Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Fried Noodle Mamak

This was my first attempt and it turns up perfect...taste great and my husband comments was "wow, it taste real good" ....well, that is truly motivating!

The Penang locals call it Mee Mamak. This recipe is originated by the Indian-Muslim in Penang. It is simple as there are not many ingredients to add in, just need to apply a little frying skill to ensure the noodle has the right consistency, not to dry or too wet. I have turn it to a "vegetarian style" by excluding the prawn fritters, as again, being a lazy mum, prefer "no-fuss" ingredients.

What are the ingredients: - Serve 4
  • 1 pkt yellow mee (noodle)
  • 3 pcs fried beancurd (taukwa) - cut into small pieces
  • 3 boiled potatoes - cut into small pieces
  • some beansprouts
  • 3 lime - squeeze the juice
  • 1 big onion - chopped
  • some lettuce - for garnishing
  • 1 red chilly - for garnishing
  • some fried shallots - for garnishing
  • Ingredients for frying
  • 2Tbs grounded chilly paste
  • 3 Tbs Tomato sauce
  • 1 Tsp dark soya sauce
  • salt and sugar to taste
  • some grounded roasted peanuts

Simple Frying Process :

  1. Heat the wok with some oil, stirfry the chopped onions and grounded chilly paste for a minute
  2. Add the noodle, tomato and dark soya sauce (mix the 2 with a little water), stir well over medium heat
  3. Drop in the cut boiled potatoes, fried beancurd, beansprouts and stir well, add salt to taste. Sugar is optional - your preference
  4. Keep the noodle moist, lastly sprinkle some grounded roasted peanuts over the noodle and stir to mix
  5. Garnish with chopped lettuce and red chilly, fried shallots and squeeze some lime juice on it
  6. Serve hot...

** Eggs may be added, it takes a little skill or else the whole wok of noodle will have a soggy look...

It's Delicious, Happy Trying!


  1. Looks delicious! Enjoyed reading your blog posts. Wish I had time to do more cooking. Real cooking that is!

  2. Hi..thanks for dropping by, enjoy trying and nice to have a good meal at home sometimes..cheers