Bami Goreng ( Indonesian Stir Fried Noodles )

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“There are as many recipes for Bami Goreng as there are people to make them. Bami Goreng is an Indonesian dish that's traditional to Holland. It seems like a lot of work but it really isn't - if I'm having company for dinner I slice, dice and prepare all my ingredients (including cooking the noodles) and place them in separate zip-lock bags in the refrigerator until I'm ready to use. This makes actual cooking time a snap! This is my version and I hope you enjoy it. You can spice it up if you like by adding more or less sambal.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 350 g bami noodles (or other style Asian Noodle)
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 500 g chicken breasts, sliced into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 12 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 onion, sliced into thin wedges
  • 1 carrot, sliced thin
  • 1 red pepper, sliced thin
  • 1 leek, thinly sliced
  • 175 g ham, cubed
  • 150 g shrimp, uncooked
  • 1 tablespoon sambal oelek (Indonesian Red Chili Paste)
  • 4 -6 tablespoons ketjap manis (Indonesian Sweet Soya Sauce)
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Cook noodles according to package directions; drain and set aside.
  2. Heat a large wok or frying pan and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Swirl in the beaten egg to make a thin omelet.
  4. Remove from pan allow to cool; cut into thin strips and set aside.
  5. In a large wok style pan heat oil.
  6. Saute the chicken with garlic, coriander, ginger and broth until chicken is no longer pink (5 to 7 minutes).
  7. Add sliced onion, carrot, red pepper, leek and ketjap manis; sauté 4 to 5 minutes.
  8. Add cubed ham, uncooked shrimp, and sambal oelek; cook 3 to 4 minutes, or until shrimp turn pink.
  9. Add sliced omelet and noodles; mix well and heat throughly before serving.
  10. Serve with lychees and kroepoek, enjoy!

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