This was sent to me by Ippin, a purveyor of wonderful Japanese items! Thank you again!
Here’s something a little different. So Nissin has a series of Cup Noodles with flavors from around Southeast Asia. Laksa from Singapore, Tom Yum from Thailand and here we have Mie Goreng from Indonesia. I’m very curious how this on will be. Indeed, it looks interesting enough and a decently sized cup. If you don’t know about Mie Goreng, you should! Here’s what Wikipedia has to say about the dish:
Mie goreng (Indonesian: mie goreng or mi goreng; Malay: mee goreng or mi goreng; both meaning “fried noodles”), also known as bakmi goreng, is a flavorful and spicy fried noodle dish common in Indonesia,Malaysia, and Singapore. It is made with thin yellow noodles fried in cooking oil with garlic, onion or shallots, fried prawn, chicken, beef, or sliced bakso (meatballs), chili, Chinese cabbage, cabbages, tomatoes, egg, and other vegetables. Ubiquitous in Indonesia, it can be found everywhere in the country, sold by all food vendors from street-hawkers, warungs, to high-end restaurants. It is an Indonesian one-dish meal favorite, although street food hawkers commonly sell it together with nasi goreng (fried rice). It is commonly available at Mamak stalls in Singapore and Malaysia and is often spicy.
I’ve loved Mie Goreng for years! Curious how it will translate from a Japanese Cup Noodles! So let’s find out.
Nissin Cup Noodles Indonesia Mie Goreng – Japan
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Unsure but probably contains meat. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and let steep for 3 minutes. Open drain spout and drain. Add in liquid sachet contents and stir well. Finally, garnish with onions and enjoy!
Detail of the lid (click to enlarge). Notice the dual-use lid with drain spout at the top.
The noodle block.
Some loose bits from inside the cup.
The liquid sachet.
Has a sweet kind of scent.
A gartnish sachet.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added a fried egg on top. The noodles are a little on the fluffy end of the spectrum although not spongy which is a good thing. The flavor is a very sweet and salty taste with a light note of spiciness. The fried shallot fits in well. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4902105232828.