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#1214: Eat & Go Rendang Beef Flavour Fried Instant Noodle

Here’s another from my friend in Jakarta, Indonesia – thanks! I’ve got high hopes for this one. Why? Well, the Spicy Chicken version placed on my Top Ten Instant Noodle Cups of 2013. Also, Indomie’s Rendang placed in the Top Ten Instant Noodles of 2013 list. I guess we’ll see how this does! Let’s check it out!

Here are the side panels (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat-free but check for yourself. Take out the sachets and fork, add enough boiling water to cover the noodles and let sit for 3 minutes. Drain off the water, then add the sachet contents, stir and you’re done.

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

An included fork!

The noodle block.

A dual sachet: seasoning base and chili powder.

The chilli powder atop the seasoning base in the lower left.

Garnish sachet – fried onion and… dumpling? Interesting!

Tried one of the dumpling pieces – crunchy like a wonton.

Triple sachet of liquid ingredients: seasoned oil, chili sauce and sweet soy sauce.

Chilli sauce top left, sweet soy sauce top right and the seasoned oil throughout.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added lime, hard boiled egg, sweet onion and beef. The noodles come out nice after steeping. They have a standard gauge and good cgewiness. The flavor is great – sweet. spicy and beefy! Excellent stuff – and if it wasn’t good enough already, the garnish adds a really good finish to things. This was a real treat to enjoy. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 8992388133178.

Indonesian Top 20 music.

#785: Sarimi Isi 2 Rasa Soto

Here’s another one sent by my friend in Indonesia! Soto I’ve had before has had a very nice lime flavor to it I very much enjoyed. Curious if this one will be the same. Let’s see!

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

A piece of the noodle block.

Dry seasonings: base on the left and chili powder on the right.

Base with chili powder atop.

Seasoned oil.

Dark and a little murky!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added a hard-boiled egg, some veggies, some roasted chicken, a little Ajishima Kimchi furikake, some kizami shoga (pickled ginger), some Melinda’s Garlic Habanero hot sauce and a pinch of Krazy Mixed Up Salt. Okay so the noodles were a little banged up during the voyage from Indonesia, but they’re still pretty good – Fluffy noodles. The broth has that nice salty and tasty lime taste that I’ve found in other Soto varieties. Good stuff! 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 089686017717 .

<iframe width=”420″ height=”315″ src=”http://www.youtube.com/embed/NfYWdpbNEn8″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen>A Sarimi TV commercial

This looks amazing

Thanksgiving 2011: Re-Review of Indomie Special Fried Curly Noodles Special Quality Instant Noodles

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Before I start the re-review, I just want to say happy Thanksgiving to all – it’s been a great year for me and I’ve got so much to be thankful for. My health, my job, my son and my wife. I also would like to say thanks for all the great fans and contributors to the site – whether by donations or comments, you help make this site thrive.

Today, I thought I’d re-review my favorite instant noodles ever. I have two packs that Greg B. from Florida sent me and I’m going to make them both! I’m going all-out with all the additions too! I know I’ll be having some awesome turkey and trimmings over at my wife’s aunt and uncle’s later, but for now, may I present noodle perfection.

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

Let’s start with a look at the noodles. They are a little broad and flat and so enjoyable.

Here’s four of the five packets – from the left to right, we start with the dehydrated vegetable. Next, the dry powder seasoning. After that in the clear packet we have seasoned oil. Finally, some sweet soy sauce which in Indonesia is referred to as kecap manis.

Here’s everything but the vegetables in this shot. Might not look too appetizing but trust me, this is absolutely delectable once combined with everything else!

Here is the vegetable packets’ contents. You’ve got carrot, onion and surprising to me, TVP (textured vegetable protein) – fake meat!

Here’s a packet all on its own – its got chili powder in it.

Click image to enlarge. Here’s the finished product with everything added. What do we have here? Well, I start with a pair of fried eggs with soft yolks. Then a little pickled ginger – it has a nice fresh and tangy crunch. I  tossed in a little turkey lunch meat with a couple pinches of pepper on the right and some fried shallot next to the eggs. Atop the eggs I used some Huy Fong Sriracha hot sauce and a little Krazy Mixed Up Salt all around.

This was absolutely wonderful stuff. The flavors all come together in a bowl of complete awesomeness. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. My all time favorite! I can’t recommend it any higher. You can get the close relative of this variety, the grilled chicken version here. Instead of a chili powder packet it sports a packet you add a little liquid too and adds a nice tasty bit of broth. This is great since you can break the soft yolk first and pour the liquid over it, making a rich and hearty broth. Damn good stuff!

A rather long Indomie commercial. Lebaran is an Islamic holiday – read about it here. Indomie is to Indonesia as Coca Cola is to the United States; they’re a household name.

Another Indomie commercial

#105: Indomie Mie Keriting Goreng Spesial Special Fried Curly Noodles

So here she is. Ultra tasty and ready for preparation. There is only one slightly better and its about the same but has a soup base packet inside which goes great with it.

Okay so looking pretty decent here – and reasonably good amounts of each.

Oil, one called sambal, but I suspect it is Manis Pedas and the third is sweet soy sauce, kecap manis.

The bowl is prepared. These noodles must be drained unless you want to be disgusted.

Here they are drained and just sitting there ready to mow down. Made this for a huge breakfast – there’s two packages just so you know. At this point, 5 out of 5 stars without hesitation.

Ah but throw on some eggs, some pickled ginger and some fried shallots and it’s even better. I know 5 stars is as high as it goes, but I will have to admit this is really just about my favorite. Like I mentioned at the beginning of the review, there’s another variety that comes with a packet that you add about 1/4 cup of water to and add. This goes well with the eggs – split the yolks if theyre runny and pour the soup base over it. Gloppy and glorious. Get it here.