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Meet The Manufacturer: #1267: Mi ABC Mi Cup Rasa Soto Ayam Chicken Soto Flavour

Today, we come to the end of this Meet The Manufacturer. Fifteen reviews! Let’s have a look at this one.

The side panels (click image to enlarge). Color removed and darkened for easier reading. Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. Empty all sachets into the cup and add boiling water to the line for 3 minutes.

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

I’ve got quite a few included forks now!

The noodle block.

Dry seasoning sachets – soup base on left and chilli powder on right.

Chilli powder atop the soup base.

Seasoning oil sachet.

Nice color.

Vegetable sachet.

Veggies and TVP (textured vegetable protein).

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sauteed chicken with garlic salt. Noodles are light with a decent texture. The broth has a comfortable chicken flavor and nice hints of lime and onion. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8992388121045.

Here’s Soto Ayam – made on the streets of Jakarta!

Meet The Manufacturer: #1266: Mi ABC Selera Pedas Mi Goreng Cup Rasa Gulai Ayam Pedas Hot Gulai Chicken

My son Andy got me a bowl and a plate for Christmas! Yesterday I used the plate – today the bowl! Hot and spicy chicken sounds really good – let’s see what kind of heat this one’s packing!

The side panels (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, empty all the sachets into the cup and add boiling water to outer line for 3 minutes.

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

Included fork!

The noodle block.

A dual sachet – soup base and chilli powder.

The chilli powder atop the soup base.

Seasoned oil sachet.

This one looks to be a bit darker than the other thus far.

Vegetable ingredients sachet.

Looks as though some little red chilli bits may be joining in this time.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sauteed chicken with garlic salt, hard boiled egg and Dua Belibis chilli sauce. The noodles are at pat with the other ABC cup varieties; nice texture, quantity and chew. The broth had a nice rich chicken taste and a little extra heat – not a huge abundance of heat, but a nice hit. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8992388121267.

I think it’d rad how kids in Indonesia really love extremely spicy foods!

Meet The Manufacturer: #1265: Mi ABC Mi Cup Rasa Ayam Bawang Chicken Onion Flavour

Only a couple left for this Meet The Manufacturer! Of the remaining varieties, I thought Andy might like this one the best. Let’s check it out!

The side panels (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, empty all sachets into the cup and add boiling water to line for 3 minutes. Stir and you’re done!

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

Included fork!

The noodle block.

A dual sachet – soup base on left and chilli powder on right.

Chilli powder atop the soup base.

The seasoned oil sachet.

Has a nice onion scent.

Vegetable ingredient sachet.

Bits of vegetable and TVP (textured vegetable protein).

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sauteed chicken with garlic salt. The noodles are again quite good in texture and chew. The broth has a nice and rich chicken and onion flavor with just a hint of spiciness. Andy likes it a lot! I’m giving it 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8992388121038.

Here’s a Mi ABC TV advert!

Meet The Manufacturer: #1264: Mi ABC Selera Pedas Mi Goreng Cup Rasa Ayam Pedas Limau Hot Chicken Lemon Flavour

Hope everyone who celebrated had a Merry Christmas! My son got me a new plate and bowl – today I’ll be using the plate as it’s mi goreng on the menu! Let’s check it out!

The side panels (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add boiling water to the noodles and steep 3 minutes. While you wait, put the sachet contents except the garnish in a bowl. Drain the noodles and put in the bowl and stir. Add garnish on top.

Here’s the lid detail (click image to enlarge).

Included fork!

The noodle block.

A dual sachet on seasoning base on left and chilli powder on right.

The chilli powder atop the base.

A triple sachet (from left to right): seasoned oil, chilli sauce and sweet soy sauce.

All three together.

The garnish sachet.

Fried wonton and fried onion.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added lime, kerupuk aci, fried egg, Dua Belibis chilli sauce , sweet onion and chicken sauteed with Jane’s Krazy Mixed Up Pepper. The noodles are just right and very nice for a cup. The flavor goes from sweet to lemony to spicy and is quite good. The garnish (not pictured) is a very nice crunchy mix and adds a  really great finish to the dish. Just as good as the pack version – 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. 8992388112678.

Here’s a Selera Pedas TV Spot.

Meet The Manufacturer: #1262: Mi ABC Mi Cup Rasa Kari Ayam Chicken Curry Flavour

The last ten reviews have been varieties that are now available in the US. The next five will be ones sent to me by ABC President that are only available in Indonesia. Let’s check this one out!

The side panels (click image to enlarge). I decided to make this black and white – the color scan was hard to read. Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, empty all sachets and add boiling water to line for three minutes. Stir and you’re done.

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge). Looks like a contest!

An included fork!

The noodle block. They got a little banged up on their ride over from Indonesia.

