Here’s one that Annie T. of MyKuali sent me a while back from Malaysia – thank you again! I’ve been very curious about this Ibumie Mee Baa..Gus, mainly from the packaging and name. So first off let’s translate a little. Mi Goreng is fried noodle (mi being noodle, goreng being fried). Perisa Asli Pedas is spicy original flavor. But – what about Mee Baa.gus? Well, mee is also noodle, and bagus would be gorgeous or wonderful. So they’re going for something like ‘wonnnnderful!’ with the little extra punctuation in the middle of bagus. Another term on the front of this pack is ‘Shiok.’ Shiok basically is an exclamation – you might have a really great bowl of noodles and say ‘wow – these noodles are really shiok!’ Urban Dictionary said it is a way to express pleasure and happiness. So! Now that we’ve had a little language lesson, let’s see how this mi goreng variety comes out!
Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil a pot of water. Drop noodle block in and cook for 3 minutes. While the noodles cook, add contents of seasoning sachets to a bowl and stir. Drain noodles when done and drop into bowl and stir. Enjoy!
The noodle block.
Has a spicy scent.
A dual sachet of seasoned oil on the left and sweet soy sauce on the right.
Very orange color!
Thick, gooey and sweet.
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added krupuk aci, thin sliced beef, sliced green onion, fried egg, ABC Manis Pedas chilli sauce and BonCabe Level 15 chilli seasoning. The noodles The noodles have a little crumble but are pretty sturdy and chewy compared to other mi goreng varietiess I’ve had before. The flavor is sweet and spicy. The spiciness has an interesting richness to it I liked. This is decent stuff! 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9555050301184.
Here are a couple different varieties by Ibumie.
An Ibumie Mee Baa.Gus TV commercial.