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.