Maggi Goreng (Fried Instant Noodles)


Maggi goreng (fried instant noodles) is mugging food. Back in college, we would mug/study (or just hang out) till the wee hours of the morning, and often visited the 24-hr prata shop (Niqqi’s) behind my dorm. [Seriously, I think opening a food stall near a university campus that sells food till late is hell of a good business model.]

Anyway, when we went to Niqqi’s, I would sometimes get roti prata, but more often than not, I’d get maggi goreng, because it is delicious, and someone told me that there are the same amount of calories in one roti prata and one bar of chocolate! For that ‘price’, I’d much rather get a bar of chocolate. Who eats one piece of roti prata anyway? The usual serving is at least two pieces, more like three or four WITH curry! Now you can see why maggi goreng is seemingly a better idea. Of course, no one has told me how many bars of chocolate a plate of maggi goreng is (yet), but I guess ignorance is bliss.

The name maggi goreng is Malay for fried maggi noodles, where Maggi is a famous brand of instant noodles in Southeast Asia.

Ingredients (2 servings)

  • 2 packets instant noodles, cooked in water (without seasoning pack)
  • 2 eggs
  • 4-5 heads bok choy, separate leaves
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1/2 seasoning packet from instant noodles
  • 1 tablespoon sweet dark soy sauce
  • [optional] 1/2 teaspoon maggi seasoning


Cook the instant noodles as per the directions on the instant noodle packaging. Do not add the seasoning to the wate – we need it for later (optional.)


In a heated frying pan, add oil and fry the bok choy until half the leaves have wilted (the stems will still be half-cooked.)

Add the cooked instant noodles to the pan with the ketchup, seasoning from the seasoning pack, soy sauce, dark soy sauce and maggi seasoning.


Stir-fry until the sauces and noodles are all evenly combined.

Make a hole in the middle of the noodles, and crack the eggs in the hole.

Beat the eggs in the pan, then se the surrounding noodles to cover the uncooked egg.

Wait for about 30 seconds to a minute for the eggs to set, then fry until the eggs are evenly combined.


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