Thursday, February 25, 2010

Mie Jawa - Javanese Noodle

It's interesting that I have not been in the mood to blog although I have been eating really well in the past week since I'm on vacation back in Indonesia. I took food pictures left and right but somehow I just couldn't force myself to sit down and start writing about them. I felt like I needed to cook something to get motivated to blog. So this morning, I helped my Mom make Mie Jawa (Javanese-style stir fry noodle) and Tahu Campur (Tofu with Bean Sprouts and Peanut Sauce) - both are easy to made traditional Indonesian vegetarian dishes.

2 tablespoon unsalted butter (or margarine)
10 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon white peppercorn, freshly ground
1/2 cabbage, cut into strips
3 green onions, roughly chopped
1 cup chopped parsley leaves
3 tablespoons sweet soy sauce
3 tablespoons oyster sauce
2 eggs
1 lb fresh egg noodle
1.5 cup fried shallots

  • Heat up the butter in a wok over medium heat.
  • Stir fry the garlic, salt and pepper for 1-2 minutes until fragrant and the garlic cloves turn golden.
  • Add the cabbage, green onion, parsley, sweet soy sauce and oyster sauce into the wok and cover for approximately 2 minutes until the vegetables begin to cook.
  • In the mean time, blanch the fresh noodle for a couple of minutes in a separate pan. If you use dry noodles, cook them according to the package minus 3 minutes or so.
  • Create a well in the center of the wok and add in the eggs, breaking the yolks in the process.
  • Let the eggs cook for a minute or so until they begin to harden and then stir them to make some kind of scramble eggs.
  • Add in the noodle and a cup of the fried shallots, continue cooking for 3 more minutes while mixing everything together.
  • Serve the noodle with the rest of the fried shallots. Enjoy!


  1. this looks delicious! I've actually been looking for a recipe like this - not too many ingredients - most of which I already have. and really filling on its own without any meat. cute blog too!

  2. Nice looking version of mie jawa. Good to see authentic brambang goreng. Mie jawa and tahu campur are definitely Indonesian comfort foods.

  3. Delicious! Can imagine the fried shallots adding so much robust flavors to it!

  4. Nice! Noodles are my favourite food ever! I don't think I've tried these kind of noodles before! This dish looks so yummy.