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#1239: SuperMi Rasa Ayam Spesial

I can happily report that Thanksgiving holiday was quite enjoyable. My wife made the best turkey dinner I’ve ever had! Great stuff!!! I asked if she’d pick which instant noodle in my stores would be best to have with some leftover turkey and she decided this would be it. It is of course chicken flavored, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen a turkey instant noodle, so it’s the next best thing! 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 400cc water and add noodles. Cook for 3 minutes. Put the seasoning sachet contents in a bowl except for the bawang (fried onion) sachet. Add the noodle and liquid and stir and garnish the top with the fried onion.

The noodle block.

The dry seasonings sachets: fried onions on the left and soup base on the right.

the fried onion works as a great topping to the finished noodle soup.

The soup base powder.

Another dual sachet: seasoned oil on the left and spicy sauce on the right.

Has a very good scent – garlic and onion.

Sweet and spicy.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added turkey baked in the over stuffed with apples and onions with fresh rosemary, garlic and butter under the skin and basted regularly during the time in the oven, lime and hard boiled egg with paprika. The noodles are just a little wider and chewier than your standard instant, giving them a little more hearty texture and feel. The broth has a very nice chicken flavor with notes of garlic, onion and paprika. The oil adds a little extra ‘oomph’ to the broth, and the fried onion on top give it a satisfying little crunch. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 089686014563.

Here’s a TV advert for this one.

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Indonesian Instant Noodles Of All Time 2013 Edition

When I was very young, I first discovered a satay variety of Indonesian mi goreng and loved it. I would go on special trips to Seattle just to get tons of it! The many seasoning sachets, oils, and the exotic flavors – it was great! I have been very fortunate to be able to try many, many more varieties of Indonesia instant noodles. I think what makes them distinctly different from others in the world are the use of sweetness and spiciness. These flavors balance so well in mi goreng. Then there’s flavors like lime, hot chillies and the crunch of fried onion. Reviewing such exotic varieties are what makes being The Ramen Rater so enjoyable! With that, I proudly present The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Indonesian Instant Noodles Of All Time 2013 edition!!!!!

#10: Mie Sedaap Mi Goreng Perisa Asli

This one came with quite a few fried onions. Fried onions are wonderful things, especially on mi goreng! The good crunch paired with the sweet and spicy flavors is very good. Original review here

#9: Sarimi Isi 2 Mi Goreng Rasa Ayam Kecap

‘Isi 2’ means ‘for two.’ What I liked about this one was its quantity and balance of heat, sweet soy and a nice chicken flavored sauce. Original review here

#8: Eat & Go Spicy Chicken Mi Instan Cup

This one really took me by surprise. It comes in a small package but has all the accoutrements you would expect in a pack version as well as a fork! The flavor was nice and frisky with the spiciness and it didn’t stop there. Very well done. Original review here

#7: Healtimie Green Barley Noodle Milk Chicken Soup

I’ll be honest – I haven’t had great luck enjoying green noodles in the past! With every rule however, there’s an exception. The slightly wider and flat noodles had a great texture and flavor. The broth was very enjoyable and hearty. Original review here

#6: ABC Selera Pedas Mi Rebus Hot Gulai Chicken Flavour

Curry as well as coconut flavors impressed me here. The noodles had a nice quality and a satisfying texture. A very well-rounded bowl of noodles! Original review here

#5: SuperMi Gobang Goreng Rasa Ayam Bawang

The flavor is great – definitely has an onion chicken flavor and also a lot of sweetness, no doubt from the sweet soy sauce. The chili sauce that came with it also supplies a nice amount of heat. There’s a ton of fried onion to add on top at the end for a nice crunch. Original review here

#4: Indomie Mi Instan Mi Goreng Jumbo

Here it is. How could a top list of Indonesian instants be complete without Indomie Mi Goreng? I went with the Jumbo as you really can’t have too much of a good thing. Good noodles, sweet and spicy – this is great stuff! Original review here

