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SURINAME

Bami with Chicken

25 min

4 servings

Easy

It is not unknown to all of us that the Surinamese cuisine contains of many recipes that take a little more time. Dafne's grandmother is happy to spend the whole day in the kitchen preparing the tastiest Surinamese dishes. This recipe is an exception. Not in how much love is put in it, because this is definitely put in this dish. But the cooking time is considerably shorter. You can put this delicious meal on the table within 25 minutes.


Because of the colonial history, many different population groups live in Suriname. This is clearly reflected in the varied Surinamese cuisine.  This Bami has its origin in Java, Indonesia. When doing groceries for this dish, it is important that you look for dried Javanese noodles. These are spaghetti-shaped noodles.

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Preparation method

Step 1. Prepare the bami

  • Boil the noodles in plenty of water with some salt until al dente. Drain, rinse with cold water and set aside.

  • Tip: Wash the chicken with vinegar.  This has a disinfecting effect and can add flavor and moisture to it.

  • Cut the chicken into cubes. Shred the onion and finely chop the garlic. Peel the galangal, cut into thin slices and bruise it.

  • Heat some oil in a wok and fry the galangal slices briefly. Then add the chicken cubes and fry until golden brown.

  • Add the onion, garlic, madame jeanette, stock cubes, kenjoer powder and 5-spice powder to the chicken.  Stir well and then add the soy sauce.

  • Add some black pepper to taste and add the noodles little by little.

  • After each layer, add some soy sauce to taste and keep stirring the mixture. Turn off the heat when all ingredients are thoroughly mixed.

  • Finely chop the fresh celery and add to the bami.


Step 2. Prepare the garnish and serve

  • ‘Zuurgoed’: Cut the cucumber into half slices and the red onion into half rings. Mix this with white vinegar, a little water, some sugar and a pinch of salt

  • Cut the tomatoes in half slices.

  • Make an omelette and cut into strips.

  • Garnish the noodles with the tomato, the omelette and the ‘zuurgoed’

Nyan switi! ('Enjoy your meal!')
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Curious about the story behind this delicious recipe? Grandma Carmen gives you a glimpse into the Surinamese kitchen!

Ingredients

For the bami

  • 350 grams of chicken thigh fillet

  • 1 large onion

  • 3 garlic cloves

  • 1 cm fresh laos

  • Madame Jeanette chili pepper

  • 2 sprigs of fresh celery,

  • 300 grams of noodles

  • 2 tsp kenjoer powder

  • 1 tsp 5-spice powder (five spice powder)

  • 2 stock cubes

  • 9 tbsp salty soy sauce

  • sunflower oil

  • white vinegar

  • Black pepper

  • Salt


For the Surinamese “zuurgoed”

  • 1 cucumber

  • 1 red onion

  • splash of vinegar


Garnish

  • 2 tomatoes

  • 4 eggs

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