December 13, 2017

Meet The Manufacturer: #2654: Maitri Vegetarian Hot Curry Flavor

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Meet The Manufacturer: #2654: Maitri Vegetarian Hot Curry Flavor - Indonesia - Olagafood - The Ramen Rater

Well, well, well, I do love me some curry. Especially when it mentions that it’s hot! Maitri is the range that Olagafood makes that has all vegetarian-friendly options. Here’s a little about this flavor in Indonesia from Wikipedia –

In Indonesia curry is called kari or kare. The most common type of kari consumed in Indonesia is kari ayam (chicken curry) and kari kambing (goat meat curry). In Aceh and North Sumatra roti cane is often eaten with kari kambing. Other dishes such as gulai and opor are dishes based on curry. They are often highly localised and reflect the meat and vegetables available. They can therefore employ a variety of meats (chicken, beef, water buffalo and goat as in the flavoursome gulai kambing), seafood (such as prawn, crab, mussel, clam, and squid), fish (tuna, mackerel, carp, pangasius, catfish), or vegetables (young jackfruit, common beans, cassava leaf) dishes in a spiced sauce. They use local ingredients such as chili pepperskaffir lime leaves, lemongrassgalangalIndonesian bay leaves (salam leaf), candlenuts, turmeric, turmeric leaves, asam gelugur and asam kandis (sour mangosteens similar to tamarind), shrimp paste (terasi), cumin, coriander seed and coconut milk

One popular dish, rendang from West Sumatran cuisine, is often described as caramelised beef dry curry. In Indonesia, rendang is usually not considered to be curry since it is richer and contains less liquid than is normal for Indonesian curries. Authentic rendang uses water buffalo meat slow-cooked in thick coconut milk for a number of hours to tenderise, caramelise, and flavour the meat. Opor Ayam is another variation of curry, which tastes very similar to gulai. Opor is usually whitish in colour and uses neither cinnamon nor turmeric, while gulai may contain either or both. Opor is also often part of a family meal around Lebaran, while gulai can be commonly found in Padang restaurants.

I’m really excited about this series – and the fact that I’m getting some help from a local business. Jonathan over at Waroeng Jajanan. The store and restaurant combo is just an amazing place to check out authentic Indonesian cuisine, and you’ll be seeing a lot of (pretty much all) that I add in the end being from there in this series. Alright – let’s check out this one from Maitri as part of Meet The Manufacturer!

Let’s see how hot this hot curry is!

Maitri Vegetarian Hot Curry Flavor – Indonesia

Meet The Manufacturer: #2654: Maitri Vegetarian Hot Curry Flavor - Indonesia - Olagafood - The Ramen Rater

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block to 350ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2654: Maitri Vegetarian Hot Curry Flavor - Indonesia - Olagafood - The Ramen Rater

The noodle block.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2654: Maitri Vegetarian Hot Curry Flavor - Indonesia - Olagafood - The Ramen Rater

A dual sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2654: Maitri Vegetarian Hot Curry Flavor - Indonesia - Olagafood - The Ramen Rater

Chilli powder atop seasoning base.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2654: Maitri Vegetarian Hot Curry Flavor - Indonesia - Olagafood - The Ramen Rater

An oil sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2654: Maitri Vegetarian Hot Curry Flavor - Indonesia - Olagafood - The Ramen Rater

Spicy seasoned oil.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2654: Maitri Vegetarian Hot Curry Flavor - Indonesia - Olagafood - The Ramen Rater

Finished (click to enlarge). Added (prepared by Waroeng Jajanan) vegetable fritter, sambal ijo, Indonesian pickle and (my own) coriander. noodle was soft with a nice gauge and mellowness. Good quantity. The broth indeed has a hotter level of curry – spicier. The included oil sachet gave the broth more of a robust feel as well. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 034126937292.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2654: Maitri Vegetarian Hot Curry Flavor - Indonesia - Olagafood - The Ramen Rater

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