The recipe was devised by a Chinese descent, Ang Kho Tjao. He opened his noodle shop to sell his dried noodle and it gaining popularity in Makassar since early 1970s. Ang Kho Tjao passed his knowledge of the recipe to his three children namely Hengky, Awa', and Titi. After Ang Kho Tjao died, dried noodle shop business was continued by his three children who separately opened their own shop. Titi's are the most popular in Makassar, hence the name of "Mie Titi" become synonymous with Makassar dried noodle. Mie Kering is one of the most famous Makassar dishes, the others are Coto Makassar and Konro.