Mie Ayam (Chicken Noodle)

There are many ways of cooking Mie Ayam (Chicken Noodle), and this style is more of Chinese Indonesian style. I like to use the (fresh) frozen noodle from Asian market in Stuttgart instead of dried noodle. The consistency is better and it feels just like noodle I normally eat back in Indonesia. But of course, if you can’t find it, dried noodle will also work. I make this dish very often and I like to use different measurement in the sauce to get the taste I like. So feel free to do so, adjust it as you like… 🙂


Total Time: 40 minutes

Serving: 3 – 4


300 g               Chicken breast (2-3 chicken breast)

150 g               Mushroom, chopped

2                      Garlic, chopped

2 cm                Ginger, chopped

Meat balls (optional)

Boiled Pak Choi, Chai Sim, or Salad



2 tbsp              Light soy sauce

4 tbsp              Sweet soy sauce

1 tbsp              Oyster sauce

1 tsp                Tapioca/Corn startch

1 tsp                Chicken powder

1 cup               Water



2                      Garlic, peeled

2 cm                Ginger, sliced

Salt, Pepper


Noodle mix

1 tbsp              Garlic oil

1 tbsp              Light soy sauce

1 tbsp              Sweet soy sauce



Spring onion, chopped

Fried shallots

Fresh chili for extra heat



  • Boil chicken breast in a liter of water with garlics and ginger for about 15 minutes until it’s cooked. Remove any white fat in the soup. Take out the chicken, cool it down.DSC02833.JPGDSC02836.JPG
  • Shred with fork or hand, or cut with knife into small pieces. You can choose your preference. Set aside.DSC02838.JPGDSC02840.JPGDSC02841.JPG
  • On a cooking pan, heat up on medium-high with 2-3 tbsp of vegetable oil. Throw in chopped garlic and ginger, stir until it’s fragrant and add in the chopped mushroom. Cook for about 5 minutes until mushroom it’s cooked.DSC02842.JPGDSC02844.JPG
  • Add in the shredded chicken, mixed sauce, and stir them well until it’s boiling, turn off the heat. Set aside.DSC02846.JPGDSC02847.JPGDSC02848.JPG
  • In a serving bowl prepare the noodle mix: garlic oil, soy sauce, and sweet soy sauce. DSC02855.JPG
  • In a deep pot, fill up with 1-1.5 liter of water (or about 1/3 of your pot), put on high heat until it’s boiling. Once it’s boiling, throw in the egg noodle, cook for about 1-2 minutesand take it out.DSC02852.JPG
  • Mix the noodle with the mixed sauce.DSC02857.JPG
  • Add the chicken, vegies, and meat balls. Garnish with chopped spring onion and fried shallot.
  • For the soup, add 1 tsp garlic oil. This is the key to a fragrant soup and mie ayam. 🙂DSC02859.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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