When the late night hunger pangs strike, what would you like to eat? For many, it will definitely be a hearty plate of mee goreng at a nearby mamak stall, — a fuss-free and lively supper spot loved by many in Malaysia. These stalls serve a type of Indian Muslim cuisine unique to the region. It is a favourite spot for night owls to hangout with friends, catch the latest football matches or a respite for hungry patrons in general — the perfect epitome of Malaysia’s bustling nightlife. The term ‘mamak’ means uncle, and their origins can be traced back to the 19th century with Indian-Muslim traders visiting the Malay Archipelago for business and trading activities. These mamaks were popular with the royal rulers back then. Along with their cultural background, they settled down and introduced their culinary expertise which are evident in mamak stalls today. Spicy curries with rice, smooth frothy milk tea and flatbread, there are so many culinary delights a mamak stall can offer.
Enjoy a hearty plate of mee goreng anytime at home with this recipe from MAGGI®! Firstly, heat up the wok and stir fry some garlic, chilli paste, shrimp and squid. Next, make a mixture by mixing up some MAGGI® Chilli Sauce, MAGGI® Tomato Ketchup, MAGGI® CukupRasa™, dark soy sauce and water together, then pour into the wok and stir well. Add in noodles, bean sprouts and mustard leaves and stir fry continuously on high heat until well combined with a charred fragrance. Lastly, add your preferred garnishing and serve your mee goreng hot.
With MAGGI® recipes, you can enjoy local mamak delights at home anytime and anywhere. Head over to the website and find recipes for Murtabak MAGGI, Mamak Fried Chicken, Mamak Fried MAGGI Mee Curry and many more!