#1135: Indomie Instant Noodle Beef & Lime Flavour

Found this the other day and hadn’t ever seen it before. Then I looked closer and saw it was Rasa Soto Mie. Now, I’ve reviewed the export version of Soto Mie before, but there’s a difference: this one’s beef and the other was chicken. Interesting! Always nice to see a new Indonesian variety available in the states! Let’s check this one out.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat-free. Contains wheat and tree nuts.

The noodle block.

The familiar dual-packet: soup base on left, chili powder on right.

Here’s the chili powder atop the soup base.

The seasoning oil packet.

Has a nice lime scent.

I;m going to use the bowl my friend at Indomie sent me for this one. It’s the first time I’ve used it! It’s commemorative of the 40th anniversary of Indomie and says ‘berbeda-beda satu selera’ which Google translates to ‘a different taste.’

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added hard boiled egg with a little Jane’s Krazy Mixed Up Salt, some sauteed beef and red bell pepper with minced garlic and a dash of soy sauce. The noodles are great – your regular instant with a nice chew and made from wheat flour. The broth has a nice heat (from the chili powder) as well as a rich beef flavor which is nicely complimented by a lime component. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 089686140149. Get it here.

Lebaran or Idul Fitri is the popular name for Eid al-Fitr in Indonesia and is one of the major national holiday in the country. Eid al-Fitr (Arabic: عيد الفطر‎ ʻĪd al-Fiṭr, IPA: [ʕiːd al fitˤr], “festival of breaking of the fast”), also called Feast of Breaking the Fast, the Sugar Feast, Bayram (Bajram), the Sweet Festival and the Lesser Eid, is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting (sawm). Eid begins August 7th and end in the evening today, the 8th of August 2013.


  1. Did it say “chicken” before (in the ingredients)? Hm, I never noticed. However, it tastes EXACTLY the same as the former Soto Flavour (Soto simply meaning Indonesian “soup” btw), so I guess it was somewhat of a marketing thing, especially since the “Soto Mie” variant never came back.
    It’s by FAR, the BEST flavour among them, and the only one I buy. And those who like Thai style flavours (ie, lime/lemon & coconut) should really give it a go, since (I believe) doesn’t contain ‘real’ meat extracts, so it’s suitable for veggies too (my dad wasa veggie, and use to eat often.

  2. greetings,
    I am Indonesian, just for additional information: “beda-beda satu selera” means “one taste in differences”. It comes from Indonesia’s motto “bhineka tunggal ika” which means “one in defferences”. Indonesia has huge amount of races, which is have their own traditional foods.
    btw, i enjoy your blog so much.

  3. I’m indonesian and I have to say that soto mie is one of my favorite Indomie flavour. I guess the trick to it is not adding too much water, since the package is relatively small adding too much water will wash away the taste and thus the bland taste. btw, if your only reference point of Indonesian cuisine is Thai cuisine then I’m not surprised of your disappointment. there are similarities with the two cusines, such as the use of coconut milk, but in general Indonesian and thai cuisine is distinctly different.

    1. Ned –

      I loved the Soto Mie – it was awesome! I always use the method on the packaging though, but it was pretty lime/beef/peppery. I have been making dinners using those Indofood packets – the Kare, Nasi Goreng… Good stuff! I really want to go to a restaurant in Seattle – they have lots of Indonesian dishes. To be honest, I am hoping someday to try the real thing in Jakarta!

      – TRR

      1. i’m indonesian and soto is a popular dishes here…
        each region has their own version of soto like soto jakarta, soto lamongan, soto kudus, soto padang, etc 😀

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