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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.

#1232: GaGa Mie Gepeng Kuah Rasa Ayam Bawang Pedas (Spicy Garlic Sauce Chicken)

After looking at the new The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Indonesian Instant Noodles Of All Time 2013 Edition and talking with people from around the world about it all week, I felt like having some Indonesian noodles! To translate, rasa means flavor, bawang is garlic, ayam is chicken and pedas means spicy. Let’s give this one a try!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to me be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil 350cc water. Add noodles and cook 3 minutes, stirring gently. Put seasonings in a bowl. Pour broth and noodles into bowl, stir, and you’re done.

This is the noodle block – the package took 60+ days via seamail to get here so it got a little beat up.

Dry powder sachet.

Smells good!

Seasoned oil sachet.

I smell garlic!

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added fried egg, baked chicken with Lindberg-Snider Porterhouse & Roast seasoning, sweet onion, lime and Fresno chilli pepper. These noodles are good – a little broader and have a nice texture much like egg noodles. The broth is good – a little salty though. Has a great chicken flavor with a rich flavor and spiciness. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8888327831826.

Here’s a short video about cooking in Indonesia. Lots of really flavorful ingredients come together in Indonesian food.

#1177: Mi ABC Mi Instan Rebus Rasa Ayam Bawang (Onion Chicken Flavour)

Another one sent by my friend in Indonesia – thank you! A little translation. So it’s onion chicken flavor – rasa means flavor, bawang is onion and ayam chicken. Mi instan is instant noodle, but rebus? Rebus translated to boiled and here I think refers to the noodles being ‘cooking noodles.’ As I’ve mentioned in the past, what makes a noodle ‘instant’ is the fact that you can put the noodle block and seasonings in a bowl, add boiling water and then cover for a few minutes, stir and eat. Anyways, let’s check out this Indonesian variant.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat-free, but check for yourself.

The noodle block.

The dry seasonings sachet. Powder soup base on the left and chili powder on the right.

Chili powder atop the soup base powder.

Seasoned oil sachet.

Has a strong onion scent.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added chicken baked with Lindberg-Snider Porterhouse & Roast Seasoning (I know, but it’s got a lot of sage in it and works great with chicken), red, yellow and orange bell pepper, Walla Walla sweet onion and hard boiled egg. The noodles are pretty average – not amazing buut they’re good. The broth is nice and warming with a touch of spiciness, and a great onion and chicken flavor. The seasoned oil gives it a little oiliness that is perfect. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 8992388111237.

Here’s an ABC advert for a different variety – they make pizza with it!

#909: Indomie Mi Goreng Kriuuk Bawang

This is the final one – the last one that my friend from Jakarta, Indonesia sent. These have been a lot of fun since there’s no way you can buy them here in the states! Awesome! Thanks again! So what does bawang mean? Onion. And what about kriuuk? Crunchy. Let’s try this out.

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

A big chunk of the noodle block.

Bumbu? Seasoning powder!

Looks like a decent amount.

Liquid seasonings: seasoned oil, chili sauce and sweet soy sauce.

The seasoning oil has a nice onion aroma.

The chili sauce and sweet soy sauce.

Here’s the star of the show: the crunchy bits!

Kind of look like Rice Krispies, no? Well, they definitely end their resemblance with the visual – they’re spicy, crunchy little bits of enjoyment.

Thought I’d take a shot of them all together to really show what we have. This is a lot of extra stuff to go with a block of instant noodles; Indomie’s really quite unique in this.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added sweet onion, bell pepper, carrot, broccoli, green bean, water chestnut, baby corn, some baked chicken with Lindberg-Snider Red Baron BBQ Spice, a couple fried eggs with some Krazy Mixed Up salt, Dua Beliibis chili sauce and Urashima Sesame & Salt furikake. The noodles are trademark Indomie – nice chew and good quantity. The flavor is nice – the sweet and spicy is there as well as a nice hit of onion. The kriuuk? Well, it’s crunchy and abundant – almost too much of it! Good stuff – 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 089686059748 .

Indomie TV commercial

The Gong Ageng – turn up the bass and the volume – this is amazing!

#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.

#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!

#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

#765: Super Bihun Instant Rice Noodles Kuah

Here’s another one that was lurking in the bottom of the hamper! Been kind of wondering where it had gone – well, here it is! I must say this is my favorite logo ever – looks like a heart and a bomb, doesn’t it? Curious how this one will be. Let’s go!

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

Yeah – rice noodles. Hoping for the best here.

Here’s a dual packet – seasoning on the left and chili powder on the right.

Here’s the chili powder atop the seasoning.

Here’s a packet of seasoned oil.

Here is is, ready to go.


Finished (click image to enlarge). The noodles are extremely thin and actually really quite good – borderline mushy but not in a bad way. The broth was a little thick which was enjoyable – I could see this as a very nice winter stick to your ribsy kind of. It has a strong salt and pepper and onion taste to it I really liked. Interesting and very basic – maybe some chicken and green veggies. I like it very much – it’s genuine and good. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8994357010022 – get it here.

Gangga Island diving – looks pretty awesome

Franchising in Jakarta perhaps?

#343: Super Bihun Goreng Instant Fried Rice Noodles

This is definitely the most unique of all the packages of noodles I have ever found. Let’s get started.

Just under where it says Super, notice the little logo? It looks like a falling bomb! I don’t know what else it could be considered to be – so to start off with, that’s pretty awesome. The red banner going across exclaims “Instant Bihun Lezaaat!”  I thought this was weirdness, but I figured I’d better get digging. Google Translate says Bihun means Angerl Hair and didn’t come up with anything for lezaaat, but lezat means delicious.

Okay now in the image of the food, I gotta say that a chicken drumstick chucked in the middle of noodles is something I find most weird.

Finally, bottom right – Ekstra Minyak Bawang – translates to extra garlic oil.

These look really familiar – like the Mi Goreng by Indomie. These also come from Indonesia so I’d imagine that’s why. From right to left, garlic seasoned oil, sweet soy sauce and chili sauce.

Here’s the bomb – I mean the bumbu – I mean the sauce – I mean the powdered seasoning…

I thought a pic of the noodles would be good since they are a little interesting. Also, this is a drain thing – you drain the noodles.

After draining you put them in a bowl that has the seasonings and stir. Clockwise from top: powdered seasoning, garlic oil, sweet soy sauce and chili sauce.

Click image to enlarge. Bam. Two fried eggs, a little fried shallot and some kizami shoga – pickled ginger. This was really really good stuff! It reminded me of some of Indomie’s things – the Mi Goreng line for sure. I liked the noodles and the seasonings were very nice too. Altogether, this was a very enjoyable and satisfying breakfast. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars.

Here’s how to make it homemade!