#3: Indomie Mi Goreng Rendang

In a CNN International survey, rendang was voted top. The noodles are chewy enough without being too chewy. The flavor is excellent – like a hot curry beef taste that works so well. I love it. Original review here

#2: . Indomie Mi Instan Mi Goreng Rasa Ayam Panggang Jumbo

Here we go – now this is something really good! A nice big pack of noodles! Great flavors that balance so well with great noodles. Seriously good! Original review here

#1: Indomie Mi Keriting Goreng Spesial

Of all the questions I’ve received as The Ramen Rater, people have asked where they can get the version of this sold in the USA more than anything else. Unfortunately, it’s not sold here anymore – the folks in Indonesia are quite lucky! The noodles in this one are very nice – flat and a little broader than the others in this list and with an excellent flavor. If on a desert island and only able to pick one variety to have with me, this one would come to mind. Original review here

Well, there you go! Thanks to everyone who has sent samples and donations for me to try from Indonesia! It sure looks like there a many I have yet to sample which makes me quite happy! I can’t get enough of the Indonesian varieties and hope to review more soon.

Samples From Indofood!

Hey – a box!

Ooh – Indomie!!!

A rad bowl! Indomie just had their 40th anniversary!

Indofood also makes SuperMi! A really cool bowl! Was a real bummer – has a little crack in it… It’ll have a hallowed place on my noodle accoutrements shelf!

Three of the special noodles line – grilled chicken, original and chilli paddi! Two of ’em are on top ten lists!

Cabe Ijo is a spicy green chili flavor that came out recently and Rendang is a spicy classic. The SuperMi is good stuff, too! Thanks to Susienta at Indofood CBP in Jakarta, Indonesia and his friend who brought these to the US and sent them!

#895: SuperMi Sedaaap Mi Goreng & Citrojugo Lime Juice Review

Here’s one of the last couple from my friend in Jakarta, Indonesia – thanks again – mailed off your sticker yesterday! Mi Goreng – always a tasty treat! Today, I’m doing things a little differently. Not only am I reviewing these noodles but…

A few weeks ago, I received an email from a representative of Citrojugo. They make lime juice – in fact, they make a lot of lime juice! They wanted to know if I would be interested in purchasing some of their lime juiced for use with my products. I let them know I don’t make anything, I just review, but I would be happy to review their lime juice, not that I’m a lime juice expert or anything. Here’s what they sent – almost a liter of thick, cloudy lime juice concentrate. This stuff is potent! Decided to marinate a chicken breast with it, some chicken broth and Cavendar’s Greek seasoning. We’ll see how it came out further down.

Here’s the back of the noodle package (click to enlarge).

Part of the noodle block.

Here we have the crispy fried onion garnish and powder seasoning.

Crunchy stuff!

Powder seasoning.

Liquid seasonings: chili sauce and sweet soy sauce/oil mixture.

Lots of it.

I put the chicken breast in the over in a 8×8 dish with the Citrojugo lime juice, chicken broth and seasoning, covered and baked for 50 minutes. Looks pretty good to me!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added yellow onions, green bell pepper, broccoli, hard boiled egg with Krazy Mixed Up Salt, Dua Belibis chili sauce, kizami shoga (pickled ginger) and some baked chicken marinated in Citrojugo lime juice concentrate with a little Cavender’s Greek Seasoning. The noodles are great – not too chewy, not at all soggy. The flavor of the powder and liquid give it a sweet and spicy taste that can only be described as Mi Goreng – wonderful! The crunchy fried onions are an absolute treat. These are great 5.0/5.0 stars noodles. As for the lime juice, I can’t say that I’m any form of authority on lime juice, but its really good with the chicken! I has a crisp and tasty acidity that makes the chicken taste great! Best concentrated lime juice I’ve ever had the fortune to sample. Special thanks to Jazmin at Citrojugo! UPC bar code 089686915709 .

