Mi ayam jamur is another very common dish served in Indonesia. You can find numerous street vendors selling dish, mainly in gerobak style (going around in a cart). There are also a lot of restaurants that are specializing in this noodle dish. It is basically egg noodle with chicken and mushroom topping, then you have a bowl of clear broth as a side, sometimes it may come with dumplings or meat balls. Is is essentially a typical meal that can be found probably in every island of Indonesia – note that I said “probably” because I have never been to every single island of Indonesia 🙂 Each area might have a different variation of bakmi (noodle), adapted to suit local cultures, taste preference or produces. For example in my hometown, the topping used in the bakmi is pork with various shredded chicken and crab pieces or even crab claws for extra special; the taste is more towards savory.
I suddenly had a craving for mi ayam jamur so we made this on the weekend. It tasted really good, shame we didn’t have the crispy wonton to go with it, it would have been perfect 🙂 But nonetheless, it is a good satisfying meal.
I don’t use any measurement while cooking for this, but here are the ingredients I used:
- egg noodle, either fresh or dried
- chicken fillet, cut into small cubes
- mushroom (tinned straw mushroom, button mushroom, or even fresh ones)
- soy sauce
- sweet soy sauce (kecap manis)
- fish sauce
- sesame oil
- thinly sliced green onion (daun bawang)
- salt, sugar and pepper to taste
- green vegetable (ie. bak choy, choy sum, or even kailan) – blanched
- Optional: dumpling and meatball for broth; crispy wonton
Marinate the chicken pieces with soy sauce and salt and pepper – let it aside for at least 30 minutes
Stir fry chopped garlic and green onion until fragrant, then toss in the marinated chicken pieces. Add more sweet soy sauce and season well to your taste preference, it should be sweet with a hint of savory. Then add in the mushroom, stir until all is well cooked. Feel free to add some water if it is too dry – the sauce will add more flavor to the noodle.
Prepare the egg noodle as per package instructions.
Seasoning for the noodle: generous amount of sesame oil, soy sauce, and fish sauce. Toss the noodle with the seasoning making sure it is distributed evenly.
Serve the noodle in a bowl, place some chicken mushroom mixture on top of the noodle. Then garnish with blanched vegetables and crispy wonton. As a side. serve a small bowl of broth with dumplings and/or meatballs.
Ready to enjoy! 🙂