July 24, 2013

#1120: ABC Selera Pedas Mi Rebus Hot Gulai Chicken Flavour

Another Indonesia variety sent by a kind person in Jakarta! Thanks! This is called ‘gulai’ – something I’ve never heard of. I consulted Wikipedia and found this:

Gulai is a type of food containing rich, spicy and succulent curry-like sauce. The main ingredients might be poultry, beef, mutton, various kinds of offals, fish and seafoods, and also vegetables such as cassava leafs and young jackfruit. The gulai sauces commonly have a thick consistency with yellowish color because of the addition of ground turmeric. Gulai sauce ingredients consist of rich spices such as turmeric, coriander, black pepper, galangal, ginger, chilli pepper, shallot, garlic, fennel, lemongrass, cinnamon and caraway, ground into paste and cooked in coconut milk with the main ingredients.[1] Gulai is often described as an Indonesian type of curry,[2] although Indonesian cuisine also recognize kari or kare (curry).

Sounds interesting – can’t get enough curry! Let’s check it out.

The back of the package (click image to enlarge). I think this is another meat free one – but check the image to be sure.

The noodle block – pretty good shape despite it’s 60+ day journey!

A dual packet: powder base on the left and chili powder on the right.

The chili powder atop the base powder.

The seasoning oil packet.

Has a definite curry scent.


Finished (click image to enlarge). Added Vidalia sweet onion and red bell pepper, some chicken baked with Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning, a fried egg and some Dua Belibis chili sauce. The noodles are great – a good chew and plumpness I enjoyed. The broth was amazing – had a decent spiciness and strong curry and coconut milk flavors. This is why I really love Indonesian instant noodles – they taste absolutely wonderful! 4.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8992388111206.

Here’s an ABC instant noodle commercial.

Products cooked according to package instructions. Product reviews done prior to adding any additional ingredients.

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