A dual sachet – soup base on the left and chilli powder on the right.

Chilli powder atop the soup base.

Seasoned oil sachet.

Curry!

The veggie sachet.

TVP (textured vegetable protein) and other vegetable bits.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added chicken sauteed with BonCabe Level 10 chilli seasoning and sauteed sweet onions. The noodles were good quality; cups often have spongy noodles and these were quite good. The broth’s flavor was that of curry and onion – it was really nice. Veggies were good as well. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 8992388121021.

This looks like a neat variety!

Re-Review: Meet The Manufacturer: Eat & Go Rendang Beef Flavor Fried Instant Noodle

As I said in the last post, today is the anniversary of the first time my wife and I spoke to eachother, four years ago. More on that in the video at the bottom. I had the fortune to be able to try real rendang yesterday! They make it at Waroeng Jajanan! I’ll do a special post about it soon! This one was really good last time – let’s revisit it!

The side panels (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, fill to line with boiling water and let steep for 3 minutes. In a separate bowl, put the sachet contents, minus the fried wonton and fried onion. Drain. Add to bowl and stir and garnish with the onion and wonton.

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

Included fork!

The noodle block.

A dual sachet – seasoning powder on the left and chilli powder on the right.

Chilli powder atop the seasoning powder.

A triple sachet (from left to right): seasoned oil, chilli sauce and sweet soy sauce.

A sweet, salty and spicy melange.

The garnish sachet.

Fried wonton (pangsit goreng) and fried onion (bawang goreng).

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added kerapuk aci from Waroeng Jajanan, sauteed beef with garlic salt and some Dua Belibus chilli sauce. The noodles have a good gauge and chewiness. The flavor is really good – sweet, salty and spicy. The garnish is great too – crisp and flavorful. Everything comes together very well – excellent! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 8992388133178.

After one of the worst years of my life, 2009 ended on a really positive note as I met my future wife in person at Oakland airport down in California. I will never look at New Year’s Eve the same ever again!

Re-Review: Meet The Manufacturer: Mi ABC Mi Instan Rebus Rasa Ayam Bawang Onion Chicken Flavour

Close to 100 reviews ago, I tried this for the first time. Four years ago today, my wife and I had our first conversation! It’s a big anniversary for us – check out the video at the end for more on that. Let’s revisit this one by ABC President!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil 400ml water. Add noodle block and cook 3 minutes. Put sachet contents in a bowl. Add liquid and noodles and stir in the bowl.

The noodle block.

A dual sachet – soup base on the left and chilli powder on the right.

Chilli powder atop the soup base.

Seasoned oil sachet.

Has a very strong onion scent.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sauteed chicken with garlic salt. The noodles have a good body and texture to them. The broth is the real star here with a rich chicken and onion flavor which I liked a lot and the oil provides a little extra heatiness. Just as good as last time. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 8992388111237.

My wife and I met eachother on an online dating service. She lived in California, I in Washington. We first started talking four years ago today. The first phone call with eachother lasted over four hours! I remember we talked for over 12 hours Christmas Eve 2009! This became our song; we couldn’t get enough of talking to eachother and missed eachother so much when we couldn’t, although we hadn’t actually met eachother yet. That all changed though when she invited me down for New Year’s Eve. I accepted and the rest is history!

#1261: Meet The Manufacturer: Eat & Go Rasa Baso Sapi Meat Ball Mi Instan Cup

I wanted to do something special with this one. Recently, I visited Waroeng Jajanan, an Indonesian grocery nearby. As it turns out, they make Indonesian style meatballs! I didn’t want to make this without sampling them, so this is a really exciting one for me! Honestly, I’ve never had Indonesian food other than instant noodles before! Let’s check it out!

The side panels (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add all sachet contents except the tofu chips to the cup and add boiling water to the fill line. Steep for three minutes, stir and add tofu chips on top.

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

An included fork!

The noodle block.

A dual sachet – soup base on the left and chilli powder on the right.

Chilli powder atop the soup base.

The vegetable sachet.

A nice quantity.

Seasoned oil sachet.

Has an onion scent.

The garnish sachet.

Tofu chips!

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added greens and a large meatball from Waroeng Jajanan and some hard boiled egg. The noodles were as good as usual – nice gauge and texture. The broth was a nice meaty flavor and had a decent heartiness. The tofu chips were a nice addition (not pictured as I forgot to add them in in this shot). 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.

By the way – the big meatball from Waroeng Jajanan was absolutely delectable! I wish I would’ve gotten a picture of what was inside this amazing thing – a perfectly cooked hard boiled egg with a soft yolk! Thank you! Wonderful! 5.0 out of 5.0 for their food! I’ll be doing a review of something else I got from there today after the Meet The Manufacturer is over. UPC bar code 8992388112807.

