Here’s one I’ve been waiting for just the right day to try. Iga Penyet is a dish which is extremely popular in Jakarta, Indonesia. But, exactly what is it? Well, from looking around, I found that it translates to Smashed Beef Ribs ala Jakarta. I’ve also seen it referred to as Fried Beef Ribs. Either way, beef ribs and a spicy sambal sauce are involved, as well as garlic. I didn’t have any beef ribs to cook alongside, but I’ll figure something out – let’s check out this Indomie Iga Penyet!
Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Not sure if it contains meat so check for yourself. To prepare, boil 400ml water. Add the noodle block and cook for 3 minutes. While it cooks, put sachet contents in a bowl. When done, drain the noodles. Transfer to bowl and stir until combined. Enjoy!
The noodle block.
A dual dry ingredient sachet: seasoning base on the left, chilli powder on the right.
The chilli powder atop the seasoning base. Notice the little bits intermixed in the base.
A dual sachet of liquid ingredients: seasoned oil on the left and sweet soy sauce (known as kecap manis) on the right.
Interesting. Has a nice beef scent.
Thick, black sweet soy sauce.
Finished (click image to enlarge). Sauteed some beef with Walla Walla sweet onion, minced garlic and BonCabe Level 10 chilli seasoning, and added a folded fried egg with some ABC manis pedas sauce. The noodles are classic Indomie – great texture and feel – nothing more, nothing less. The flavor is different; it’s got the sweetness and spiciness, but the beef taste is rich. It lingers. Definitely something different with this one and I can see why it’s popular. 4.75 out of 5..0 – worthy stuff!UPC bar code 089686043686.
Here’s a Master Chef preparing Indomie Iga Penyet in a special way.