Week of the international student - Wednesday 18 November

Welcome to the Week of the International Student! This years edition is happening in a world where travel can no longer be taken for granted. Discovering new cultures and gaining international experience have become more difficult. But thanks to digital technology, we can keep in touch and continue to collaborate and learn from one another. Learn more below what's on the planning for today!

Become an international masterchef 

Travel around the world without leaving the kitchen with international recipes created for you by our international students. Tim from Indonesia shares his favorite Indonesion recipe with you today!

Mie Goreng

Mie Goreng, also known as mee goreng, my goreng or bakmi goreng, is a dish of fried noodles, traditional from Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. The dish has a lot of flavor and is originally slightly spicy. 

Mie Goreng is made with very simple and accessible ingredients, but taste delicious.

Tim Iborg from Indonesia


  • Packet on pre-made noodles
  • Bottle of Kecap manis (Known as Ketjap Manis in Dutch groceries)
  • 2 medium-large eggs
  • 2 stems of Celery
  • 2 of Carrots
  • 4-5 cloves of Garlic


  1. Start by preparing the vegetables. Slice both the celery and carrots into thin slices
  2. Crush the garlic cloves and cut into huge chunks
  3. Crack the eggs into a bowl and beat until smooth
  4. In a pot, add water halfway and place on high heat. Once boiling, add the packet of pre-made noodles in – these will take around 8-10 minutes to fully cook.
  5. 5 minutes into the boiling of noodles, in a pan with oil, bring to high heat until oil starts to smoke.
  6. Place the beaten egg into the pan, allow the bottom to cook, then flip over. This should take around 2-3 minutes on high heat, then transfer the finished eggs to a plate
  7. Add a little more oil to the pan and add in the crushed garlic, allow them to fry in the oil for 2 minutes. The heat should be medium high.
  8. After 2 minutes, add the celery and carrots and stir them around. Add 3 tablespoons of Kecap Manis
  9. Allow the Kecap Manis to cookoff and seep into the vegetables. This should take around a minute.
  10. When the timer for the noodles are done, strain them with a strainer/colander, and rinse with cold water to remove excess starch.
  11. Add the noodles to the pan, mix around until they are well-coated in the sauce, and add 2 more tablespoons of the Kecap Manis sauce.
  12. Add the egg back into the pan, and cut it with the cooking spatula/spoon and mix together with the noodles.
  13. Add salt and black pepper to taste
  14. Serve on a plate and silakan dinikmati makanannya!
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