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Mee Goreng with Asian Greens and Garlic Tempeh

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Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4


  • 300 grams thick rice noodles - or egg noodles
  • 1 tbsp oil - we used peanut
  • ½ wombok cabbage - shredded
  • 2 bunches asian greens - bok choy, choy sum or pak choi, chopped into 5 cm lengths
  • ½ cup vegetable stock
  • 3 tbsp kecap manis
  • 200 grams bean sprouts
  • ¼ cup crispy fried shallots

Spice Paste

  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 birdseye chilli - or long red chilli, deseeded if you prefer.
  • 4 eschalots
  • 1 tsp white pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp oil - we used peanut

Garlic Tempeh

  • 300 grams tempeh - thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves - crushed
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce



  • Marinate the garlic tempeh - combine the crushed garlic and soy in a a small bowl and toss the temeh to coat evenly.
  • Make the spice paste - combine all ingredients in a small blender and blitz into a smooth paste. You can also use a mortar and pestle.
  • Shred the cabbage, chop the asian greens and boil a pot of salted water.


  • Add noodles to the boiling water and cook for 2-3 minutes or until still slightly firm. Drain, rinse and set aside.
  • Heat oil in a wok, or large fry pan on medium high heat. Add spice paste and cook for 2-3 minutes until fragrant.
  • Heat another fry pan on medium heat. Add tempeh and cook for 2-3 minutes each side (do this while you are cooking the mee goreng).
  • Add the wombok and asian greens to the wok and toss through the spice paste until all coated. Cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add vegetable stock, kecap manis and noodles and toss well to combine. Remove from heat and toss through bean sprouts.
  • Finely slice/shred the cooked tempeh.
  • Divide mee goreng among bowls, top with tempeh and crisp shallots.

Tips and Variations

GLUTEN FREE - most kecap manis is not gluten free. Replace with 2 tbsp GF soy sauce and 1 tbsp honey. 


Calories: 562kcal | Carbohydrates: 87g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Sodium: 1617mg | Potassium: 435mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 77IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 111mg | Iron: 3mg

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