Re-Review: Indomie Mi Goreng Fried Noodles

Yep – another re-review! But this one’s very special – i haven’t had this in a few years and I hope after reading and seeing, this stuff you’ll be ready and even dying to try it. This, my friend, is one of the finest instant noodle varieties I’ve ever had. Thanks to Jim C. for contacting Empire International, distributor of these and sending samples!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). These noodles are drained and then you stir the seasonings in.  Also, notice Empire International’s info in the lower left.

Here are the noodles before cooking. Good stuff!

On the left is dry seasoning, on the right, chili powder. Notice the little guy by the pepper? Who is that guy? I wonder if he has a name. When they introduced ZIP codes, the US Postal Service had a little guy they invented named ‘Mr. ZIP.’ Looks kind of like him.

On the left, we have seasoned oil which contains oil and onion. On the right kecap manis, which is a sweet soy sauce – this really contributes to the flavor.

Clockwise from top left, chili powder, powder seasoning, kecap manis and finally seasoned oil.

Click image to enlarge. Finished product! I add two fried eggs, a little pickled ginger (kizami shoga), some fried shallot and a couple shakes of Krazy Mixed Up Salt on the eggs. Wow – this stuff is so tasty. It’ a little sweet, a little spicy and very tasty. I love it – can’t get enough of it and give it 5.0 out of 5.0 stars – this is one of the wonders of the instant noodle world! Awesome! Get it here!

Okay this is really strange – never heard of this guy before.

No shit?

Rad vid!


  1. Great article! Indomie is very popular here in New Zealand also. In fact I say they are the greatest! In NZ we have the oil/chili/soy sauces in the plastic packet, and the 2 dry ingredients in the foil packet. They are yum!

  2. In Indonesia, in between soy sauce and seasoning oil there’s also Chilli sauce.
    I never put it nor also chilli powder, but I think also delicious laaa
    Best instant noodle in the world lah Indomie Goreng 😀

  3. Try to find an Indonesian sweet soy sauce–> Kecap (for example Bango, Indofood, ABC), they will make your already good indomie goreng sooooooooooo much better… Bango is my favorite, but i have no idea of availability in USA.

  4. Oops you are right, mine are made in Indonesia too. I’m running low so will be looking to pick up a box soon and will check the chili section to see if it’s powder or sauce.

  5. MY other favourite and like others, we get the chili sauce here in Vancouver, BC. Another one that I buy by the box and usually goes on sale quite regularly for $7-8 per box. I leave out the oil and only place a bit of the chili sauce and not all of the seasoning. What bugs me is that the best part, the soya sauce is smaller now and I squeeze as much as I can out of the packets and it ends up being barely enough. Regardless, this is yummy goodness!

      1. That’s strange as you would think since we are both in North America and it’s made in Thailand that it should be the same. I wonder if there is an import restriction for the US now for the chili sauce in instant noodles.

  6. Indomie Mi Goreng are one of my all time favourite noodles. I think we (in Australia) get the same or similar version as Mondrosen gets in Indonesia. They are hugely popular in AU. My mum went to a food expo in Melbourne and came back with an Indomie shopping bag full of Mi Goreng, and a rather cool Indomie bowl. Pic here >

  7. Indonesian here. Apparently there’s a significant difference between the local Indomie Mie Goreng and exported one. In the local ones, you get the seasoning, fried onion, sweet soy sauce, oil, and chili SAUCE. You get the chili powder in Indomie Mie Goreng Pedas (Spicy). The Pedas/Spicy variety has different oil as well (thicker, way more oily, less garlic/onion).

    1. You know I used to get them that did have sauce – manis pedas, right? Yeah the satay version here used to have it but looking at the package I have here, it says chili powder. Might need to get a bottle of Manis Pedas just to make it more authentic!

      – The Ramen Rater

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