Mie Goreng Tek-tek (Indonesian fried-noodle, street food style)

Lately I have been missing Indonesian street-food, after all it is where I am from, and unfortunately Stuttgart has nothing to offer. So I gotta make one to fulfil my homesickness. One of my favorite street-food is Mie Goreng Tek-tek. The name comes from the seller that hits the wok on the food cart and making sound “tek-tek”. They also sell nasi goreng (fried rice) and normally use the same sauce ingredients. So, if you feel like eating fried rice (street food style), go ahead and replace the noodle with rice. Enjoy…. 🙂


Total Time: 45 minutes

Serving: 3-4


200 g               egg noodle

100 g               meat balls, cut into 2 or 4 parts

100 g               Chai sim/Pak Choi, chopped

2                      eggs

¼ cup              sweet soy sauce

½ tsp               salt

1                      chicken breast, boiled and shredded (I used left-over ayam suwir)


To blend

3                      garlic

2                      big shallot, or 4 small shallot

2                      big chilies (optional)

3 tbsp              vegetable oilDSC02199.JPG


  • Boil egg noodle for about 5 minutes (check on package instruction), drain and rinse with cold water. Set aside.DSC02201.JPG
  • Blend garlic, shallots, and chilies. Boil chicken breast and shred. Cut meat balls into 2 or 4 parts (as you like), chop chai sim/pak choi.DSC02203.JPGDSC02205.JPG
  • Pre-heat a wok/cooking pan on medium-high with a few spoons of vegetable oil. Once it’s heated, scramble eggs.DSC02208.JPG
  • Put the eggs on the side of the wok/cooking pan, throw in the mixed ingredients. Stir until it’s fragrant.DSC02210.JPG
  • Add in meat balls, chicken, and chai sim/pak choi. Stir until it’s half cooked.DSC02212.JPGDSC02213.JPG
  • Add in the cooked noodle. Season with sweet soy sauce and salt.DSC02216.JPG
  • Mix it for another 5 minutes until the noodle is well cooked and all the seasonings are well combines. Ready to serve.DSC02220.JPG

Author: Dewi

Hello there! If you are stopping by this page, you are probably searching for easy Asian home-cook meal inspirations that are uncomplicated, quick, budget-friendly, and still tasty and delishhh….. That’s what I am going to share in this blog. I am not a chef, I cook because I love it and I enjoy it. To give you a little background of who I am…. My name is Dewi, a self-made home-cook who enjoys filling her kitchen in with tasty and delicious of Asian food. I was born and grew up in Jakarta, Indonesia where I have never learned how to cook (except frying an egg or two, add soy sauce, and eat it with rice) and never thought I would have to cook ever in my life. Because my mom, who was (still is) the “family chef” had never encouraged the children to be involved in the kitchen. So, my passion for food and cooking came later on when I went abroad. In 2006, I moved to Beijing, China where I lived for a good 9 years. I occasionally cooked as I preferred to eat out or to order in, for a simple reason, it’s convenient and affordable (back then). My cooking journey became more apparent in 2015 when I decided to move to Germany. Eating out, especially for Asian food is expensive and not authentic. The selection of Asian restaurants is limited and because of the high price, it would mean that I would have to burn a hole in my pocket if I want to do it often. So now that I have a small family (my husband, my son, and I), I cook not only for myself but also for them. I like to try new things like occasional baking or non-Asian food. For that being said, I want to share my cooking journey with you and hope that you can find new food inspirations that you can do yourself at home, either for yourself or your family, it doesn’t have to be complicated. Happy cooking! =) Xoxo Dewi

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