For awhile now, people have been asking if I’d reviewed Ibumie’s Always Mi Goreng. Well, no – that’s because I’d never found it or received a sample or donation from a reader. I’ve seen it around for years on the Internet. About a month or so ago my wife and I were at the Edmonds 99 Ranch Market and she noticed a whole bunch of varieties and asked if I’d tried them. I’m legally blind, which basically means my eyesight is there, but so poor that it’s hard for me to cross the street, would be a menace behind the wheel, and miss a lot of instant noodles that my wife catches at the store! So, if you’re one of the folks who have messaged me about this one, you can thank Kit for her keen observation! Let’s check out Always Mi GOreng!
Here’s the back of the package, a four pack (click to enlarge). This is an import/distributor sticker – probably the largest one I’ve seen. They’re distributed by Walong, 99 Ranch Market’s big distribution asset.
Here’s the back of one of the individual packages (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block to a pot of boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. While the noodle cook, add the sachet contents to a bowl. Drain noodles. Add noodles to the bowl and mix thoroughly with sachet contents. Enjoy!
The noodle block.
A dual sachet of dry seasoning and chilli powder.
The chilli powder atop the seasoning base.
Another dual sachet – this time a seasoned oil and sweet soy sauce.
The two liquid ingredients mingling together.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added shrimp and a fried egg. The noodles cooked up nicely – good chew, good quantity. The flavor is a very standard mi goreng; a sweet and slightly spicy variant. Missed the fried onion. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9555050301115.
An Ibumie Always Mi Goreng TV commercial.