Make sweet and spicy indonesian noodles, ready dinner in 10 minutes

“Do you have any good local recommendations for dinner?” I had asked the front desk clerk at my hotel. Pointed in the direction of the adjacent channel and an Italian Restaurant. I must mention here that this conversation did not take place in Venice. I was in Amsterdam. I pressured the writer more. “I’m looking for authentic Dutch I explained to him: “Why?” He answered rashly. “Do you like potatoes?” Even the Dutch do not exaggerate about Dutch cuisine.

I spent a month in Holland, in a college town as vibrant and cosmopolitan as any hungry person would want. there poke bowl Places and joints pizza. There are French bakeries and American burger splatter. The Dutch may be modest about their food, but they are not lukewarm eaters. It is perhaps not surprising, then, that their greatest Epicurean fervor was the food of their former colonies, Suriname and Indonesian dishes Popular at dinner tables here.

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Wandering down the aisle of the local supermarket, it didn’t take you long to evaluate the abundant international ingredients and realize that when you’re in the Netherlands, it’s wise to do like the Dutch…and eat Indonesian food.

fried noodles It is a fried noodle dish for people who can live on fried noodles – easy, fast, infinitely customizable and just as good as salty – spicy – sticky – sweet. After a long and exhausting day I finally made this with Ramen and pre-sliced ​​cabbage and went from putting my key in the door to sitting down to dinner in 15 minutes. The eggs are traditional in it, and I’m lazy enough to do them Carbonara style Here instead of being cooked separately. And while the dish is usually star chicken, I couldn’t resist adding a slight nod to my makeshift home and topping it up with somesmoked salmon. It’s the classic street food that’s right at home anywhere – whether it’s in your home, or your home away from home.


Inspired by Indonesia recipes And the pick chia

Spicy Week Night Me Goreng (Indonesian Fried Noodles)


  • 1 package of ramen noodles or 3 ounces of egg noodles
  • 2 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons kecap manis (see cook notes)
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, cut into thin slices
  • 3 onions sliced
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced
  • 1 red chile of your favorite heat (I love the Thai pepper here)
  • 1/3 cup shredded red or white cabbage
  • 1/2 red or green pepper, chopped and planted
  • 2 scrambled eggs
  • 4-6 ounces smoked salmon, shredded grilled chicken, pork chops, or diced tofu


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook pasta to fill directions, about 5 minutes. Strain and set aside.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, make the sauce. In a small bowl, mix together the soy sauce, mani keecap, and ketchup.
  3. Heat the oil in a frying pan on a medium heat.
  4. Add garlic, green onions and onions and saute, stirring gently, until softened, 5 minutes.
  5. Add cabbage, pepper, and any other vegetables you are using and continue cooking.
  6. Add the noodles and stir everything together until well covered.
  7. Stir the eggs until cooked quickly.
  8. Add the sauce, stir well, let everything simmer and tasty for another minute. Remove from heat.
  9. Add your protein, or serve it alongside pasta. Eat immediately. Cold leftovers are great for lunch.

Cook’s Notes

Real Indonesian noodles use a sweet, dark and delicious soy sauce called sweet soy sauce. If you can’t get your hands on it, substitute 2 tablespoons of hoisin sauce or 1 tablespoon each of soy sauce and brown sugar.

You can improvise with any vegetables you like and are available. Shredded carrots, snow peas, celery or Chinese cabbage will be delicious.

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