Maitri is Olagafood’s vegetarian product line. So far, I’ve been pretty impressed; the flavors are quite good and it’s been a lot of fun reviewing them. This one is a vegetarian mie goreng – here’s a little about mie goreng from Wikipedia –
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 flavourful and spicy fried noodle dish common in Indonesia,Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam 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 favourite, although street food hawkers commonly sell it together with nasi goreng (fried rice). It is commonly available at Mamak stalls in Singapore, Brunei Darussalam and Malaysia and is often spicy.
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!
Maitri Vegetarian Fried Noodles – Indonesia
Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil noodles for 3 minutes and drain. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!
The noodle block.
A dual sachet.
Chilli powder atop seasoning base.
A liquid sachet.
Oil and kecap manis (sweet soy sauce).
A garnish sachet.
Crispy fried radish chips.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added (prepared by Waroeng Jajanan) sambal goreng gentong, Indonesian pickle, crackers, (from my kitchen) tau pok, Dua Belibis and Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts. The noodles as before lending themselves quite nicely to making mi goreng. The taste isn’t extremely spicy, nor is it overly salty or sweet – kind of like a nice starting point to add things to. Not only that, many vegetarian variants have a kind of funky broccoli or mushroom taste – not this one. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 034126937254.