Bami Goreng

  • Author: Michelle Minnaar
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Main Course-Sized Portions 1x


Bami goreng, a.k.a. mie goreng, is a traditional Indonesian recipe loved by the Dutch. This one pan recipe will soon become a family favourite for dinner!



  • 250g (8oz) dried egg noodles
  • 30ml (2 tbsp) vegetable oil
  • 2 chicken breasts, thinly sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
  • 30ml (2 tbsp) dark soy sauce
  • 60ml (¼ cup) kecap manis
  • 60ml (¼ cup) oyster sauce
  • 5ml (1 tsp) sambal oelek
  • 1 shallot, peeled and finely sliced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and julienned
  • 8 tenderstem broccoli, washed
  • 67g (1 cup) kale, washed and chopped
  • 15ml (1 tbsp) sesame oil
  • 4 spring onions, peeled and chopped


  1. Boil the egg noodles in salted water according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a bowl, mix the garlic, soy sauce, kecap manis, oyster sauce and sambal oelek. Set aside.
  3. Fry the chicken in the vegetable oil on a high heat for 5 minutes.
  4. Add the shallot, carrot, broccoli and kale to the chicken and stir fry for another 5 minutes.
  5. Pour in the sauce and let the mixture bubble as you keep stir frying for 3 more minutes .
  6. Remove from the heat, sprinkle with sesame oil and spring onions, and serve immediately. Enjoy!


  • Alternatively, you can use boneless chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts.
  • Feel free to add more kecap manis to your taste after the dish is more or less cooked.
  • If you like all things spicy, add more sambal oelek but be careful, it’s quite hot!
  • Some Bami Goreng variations called for eggs being used, so you can add it to the mix if you wish.
  • You can add peanuts as a topping too.
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stir Fry
  • Cuisine: Indonesian

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