This Teacher's Nasi Kerabu-Inspired Maggi Goreng Recipe Was Named The Best In Malaysia

She beat out 760 other entries in the competition and was crowned Ratu Mi Maggi Goreng Malaysia 2019.

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Everyone loves a good plate of MAGGI goreng!

Who can deny the sedapness of these springy noodles covered in spicy sauce, topped with an oozing telur mata kerbau, served with a side of cili potong kicap and fresh lime. Yummm!

You can enjoy it for breakfast, lunch, or dinner (and of course, supper!). It's no wonder Maggi goreng is a popular menu item at mamaks.

It's so versatile that there are countless ways you can cook it to make it a little bit more special.

In search of the best MAGGI goreng recipe out there, MAGGI challenged Malaysian home cooks to show off their best recipes in hopes to become MAGGI's Raja Ratu Mi Maggi Goreng 2019

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In this #MAGGIgorengMYstail challenge, Malaysians were tasked to create their own interpretations of MAGGI goreng using MAGGI's 2-Minute Noodles (that's usually enjoyed as mi sup).

They successfully received over 760 impressive entries in just a short span of 5 weeks, and boy it got us all drooling!

Check out some of the tantalising entries below:

Look up for their hashtag #MAGGIgorengMYstail on all social media platforms to see more creative MAGGI goreng dishes from our fellow Malaysians

From all the drool-worthy entries, MAGGI shortlisted the three best recipes.

The chosen home cooks then had to go through a final cook-off at MyTown Cheras on 6 September to decide whose recipe reigns higher above all!

The three selected recipes were:

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MAGGI Goreng Ulam by Norizah Husain from Selangor.

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MAGGI Goreng Bunga Telang by Hafiza Abu Muaddah from Johor.

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MAGGI Goreng Kam Heong by Norul Aimy Abdul Halim from Pahang.

The home cooks were given 15 minutes to recreate and impress the judges with their own creative interpretations of MAGGI goreng

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The cook-off was judged by CEO of Nestlé (Malaysia) Berhad, Mr Juan Arnols, Business Executive Office, MAGGI, Nestlé (Malaysia) Berhad, Ms. Geetha Balakrishna, MAGGI Noodles ambassador Sheila Rusly, and Nestlé Malaysia's Corporate Chef, Abdul Muluk.

While the dishes were all impressive, only one home cook could be crowned the winner.

Check out the final dishes of the two runners-ups:

For her love for spicy food, Norul Aimy Abdul Halim made her MAGGI goreng in the style of kam heong chicken, a fragrant Chinese cuisine that's beloved by many Malaysians.

Using MAGGI's 2-Minute Curry Noodle, she brought her MAGGI goreng to the next level by stir-frying it with lots of chili, chunks of juicy chicken, as well as other flavourings such as oyster sauce, tomato sauce, and sweet soy sauce.

In her reinterpretation of MAGGI's 2-Minute Tom Yam Noodles, Norizah Husain made her version of MAGGI goreng by stir-frying her noodles with a medley of fragrant local ulam-ulaman and herbs - creating a tasty dish that's reminiscent of a staple Nyonya dish, nasi ulam.

While it was a close call, the dish that ultimately tantalised the most taste buds and won the competition was the unique MAGGI goreng bunga telang

Inspired by our Malaysian favourite nasi kerabu, this teacher from Johor created her dish using MAGGI's 2-Minute Curry Noodles as a base.

To get the vibrant natural blue tint, she simply boiled her noodles in butterfly pea flower-infused water. She then stir-fried her noodles in aromatics like garlic and red chili, before adding a handful of ulam-ulaman that is traditionally served in nasi kerabu.

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Her creativity and effort to elevate a humble plate MAGGI goreng into a restaurant-worthy dish definitely paid-off as she was crowned Ratu Mi Maggi Goreng Malaysia 2019.

Congratulations to Puan Hafiza Abu Muaddah and all the contestants for a job well done!

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