Category Archives: Mi Sedaap

#2075: Mi Sedaap Mi Segera Mi Goreng Ayam Krispi

Time for some mi goreng! So this is another one I found at the Uwajimaya in Renton, WA by where my son goes to Pokemon League. Today’s a weird day; the local power company has been going from apartment building to apartment building and repairing these big green power boxes outside. I’m guessing that the power could go out at any minute! I guess We’ll see – let’s get started!

Detail of the distributor’s sticker (click to enlarge).Looks to be meat free but check for yourself.

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). To prepare, add noodle block to a pot of water and boil for 3 minutes. Drain. Add in powder and liquid ingredients and stir. Sprinkle crispi bits on top. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

The powder base.

A light powder.

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

The liquid mingling together.

The krispi garnish sachet.

Lots of little bits!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added kerapuk aci, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, baked chicken, fried egg and coriander. The noodles have a nice gauge and mouthfeel. The flavor is a kind of sweet and spicy barbecue chicken taste which was very good although a little sweeter than expected. The crispy element of the garnish was good, however in lieu of quantity, less pieces that were larger would have been better I think. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8998866803809.

Mi Sedaap Crispy Chicken Fried Instant Noodle 3.1 oz – Pack of 20 pcs

A TV commercial for Mi Sedaap Ayam Krispi Mi Goreng.

#1922: Mie Sedaap Instant Cup Mi Kuah Rasa Baso Spesial

The last of the Mi Sedaap varieties I got quite a while ago at Asian Food Center down on Aurora and 130th. Let’s crack this one open – so few Indonesian varieties cross my desk these days!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add all sachets into the cup and 300ml boiling water. Cover for 4 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

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

The chilli powder atop the very powdery soup base.

Seasoned oil.

Has a little bit of a garlic beef scent.

The gurih powder.

Personally, I like this sprinkled on top.

The vegetables sachet.

Little beans and vegetables.

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles came out nicely – good chew and texture and good quantity. The broth had a kind of gritty beefiness to it, vaguely stew-like. The little beans were definitely not to my liking and pulled it down quite a bit for me. 1.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8998866200851.

Mie Rasa Baso Spesial (Meatball Flavor) – 2.72oz (Pack of 20)

A TV commercial for Mi Sedaap Rasa Baso Sapi.

#1822: Mie Sedaap Instant Mi Kuah Rasa Baso Spesial

Sweet! An Indonesian variety I’ve not tried! I wish there were more that I could get around here. I rarely get any from Indonesia – one reader sent a couple of packages a while back full of all sorts of wonderful varieties – maybe someone will again? I hope so! Let’s check out this one from Mie Sedaap.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil noodle in 400ml water for 3 minutes. Add seasonings to a bowl while bolling. Add noodles and water to bowl and combine. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

A dual sachet of dry seasonings.

Chilli powder atop soup base powder.

A seasoned oil sachet.

Has a beef scent.

The solid ingredients sachet.

Little imitation beef ball and vegetables.

Finished. Added Great Wall beef balls, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, white onion and coriander. The noodles are standard instant gauge and chew – good stuff. The broth has a very strong stewed beef kind of flavor to it which also had a nice oiliness. The vegetables hydrated well. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8998866200929.

Mie Rasa Baso Spesial (Meatball Flavor) – 2.72oz (Pack of 20)

A TV commercial for Mie Sedaap Rasa Baso Spesial.

#1750: Mie Sedaap Instant Cup Mi Kuah Rasa Soto

It’s been really nice having some Indonesian varieties to review again! Seemed like it almost went a whole year without any until recently! This one might confuse Westerners that see it on the shelf so I’ll help you out. Let’s break down Mi Kuah Rasa Soto. It directly translates to noodle soup, soto flavor. Now, soto is a popular Indonesian soup and seems to usually have a lime aspect to it which is very nice. This cup has a lot of stuff going on inside – let’s walk through it.

Here’s detail of the side panels (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add in all sachet contents and fill to line with boiling water (300ml). Cover and let steep for 4 minutes. Stir thoroughly and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

An included fork!

The noodle block.

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

Chilli powder atop seasoning powder.

A seasoned oil sachet.