Wow I wish they sold this stuff here! Really wish I had a SuperMi bowl and apron for when I’m making it too!

Happy Eid al-Adha! Here’s a Wikipedia link for those not familiar with this holiday.

#882: SuperMi Gobang Goreng Rasa Ayam Bawang

Here’s one of the last couple of packs sent by my friend from Jakarta, Indonesia. Thanks again – these have been a real treat to review! This one’s one of SuperMi’s well-know fusions. Goreng and Ayam Bawang; a sdry noodle with a flavor of a soup noodle! Pretty cool. Ready to eat!

The back of the package (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

Lots of dry seasonings and garnish!

Here’s the powder base.

Fried onions go on top at the end.

Looks like chili sauce and a packet with sweet soy sauce and a lot of oil.

There’s a lot of it.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added onion, bell pepper and broccoli, a little turkey lunch meat, a couple fried eggs with Krazy Mixed Up Salt and some Dua Belibis Indonesian chili sauce. Noodles are decent – good chew and quantity. The flavor is great – definitely has an onion chicken flavor and also a lot of sweetness, no doubt from the sweet soy sauce. The chili sauce that came with it also supplies a nice amount of heat. There’s a ton of fried onion to add on top at the end for a nice crunch – I think I definitely like these better than the Indomie Kriuuk – the Kriuuk bits are a little harder to crunch and too many of them. This is a great example of wonderful instant mi goreng from Indonesia – 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 089686014945

SuperMi GoBang commercial.

Equator: This is part 2 of a three part BBC documentary series. A lot of it deals with Indonesia.

#870: SuperMi Mi Keriting Rasa Ayam Bawang

Here’s another one that from my friend in Jakarta, Indonesia was kind enough to send – thanks again! So curly noodles with onion chicken flavor – sounds tasty!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge).

Unbroken noodle block.

Powder seasoning on the left and chili powder on the right.

Here’s the seasoning powder with the chili powder on top.

Seasoned oil.

Looks interesting – and it has a strong onion scent.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some veggies, a couple fried eggs with Krazy Mixed Up Salt and some Dua Belibis. The noodles were nice – slightly springy and just right. The broth was nice – a slight spiciness, good chicken taste and strong onion flavor. Good stuff! 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 089686014679 .

Check out this SuperMi commercial – and the heart shapoed hard boiled egg slices! That’s pretty rad – wonder how they do that…

Thanks egg dude, you da man.

#852: SuperMi Sedaaap Mi Kuah Rasa Kari Ayam

Here’s another one sent to me by my friend in  Jakarta, Indonesia – thank you again! So ‘rasa kari ayam?’ Chicken curry flavor! Sounds awesome – let’s hit it.

Back of the package – click to enlarge.

The noodle block.

Seasoning packets – soup base powder and chili powder.

Here’s the base with the chili powder on top.

Seasoned oil on left, fried onions on right – you sprinkle them on the finished product.

Here’s the seasoned oil.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some oven baked chicken, onion, broccoli, red bell pepper, Dua Belibis chili sauce, hard boiled egg and Krazy Mixed Up Salt. The noodles are good – your standard Indofood tasty fare. The broth is great – a nice sweet and tasty curry chicken tasty which is really nice. The bits of fried onion are a nice little addition. Awesome stuff – 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 089686915075 .

People in Indonesia celebrate Lebaran, a religious holiday. Here is more information.

Indonesia documentary

#818: SuperMi Sedaaap Mi Kuah Rasa Soto

Here’s another that was sent by my friend in Jakarta, Indonesia – thanks again! Next week, I’m starting up a new Meet The Manufacturer spotlight and so I thought I’d have something very different from what I’ll be sampling. Let’s give it a try!

Back of the package (click image to enlarge). Hey rad – a SuperMi bowl! Winder what it looks like inside.

The noodle block.

The dry stuff – seasoning powder and chili powder.

