Bami Goreng, Indonesian Fried Noodles



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Hey there, Happy Friday,

I looked up Friday in the Urban dictionary and this is what I got.

“A great feeling. Happy. No more #*?/-@$# (aka Beeeep) for two days”.

I mean, what? Is that really the best they can do? Do we need a dictionary for that?

However when you look up “Fri Yay” you get a lot more, this…

“Noun. A day of the week, a lesser known variation of the English “Friday”, in which the user is excites that it’s the last day of the work week, and will do everything in their power to leave early in search of happy hour. Thank God it’s FriYAY! A combination of friday and YAY! , typically to indicate excitement about said Friday, a portmaneau of Friday and YAY.

Can also be applied to other days of the week as such: SaturYAY, SunYAY, TuesYAY, WednesYAY, and ThursYAY. There is no MonYAY for obvious reasons. ”

Hilarious don’t you think. And also interesting that FriYAY gets a explicit definition of the word. I’ve seen these terms being used on Instagram all the time and never quite caught up on them. Well I am fully informed now and so are you. I thought the MonYay part was the best.
Let’s get down to why we are really here and that is to eat and cook good food, that is made in a jiffy and taste like you don’t want anything else for the rest of your life. For realsies!
This quick Indonesian stir fried noodle dish is super quick to make and can be adapted to all type of cuisines like vegetarian, vegan or regular. So that’s a big plus right there. You can add all sorts of vegetables and I have just given you what I usually add, but if you have some mange touts lying about or green beans by all means throw them in too.
I like to serve it with my sate sauce, the recipe can be found right here Chicken Saté (Saté Ajam) . I freeze left over sate sauce in little cups. Always comes in handy.
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Dairy free, Ref sugar free. Options for vegetarian and vegan.
Serves : 4

350 gr. / 12.5 oz.  Bami noodles or medium egg noodles

3 tablespoons oil

1 medium Onion, white or red

2 Cloves of Garlic

1/2 Cup shrimp, uncooked (leave out if making vegan)

1 Cup cooked chicken cut into cubes,  or soy alternative

1/4 Cup ham, cubed (leave out if making vegetarian/vegan)

2 tsp. ground coriander

1 tsp. ground ginger

1 tsp. ground Turmeric

1 tsp. Trassi (shrimp paste) (leave out for vegans)

1 Cup shredded cabbage

1 carrot, sliced thin

1 red bell pepper, sliced thin

1 leek, washed and thinly sliced

1/2 Cup Bean sprouts

2 tsp. Sambal oelek (Indonesian Red Chili Paste

3 tbsp. Ketjap Manis (Indonesian Sweet Soya Sauce)

salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste


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Boil the noodles according to package instruction. Drain, rinse and set aside.
Heat your wok and add the oil. Stir-fry the diced Onion and Garlic for 2 min. Add the prawns, chicken and ham. Add the spices and Trassi and fry for a further 3 min. Add the vegetables and fry for 4 more min. Add the Noodles Ketjap Manis and Sambal. Stir fry for an other four minutes, Tossing the Bami around so it browns all over. Add some ground black pepper.
Meanwhile fry the eggs.
Serve the Bami in deep bowls or plates topped with the fried egg.
This is so delicious, served with prawn crackers, Sate sauce, Seroendeng (mix of peanuts and coconut and spices) ,cucumber and Atjar (indonesian pickled cabbage).


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If you try this recipe let me know! Leave a comment below and don’t forget to snap a pic and tag it #thecookingspoonblog on instagram! You’ll make my day ♥

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4 thoughts on “Bami Goreng, Indonesian Fried Noodles

    • The Cooking spoon says:

      Thank you Ronit. I love Indonesian, especially because of all the sides, makes it such fun to eat. 🙂

    • The Cooking spoon says:

      Haha you too happy FriYAY! For me too, memories of Indonesia, such an incredibly beautiful place with such friendly people. Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by.

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