Has a lime scent to it.

Some solid ingredients.

Looks like vegetable and perhaps TVP pieces.

Some special seasoning.

A nice little extra – a flavorful addition.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added baked chicken, mung bean sprouts, coriander, white onion and hard boiled egg. The noodles are round in nature and have as very nice softness to them. The quantity was very good. The broth is just wonderful – a lime hit, lots of flavor and a good oiliness. The little meatballs hydrated well and the vegetable bits were good as well. This was delectable! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8998866200837.

Here’s their popular Mi Goreng pack version – Mie Goreng Asli (Fried Noodle Original) – (Pack of 10)

A TV spot for Mie Sedaap’s cup line.

#1737: Mie Sedaap Instant Cup Mi Goreng

It’s been really hard to find new varieties from Indonesia lately and I was really stoked to find a total of four of them the other day! I always try to keep things mixed up – reviewing a different product from a different country every day if possible. It can be tough sometimes but lately I’ve been ending up with quite a range of varieties which is great. Anyways, let’s check out this one from Indonesia!

Detail of the side panels (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, take everything out. Add in the vegetables sachet and fill to line with boiling water and let steep covered for 4 minutes. Poke holes in the lid and use to drain off water. Add in contents of remaining sachets except fried onions. Stir well and then garnish with fried onion. Enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge). It’s hard to see, but on the right side there’s a spot to poke a hole.

An included fork!

The noodle block.

The powder seasoning base.

A very light powder.

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

The three mingling in a cup.

The vegetables sachet.

Lots of little bits of greenery.

The garnish sachet.

Crunchy fried onion.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added white onion, kerupuk aci, shrimp and lime. The noodles were round in nature and rather light. The flavor leaned more towards the sweet and the oiliness made it very slippery. I detected a light spiciness to it. The fried onion was very good. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8998866200813.

Here’s the pack version – Mie Goreng Asli (Fried Noodle Original) – (Pack of 10)

A TV commercial for Mie Sedaap.

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.

#771: Wingsfood Mie Sedaap Instant Mi Kuah Rasa Ayam Bawang

Here’s one I got locally at a new Indonesian grocery here in town – Waroeng Jajnan! I can’t wait to go back there! This is onion chicken flavor – ayam means chicken and bawang means onion.

Back of the packaging (click image to enlarge).

The noodle block.

Powder seasoning and chili powder.

Ready for business!

Seasoned oil.

Interesting seasonings – probably onion.

Fried onions go on top!

Tasties…

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some onions and Fresno peppers, one egg, some Blue Diamond Sea Salt Almonds and some kizami shoga (pickled ginger). The noodles are just right – wonderful. The broth is very chicken onion flavored and just hits the spot. I really liked this one a lot – perfect comfort food! 4.0 out of 5.0 stars!  UPC bar code 8998866200318 .

This is one strange commercial!

Mie Sedaap commercial

#686: Wingsfood Mi Sedaap Mi Goreng Perisa Sambal Goreng

More Indonesian noodles! This one’s a spicy pack of mi goreng – fried noodles!

This is the export label.

Here’s the package back (click image to enlarge) – the export sticker was a little obstinate.

Here’s the noodle block.

Well, not too hard to tell what we have here – from left to right, seasoned oil, hot chili sauce and sweet soy sauce.

Powdered seasoning sachet!

So everything gets put in the bowl and the noodles once done are drained and everything is stirred up.

Here’s the garnish packet – fried onions!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added two fried eggs, some roast turkey lunch meat, kizami shoga (pickled ginger), Jane’s Krazy Mixed Up Salt and Melinda’s Garlic Habanero hot sauce. Oh – and the fried onion garnish. The noodles are great – chewy and soft too. The flavor is spicy and sweet – along with a satisfying and delicious crunch from the fried onion. This is grubbin! 4.5 out of 5.0 stars! UPC barcode 8998866200448 – get it here.

Mi Sedaap commercial.

Carl Sagan again in this awesome series.

The Ramen Rater Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time 2011 & 2012 Editions

Here it is – the new Ramen Rater Top Ten List! It was originally released on Foodiggity.com on January 9th, 2011 as an exclusive guest post I did. Now, here it is on The Ramen Rater for your perusal with links to all of the corresponding reviews! Enjoy!

