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Bakmi Keriting - Pork and Tianjin Preserved Vegetables Noodles

Ground pork and Tianjin preserved vegetables with fresh egg noodles, a.k.a. bakmi keriting in Indonesian, is one of the more ubiquitous noodle dish, especially among the Chinese communities in Indonesia. The great thing with this noodle dish is you can make ahead the ground pork and Tianjin preserved vegetables part and blanch the fresh egg noodles and Chinese mustard green just prior to serving. As you can imagine, if you triple or quadruple the ground pork part and keep in the fridge, you can whip out this noodle dish for breakfast very quickly. ♥

Bakmi Keriting - Pork and Tianjin Preserved Vegetables Noodles
Bakmi Keriting - Pork and Tianjin Preserved Vegetables Noodles

Bakmi Keriting - Pork and Tianjin Preserved Vegetables Noodles

5.0 from 2 reviews

Author: Anita Jacobson




Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 15 mins

Total Time: 30 mins

Serves: 4

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  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 4 cloves garlic (Indonesian: bawang putih), minced
  • 2 shallots (Indonesian: bawang merah), thinly sliced
  • 2 scallions (Indonesian: daun bawang), thinly sliced
  • 1 to 2 Thai chilies (Indonesian: cabe rawit), seeded and thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoon Tianjin preserved vegetables, soaked in water
  • 350 gram ground pork
  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce (Indonesian: kecap asin)
  • 2 tablespoon sweet soy sauce (Indonesian: kecap manis)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoon water
  • Accompaniments
  • 4 bundles fresh egg noodles
  • 100 gram Chinese mustard green (Indonesian: caisim), chop into bite sizes
  • ground white pepper
  • sesame oil


  1. Heat oil in frying pan and sauté garlic, shallots, and scallions until fragrant, about 2 minutes.
  2. Add chilies and Tianjin preserved vegetables and stir for 30 seconds.
  3. Add the ground pork, season with soy sauce, sweet soy sauce, sugar, ground white pepper, and sesame oil. Add the water, keep stirring until the pork is no longer pink and fully cooked. Turn off heat and transfer to a serving bowl, set aside.
  4. Prepare a pot of boiling water and blanch the Chinese mustard green, set aside.
  5. Blanch fresh egg noodles for 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer to individual serving bowls. Top each bowl of noodle with Chinese mustard green, pork and Tianjin preserved vegetable, a dash of ground white pepper and a couple drop of sesame oil.
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  • tommy tommy says:

    This is a really wonderful recipe. Made it several times already. Lovely photography as well! Thanks for this.

    • Anita Anita says:

      You are welcome Tommy, and thanks for the compliment.

      • Jacob V Jacob V says:

        Going to try this recipe but I'm wondering what to substitute for the Chinese mustard greens. I only make it down to the nearest Asian market a few times a year... Thanks

        • Anita Anita says:

          Hi Jacob, you can try using bok choy, or even napa cabbage :)

  • li xia li xia says:

    Hi Anita, if i don't use the tianjin preserved vege, will it make a difference? Or can i substitute with others? Thanks ☺

    • Anita Anita says:

      Hi Li Xia, you can omit tian jin preserved vegetables if you don't have them. Or, you can try substituting with 2-3 shiitake mushrooms.

  • Leah Leah says:

    Made this for the family lunch. Followed the meat recipe to a T, and it was excellent! Everyone loved it! Used the capellini pasta noodles that I had on hand, topped it with fried shallots along with the preserved mustard green:) Thank you Anita! Keep up the excellent work!

  • Naomi Mutton Naomi Mutton says:

    Very easy and quick to make. Tasty!

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