Indonesian bami goreng


Bami Goreng is the Indonesian version of Lo Mein and means "fried noodles". This Indonesian recipe for 4 people, ready in 25 minutes.

25 minutes 4 people Main course
Indonesian bami goreng


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  • 450 gram egg noodles or spaghetti noodles (1 lb)
  • 3 - 4 pieces chicken thighs
  • 1 leek
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 Chinese cabbage or bok choy
  • Ketjap Manis
  • 1 chicken bouillon cube
  • 120 ml water (1/2 cup)
  • Small piece of fresh ginger root
  • 4 large cloves of garlic
  • Sambal oelek to taste
  • Large handful bean sprouts
  • Fried onions for topping
  • Sunflower oil
Indonesian bami goreng ingredients
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Kitchen equipment

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  • Large wok
  • Chefs knife
  • Cutting board
  • Large pan
  • Grater


25 minutes 4 people Main course

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Preparation – 10 minutes

Clean the leek leaves and slice them into rings. Clean the Chinese cabbage and roughly cut it into big chunks. Peel the carrot and chop it into pieces. Slice the chicken thighs into bite-sized pieces. 

Crush the cloves of garlic and finely chop. Fill the large pan with water and bring to a boil. Boil the egg noodles or spaghetti according to the package. 

Indonesian bami goreng
Indonesian bami goreng

Finishing up the Indonesian bami goreng – 15 minutes

Add sunflower oil to the wok and stir fry the chicken thighs on medium-high heat until tender. Add slices leek, carrot, bean sprouts and Chinese cabbage. Stir-fry until the Chinese cabbage has wilted.

Add in ketjap manis, 1 bouillon cube, water, grated fresh ginger, chopped garlic and sambal oelek to taste. Stir and turn down the heat, let simmer for a few minutes.

Put in the cooked noodles (or spaghetti) into the chicken mixture, mix well. Taste and add more ketjap and/or sambal oelek to taste. Serve the Indonesian bami goreng with fried onions on top. Enjoy your meal!

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