Bami Goreng: Indonesian Pan-Fried Noodles

This is my family's take on the Indonesian recipe of "Bami Goreng," or as we call it "Bami." We make ours with ground beef and a ton of vegetables. Whenever we go home to visit my parents, this is what we'll eat that first night. My mom will invite my sister, husband, and her kids, and she'll make a massive amount of bami! It's delicious!

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AuthorToine
RatingDifficultyBeginner
Prep Time15 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time45 mins
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Yields8 Servings
Bami
 500 g NoodlesIdeally Indonesian Noodles, but Linguini will do in a pinch. 500g ≈ 18oz
 2 tsp Sambal OelekYou can use Sriracha instead
 4 tbsp Ketjap ManisSweet Indonesian Soy sauce.
 750 g Ground Beef750g ≈ 1lbs 10.5oz
 1 Medium size onion
 2 Garlic cloves
 2 Leeks
 300 g Shredded Napa / Chinese cabbage300g ≈ 10.5oz
 100 g Shredded carrots100g ≈ 3.5oz
 100 g Bean sprouts100g ≈ 3.5oz
 1 tsp Garam Masala
 1 tsp Curry Powder
 1 Whole Cayenne pepperYou can reduce / increase this, based on your preference
Equipment
 1 Large pot for boiling noodles
 1 Large pot for cooking meats, vegetablesBig enough to hold all the meat, vegetables, and noodles
 1 Grater
 1 Garlic Press or Microplane
 1 Medium bowlFor onion / Garlic
 1 Large bowlFor cabbage, carrots, leeks, cayenne pepper
 1 ColanderFor draining the cooked pasta
1

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.

2

Using the box grater, grate the onion.

3

Using a garlic press or Microplane, put the finely minced garlic cloves in with the onions.

4

Add 2 tsp of Sambal Oelek to the onion/garlic mixture.

5

Shred the washed cabbage and carrots into a single bowl.

6

Cut the leeks into small half-circles, and wash them carefully. Add them to the cabbage and carrots.

7

Cut the chili pepper into thin strips, and add them to the cabbage, carrots, and leeks.

8

When the water is boiling, add the noodles, and cook according to the instructions. If you are using non-Indonesian Bami noodles, cook them slightly shorter.

9

When the noodles are done cooking, drain them into a colander, and rinse them under cold water, to stop the cooking.

10

Put a large pot on high heat, and heat up 1tbsp of oil

11

When oil is hot, add the shredded onion, garlic, and sambal to the pot. Stir over high heat for 30 seconds. Lower the heat to medium, and let it cook for another 3 minutes

12

Increase the heat to high, and when the pot is hot, add the beef, the garam masala, and the curry powder. Using a wooden spoon, break apart the beef until it's very small pieces. Cook until the meat is cooked, about 5 minutes.

13

Add the cabbage, leek, carrots, and chili peppers, and stir around for 1 minute

14

Add the drained noodles, and stir it constantly for approximately 5 minutes. Make sure the beef, vegetables, and noodles are well combined.

15

Add the 4tbsp of ketjap manis to the pot, and stir it through.

16

Add the beansprouts, and stir them through the bami. Don't cook them too long, you don't want them to lose their crunch!

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Ingredients

Bami
 500 g NoodlesIdeally Indonesian Noodles, but Linguini will do in a pinch. 500g ≈ 18oz
 2 tsp Sambal OelekYou can use Sriracha instead
 4 tbsp Ketjap ManisSweet Indonesian Soy sauce.
 750 g Ground Beef750g ≈ 1lbs 10.5oz
 1 Medium size onion
 2 Garlic cloves
 2 Leeks
 300 g Shredded Napa / Chinese cabbage300g ≈ 10.5oz
 100 g Shredded carrots100g ≈ 3.5oz
 100 g Bean sprouts100g ≈ 3.5oz
 1 tsp Garam Masala
 1 tsp Curry Powder
 1 Whole Cayenne pepperYou can reduce / increase this, based on your preference
Equipment
 1 Large pot for boiling noodles
 1 Large pot for cooking meats, vegetablesBig enough to hold all the meat, vegetables, and noodles
 1 Grater
 1 Garlic Press or Microplane
 1 Medium bowlFor onion / Garlic
 1 Large bowlFor cabbage, carrots, leeks, cayenne pepper
 1 ColanderFor draining the cooked pasta

Directions

1

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.

2

Using the box grater, grate the onion.

3

Using a garlic press or Microplane, put the finely minced garlic cloves in with the onions.

4

Add 2 tsp of Sambal Oelek to the onion/garlic mixture.

5

Shred the washed cabbage and carrots into a single bowl.

6

Cut the leeks into small half-circles, and wash them carefully. Add them to the cabbage and carrots.

7

Cut the chili pepper into thin strips, and add them to the cabbage, carrots, and leeks.

8

When the water is boiling, add the noodles, and cook according to the instructions. If you are using non-Indonesian Bami noodles, cook them slightly shorter.

9

When the noodles are done cooking, drain them into a colander, and rinse them under cold water, to stop the cooking.

10

Put a large pot on high heat, and heat up 1tbsp of oil

11

When oil is hot, add the shredded onion, garlic, and sambal to the pot. Stir over high heat for 30 seconds. Lower the heat to medium, and let it cook for another 3 minutes

12

Increase the heat to high, and when the pot is hot, add the beef, the garam masala, and the curry powder. Using a wooden spoon, break apart the beef until it's very small pieces. Cook until the meat is cooked, about 5 minutes.

13

Add the cabbage, leek, carrots, and chili peppers, and stir around for 1 minute

14

Add the drained noodles, and stir it constantly for approximately 5 minutes. Make sure the beef, vegetables, and noodles are well combined.

15

Add the 4tbsp of ketjap manis to the pot, and stir it through.

16

Add the beansprouts, and stir them through the bami. Don't cook them too long, you don't want them to lose their crunch!

Bami Goreng: Indonesian Pan-Fried Noodles

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