Here’s another vegetarian one from Maitri – this one being an instant noodle with broth. As I have to remind people, I won’t be coming out with a top ten vegetarian list. I wish I could, but it’s just a point of so much contention I should go a little into it.
One would think vegetarian is simple – you just don’t eat any meat. Well, it’s not that simple. Some people won’t eat certain flavor enhancers that may have come from meat but can’t be seen on the packaging whether they do or not. some people won’t eat honey because it’exploits bees.’
I’m kind of a black and white guy; If I’m going to do a list of everything from say Iceland – everything would be from Iceland. If they were all beef flavors, it would be all beef flavors. So I can’t be as specific and encompassing with vegetarian.
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 Maitro as part of Meet The Manufacturer!
Maitri Instant Noodle Vegetarian Soup Flavor – 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 to 350ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!
The noodle block.
A dual sachet.
Chilli powder hiding on the edge with soup base powder.
A liquid base sachet.
A seasoned oil.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added fried onion and BonCabe (from Waroeng Jajanan) and Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, tau pok and coriander. The noodles came out well – nice gauge and chew as usual. The broth has a kind of buttery vegetable hit to it with a tinge of spiciness. A little oil makes it nice and robust. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 034126937261.