Bami is a classic dish in Indonesia and Suriname. It consists of bami, a type of Indonesian egg noodle, that's stir-fried in garlic, onion, brown sugar, soy sauce, and chicken bouillon. This entirely plant-based version uses vegan chicken bouillon and thin spaghetti stands in for egg noodles. It's a simple, no-frills dish that will keep you full and that you can throw together on any given day.

Bami: Javanese Sweet Soy Noodles [Vegan]

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound thin spaghetti
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 slices ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 vegan chicken bouillon cubes
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Green onion, for garnish
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Preparation

  1. Cook spaghetti as directed on package. Set aside
  2. In the same large pot (once empty), sauté onion with olive and ginger until onions are translucent. Add the garlic, brown sugar, and vegan chicken bouillon and cook for about 1 more minute
  3. Add the soy sauce and water and bring mixture to a simmer. Simmer for about 3 minutes, until the sauce begins to thicken. Then, add the noodles back in and mix well.
  4. Top with green onion and serve.
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    Nutritional Information

    Total Calories: 2183 | Total Carbs: 381 g | Total Fat: 49 g | Total Protein: 64 g | Total Sodium: 5773 g | Total Sugar: 60 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.