Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Maggi Goreng (抄Maggi 面)

In Malaysia, many brand names have turned to become generic names..

Diapers ... Pampers
Correction fluid... Liquid Paper
Photostat.... Xerox
Plastic containers.... Tupperware

and instant noodles are called Maggi noodles.. Maggi Meen in Cantonese, and very curly hair is called Maggi hair

So, if one is ordering maggi goreng (fried instant noodles) at the mamak(Indian Muslim) eateries, sometimes, it may be noodles of some other brand... well, no need to be at mamak... even at home.. Maggi Meen la!!!

Different mamak shops will have different versions of maggi goreng.. and I fell in love with the first version I came across from a mamak shop called Mubaruk in Kampar. My friends and I used to go to this shop after our Girls' Brigade meetings on saturday mornings.. so, this noodle dish sort of reminds me of the good old times. I watched the mamak guy cook it..so I copied it.. hehehe

1 packet of instant noodles (curry flavour)
1 Tbsp sliced onion
2 Tbsp sliced tomato
1 stalk choy sum (cut short lengths)
1 egg
2 Tbsp oil

1. Boil a saucepan of water and cook noodles until just soft (it'll still retain it's square shape). Cut noodle cake in half.
2. Heat wok and put in oil.
3. Fry onion until softened, put in tomato, fry until fragrant (it'll turn mushy)
4. Put in choy sum and stir.
5. Put in cooked noodles and stir well.
6. Sprinkle in seasoning from noodle pack. Stir well.
7. Push noodles to the side of wok and break in an egg. Stir and push noodles back onto egg.
8. Stir and toss for 1-2 minutes, until noodle becomes very fragrant.


  1. Hi Wendy! Love your recipes... But I am just wondering if you have a chicken curry recipe to share? I have been trying to cook one for the longest time but it just does not turn out nice! Would be nice if you have one!!!


    Li Lian

  2. Hi Li Lian,

    Since u commented 3 times on the same issue, I'll just publish the first one.

    I have a very simple curry chicken recipe, that many people do love and of which I haven't post yet. It taste like Yeo's canned Curry Chicken. Do keep on reading my blog, as I do not know when I'll do it. I wanted to post it, but I wasn't satisfied with the pics I took. So, u'll have to wait til the next time I cook it again... sorry...

  3. Hello hello!!! remember me?

    I love to cook too! But I doesn't bake! :P

    Droooooooooooled looking at this blog! I'll keep myself visiting here always!

    (Phui Lai)

  4. 炒Maggi面is the correct way to type.

    I have a good and simple curry chicken recipe from Allagappa. Just buy their curry powder, the recipe is printed on pack! Simply and tasty! (simple because no need to grind all the ingredients)

  5. Hi Wendy,

    No Problem! I will definitely wait! Hope it comes soon!

    Li Lian

  6. Lily..

    Sure I remember you love to cook. You taught me how to make tong yuen while staying at Pearl Point.

    Check out my Pan Fried Oyster Sauce Chicken, Ur good fren, Ah Goh taught me that dish.

  7. Hwee Mean,

    Tx for dropping by. I've changed the word.. hehe.. u know la, with my limited written chinese knowledge.. I just guess only.. thinking food should be with the 米side

  8. Hi Hwee Mean,

    Is it? Ok I will go look for Alagappa! It is available in Singapore right?

    Li Lian


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