Mi Goreng Pedas translates to Spicy Fried Noodles. I brought some of this back after my visit to Penang, Malaysia last year. Mi goreng has long been a favorite of mine – a little sweet, a little spicy, a little salty, kind of like an Indonesian yakisoba – sounds good, right? Let’s give this one another try, about 140 reviews later.
Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block to 450ml boiling water and simmer for 3 minutes. Drain. Add in seasoning powder and oil sachets. Stir well. Garnish with fried onion and enjoy!
The noodle block.
The dry powder base.
A kind of tan colored powder.
A dual sachet of seasoned oil on the left and sweet soy sauce on the right.
Here they are dancing together.
A garnish sachet.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added shrimp, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and hard boiled egg. I still agree with my original review: The noodles were as advertised – chewy and springy. They had a thicker gauge than I expected. The flavor does indeed have a nice kick of spiciness as well as the well-known attributes of mi goreng such as a sweetness from the thick soy sauce. However, everything kind of seemed a little on the dry side even with the oil. The onions are a nice touch. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9556354000353.