Bami Goreng: Indonesian Pan-Fried Noodles

Cuisine Indonesian
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Servings 8 Servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
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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!

If you cannot find Ketjap Manis, you can make it yourself

This is my family's take on the Indonesian recipe of "Bami Goreng," or as we call it "Bami." It's delicious; packed with vegetables, ground beef, and of course, flavor!

Ingredients

Bami

  • 500 g Noodles
  • 2 tsp Sambal Oelek
  • 4 tbsp Ketjap Manis
  • 750 g Ground Beef
  • 1 Onion
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 2 Leeks
  • 300 g Shredded Napa / Chinese cabbage
  • 100 g Shredded carrots
  • 100 g Bean sprouts
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 tsp Curry Powder
  • 1 Whole Cayenne pepper

NUTRITION

Nutrition Facts
Bami Goreng: Indonesian Pan-Fried Noodles
Serving Size
 
1 Serving
Amount per Serving
Calories
543
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
20
g
31
%
Saturated Fat
 
7
g
44
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
8
g
Cholesterol
 
67
mg
22
%
Sodium
 
273
mg
12
%
Potassium
 
609
mg
17
%
Carbohydrates
 
63
g
21
%
Fiber
 
4
g
17
%
Sugar
 
11
g
12
%
Protein
 
26
g
52
%
Vitamin A
 
2587
IU
52
%
Vitamin C
 
17
mg
21
%
Calcium
 
84
mg
8
%
Iron
 
3
mg
17
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer

Nutrition Facts provided are a calculated estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Instructions

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  • Using the box grater, grate the onion.
  • Using a garlic press or Microplane, put the finely minced garlic cloves in with the onions.
  • Add 2 tsp of Sambal Oelek to the onion/garlic mixture.
  • Shred the washed cabbage and carrots into a single bowl.
  • Cut the leeks into small half-circles, and wash them carefully. Add them to the cabbage and carrots.
  • Cut the chili pepper into thin strips, and add them to the cabbage, carrots, and leeks.
  • 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.
  • When the noodles are done cooking, drain them into a colander, and rinse them under cold water, to stop the cooking.
  • Put a large pot on high heat, and heat up 1tbsp of oil
  • 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 [cooked-timer minutes=3]3 minutes[/cooked-timer]
  • 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 [cooked-timer minutes=5]5 minutes[/cooked-timer].
  • Add the cabbage, leek, carrots, and chili peppers, and stir around for [cooked-timer minutes=1]1 minute[/cooked-timer]
  • Add the drained noodles, and stir it constantly for approximately [cooked-timer minutes=5]5 minutes[/cooked-timer]. Make sure the beef, vegetables, and noodles are well combined.
  • Add the 4tbsp of ketjap manis to the pot, and stir it through.
  • Add the beansprouts, and stir them through the bami. Don't cook them too long, you don't want them to lose their crunch!

Recipe How-To Video

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2 thoughts on “Bami Goreng: Indonesian Pan-Fried Noodles”

  1. 5 stars
    A very nice video Toine. Thank you. I’m going to try this recipe but I’ll omit the ground beef and use chicken instead or maybe some cubed ham.

5 from 3 votes (2 ratings without comment)

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