UPDATE: The 2013 list is now available HERE.

Number 10 – Singapore – Koka Instant Non-Fried Noodles Spicy Black Pepper Flavour

This stuff is amazing; it contains a block of instant noodles that are exceedingly light and very low in fat. This doesn’t end up with low in taste though, especially with its garnish pack’s mention that the veggies in there vary depending on the season of production! It has a nice peppery taste and a little heat but not overwhelmingly so. This is a real treat and goes great with eggs. Original Review

 

Number 9 – Hong Kong – Doll Instant Noodle Artificial Chicken Flavour

Yeah I know – chicken instant noodles. How boring! Not this one – the broth is very good – it warms one’s innards on a cold day like nothing else. This is especially good with an egg or two added with about 45 seconds remaining as it cooks in the pot – makes the broth even heartier. A very relaxing bowl of noodles. Original Review


Number 8 – Japan – Sapporo Ichiban Shio Ramen Japanese Style Noodles

This is a very recent addition to the Top Ten list. Having tried Shio instant noodle varieties in the past, I had a feeling this would be a good one, and it truly was. The noodles were very hearty and the broth had an almost buttery flavor. I found this one very good with some baked chicken, green onions and hard boiled egg. Comes with a little packet of sesame seeds! Original Review
 

Number 7 – Korea – Nongshim Shin Ramyun Black Premium Noodle Soup

Twenty years after the introduction of the well-known Shin Ramyun, Nong Shim brought out Shin Ramyun Black. A huge block of noodles, a veggie packet that also has freeze dried beef, red spicy seasoning and onion and oxtail soup packets make this a culinary onslaught of epic proportion. This was best enjoyed using a recipe from Eat Your Kimchi’s site which involved adding an egg, bok choy and a single slice of processed cheese. The beef pieces spring to life and the whole thing is excellent. Original Review

Number 6 – Japan – Myojo Hyoubanya no Chukasoba Japanese Style Noodles Oriental Flavor

A very good, very traditional instant noodle from Japan. Noodles are a little chewy and the broth has hints of seafood. Was enjoyable with a couple eggs cooked with the noodles and a little baked chicken with salt and pepper. Original Review

Number 5 – Indonesia – Mie Sedaap Instant Kari Spesial Bumbu Kari Kental

Like spicy? Like curry? This one from Indonesia fills both criteria and then some. The noodles are good but the real star here is the broth; a bit greasy and so flavorful. Not only a hot curry taste but had sweetness as well. Was excellent with a couple fried eggs. Original Review

Number 4 – Japan – Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Style Noodles Chow Mein

This stuff is great. It’s cooked with a small amount of water as the noodles gobble it all up. The flavor is sweet and salty and pure enjoyable. What’s more is a packet of ground seaweed is included which makes it all the more enjoyable. Goes well with a little bit of roast beef and some chopped onions. Original Review

 

Number 3 – Japan – Nissin Yakisoba – with Mayonnaise / Mustard Packet

Yakisoba is a very commonly enjoyed dish in Japan – and this variety puts a unique twist on it. You fill the box with boiling water and then afterwards, there’s a little drain spout to get rid of excess water. Add the flavoring and stir – then comes the fun as there’s a little packet that dispenses mayonnaise out of one reservoir and mustard out of the other! This is quite good – especially the vegetables. Nothing to add to this one – enjoy in its native state! Original Review

 

 Number 2 – Indonesia – Indomie Mi Goreng Rasa Ayam Panggang Jumbo Barbecue Chicken Flavour Fried Instant Noodles

First off, it’s a jumbo pack, which is helpful as this is such a great tasting package of instant noodles. Second, it comes with a whopping five seasonings – from sweet soy sauce to spicy chili sauce. The noodles are served drained without a broth. The flavorings in concert with a couple fried eggs, some pickled ginger and fried shallots make this one not to miss. Original Review

 

 Number 1 – Indonesia – Indomie Special Fried Curly Noodles Special Quality Instant Noodles

