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.
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.