Whenever I see the word ‘corn’ on anything Southeast Asia, I always think of when I was at the airport in Penang, Malaysia. There was a little snack stall in there and it mentioned ‘corn in a cup.’ I thought this was the most fantastic thing; what could that possibly be? Our host looked at me like I was high and said plainly ‘it’s corn – in a cup.’
That was one of the embarrassing moments in Malaysia I had. The one I remember most glaringly was while we drove around Penang, he had the radio on all the time playing popular music. Well, I figured it was all Malaysian, maybe some European music thrown in.
A song played a lot. It was so damn catchy – I almost wanted to sing along with it. I remember how I thought that the lyrics must have been referencing something foreign; really I did. I asked ‘who is this? This is rad’ and got the worst answer.
See, the things I do for my readers – I admit to being lulled into the complacency of logic by a poppy Taylor Swift tune while in an exotic land. So let’s leave that in Malaysia and head for Indonesia and try some corn noodle snacks. By the way, don’t tell anyone about the Taylor Swift thing, aight?
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 Mikka as part of Meet The Manufacturer!
Mikka Noodle Snack Roasted Corn Flavour – Indonesia
The back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, open packet, tilt open end into your mouth (the primary hole in your face). When the desired amount has enter said mouth, return packet to resting position. Finally, chew and enjoy!
Contents of one of the packets. They come in long strips of them.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added sweetcorn and BonCabe original seasoning (supplied by Waroeng Jajanan). Noodles are in small pieces – sort of ‘bite-size’ with most of them loose and some little clumps which work well. They have a definite corn flavor – not like a corn chip, but like sweet corn – and it’s quite nice. For a snack, I give these 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 034126885357.