July 20, 2010

#75: Indomie Mi Goreng Rendang Instant Noodles

Ah the glorious 99 Ranch Market. It takes about 40 minutes to walk there (at a very fast walk), pick out some noodles and then walk home.

Today I picked the 49 cent Indomie Mi Goreng Rendang. Never ever have I tried this before. I read someone reviewed it as being “the hottest curry flavor ever” and that piqued my curiosity.

So there was a flavored oil, a sweet soy sauce and a little sachet of fried onions hooked together on the left there, and on the right is chili powder and seasoning powder. I’m gathering that rendang means beef as the english on the packaging mentioned beef. Funny, no mention of curry…

The seasonings at the bottom of the bowl as they await some drained noodles.

The final product. I added some fried shallot three fried eggs and some kizami shoga (hot pink ginger). I think the other review was a little off. They mentioned heat. I think our palates must differ in the extreme as the heat was very slight. I really liked the flavor here too – a nice beef kind of taste to it and since it didn’t have the usual sweet hot chili paste (manas pedas) it was very mellow even with the chili powder. All in all, this tasted great! 4.5 out of 5 stars.