This is one that Kamran R. of Ramen Regret Rater sent me from Australia – thanks! I believe this is the first variety I will review from Nissin Indonesia. Looks like it will be spicy – rasa pedas means ‘spicy flavor,’ and it has a big angry pepper in the picture on the front of the package. Indeed, Indonesia has a lot of spicy instant noodles on the market – and for the most part I’ve enjoyed them very much.
Let’s crack this one open and see if the fire within curls our toes.
Nissin Mi Instan Gekikara Ramen Rasa Pedas – Indonesia
Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block and vegetable sachet to 500ml boiling water (what’s odd is that the non-English instructions mention using 550ml – but 500 sounds logical so I’ll go with that). Cook for 3 minutes. Add in powder base sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!
The noodle block.
The soup base sachet/.
a light powder.
The vegetables sachet.
A nice little mixture.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added baked chicken, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and coriander. I was thoroughly impressed with the thickness of these noodles. Indeed, I don’t believe I’ve seen them like this from Nissin in the past and really liked them. The broth did have a strong spiciness, but not enough to keep me away. However the saltiness was a little much – I don’t know if using the non-English instructions that mention using 50ml more water would have made much difference though. The included vegetables hydrated quite well and were of decent quality. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8992718853158.