What Exactly are Migoreng Noodles?
Migoreng noodles provide Convenience and Flavor at the Best Price
Migoreng (aka mie goreng or mee goreng) means “fried noodles” and is quite common in Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, and Singapore. The main component of migoreng are hokien noodles (made from wheat flour cooked in oil), cabbage, prawn, and pork.
Some choose to add chicken or beef. For vegetarians, tofu is used to replace any meat ingredients. In certain Asian countries, they add their own flavors. In Singapore, they add a tablespoon of chili powder and chopped red peppers. In Indonesia, the dish is often served together with nasi goreng (fried rice). In Malaysia, they prefer to have it sweet.
Migoreng’s main flavor, however, comes from a sweet, thick, molasses-like soy sauce called kecap manis. So, the dish itself is essentially is a kind of sweet yet salty fried noodles.
Migoreng Noodles Convenient Alternative
In the early times, migoreng was prepared by using handmade egg noodles. Now, there are instant migoreng noodles. This is convenient for people on the go, especially since they don’t have much time to cook. This is also suited for students who are on a tight budget.
Instant migoreng typically contains the following ingredients:
The noodles are made from wheat flour, refined palm oil, salt, and thickener.
Migoreng Seasoning Powder
This is made up of sugar, salt, flavor enhancers, pepper powder, onion powder, garlic powder, artificial chicken powder, and lime flavoring.
It’s basically a blend of palm oil and peanut oil.
Sweet Soy Sauce
Aside from soy, this has water, sugar, salt, sesame oil, and spices in it.
Migoreng has 200 calories per serving. It has no trans-fat and cholesterol. It contains 410mg of sodium, 25g of total carbohydrates, 1g of dietary fiber, and 3g of sugar. Aside from that, it has 4g of protein and meets 10% of the recommended daily intake for iron.
Enhancing the Noodle Dish
Some cook the noodles directly according to the instructions written on the packet. Well, there’s nothing wrong with that, especially since it already tastes good. But, there are still ways to make it more delicious. Here are a few simple suggestions on how to make it more flavorful:
Poached egg or even one that’s fried, as long as it has a semi-cooked yolk, makes the sauce thicker. This also offers a good balance to the noodle’s salty flavor.
Cook in a shorter time
The packet says to cook the noodles for three minutes. Well, this is okay but it can actually make the noodles too soft. If you want it to be a bit more firm, cook it for just about two minutes.
Add mixed vegetables
Mixed veggies add color, flavor, and texture. It also gives the noodle dish a much needed boost in nutritional value.
Put in other spices
Doing something as simple as adding pepper or garlic adds an interesting twist to the sweet-salty flavor of migoreng. You can also add some chili flakes or green/red pepper to add heat to it.
Getting only the Best Deals
A single packet of migoreng (Indomie brand) is generally sold for more than 80 cents. This depends on the store and location. At Winnellie Supermarket, however, they sell it at a lower price. You can get a pack containing four packets for just $2.99. We also sell it to the public in bulk for $17.50.
Migoreng is a popular comfort food that’s often sold on the streets. Well, it’s now also being served in restaurants, with some side dishes like fried rice and steamed vegetables. Even if you can only opt for the instant variety for now, there’s no need to worry about being satisfied taste-wise. Migoreng instant noodles come in different flavors such as beef, chicken, and satay. If you need more information contact us.