Bami Goreng (Indonesian Version of Lo Mein)

Total Time
20 mins
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.

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  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!