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.
- 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
- 1⁄2 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
- Cook noodles according to package directions; drain and set aside.
- Heat a large wok or frying pan and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
- Swirl in the beaten egg to make a thin omelet.
- Remove from pan allow to cool; cut into thin strips and set aside.
- In a large wok style pan heat oil.
- Saute the chicken with garlic, coriander, ginger and broth until chicken is no longer pink (5 to 7 minutes).
- Add sliced onion, carrot, red pepper, leek and ketjap manis; sauté 4 to 5 minutes.
- Add cubed ham, uncooked shrimp, and sambal oelek; cook 3 to 4 minutes, or until shrimp turn pink.
- Add sliced omelet and noodles; mix well and heat throughly before serving.
- Serve with lychees and kroepoek, enjoy!
The flavours in this dish are surpurb, will definately make again, added chinese cabbage, 21/2 Tbspns fish sauce and 1/4 cup ketchup topped with chopped peanuts at the end and squeezed lime juice over the top, what a burst of flavour the lime gives it. Thanks so much for posting
This is great! The rating is based on the following changes: I used egg noodles, no chicken breasts (served this with Kai Pad Bai Kaprow - Ground Chicken Stir Fried with Basil - Kai Pad Bai Kaprow), used reg. basil, 1/2 leek instead of scallions, no chili peppers, ground turkey, and I added about 4T ketjap manis (recipe from dvo.com - just google ketjap manis).
This was pretty good, I've had better.