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#2433: Nissin Cup Noodles Indonesia Mie Goreng

#2433: Nissin Cup Noodles Indonesia Mie Goreng - Indonesia - The Ramen Rater - Instant Noodles

This was sent to me by Ippin, a purveyor of wonderful Japanese items! Thank you again!

Here’s something a little different. So Nissin has a series of Cup Noodles with flavors from around Southeast Asia. Laksa from Singapore, Tom Yum from Thailand and here we have Mie Goreng from Indonesia. I’m very curious how this on will be. Indeed, it looks interesting enough and a decently sized cup. If you don’t know about Mie Goreng, you should! Here’s what Wikipedia has to say about the dish:

Mie goreng (Indonesian: mie goreng or mi goreng; Malay: mee goreng or mi goreng; both meaning “fried noodles”[3]), also known as bakmi goreng, is a flavorful and spicy fried noodle dish common in Indonesia,[1]Malaysia, 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 favorite, although street food hawkers commonly sell it together with nasi goreng (fried rice).[4] It is commonly available at Mamak stalls in Singapore and Malaysia and is often spicy.

I’ve loved Mie Goreng for years! Curious how it will translate from a Japanese Cup Noodles! So let’s find out.

Nissin Cup Noodles Indonesia Mie Goreng – Japan

#2433: Nissin Cup Noodles Indonesia Mie Goreng - Indonesia - The Ramen Rater - Instant Noodles

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Unsure but probably contains meat. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and let steep for 3 minutes. Open drain spout and drain. Add in liquid sachet contents and stir well. Finally, garnish with onions and enjoy!

#2433: Nissin Cup Noodles Indonesia Mie Goreng - Indonesia - The Ramen Rater - Instant Noodles

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge). Notice the dual-use lid with drain spout at the top.

#2433: Nissin Cup Noodles Indonesia Mie Goreng - Indonesia - The Ramen Rater - Instant Noodles

The noodle block.

#2433: Nissin Cup Noodles Indonesia Mie Goreng - Indonesia - The Ramen Rater - Instant Noodles

Some loose bits from inside the cup.

#2433: Nissin Cup Noodles Indonesia Mie Goreng - Indonesia - The Ramen Rater - Instant Noodles

The liquid sachet.

#2433: Nissin Cup Noodles Indonesia Mie Goreng - Indonesia - The Ramen Rater - Instant Noodles

Has a sweet kind of scent.

#2433: Nissin Cup Noodles Indonesia Mie Goreng - Indonesia - The Ramen Rater - Instant Noodles

A gartnish sachet.

#2433: Nissin Cup Noodles Indonesia Mie Goreng - Indonesia - The Ramen Rater - Instant Noodles

Fried shallot.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added a fried egg on top. The noodles are a little on the fluffy end of the spectrum although not spongy which is a good thing. The flavor is a very sweet and salty taste with a light note of spiciness. The fried shallot fits in well. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4902105232828.

Nissin Southeast Asian Collection – Sampler box of 6

A Nissin Japan TV commercial.

#2353: Nissin Cup Noodles Rich Garlic, Egg Yolk & Oxtail

#2353: Nissin Cup Noodles Rich Garlic, Egg Yolk & Oxtail - Japan - The Ramen Rater

This was sent to me by Ippin, a purveyor of wonderful Japanese items! Thank you again! This is an ultra special one they came out with to commemorate the anniversary of  Cup Noodles – the Cup Noodle Rich line.

Nissin Cup Noodles Rich Garlic, Egg Yolk & Oxtail – Japan

#2353: Nissin Cup Noodles Rich Garlic, Egg Yolk & Oxtail - Japan - The Ramen Rater

I guess this proclaims that it’ll make you feel like you’re eating a Cup Noodle made by Momofuku Ando on [email protected] The power! Let’s give it a try!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains beef and oxtail. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and cover for 3 minutes. Add in liquid from sachet on top of cup. stir and enjoy!

#2353: Nissin Cup Noodles Rich Garlic, Egg Yolk & Oxtail - Japan - The Ramen Rater

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2353: Nissin Cup Noodles Rich Garlic, Egg Yolk & Oxtail - Japan - The Ramen Rater

The noodle block.

#2353: Nissin Cup Noodles Rich Garlic, Egg Yolk & Oxtail - Japan - The Ramen Rater

Loose bits and seasoning from the cup.

#2353: Nissin Cup Noodles Rich Garlic, Egg Yolk & Oxtail - Japan - The Ramen Rater

The liquid sachet from the lid.

#2353: Nissin Cup Noodles Rich Garlic, Egg Yolk & Oxtail - Japan - The Ramen Rater

Very dark…

#2353: Nissin Cup Noodles Rich Garlic, Egg Yolk & Oxtail - Japan - The Ramen Rater

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles hydrated well and were of the good standard quality of Japanese Cup Noodle – flat, soft, lots of noodles. The broth was a rich creamy one with a beef kind of taste to it. As for the garlic taste, I found it kind of absent and the egg yolk must have been part of the thickener for the broth. The garnish bits were nice – Jew’s ear mushroom, bell pepper and bits of meat were abundant. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4902105236390.

#2353: Nissin Cup Noodles Rich Garlic, Egg Yolk & Oxtail - Japan - The Ramen Rater

Nissin Cup Noodles Rich – Garlic, Egg Yolk & Ox tail

A Nissin Japan TV spot about the new Cup Noodles Rich line.

#1307: Nissin Cup Noodle Cheese Curry

This one was sent to me by Abbie C. of Hong Kong – thank you again! Curry – and cheese? Been very curious about this one, that’s for sure. I like curry a lot – one of the flavors that’s always strong and varies so much from culture to culture. Let’s see how it pairs with cheese and noodles in this cup.

The distributor’s sticker (click image to enlarge). Contains chicken, pork and milk products.

The side panels (click image to enlarge). To prepare, open lid halfway and add 290ml boiling water. Close lid for 3 minutes, stir and enjoy.

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

The noodle block.

A lot of seasoning and pieces in the cup.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sweet onion and pork. The noodles are flat and slightly wide. They have a pleasant chew and are reasonable in quantity. The flavor is definitely curry and what’s most interesting is the cheese component. It’s kind of gooey and has an unexpected feel to it; kind of confuses the mouth a bit but not in a negative way. It’s fascinating. It works well and I liked it. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 4902105030196.

Cheese aliens and screaming – gotta love it.

#1197: Nissin Cup Noodle Chili Tomato

Robert F. of Hoboken, NJ was kind enough to send one of these – thanks! Very curious how it will be… Only one way to find out!

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

Here are the side panels (click image to enlarge). Contains pork.

The conical noodle block, infused with seasonings.

Here are some of the seasonings interspersed with little bits of noodle.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added tomato, sweet onion, beef and green onions. The noodles were broad and flat. They had a very satisfying texture and feel to them; not bad at all. The broth has a nice tomato taste and lots of flavor. Bits of meat and veggies are throughout and make it a very hearty cup of noodles. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 4902105040034.

If you really like this one, you can get 20 of them here!

Laser cheese!