Category Archives: Pop Bihun

#1402: Pop Bihun Spesial Rasa Kari Ayam Pedas

Here’s one a friend in Indonesia sent me a while back – thanks! So these are rice noodles – which are called bihun over in Indonesia. Rasa Kari ayam Pedas translates to spicy curry chicken flavor. This looks like a tasty one – let”s see how it comes out.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil 350ml water and add noodle block. Put seasoning sachet contents in a bowl, except the fried onion sachet. After noodles have cooked for 2 minutes, put in bowl and stir. Garnish with fried onion. Enjoy!

The rice noodle block.

A dual sachet of dry ingredients – soup base on the left and chilli powder on the right.

The chilli powder atop the soup base.

Another dual sachet – fried onion on the left and seasoned oil on the right.

The seasoned oil.

Fried onion garnish.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added chicken, hard boiled egg, bell pepper, sweet onion and BonCabe Level 10 chilli seasoning. The noodles have a slightly smaller gauge than your standard fried wheat noodle. Kind of a nice gauge for rice noodle as well. They have a light chewiness and are pleasant to eat. The broth is quite good – a nice chicken curry flavor is augmented by the oil whichh gives it a little heartiness. The fried onion garnish adds a nice finish. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 089686038118.

Here’s a TV advertisement for Indofood’s Pop Bihun.

#1311: Pop Bihun Spesial Rasa Soto Ayam

Here’s another one from a friend in Indonesia – thanks! I got some really cool new varieties from Indofood last week, but I’d better get a few older varieties out of the way before those! Shouldn’t be long! Let’s check out this rice vermicelli soup variety from their Pop Bihun line.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add rice vermicelli block and solid ingredients to 400cc boiling water and cook for 2 minutes. Put the remaining sachet contents in a bowl. After the 2 minutes, pot the contents of the pot into the bowl and stir. Eat.

The rice vermicelli block.

A dual sachet: soup base on left and chilli powder on right.

Chilli powder atop soup base powder.

Solid ingredients sachet.

Tasty bits!

Finally the seasoning oil sachet.

Has a nice onion infused scent.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added leeks, Fresno chilli peppers, chicken, lime, hard boiled egg and BonCabe Level 10 chilli seasoning. The noodles are thin and light – just as they should be. They have a nice texture. The broth is wonderful and I think probably the best thing I could imagine smelling if I had a cold. A strong lime scent with lots of interesting exotic notes along with a nice chicken and onion kind of roundedness. This is quite nice and very pleasant. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 089686038071.

]A Pop Bihun TV commercial.

#1173: Pop Bihun Spesial Goreng Spesial

Here’s another one my friend from Indonesia sent me – thanks! This is a departure from the norm for me – very rarely have I had Indonesian varieties of rice noodles. I think I’ve had them maybe thrice before. This one’s by the Indofoods people – makers of Indomie Mi Goreng. Let’s see how it translates to a rice noodle variety!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat-free but check for yourself.

A very dense, tight block of thin rice noodles.

The dry ingredient sachet. Fried onion on the left and seasoning base on the right.

Powder seasoning.

Some fried onion.

The liquid sachet. Chili sauce on the left and sweet soy sauce with oil on the right.

Here’s the chili sauce and the soy sauce and oil.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added Sauteed Walla Walla sweet onion, Fresno peppers, shrimp, baked chicken with garlic salt and a fried egg. The noodles are thin and chewy. They tend to clump together.and don’t want to separate. The flavor is excellent – a nice sweet and spicy thing going on, and the added little crunch of the fried onion is really nice. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 089686038613.

Here’s a TV ad for Pop Bihun.