sauce
- 1 tablespoon of light soya sauce
- 1 teaspoon of garam masala/curry/turmeric powder (optional)
- Some cucumber slices (for garnish)
- Some fresh coriander leaves or spring onion (for garnish)
- Some lime or Calamansi (cut into half) (for garnish)
- Some deep fried shallots (for garnish)
- Some grounded peanut + sugar mixture (for garnish)
How to Cook
- First, assemble all the ingredients that need to chopped or sliced. In a big frying pan, sauté the onion and minced garlic until fragrant. And then add in turmeric or Garam Masala (if preferred). Add the chicken breast/minced beef, stir fry for 1-2 minutes. Add the dry bean curd, fish cakes and potato cubes.
- Secondly, add in the yellow noodles and stir fry until well mixed. If the yellow noodles is too dry, add about 1/4 cup of water. Add the tomatoes, prawns, tomato ketchup, chilli sauce or paste, freshly cut green/red chilli (if any). Stir fry until well combined (about 2-3 minutes)
- Add in the beaten egg, sugar and salt to taste, followed by the beans sprout. Stir fry until the beaten eggs dries up. Off the heat and transfer to the serving plate.
- Finally, garnish with lime or calamansi cut into halve, sliced cucumber, sliced tomatoes, additional tomato ketchup or chilli sauce. Dust sparingly with deep fried onion, some coriander leaves or spring onion. Grounded peanut can be sprinkle on top of the noodled dish if desired.