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#2042: Suimin Noodles Mi Goreng

Another one sent by Jen from Australia – thanks again! So a favorite destination of Australian tourists is Bali and Borneo – pretty nearby and full of tasty fare. One such common food you’ll find in these places is mi goreng, or fried noodles. Usually a cooked and drain noodle is stir fried and condiments such as sweet chilli sauce and sweet soy sauce are added as well and vegetables and meats. Let’s see how this cup variety of mi goreng tastes.

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line for 3 minutes. Drain off water and add in sachet contents. Stir thoroughly and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

A dry seasoning sachet.

Powdery and light.

A liquid sachet.

Has an interesting scent; don’t know what to make of it.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added fried egg, large shrimp, a little coriander and fried garlic. The noodles have a good gauge and chew for a mi goreng instant. The taste… It’s probably the sweetest tasting mi goreng I’ve ever had; although it works pretty well. I also noticed there were little crunchy bits in there as well which was a nicety. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 9310155000284.

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A Suimin TV commercial.

#1958: IbuRamen Mi Goreng Bento Noodles In A Box Curry Masala Flavor

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This is the last of the IbuRamen tray varieties I’ve seen available. I really didn’t care for the other two, but hey, it’s curry day! Let’s see how this one fares with a curry fanatic.

The bottom of the cardboard outer (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself.

Here’s what you find under the cardboard outer.

A little card with preparation instructions from inside (click to enlarge). To prepare, remove all sachets. Add in 200ml water and microwave 5 minutes uncovered. Replace lid and use drain spout to drain off water. Add in powder and liquid sachet contents and stir well. Garnish with Lingam’s sauce. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

This is an interesting anomaly. First, yes – it says Mexi-Ramen. But second, this is a dual-sachet labeled sachet – but it only has one seasoning inside! Not sure if I’ve ever seen this before.

A dark powder.

A vegetables sachet.

Big ol’ shallots!

Okay I screwed up here – I forgot to take a picture of the liquid sachet.

A final sachet.

A light powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added shrimp and carved squid. The noodles were very standard of gauge and chew. The flavor on this one was really quite good! A kind of creamy curry works very nicely. The fried shallot is a super nice bonus as well. Very pleased to find that I like one of these varieties – the other rated very poorly. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 850248004113.

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Ah, Mexi-Ramen demo clip, you’re so fascinating…

#1942: Ibumie Always Mi Goreng Perisa Sambal Udang

The last of the Ibumie Always Mi Goreng varietals I found at 99 Ranch recently – or I should say my lovely wife say them. Udang means prawn and sambal is wondroud spicy stuff of dreamsLet’s check it out!

The back of the big 5 pack (click to enlarge). Contains fish and crustacean.

The back of the package (click to enlarge). To prepare, boil noodle block for 3 minutes and drain. Add in sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

A dual sachet.

The chilli powder atop dry seasoning base.

A dual sachet of liquids.

Spicy sauce and sweet soy sauce.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added coriander, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, chilli paddi, fried garlic, and shrimp with a little Shark Brand Sriracha sauce. The noodles did great – decent chew and gauge. The flavor was kind of a surprise; I expected a bit spicier. The prawn taste was definitely there. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN 850248004182.

Ibumie Mi Goreng Original Instant Noodles ( 10 Packs X 2.82oz)

An Ibumie Always Mi Goreng TV spot.

#1917: IbuRamen Mi Goreng Bento Noodles In A Box Hot, Sweet & Sour Flavor

The last time I had one of these, I found something fascinating inside. The sachets all say Mexi Ramen on them, a brand I have reviewed once in the past (actually it was my 500th review). The package said it was MexiRamen. This one is clearly mentioning mi goreng, a Southeast Asian delicacy, and Bento, a Japanese style meal. Let’s crack this box open and have a look inside.

Here’s the bottom of the cardboard outer (click to enlarge).

The tray under the cardboard outer.

A little card with preparation instructions from inside (click to enlarge). To prepare, remove all sachets. Add in 200ml water and microwave 5 minutes uncovered. Replace lid and use drain spout to drain off water. Add in powder and liquid sachet contents and stir well. Garnish with Lingam’s sauce. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

A dual sachet of dry seasonings.

Chilli powder atop the seasoning base.

A liquid sachet.

Oddly smells a little like salsa.

A vegetables sachet.

Looks like peas and other things.

Finally, a little sachet of Lingham’s chilli sauce. I’ll leave it unopened for now and use it to garnish.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added coriander. The noodles were a little on the gorged side, but all in all not too bad. The flavor without the Lingham’s sauce was very dull – a little spicy, but otherwise very bland. The addition of the Liungham’s sauce was a sweet and spicy smack in the mouth – a hard one at that. This is definitely one of the spicier varieties I’ve have. The vegies were nice in theory, but peas just didn’t seem to feel at home here in this Mlaysian-Japanese-Mexican jumbled oddity. 0.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 850248004137.

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A clip having to do with giving out samples of Mexi-Ramen.

#1900: Ibumie Always Mi Goreng Perisa Kari Kapitan

Well folks, we’re in the home stretch to the 2,000th review. To be honest, I never had a clue I would be reviewing instant noodles every day – never in a million years. Anyways, still quite a few to go so let’s check this one out. Kapitan Kari literally means ‘Captain Curry’ – kind of like the king of curry. Let’s rip this one open and give it a try!

The enormous distributor/export sticker on the back of the 5 packs (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free. To prepare, add noodle block to a pot of boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. While the noodle cook, add the sachet contents to a bowl. Drain noodles. Add noodles to the bowl and mix thoroughly with sachet contents. Enjoy!

The back of the package (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

A dual sachet.

Chilli powder atop seasoning base.

A dual sachet of seasoned oil and sweet soy sauce.

The two liquids mingling.

A garnish sachet.

Fried shallots.

Finished (click to enlarge). Ate it straight. The noodles have a good gauge and chew – very standard. The flavor was awesome – curry and spicy and sweet and it was nice on the oiliness and everything! Only issue was there wasn’t enough of it! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9555050301160.

Ibumie Mi Goreng Original Instant Noodles ( 10 Packs X 2.82oz)

An Ibumie Mi Goreng TV commercial.

#1874: Ibumie Always Mi Goreng Perisa Thai Tom Yam

Well, this is embarrassing… From time to time I’ve accidentally pasted the watermark twice and one ends up in the middle of the image. Sorry about that! About a month or so ago my wife and I were at the Edmonds 99 Ranch Market and she noticed a whole bunch of varieties and asked if I’d tried them. I’m legally blind, which basically means my eyesight is there, but so poor that it’s hard for me to cross the street, would be a menace behind the wheel, and miss a lot of instant noodles that my wife catches at the store! Let’s check out this Tom Yam flavored mi goreng!

This is a huge distributor’s label on the 5 pack (click to enlarge).

Here’s the back of one of the individual package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil noodles for 3 minutes and drain. Add in all sachet contents and stir. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

A dual sachet.

Chilli powder atop seasoning base.

A dual liquid sachet.

Seasoned oil mingling with sweet soy sauce.

A sachet that says ‘chilli sauce ala Thailand’ on it…

Has a very sweet scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Dodo prawn fkavior fish balls, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, lime and coriander. The noodles are good – decent gauge, nice chew. The flavor is a little different. First, it’s spicy. Then sweet. Then I’m getting this odd bitter taste; and where’s the lemongrass? I really like the idea of tom yum mi goreng, but this isn’t what I think of when I think tom yum. 2.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9555050301122.

Ibumie Mi Goreng Original Instant Noodles ( 10 Packs X 2.82oz)

An Ibumie Always Mi Goreng TV commercial.