Easy Bami Goreng
Bami Goreng is an Indonesian fried noodle dish. Quite frankly, I think that there are as many versions of this dish as there are islands in all of Indonesia. This recipe for Bami Goreng is what I used to make for myself and friends while I was away studying at college. My Easy Bami Goreng is ridiculously inexpensive, simple to make, and tastes wonderful. Not to mention, when you prepare this dish, people really think that you are an exotic cook.
My Easy Bami Goreng is prepared using cheap Oriental flavored ramen noodles, fresh vegetables, garlic, Indonesian soy sauce, cilantro and fiery sambal oelek. That’s about it! You can add cooked chicken, shrimp or tofu if you would like or you can even use whatever vegetables you have on hand. The flavor combinations you can make with this dish are endless. Makes 1 big serving. Enjoy! Tessa
- 1 package ramen noodles (Oriental flavor)
- 2 cups water
- 1/2 cup white onion (thinly sliced)
- 1/2 cup leeks (cleaned well, white part only, thinly sliced)
- 1/2 cup carrots (shredded or sliced into match sticks)
- 1/2 cup red bell pepper (thinly sliced)
- 1/2 tsp minced garlic
- 2 tsp Indonesian soy sauce
- 1 tsp canola oil
- 1 Tbs cilantro chopped plus more for garnish.
- 1/2 tsp sambal oelek (optional and to taste)
Begin by boiling the water in a saucepan. Cook ramen noodles for about 2 1/2 minutes. Drain and set aside. Do not overcook. Set aside the spice packet. In a medium hot wok, add canola oil, onions and leeks. Stir fry for about 2 minutes or until onions are tender, adding a bit of water if necessary. Add the carrots, bell pepper, garlic, spice packet and sambal oelek. Stir fry another 2 minutes. Add the cooked ramen noodles and Indonesian soy sauce. Cook until noodles are warmed through. Add the cilantro. Toss and serve. Garnish with fresh sprigs of cilantro. Makes one big flavorful bowl of cheap tasty noodles!