Javanese Noodles

Published on 25 July 2023 at 20:40

For 4 persons

Javanese noodles are one of our favorite super-fast dishes at home. It can be made with chicken or shrimp, or vegetarian with just mushrooms. I personally use a combination of organic chicken breast and mushrooms. This makes the dish healthier and we eat less meat.

With Javanese food, I always sprinkle serundeng and fried onions on top of the dish. If I have bean sprouts or sprouts, I put a little bit of those on top as well. Nice and crunchy and healthy!


  • 90 grams of Javanese spice paste
  • 400 grams fillet of chicken or tofu or other meat substitute
  • 1/2 onion
  • 4 tbsp olive oil or wok oil
  • 250 grams noodles or rice noodles
  • 450 grams of chopped ready-to-eat noodles or
  • 450 grams homemade bami vegetables of leeks, cabbage and carrots,.
  • 2 tbsp sweet soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp salty soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp fried onions
  • 2 tbsp serundeng


  • Finely chop the onion.
  • Dice the chicken or meat substitute
  • If you make the vegetable pack yourself, wash and cut the vegetables
  • cook the noodles according to the instructions and make sure they are al dente, so not too soft.
  • Always rinse with cold water!


  • Heat oil in a wok pan and add onion and spice paste and briefly fry
  • Add meat or meat substitute and stir-fry 3 minutes on high heat until cooked.
  • Remove 1/2 of this dish from the pan to make a side dish, Surinamese sambal.
  • Add the sweet and salty soy sauce to the pan and stir-fry briefly with bami vegetables.
  • Fry the cooked noodles through the wok dish.
  • Season with salt and pepper if necessary.
  • Make Suriname sambal from the other half of the chicken by adding fried onions and serundeng and possibly sambal manis or other another pepper and stir well.


  • Make a vegetarian Javanese stir-fry with a combination of cubed tofu, beans and mushrooms
  • Make an omelet with leek or spinach in it
  • Serve with Javanese chicken satay and Surinamese plantain with peanut sauce!
  • Serve with side dishes such as prawn crackers, serundeng, fried onions and peanut sauce!