Truly the best instant noodles I’ve ever had. I love these – the noodles are flat and very tasty. The seasonings provide a broad range of flavors. Spicy, sweet, full of good flavor. I enjoyed this bowl with some turkey, fried eggs, pickled ginger, fried shallot and Sriracha (Red Rooster) sauce around Thanksgiving. Original Review

 

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#651: Wingsfood Mi Sedaap Mi Segera Mi Sup Perisa Kari Ayam

Yesterday I went to HT Oaktree Market on 100th & Aurora in North Seattle. I went to get some things to make a batch of my curry soup and of course hit up the noodle aisle. Was thinking of re-reviewing the Mi Sedaap curry I’d had before as well, but as it turns out, I snagged a new one I hadn’t reviewed yet. Then this morning, I noticed a lot of people coming to The Ramen Rater from a forum on a Singapore website – they were all coming because of a link to Mi Sedaap Perisa Asli, something I’d reviewed a while back. I thought I should review a new Mi Sedaap today, so here we go.

Here’s the little sticker that was on the back of the pack.

Here’s the back of the package without the little sticker (click image to enlarge).

Here’s the noodle block.

From left to right, a packet of seasoned oil, a packet of curry powder, and finally a combo packet of seasoning powder and chili powder.

That darker brown powder close to the top is the curry. Well, the instructions say that you’re supposed to add that on top at the end – my bad… Kind of weird how it says to add all ingredients and then at the end says to add that. Would’ve thought curry would be a key ingredient in chicken curry noodles. But I digress.

Click image to enlarge. Cooked an egg with the noodles and added a tiny bit of Krazy Mixed Up Salt on top. The noodles are pretty good and the broth has a great curry flavor. I would have liked a slightly stronger spiciness to it, but all in all this is a great chicken curry noodle bowl. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC barcode 8998866200332 – get it here.

Mi Sedaap commercial

This looks easy and freaking awesome!

#556: Wings Food Mie Sedaap Mi Goreng Perisa Asli

This is Mi Goreng – made by Indomie’s chief competitor. Will it stack up to Indomie Mi Goreng? Let’s see – the battle begins!

From left to right: Kecap Manis (sweet soy sauce), manas pedas (chili sauce), seasoned oil and bumbo (powder seasoning.

They all wait on a plate for the drained noodles and some stirring.

Some onions that will go atop the finished product.

Click image to enlarge. Package back. Notice the onion pack is of ‘plant origin,’

Click image to enlarge. Finished. Added a couple fried eggs and some pickled ginger. Those little funny pebbles are the fried onions. So the noodles are okay – actually slightly lesser quality in my opinion than Indomie but just slightly. The flavor of the noodles is excellent – a little spicy and a bit less sweet than Indomie’s. The onions are awesome – crispy and perfectly cooked. So no, it isn’t Indomie; it’s Mie Sedaap, and it’s

really quite good. It’s tough not making it a comparison kind of thing since I’m such a big fan of Indomie’s products. This will do in a pinch though and it is quite excellent. 4.75 out of 5.0 stars. Find it here.

A couple Mie Sedaap commercials.

#549: Wings Food Mie Sedaap Supreme Soto Soup Noodle

Something new from Indonesia? Sure why not. The front mentions extra delicious fresh lime as an ingredient – sounds good to me!

The packet on the left has the powdered seasoning and tchili powder and the one on the right has seasoned oil.

Looks good to me – one thing I noticed was that the seasoned oil had a very nice lime scent to it.

This is something quite new to me – after cooking the noodles and the whole shbang is done, you sprinkle this stuff on top. I tasted it but not sure what it is.

The tasty powder apparently is from a plant. What plant? That’s a secret. Oh come on!!! Nope. Secret plant, dude.

Click image to enlarge. I added a couple fried eggs, some fried shallot and some pickled ginger. The noodles are nice – firm and thin. The broth has quite a lime flavor to it and quite a spiciness that went well since I used all of the chili powder. The added ‘tasty powder’ has this indescribable depth to it – almost a woody taste. It was very different. All said and done I liked this one quite a bit. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. Find it here.

Yup – this stuff is good – can’t blame the kid for not wanting to share. He’s grubbin’ on the Mie Goreng (fried noodles) though.

Tourism vid for Indonesia