Wednesday 22 April 2015

Bakmi Goreng Ayam

This is an Indonesian style fried noodles with chicken I made for dinner yesterday and it brought fond memories of my years in Yogya during uni. You can get this in most restaurants and stalls there.

Me and my housemate used to rent a house in a residential area when we were there and during the rainy days and exam time, we opt to dine in rather than going out for dinner. Dine in meaning you wait for this 'tok tok guy' who pushes a cart and cooks for you at your doorstep. Yes, you heard me right.

We will wait for the sound 'tok tok' and call out to him and he will stop in front of your house and cook friend noodles or fried rice, served on the plate that you give him. He adds crackers and pickles as well. The cart and utensils he uses are very clean and food tastes good too.
Hmm...I miss my door step chef. How convenient it was especially during the 2 weeks exam time when we didn't have the time to go buy food.

So, I tried making bakmi goreng yesterday but used yellow wet noodles rather than the dried egg noddles we used to have in Indonesia. To achieve the taste I used Kecap Manis by ABC (made in Indonesia). I bought it at Tesco.

Bakmi Goreng Ayam
You need :

1 onion, sliced
3 garlic cloves, minced
350 gm yellow noodles, washed and drained
1 small skinless, boneless chicken breast, cubed
some white chinese cabbage, sliced
some mustard leaves (sawi), sliced
2 tbsp Kecap Manis ABC
1 tbsp oyster sauce
salt and ground pepper to taste

Method :

Heat oil in a wok and saute onion and garlic. Once aromatic, add in diced chicken and cook till 3/4 cooked.
Add in the vege and stir well. Now, add in the sauces and mic well. You can cover and cook for a while. Then add in yellow noodles, salt and pepper. Coat well and cook.
Serve hot with fried shallots.

This is not a spicy dish so you can add chillies or modify according to your taste.

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