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Stir fried Noodles with Shrimp (Bakmie Goreng Udang) Recipe

Stir fried Noodles with Shrimp (Bakmie Goreng Udang) Recipe

Stir fried Noodles with Shrimp (Bakmie Goreng Udang) Recipe

There are a few dishes available in every single restaurant across Indonesia that are universally loved and recognized as national dishes and Stir-fry Noodles with Shrimp is one of those dishes. For many of my childhood years, my family and I would order these noodles at every restaurant we frequented, whether at a stately hotel or a modest local one. Rich egg noodles are the alluring factor in this dish, gently stir-fried with thick, sweet soy sauce, and succulent shrimp. Pungent garlic, sweet shallots, and spicy Sriracha combine to lend an intoxicating scent of savory and spicy accents. Intensely green Chinese broccoli provides the added source of nutrients in this irresistible dish, though any leafy greens could be substituted. These stir-fried noodles are a delight for the palate and a kaleidoscope of vibrant colors for the eyes.

Ingredients :

    • 12 oz (350 g) dried egg noodles or pasta
    • 2 tablespoons oil
    • 6-10 cloves garlic, finely minced
    • 1 large shallot, finely minced
    • 1/2 lb (250 g) fresh medium shrimp (about 12), shelled and deveined with tails left on
    • 3 stalks Chinese broccoli (bok choy) rinsed and cut into 2 in long pieces
    • 2 green onions (scallions), sliced
    • 3/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
    • 2 tablespoons sweet soy sauce
    • 2 tablespoons Sriracha chili sauce (or any Asian chili sauce)
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground white pepper

Method :

    1. Bring a medium sized pot of water to a vigorous boil in a medium sized pot over high heat. Boil the noodles for 3 to 4 minutes then drain thoroughly. Set aside.
    2. Heat the oil in a large wok over high heat, sauté the minced garlic and shallot in the oil for about 1 to 2 minutes until fragrant and translucent. Then add the shrimp and sauté them for another 1 to 2 minutes, until the shrimp are a bright pink-orange color on both sides.
    3. Reduce the heat to medium and add the Chinese broccoli and green onion, stir-frying quickly.
    4. Add the noodles, along with the salt, garlic powder, sweet soy sauce, chili sauce, and white pepper. Toss until the noodles, vegetables, and all the ingredients are thoroughly mixed, taking care to fold the noodles over with the spatula so as not to break them. Transfer to a large platter or bowl and serve hot.