Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Evelyn's Home-Made 'Mee Mamak Goreng'

Back in the days when I could eat all sorts of food from all sorts of places, my family and I would many times eat at this famous Mamak shop, called Dawood (operated and owned by Indian-Muslims). Malaysia being a country with diverse race and religion, has all sorts of eateries. And the Mamak eateries are one of them.

To read more about the Mamak eateries culture in Malaysia, clink on LINK.

We used to order the briyani rice with mutton and beef curry which was rich in spices! (I am salivating now, reminiscing all of the wonderful food!) We also had the mee mamak goreng which is fried yellow noodles with potatoes, bean curd, seafood, a variety of sauces and of course spices!

Gone are the days when I can gorge on spices. I can't even smell them now. Thus, I've made many amendments to the 'mee mamak goreng' so that I am still able to satisfy the cravings which come and torment my mind (and tummy)!


1. 500gm of spaghetti (Boiled till at a 'just soften state'. If it is too soft, the fried noodles dish will result in a horrible mess. It will be like eating slush.)
2. 3 large, old potatoes (skinned and cut into cubes)
3. 200gm of minced chicken (seasoned with sea-salt)
4. 200gm of prawns (seasoned with sea-salt and soft brown sugar)
5. A bunch of choy sum leafy vegetable (washed and cut into strips of about 3cm long)
6. 4 shallots (cut into thin strips)
7. 1/2 a clove of garlic (cut into think strips)
8. Sea-salt
9. Soft brown sugar
10. Sunflower oil


1. Heat a wok. Once it is hot, pour about 4 tablespoons of sunflower oil.

2. Add the sliced shallots and garlic. Stir fry until fragrant and slightly browned.

3. Add the potatoes and cover with lid and turn the heat to medium low. Once the potatoes have softened, add the minced chicken.

4. Once the minced chicken is cooked, break the minced chicken into small pieces.

5. Add the prawns and vegetables. Stir fry until prawns are cooked and the vegetable is softened. Stir the whole dish together.

6. Add the spaghetti and mix the whole dish thoroughly. Stir fry for about 5 minutes.

7. Once it is done, scoop up onto serving plate.

8. Serve warm.

Bon appétit!


  1. That looks so good!!!!!!! What kinds of spices do they normally use in this dish?

    1. Star anise, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, curry powder...etc.

  2. Yummm Evelyn. You are so creative and ambitious! Way to go!! I hope I can work up to this recipe someday.

    I'm with ya on no spices or smells of them. Garlic's on that list for me too, but hoping it might all change someday. It's so tough to lead a normalish life with all the limitations. I am very proud of you and motivated by you!

    1. Thanks Ana! Hope you will improve more as the days go by! Take care. And take more gorgeous pics of the nature! :)

  3. Yummy to the tummy..... Waiting, waiting.