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The epitome of laziness in Malaysian citizens can be summed up by the availability of instant noodle at food outlets, usually mamak stores. Though I haven’t traveled to many countries in this world, in those I have been, I failed to spot a single restaurant offering instant noodle outside places such as 7-11 (where you have to boil it the noodle yourself anyway)

Alisan Mamak at SS4
mamak stall at SS4 (near Taman Bahagia LRT)

This phenomena seems rather recent, for the life of me, I can’t remember anyone ordering any maggie or indomie goreng from mamak stalls before the turn of millennium.

But some 10 years ago, after a particular mamak stall owner not named Samy Vellu decided that there would be a market for prepare indomie goreng, maggie soup, and so forth. It’ll be a dish that is as simple as boiled instant noodle with an egg, or like in this case, maggie goreng with a little bit of other ingredients normally found in Indian/mamak mee goreng.

maggie goreng at ss4 mamak
maggie goreng with extra chili padi, slurps

The rest, well, is history. Today you find instant noodle offered in virtually all mamak stalls and some restaurants all over the country. I’m sure pretty soon Singaporean might claim that they had started it all too.

One of my favorite places for a plate of maggie goreng is the mamak stall at Alisan (at SS4, the one on the road, closest to Chinese kopitiam). I sometimes have mine with extra chili padi for a more intense kick. There are also traces of tofu, cabbage, egg, bean sprouts, and maybe a little bit of shallots, all contributing to the unique taste of that spicy and wholesomeness.

This particular mamak stall opens from around 6pm till probably around 3am, they also serve roti canai, nasi goreng, mee goreng, and all your favorite diabetes inducing drinks. Kurang Manis is a must.

Jalan SS 2/4A,
Petaling Jaya, Selangor

GPS: 3.111388, 101.611133

Discuss : Maggie Goreng Pedas at SS4 mamak

  1. Ky: When you are goint to do a review on the Kedah Laksa stall beside this mamak?

  2. Ahdave,
    Hahaha, well, I agree with the notion that “great service can save mediocre food, but the best food can’t save lousy service”. There was once I went to that laksa place and ordered something, they refused to send it to my table which was only 5 feet away despite having no other customer. I’d go to food court or buffet if I want self service, thankkyouverymuch.

  3. creative writing . . . .and delish food . .

  4. Steadyboy

    Hi KY, yes Maggie noodles at mamak stalls was already a regular feature in the late 80’s and 90’s. I used to have those whenever I frequent mamaks, though I must admit at that time mee goreng mamak seems to be a more popular choice, might be a genre thingy though.

  5. foodcrazee aka mike,
    Hehehe thanks.

    ooo interesting, I remember they were very rare and not exactly very popular then. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. arrrrrrrrrrg ky… maggie goreng pedas is my favourite. I always go to the mamak near my house. the fella saw me already know I want my maggie goreng extra pedas.. sigh..

  7. Tan Yee Hou

    Hmm blue for the tracks is abit confusing, thought it was a river.

    But then again, there is a big longkang there.

    Not that I don’t know the place but was just analysing the map.

  8. But you cannot get Mamak Maggi Goreng by just adding water, so the value added justifies its presence at the stalls. Yeah, pretty sure it has been around for way more than a decade; perhaps it wasn’t such a big thing in PG back in those days?

  9. pinky,
    Heehee, make your own! ๐Ÿ˜›

    Tan Yee Hou,
    Dude you think too much hehehe

    Yah, just hasn’t caught on at the time I suppose ๐Ÿ˜‰

  10. could still recall during my student days in melbourne – i’d would be perplexed everytime a chat mate in malaysia would say they’re heading for the nearest mamak to eat maggi goreng.

    like, how lazy can you get? to me, maggi goreng and the likes are for those who can’t be arsed to even go out and find a food outlet.

  11. I want to eat……….

  12. Used to be crazy obsessed with maggie goreng at Devi’s but that phase died. Hahahaha, very unhealthy.

  13. How pedas! I must try. BTW, I ate the super spicy sausage that pwned Kim in Ming Tien but I didn’t find it all that spicy. I. Must. Find. Spicier. Food.

  14. farah,
    Oh well, they are not exactly the same!

    Make it happen.

    Hahah certainly not the healthiest of meals. ๐Ÿ˜›

    Huai Bin,
    Wah, you hardcore!

  15. During my last visit to KL, I told my mom not to cook anything. We used to go out and splurge on all of my favorite Mamak foods, including Maggi Goreng extra pedas! Yummy in the tummy ๐Ÿ˜€

  16. I’m sure this is way better than the super salty maggi goreng I had at Pelita. Yucks.

  17. KY, have you tried the porridge and fish head beehoon next stall?

  18. Kiran,
    Hahaha, awesome!

    LOL, tragic!

    Yah I have, just never ran a review I don’t know why ๐Ÿ˜›

  19. remember coming here during my college days with friends… but boy! that was like 12 years ago!!!
    you remind me of something which I have not tasted for a long time…

  20. Thaiboxingirl

    indomie was what got me through 2 summer holidays during the final years of my degree studies in australia…

    and i remember how all my foreign i.e. western, friends and housemates were amazed by how ‘delicious’ i was able to transform the simple-looking indomie, in our unique malaysian mamak style…

    by the way dude, you’ve been tagged in my blog ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. agree that kurang manis is important for all drinks ordered from a mamak restaurant

  22. Leo,
    Hahaha you just revealed your age ๐Ÿ˜›

    Hahah that’s cool, I do that too ๐Ÿ˜€

    Yess, always overly sweet!

  23. Maggi goreng is already available way back in the 80’s or maybe even earlier. Personally, I’ve tried it during my primary school days in the 80’s. Yes, I’m THAT old.

    Another thing, since you’ve failed to spot a single restaurant in other country offering instant noodle, allow me to enlighten you.. again. Hundreds of restaurants/coffeshops in Hong Kong serve ้ค่‚‰็…Ž่›‹ไผดๅ‡บๅ‰ไธ€ไธ้บต(Luncheon Meat and Fried Egg with Nissin Instant Noodle) or ็ซ่…ฟ็…Ž่›‹ไผดๅ‡บๅ‰ไธ€ไธ้บต (Ham and Fried Egg with Nissin Instant Noodle). In fact,these 2 meals are so “Hong Kong” that you can even find them in Malaysia in those HK-themed restaurants. Now, if maggi goreng is the epitome of laziness, what does ้ค่›‹้บต(luncheon egg noodle) epitomise? ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. mamak FTW. only in malaysia i guess

  25. 3S-GTE,
    Unfortunately I too went to primary school in the 80s. On the HK food thingy, well, they add quite a bit of meat and other ingredients while you can get indomie kosong! ๐Ÿ˜€ But yah, we are a lazy bunch. hahaha

    Oh yesss!

  26. Bro – Really that nice? I don’t want to travel all the way there and end up cursing you.

    I hope not. ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. SK,
    Taste, is a very subjective thing ๐Ÿ˜€

  28. Walao eh~~~ everytimes coming to your blog ah.. really feel suffer one lah… so miss with all the foods… already 1.8 years didn’t back to malaysia already! so misss the food!

    nice blog also, i will often comes back here!

  29. ADAM ONG in CHINA,
    Haha thank you thank you.

  30. i thought alisan has closed down???

  31. anna,
    Yah the coffee shop closed down, but the name remains ๐Ÿ˜›

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