Here’s the chili powder atop the seasoning powder.

Seasoned oil.

Has a nice lime scent.

This powder goes on top at the end as a garnish.

Interesting stuff – a powder garnish? Then again, powdered sugar on a doughnut is kind of the same thing.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added an egg, onions and some Dua Belibis chili sauce. The noodles are good – a little plumper and slightly more backbone than what I expected. The broth has a nice sweet and spiciness with a lot of good lime taste – and scent. Very good bowl of soup for breakfast. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 089686915044 .

SuperMi commercial

Here’s a drive from Edmonds, WA to Anacortes, WA – enjoy!

#807: SuperMi Mi Instan Super Rasa Ayam Bawang

Here’s another one from a friend in  Jakarta, Indonesia! Thank you! So what is Rasa Ayam Bawang you ask? Simple: Garlic Chicken Flavor! Sounds awesome! Oh, but wait – when I translate onion to Indonesian it says bawang too. Uh oh – I’m confused. Can anyone make a comment as to this? It would be greatly appreciated! UPDATE – Just got the comment I was looking for:

Opaq Lc commented on #807: SuperMi Mi Instan Super Rasa Ayam Bawang

bawang = onion; bawang putih (white onion) = garlic

Hey big thanks!

The back of the packaging (click image to enlarge).

The noodle block.

The dry packets – powdered base on the left and chili powder on the right.

Here’s the powder seasoning with the chili powder atop.

Kinda fuzzy – it’s the seasoned oil.

Here’s the oil in a sake cup.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some onions, Fresno peppers, a fried egg, some baked chicken, pickled ginger and Huy Fong Sriracha hot chili sauce – and pepper. The noodles were nice – fluffy and tasty. The broth was excellent – had a reeally good chicken flavor and the chili powder gave it a nice little kick. Great stuff! 4.0 out of 5.0 stars! UPC bar code 089686914467 .

Really short SuperMi commercial

Beautiful tasty looking Indonesian  food!

#789: SuperMi Mi Instan GoKar Goreng Rasa Kari

Here’s another new one, sent by a friend in Indonesia! Thanks again! This looks interesting; a curry flavored mi goreng? I’m down with that!

The back of the package (click image to enlarge).

Here’s the noodle block – this one traveled very well!

The dry seasonings: powdered base on left and chili powder on right.

Here’s the chili powder on top of the seasoning powder.

Fried onions on the left and oil with sweet soy sauce on the right.

This is fried onion – you sprinkle it on at the end – super tasty stuff!

Here’s the oil and soy sauce mixture.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added a fried egg with some Huy Fong Sriracha hot sauce, chicken lunch meat, veggies, and some kizami shoga (pickled ginger). This one’s interesting. The noodles are good – a little chewier than what I’m used to in a mi goreng but no problem – they’re good! The flavoring is very curious; I’ve had quite a few Indonesian curry flavor instant noodles, but never a soupless noodle that was curry flavored. It works, although I find myself wanting for the soup! Nice, warm curry flavored broth is one of my favorite things. The fried onions are awesome – they add a nice little crunch! All in all, this is just another example of the fact that yes, after eating 788 different varieties of instant noodle, #789 and be fascinating and different. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 089686014914 .

Here’s the commercial for this one and the other two – GoSo and GoBang

I got an email –
checkout this link
 that’s about an instant noodle stall in jakarta called Warung Indomie Abang Adek which sells the basic cheapest indomie flavour (ayam bawang or fried)
but the unusual part is that they mixed it with lots of chilli paddi
remember that review #732 ?
u only have one dried chilli paddi in one packet 
that stall uses pounded 25 – 100 fresh chilli paddi for one packet of indomie
 crazy eh?

Holy cow! Crazy doesn’t even begin to describe – I was drooling from that single pepper, but that many would be insane. Here’s a video of that place. Thanks go to Wida from Indonesia for the info!