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Indonesian Stir-Fried Noodles (Bakmi Goreng)

This easy Indonesian Stir-Fried Noodles (Bakmi Goreng) is a street-food noodle classic. For this noodle bowl's success, it depends on two things: serving it piping hot, right out of a very hot wok, and finding some kecap manis, a molasses-thick sweet soy sauce.

Cooking Light MARCH 2013

  • Yield: Serves 4 (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)
  • Hands-on:28 Minutes
  • Total:35 Minutes


  • 3 tablespoons peanut oil, divided
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 6 ounces dried Chinese egg noodles or spaghetti
  • 6 ounces skinless, boneless chicken breast, thinly sliced
  • 4 ounces boneless pork loin chop, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups thinly sliced napa cabbage
  • 3/4 cup sliced green onions
  • 1 celery stalk, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon kecap manis (sweet soy sauce)
  • 1 tablespoon lower-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup packaged fried onions


1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Pour eggs into pan; swirl to form a thin omelet. Cook 1 minute or until cooked on bottom. Carefully turn omelet over; cook 30 seconds. Remove from pan. Roll up omelet; cut roll crosswise into thin strips. Keep warm.

2. Cook noodles according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water; drain and set aside.

3. Heat a wok over high heat. Add 2 tablespoons oil; swirl. Add chicken, pork, and garlic; stir-fry 1 1/2 minutes. Add cabbage, green onions, and celery; stir-fry 1 minute. Stir in broth, kecap manis, and soy sauce. Add noodles; stir-fry 3 minutes or until thoroughly heated and noodles begin to lightly brown. Add egg; toss gently. Top with fried onions. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 419
  • Fat: 20.6g
  • Saturated fat: 4.7g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 9.2g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 4.4g
  • Protein: 23.8g
  • Carbohydrate: 33g
  • Fiber: 2.3g
  • Cholesterol: 147mg
  • Iron: 2.7mg
  • Sodium: 543mg
  • Calcium: 86mg

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