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30 Minute Vegan Mie Goreng

Learn how to make delicious Indonesian Vegan Mie Goreng at home.

Use ramen noodles, kecap manis, sweet chili sauce, and coleslaw to make this deliciously addictive dish!

30 minute vegan mie goreng recipe

Last week, I finally got around to making Mie Goreng for the first time by myself.

My Aunt and Uncle were missionaries years ago in Indonesia and brought back the recipe for this classic dish.

My mom made it a lot growing up and it was one of my favorite meals!

It’s so simple but the flavor is just crazy good. I decided I wanted to try my hand at it and make a vegan twist for the blog!

30 minute vegan mie goreng recipe

Tips for making mie goreng

These are the two most important ingredients when making Mei Goreng.

I was able to find both at my local little oriental grocery store. They last a long time too!

Kecap Manis and Sweet Chili Sauce

Kecap is a really thick soy sauce that’s essential for getting the flavor you need.

And you just can’t eat Mie Goreng without chilled sweet chili sauce on top!

You will most likely have to find Kecap online or at your oriental store.

There’s different brands of sweet chili sauce, I’ve seen some at walmart and my local grocery store as well.

30 minute vegan mie goreng recipeSesame oil and liquid aminos

Also key is sesame oil. I looked 3 places for toasted sesame oil and never found it, but normal sesame oil will work too.

I also love using liquid aminos in this dish. It’s a natural soy sauce alternative and perfect in Asian dishes.

30 minute vegan mie goreng recipe

This recipe is really simple to make, but impressive when you taste it! From start to finish, this can be ready in under 30 minutes!

First, start with a bunch of garlic and onion, then you just add coleslaw mix, ramen noodles, sauce, and you’re done!

30 minute vegan mie goreng recipe

Ramen noodles are necessary for the perfect texture here, so I do not recommend substituting another noodle. 

They really soak up all the flavor. Other noodles really do not work as well.

30 minute vegan mie goreng recipe

I’ve tried to think of how to explain the flavor of Mie Goreng, but I just can’t.

It’s like a super flavorful, you can’t believe you just made it in your home dish.

It tastes like something you’d order takeout.

Speaking of takeout, here are some more oriental favorite recipes you might like!

30 minute vegan mie goreng recipe

Try making this for a weeknight meal! It’s easy to make and you’ll impress your family!

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Vegan Mie Goreng Recipe

Vegan Mie Goreng

Vegan Mie Goreng

Yield: 6-8 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Delicious Indonesian inspired vegan mie goreng


  • 2 (14 oz) bags of coleslaw mix
  • 2 medium onions, diced
  • 10 large cloves of garlic, finely chopped or minced
  • 3 tablespoons sesame oil
  • ¼ cup Kecap Manis Soy Sauce, divided
  • 3 tablespoons liquid aminos
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 6 packages of ramen noodles (discard seasoning packets)
  • Sweet Chili sauce


  1. Combine garlic and onion in a large skillet with 3 tablespoons of sesame oil
  2. Sautee on medium-high heat, stirring often, for 5-7 minutes, or until onions start to brown
  3. Add the two bags of coleslaw, ⅛ cup kecap, and 3 tablespoons of liquid aminos. Cook on medium heat, stirring often, until cabbage wilts, about 5 minutes
  4. Add 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  5. Cook ramen noodles in water, according to directions (throw away spice packets)
  6. Once noodles are cooked, add them to the skillet mixture
  7. Add an additional ⅛ cup of kecap and stir everything together well.
  8. Serve with additional liquid aminos (if necessary - I didn't add any extra) and top with chilled sweet chili sauce
  9. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 404Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 2079mgCarbohydrates: 52gFiber: 4gSugar: 9gProtein: 9g

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Mary Reder

Wednesday 4th of May 2016

I love this recipe and use some variation of it weekly. I have given it to my friends and anyone else who acts interested in healthy eating.


Wednesday 4th of May 2016

So glad you enjoyed it Mary! Thanks for sharing!


Saturday 26th of December 2015

Have you tried making this dish with Sherataki Tofu Noodles, as an alternative to pasta?


Tuesday 29th of December 2015

Hi Lynn,

I have not tried that but would be interested to see how it worked! Let me know if you try it!

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