#726: Meet The Manufacturer – Indomie Mi Goreng Cakalang Khas Sulawesi Utara

What’s Cakalang? Indonesian Wikipedia says:

Skipjack (Katsuwonus Pelamis) is a medium-sized fish of the families Scombridae ( tuna ). The only species of the genus Katsuwonus. Largest tuna, body length can reach 1 m with a weight of more than 18 kg. A lot of tuna caught a length of about 50 cm. Other names include cakalan, cakang, movement, kambojo, karamojo, turingan, and some are called cobs . In the English language known as skipjack tuna.

I remember seeing this variety available years back and never getting it. Now I’m very stoked to be trying it! Let’s check it out! I’ve heard things… Read the interview I did with Indomie here!

Here’s the back of the package – sorry I couldn’t get a better scan. Click image to enlarge.

The dry powders – seasoning powder on the left, chili powder on the right. I decided to skip the chili powder today.

Here’s the seasoning powder.

Seasoning oil and sweet soy sauce.

Decided I’d let them hang out in the same sake cup.

What’s this one?

Dried tuna!

So yesterday I ran out of the frozen store brand stir-fry mix. Today my wife and I went to Country Farms, a local produce outdoor produce market. Got red bell pepper, onion, broccoli, snap peas, jalapenos and Fresno peppers. My wonderful amazing wife took everything and chopped em up and made a stir fry mix that is a thousand times better and cheaper, too! Thanks, Kit! You rock!

Finished (click image to enlarge). I added some of that awesome new veggie mix as well as a couple jalapenos. I also added one snowflake fried egg, some Huy Fong Striracha chili sauce, some Ajishima Salmon furikake and a little Krazy Mixed Up Salt. Well, the noodles were nice as always. The flavor is good except it was surprisingly spicy. I really didn’t expect that. Has a nice slightly tuna taste and was enjoyable. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 089686043716 .

Whoa – these things fly around crazy style!

Processing tuna.


  1. Hi there, I recently discovered your site after reading about the top-10 list in a Chinese newspaper. Indomie Cakalang is one of my all-time favorite. But since years ago, I have not been able to find it in the midwest (I live in Minnesota). You don’t have it in your store either. Do you know where I can buy it?

    Thanks much.

    Pui Hong Ang

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *