Bami Goreng (Indonesian Version of Lo Mein)

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

My grandmother was born in Indonesia and growing up we awaited the next time she would make Bami Goreng- "Fried Noodles." She made it with pork, but since I no longer eat pork I substitute chicken here. This is the basic version. You can add any vegetable you like. I add tiny frozen peas and carrots for color, or red or yellow bell pepper thinly sliced using a mandolin.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Stir fry chicken in wok in oil on medium-high heat.
  2. Add leeks beansprouts and cabbage. Stir fry until cabbage wilts. Add next 7 ingredients.
  3. Simmer until it comes together and enjoy the smell. In the meantime, fire up a pot of boiling water and prepare spaghetti.
  4. Throw noodles into chicken mixture. Mix and add more ketjap and/or sambal to taste. Top with fried onion (optional).
  5. NOTE: A tablespoon of pepper seems like a lot, but it gives the dish a nice zing!


Most Helpful

This was a lovely meal, the flavor was really indonesian! I used wok noodle who "grow". Next time I will use the half amount of noodle or I would double the other ingredient.
Thanks for recipe!

awalde February 17, 2011

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 - Recipe #28649), 1.5 leeks, 1/2t chicken bouillion, and I added about 4T ketjap manis in addition to 1/4c (recipe from - just google ketjap manis). I forgot to add the ginger and I didn't have any sambal oelek.

mle234 January 10, 2009

We liked this one a LOT! I made half a recipe for 3 people and still had leftover. So a full recipe would feed well over 6. I used a 16oz ribeye sliced, for the meat. I added sliced mushrooms, carrots, and bean sprouts with the leek, but skipped adding the celery. I also used a 9 ounce package of fresh Chinese noodles instead of the spaghetti and it was wonderful. Thanks again for a great recipe and thank your grandmother again as well.

Sue Lau May 01, 2008

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