Mie Goreng

Vermicilli noodles topped with an egg may be the classiest $3 dinner ever.


  • 7 ounces vermicilli noodles
  • 3 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 long red chili, chopped
  • 3 teaspoons ginger, grated
  • 1 bunch of bok choy, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon tamari/soy sauce
  • 2 eggs


  1. Soak vermicilli noodles in cold water for a minimum 20 minutes.
  2. Add 2 teaspoons of oil to a wok on medium-high heat and sauté the garlic, chili and ginger until wickedly aromatic.
  3. Stir in the bok choy for 1 minute before adding the noodles and the tamari or soy sauce. Cook for a further 2-3 minutes, or until noodles are soft but still hold their shape. Remove from the heat.
  4. In small frying pan, or in an open space in the same wok, add the remaining oil and fry the eggs.
  5. To serve, portion noodles into a bowl and top with a super happy sunny-side-up egg.