I thought the computer voice on this was a little odd!

#1260: Meet The Manufacturer: Mi ABC Mi Goreng Pangsit Fried Noodle With Dumpling

This is a little different – fried dumplings! Basically they’re little chips of fried wonton as a garnish. These were present in one of the Eat & Go cups I reviewed earlier. Let’s check it out!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil noodles in 400ml water for 3 minutes. During this, put everything but the fried wonton in a bowl. Drain the noodles and mix in with the ingredients in the bowl. Sprinkle fried wonton on top.

Our first real snow of the year! Otis seems a little cold. Fortunately for him, all the snow should be melted in a couple of hours.

The noodle block.

Powder seasoning sachet.

A very light powder.

A triple sachet (from left to right): seasoned oil, chilli sauce and sweet soy sauce.

Has a nice onion scent.

Chilli sauce on the left, sweet soy sauce on the right.

The garnish sachet.

Little fried wonton chips!

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added shrimp sauteed with a little BonCabe chilli powder and a fried egg. The noodles were very good – just the right texture and chew. The flavor was really great – nice spiciness and sweetness. The fried wonton is really great – nice and crunchy. Everything was perfect – makes reviewing instant noodles a joy! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8992388112401.

To think this would only cost $1USD!

#1259: Meet The Manufacturer: Eat & Go Chicken Onion Mi Instan Cup

It should be pretty obvious: I like onions. I use them in pretty much every meal I make. Chicken and eggs are quite enjoyable too. Let’s check this one out.

The side panels (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add all the sachets to the cup except the tofu chips. Add boiling water to the outer line and re-cover for 3 minutes. Stir and garnish with tofu chips.

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

Included fork!

The noodle block.

A dual sachet: soup base on the left and chilli powder on the right.

The chilli powder atop the soup base.

A seasoned oil sachet.

Smells of onion.

A vegetable sachet.

Says its TVP (textured vegetable protein), carrot, ‘green vegetable,’ and leek.

The garnish sachet.

Little crunchy bits of tofu.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sauteed chicken and sweet onion seasoned with garlic salt and BonCabe chilli seasoning, Dua Belibus and hard boiled egg. The noodles were consistent in quality with the other Eat & Go cups. Good chew and quality. They have a just slightly narrower gauge than baseline packaged instants. The broth was much lighter than other varieties I’ve tried. It wasn’t spicy but had a nice chicken and onion flavor. The tofu chips added a nice little extra, and the vegetables were very good. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8992388112784.

Indonesian street food looks like quite an adventure – so many varieties with so many great flavors!

#1258: Meet The Manufacturer: President Chicken Flavoured Fried Noodle

This is an interesting one; there’s ABC and there’s President. I’ve seen the logo on products made in other regions too – Taiwan most notably. Let’s see how this one tastes!

The back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil the noodles for 3 minutes. In a bowl, put all the sachet contents except the fried onion. Drain the noodles and combine them with the ingredients in the bowl and sprinkle with the fried onion.

The noodle block.

The dry seasoning sachet.

A very fine powder.

Three connected liquid sachets (from left to right): seasoned oil, chilli sauce and sweet soy sauce.

Has an onion scent.

Chilli sauce on the left and sweet soy sauce on the right.

The garnish sachet.

Fried onion.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sweet onion and chicken sauteed with BonCabe chilli spice, fried egg, Dua Belibus chilli sauce and kerupuk aci. The noodles have a good consistency and texture. They have a very standard instant noodle gauge. The flavor is sweet and salty with just a hint of spicy. It’s definitely more chicken than other mi goreng I’ve had. The fried onion ends up giving everything a nice little crunch. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 8992388312290.

Here’s a recipe for ayam kecap – sweet soy sauce chicken.

Re-Review: Meet The Manufacturer: Eat & Go Spicy Chicken Mi Instan Cup

This is a really good one – it placed #8 in my Top Ten Indonesian Instant Noodles 2013 Edition! Let’s revisit this one!

The side panels (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add all the sachets, save the tofu chips. Add boiling water to the line and steep for 3 minutes. Stir, and then sprinkle the tofu chips on top.

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

Included fork! Last time, the fork was white, this time clear!

The noodle block.

A dual sachet: soup base on the left and chilli powder on the right.

The chilli powder atop the soup base.

Seasoned oil.

Has a very nice scent.

A dehydrated vegetable sachet.

Nice quantity.

A garnish sachet.

Tofu chips!

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added chicken baked with BonCabe spicy seasoning and sweet onion. The noodles are just the right texture and chewiness. The broth is absolutely wonderful – a great balance of heat and flavor. The tofu chips are a very nice finish. The veggies? Good too! I stand by my original review – excellent! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8992388112838.

I can’t imagine it’s easy to set up and break down a gamelan!