#457: Ibumie Penang Harmee Mee Goreng Prawn Flavour Fried Noodles With Fried Shallots


Lookie here, lookie here! This came from 99 Ranch near Disneyland in California! I’m hoping it’s as good as the Indomie Mie Goreng – possible? I suppose we’ll have to see!Now first off, Indomie is an Indonesian company while Harmee is Malaysian.

From left to right: Dry powder seasoning, chili powder, fried shallot, seasoned oil (this is a lot of it by the way) and sweet soy sauce.Five packets! I really enjoy seeing lots of packets – makes it more fun and gourmet! Also, a lot of people will enjoy deciding how much of what ingredients to use.

Everything but the fried shallot which will be used at the end. So these noodles get cooked and drained then dropped in the bowl and stirred. This is the same style of preparation as the Mie Goreng you can get from Indomie.

Click image to enlarge. I added two fried eggs. I also added some kizami shoga (pickled ginger). On top of the eggs are the fried shallot. So how do they compare to the Indomie? Well, they’re definitely different. This bowl by the way is two packages of it – I couldn’t resist… Now the noodles… They’re absolutely perfect – just right as far as chewiness and non-mushiness. The flavor? It’s complex. The prawn moves around the palate from bite to bite while the chili powder gives a constant flavor. The oil and soy give the noodles a nice rich color, nip of sweetness and a filling greasiness. Made me want to eat a banana and sit and look at the ocean afterwards. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. Excellent.

I must say this is quite possibly the best instant noodle commercial I have ever seen!


  1. I enjoyed the HarMee with all the condiments as a soup noodle, rather than a dry noodle as “harmee” meaning prawn noodle is meant to be served. Great job, love your site.

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