Re-Review: Indomie Mi Goreng Fried Noodles

On my last trip to the Asian grocery store, I had a though. I thought maybe I ought to toss in some of the varieties I’ve not reviewed in a while that I’ve recommended quite a bit to people since they’re relatively easy to source and quite good. This one’s a perfect example. My first favorite instant growing up was the Japanese Nissin Chickin Ramen. After trying a few varieties, I found Indomie Mi Goreng line and was all about it. When we’d go to Seattle we’d come back with a couple bags full of them, and I don’t think my parents minded too much since it was around 25 cents a pack. I tried many different varieties in the Indomie Mi Goreng line – there are quite a few.  I used to go for the Satay flavor mostly, but then found the Barbecue Chicken one to my liking. Then there’s the Rendang which is a really great one, gracing the top ten list a couple times I think. This one today is the original version. If you’ve not tried this stuff, you’ve got to; it’s a real treat and easily modified to taste. There’s five sachets ioncluded- quite a few in an instant noodle pack and I’ll explain them all here. Anyways, let’s bring on the Indomie Mi Goreng!

Here’s the back of the pack (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block to 400ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Combine all sachet contents except fried onion in a bowl. Drain noodles thoroughly and add them to the bowl and stir until combined. Garnish with fried onion and enjoy!

The noodle block.

A dual sachet.

This is the bawang goreng, aka fried onion. It’s the one you’ll want to sprinkle on at the end.

The ‘bumbu’ which is a dry seasoning here.

A trifecta of liquid sachets. On the left, a seasoned oil. Next to it in the middle is manis pedas, a sweet and spicy chilli sauce. Finally at the far right we have the kecap manis. This is sweet soy sauce – a thick and syrupy sweet dark liquid.

The three liquid sachets all co-mingling together.


Finished (click image to enlarge). Added fried egg, extra fried onion, krupuk aci and Dua Belibis chilli sauce. The noodles have a nice tension and gauge – decent quantity as well. The flavor is stuff of legend; it’s just excellent! A sweet, salty and spicy combo that works so well – very balanced and tasty. The fried onion bits add such a good crunchiness as well. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 089686170726.

 What’s great about this Indomie Mi Goreng is that it’s really quite inexpensive. You can get 30 packs on Amazon for under $20USD – worth every penny too!

Here’s a little holiday message from Indofood, makers of Indomie Mi Goreng.


  1. The noodles look very good but I’d throw away the flavor powder, which is what i do with the cheap maruchan and others like that as well – except Nongshim. Look at thd first 3 ingredients in the flavor powder: salt, sugar, and msg. No thanks.

  2. Definitely my favour ramen as of yet, I was a bit thrown off by the lack of broth, but was so pleasantly surprised by the level of flavour I didn’t miss having broth to wash down the noodles. The multiple flavour/sauce packets are a HUGE bonus and makes it fun to try different combinations. Whenever my boyfriend and I spot it shopping we make sure to stock up. It’s the only ramen he will humor eating with me, and will definitely be my daughter’s gateway ramen once she is old enough! 😉

        1. They have it in pre-made cans and they also have it as a powder mix. Honestly I like both ways but the pre-made is a little easier. It’s kind of like a dark chocolate milk really, augmented with votamins and protein (ike ovaltine).

          – TRR

  3. May i ask you which asian market was the indomie purchased?
    hopefully you’re in socal! my local one doesn’t carry the fried noodle/original version 🙁

  4. I rated 4 stars. Simply because I wish there was more per pack! Maybe it’s because I’m used to have the soup afterwards. The flavour is amazing though.

  5. Just tried this for the first time. I put an over-medium egg on top. It was terrific! The noodle chewiness and the spicy and flavorful sauce was surprising!

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