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Mie Ayam Jamur (Indonesian Mushroom Chicken Noodle Soup)

Posting Date: 02/16/16

Mie Ayam Jamur (Indonesian Mushroom Chicken Noodle Soup)

Mie Ayam Jamur (Indonesian Mushroom Chicken Noodle Soup) is popular in Indonesia. You can find it in any noodle restaurants or Chinese restaurants. It originated from China and was brought by Chinese immigrants. Unlike American's Chicken Noodle Soup which is considered as soup, Mie Ayam Jamur is considered as full meal. It is more like Japanese Ramen Noodle that you can find in ramen restaurants. Mie Ayam Jamur is very filling since it is served with fresh egg noodles, chicken, mushroom, and bok choy. The broth is normally served on the side and you will pour as much as you want to your bowl of noodles. You can order it as is or with bakso (beef or fish meatballs), pangsit rebus (wonton), or pangsit goreng (fried wonton). If you order bakso or pangsit rebus, the broth will come with it. If you order pangsit goreng (fried wonton), the restaurants will leave them on top of your noodles so that they will not get soggy and become soft. Mie Ayam Jamur (Indonesian Mushroom Chicken Noodle Soup) is a slight elaborate version of Mie Ayam (Indonesian Chicken Noodle Soup). Mie Ayam Jamur uses mushroom and the chicken is cooked by stir frying it with mushrooms and other seasonings making the chicken more flavorful than Mie Ayam. For Mie Ayam, the chicken is cooked by boiling it in water.

For this recipe, it is better to use fresh egg noodles for wonton noodle soup. You can find them in the fridge in Asian stores. There are sold in several bundles of noodles/package. One bundle is enough for 1 person. If you cannot find fresh noodles for wonton noodles, you can use fresh chow mein noodles. They are sold in 1 big bundle to serve more than 1. It is normally enough for 2-4 people depending on the weight of the package. If you cannot find fresh noodles at all, you can use dry noodles sold in Asian stores. However, I prefer to use fresh noodles since some dry noodles leave an aftertaste. I avoid using noodles from ramen noodle package even though they are cheap.

If you want to serve it with pangsit rebus or pangsit goreng (wonton), please click here for the wonton recipe. If you prefer bakso (meatball), you can buy it in Asian store. Please click here to see how it looks like.

In Indonesia, the restaurants always have some condiments ready on the table so that you can add it to your meal. Those condiments are normally chili paste, chili sauce, soy sauce, and vinegar. So, if you like it hot, feel free to add sriracha sauce or chili paste. If you like it a little bit salty, you can add soy sauce as well. Be careful not to add too much since it will destroy your meal when you go too far.

This recipe serves for 4 people. You can make it vegetarian by using tofu instead of chicken. You will also need to use vegetarian oyster sauce rather than the regular oyster sauce since oyster sauce is made using oyster while vegetarian oyster sauce is made using mushrooms.



Ingredients:

  • 4 bundles of fresh wonton egg noodles (this will be enough for 4 people). If you use chow mein noodles, portion the noodles so that it will be enough for 4 people.
  • 1 cup chopped bok choy
  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1" ginger, minced
  • 1 lb of skinless and boneless chicken breast, cut into bite size
  • 1 cup white mushroom, sliced
  • 1.5 tablespoons sweet soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • Pepper to taste
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 green onion, chopped

Methods:

  1. Cooked noodles according to package instructions. Once cooked, drain and rinse them in cold water so that they won't stick to each other. Split them into 4 bowls.
  2. Blanch bok choy and bean sprouts. Split them into 4 and put them on top of the cooked noodles.
  3. Pour chicken broth out to a pot and heat it on medium high heat.
  4. While chicken broth is cooking, heat sesame oil in medium heat. Saute garlic and ginger until they become aromatic. Add chicken and mushrooms and stir fry them until chicken is cooked. Season them with sweet soy sauce, soy sauce, oyster sauce, and pepper. Mix chicken and mushroom well with seasonings and let it cook for another minute. Split them into 4 and put them on top of the noodles.
  5. Once the broth is boiling, add green onion and let it boiling for 2 min. Split chicken broth to 4 smaller bowls.
  6. Serve the noodles with chicken broth.

Note:

  • If you want to serve it with meatballs, when you pour chicken broth to the pot, add meatballs and let them cooked until they float to the top. Put meatballs along with the broth in smaller bowls. If you use wontons, add wontons once the broth is boiling and let wontons cook until they float to the top (about 5 min). If you want to serve it with fried wontons, fry wontons until golden brown. Place them on a plate lined with paper towel to drain the oil. After that, place them on top of your cooked noodles.

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