Category Archives: Sarimi

#901: Sarimi Rasa Ayam Bawang

Here’s the next to last of the packs that my friend from Jakarta, Indonesia sent. Hate to see them running out – so good! This one’s onion chicken flavor. Let’s check it out!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge).

Here’s some of the noodle block.

Here’s the dry seasoning packets – chili powder and powder base.

Here is the chili powder atop the powder base.

Here’s the seasoned oil packet.

Has a nice aroma – chicken and onion.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some broccoli, turkey breast, hard boiled egg with Krazy Mixed Up Salt, some Dua Belibis chili sauce and a little of the new Urashima Sesame & Salt furikake. The noodles are pretty good – nothing to write home about but nice. The broth was excellent – nice color, great onion and chicken taste with a little spicy hit from the chili powder. Good stuff! 3.5 out of 5.0 stars! UPC bar code 089686017076 .

Here’s a commercial for Sarimi instant noodles during Ramadhan.

Elly Kasim – Ayam Den Lapeh

#876: Mi Instan Sarimi Soto Koya Pedasss

This one was sent by a friend in Jakarta, Indonesia – thank you! What a day – so around 11am, people started flooding into the site! LifeHacker ran a story about The Ramen Rater and literally thousand of people have checked out the blog. Well, here’s one from Indonesia – Soto Koya Pedass. Pedas means spicy, so I guess Pedass means really spicy or it could be a nod to Turturro in The Big Lebowski. I have a feeling it just means really spicy. I’ve seen this kind of thing before – extra letters = extra emphasis, at least in Indonesian. Well, let’s dig in to this one!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

The seasoning powder. Usually these are paired with a chili powder packet, but not this time.

A light powder.

Seasoned oil.

Quite a nice scent of citrus and spices.

Koya powder. This stuff is interesting…

So upon some researching, I found that serbuk koya means Koya powder. According to Selby’s Food Corner, “Koya powder is made from prawn crackers, fried garlic and dried shrimp.” They mention sprinkling it on top of a dish at that link, so I am assuming that it is to be sprinkled on top as a garnish.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added fresh broccoli, green bell pepper and onions, a hard boiled egg with some Cavender’s Greek Seasoning and some Dua Belibis Indonesian chili sauce. The noodles are pretty good – they break apart nicely and soaked up a good amount of broth. The broth was great – a combination of lime and other spices as well as a slight spiciness. This wasn’t bad but was expecting more heat. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 089686917239 .

A commercial for the Sarimi Soto Koya line.

The street food in Jakarta, Indonesia is absolutely amazing – check out this guy – his restaurant is carried!

#838: Sarimi Soto Koya Gurih

Here’s another one from my friend in  Jakarta, Indonesia – thanks again! This is another Indonesian noodle soup – not a dry noodle. Let’s give it a try! By the way – ‘Baru’ means new.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge).

The noodle block.

Dry powder seasoning and chili powder.

The dry seasoning with chili powder atop.

Seasoned oil.

Has a nice lime scent.

This is a powdery garnish that goes on top.

So upon some researching, I found that serbuk koya means Koya powder. According to Selby’s Food Corner, “Koya powder is made from prawn crackers, fried garlic and dried shrimp.” They mention sprinkling it on top of a dish at that link, so I am assuming that it is to be sprinkled on top as a garnish.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added red bell pepper, broccoli, a fried egg with a little Krazy Mixed Up Salt, some roast beef and some Dua Belibis chili sauce. Decent noodles – not soggy, spongy or tough. The broth was nice – a good hit of lime flavor and spices. The koya on top adds an interesting extra flavor. Great stuff – 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 089686917260 .

Commercial for Sarimi Soto Koya Gurih.

Documentary about travel to orphanages in Indonesia.

#802: Sarimi Isi 2 Mi Goreng Rasa Ayam Kecap

Hey now this sounds good – fried noodles with chicken sauce? Bring it on!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge).

The noodle blocks.

Powdered seasoning and chili powder.

Here’s the seasoning powder with the chili powder on top.

Soy sauce and seasoned oil.

Here’s the content are in a bowl – as you can see, the oil and soy sauce separate.

Ah – the garnish!

Just figured it out – these are mixed veggies that get cooked in with the noodles.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added a fried egg with some Huy Fong Sriracha chili sauce on top, some veggies, some baked chicken with Lindberg-Snider Red Baron BBQ Seasoning and a little kizami shoga (pickled ginger). The noodles themselves are quite good – not too chewy, not too weak. The flavor it nice – chicken and spicy with a hit of the sweet soy sauce. The veggie bits are pretty good. Really tasty stuff! 4.5 out of 5.0 stars! UPC bar code 089686048704 .

This is the commercial for these tasty noodles!

“Indonesian Mahamaddeka” by Guruh Gipsy (Indonesia,1977)

#794: Sarimi Mi Instan Soto Koya Jeruk Nipis

Here’s another one that a friend in Indonesia sent – thanks again! Curious how this one will be; I translated it to what looks like Koya lime flavor soup.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge).

The noodle block.

The seasoning powder and chili powder.

Here’s the chili powder atop the seasoning powder.

So upon some researching, I found that serbuk koya means Koya powder. According to Selby’s Food Corner, “Koya powder is made from prawn crackers, fried garlic and dried shrimp.”

It has an interesting taste and I believe I’ll be sprinkling it on top.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added a few Blue Diamond Sea Salt almonds. Noodles are nice – they have a good tension to them and absorb some of the broth flavor. The koyo powder adds a little extra something to the mix – very nicely. I really like this stuff – refreshing, tasty, a great kick of lime and a nice spiciness to it. 4.75 out of 5.0 stars. The broth UPC bar code 089686917208 .

Here’s the commercial!

I’ll be reviewing this one soon as well!