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#1603: Salam Mie Mi Goreng Ala Jawa Dengan Sambal Cabe Asli

Got this one during my trip to Malaysia at the Chain Ferry Econsave in Butterworth, Penang. Today is March 5th, 2015 and Momofuku Ando would have been 105 years old today! It’s fascinating to me to think that I wouldn’t be doing any of this if he didn’t invent the instant noodle. Happy Birthday, Mr. Andi!  This one however is an Indonesian brand called Salam Mie. The flavor translates to original spicy sambal. Let’s have a look at this variety by Salam Mie!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block to a pot of briskly boiling water for 3 minutes. While you wait, add contents of all sachets but the fried onion one to a plate and combine. Drain noodles and combine with seasonings on the plate. Sprinkle with the onion and enjoy!

The noodle block.

A dual sachet of dry seasonings.

The dry seasoning base.

Fried onions.

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

The three together.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added kerapuk aci, hard boiled egg and shrimp with Megah Sari Original Sambal Bakso and BonCabe Level 3 chilli seasoning. The noodles are just as I expected – good gauge and chew. The flavor is really quite nice – this is the mi goreng flavor I love but with a very nice added kick thabks to the included sambal. Sweet, salty and spicy combined in a perfect trifecta. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.EAN bar code 8992731101533.

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An older video about PT. Sentrafood Indonusa – makers of Salam Mie and their parent company, Medco.

#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.

#1161: GaGa 100 Green Chilli Soto Flavour

Here’s one that was sent to me by a reader in Jakarta, Indonesia – thank you! Spicy green chilli soup – green chilli seems to be gaining popularity in Indonesia. 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.

The noodle block.

A dual packet of soup base and chilli powder.

Here’s the chilli powder atop the soup base.

Green chilli sauce on the left and seasoned oil on the right.

Has a strong green chilli scent.

Seasoned oil.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added baked chicken with panko, Lindberg-Snider Red Baron BBq Seasoning and Mexcene, Walla Walla sweet onion, hard boiled egg and red, orange and yellow bell pepper. The noodles are plump and suck up lots of the broth’s flavor. The broth has of course the green chilli element, but the base, seasoned oil’s onions and regular red chilli powder’s elements retain their character separately as well. One thing that green chilli brings is heat – and not an overwhelmingly painful heat (probably for most but not for me) but one that intermingles with the other flavors. This is excellent. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8888327831123.

Here’s an advert for another GaGa product – mie Jepeng.

#1082: Indomie Mi Instan Mi Goreng Rasa Cabe Ijo

Well folks, this has been a long time coming. Indofood tried sending some, but it got snagged in customs around Christmas 2012, and then a reader from Indonesia sent a big pack of varieties and this was in the package – which we both thought wouldn’t make it, but it arrived via seamail after a sixty-six day journey. This is going to be a neat review – it’s supposed to be ultra hot and spicy! Not only that, it’s supposed to be green! Their press release says it “draws inspirations from the traditional food of Padang that has been a popular delicacy among Indonesians.” Let’s check it out!

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

The noodle block. Did pretty well what with its long journey.

Dry seasonings.

a kind of sweet and salty taste with herbs.

Liquid seasonings.

The left packet: This stuff smells spicy – apparently it is a combination of green chilies and other things… Sounds good to me!

The right packet: Here is your standard kecap manis, otherwise known as sweet soy sauce.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added red bell pepper, beef and Vidalia sweet onion I sauteed in soy sauce and topped with a little Sambel Asli chili sauce and some green onions. The noodles are really good – and really green! Nice texture and gauge that I’ve come to expect and enjoy from this brand. Spiciness is from green chilli, and not for the faint of heart. The green chili flavor is unique and very complimentary. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 089686010718.

A neat video commemorating Indomie’s 40th Anniversary.

Re-Review: Indomie Curly Noodle With Chicken & Chilli Paddi

This is one that ended up at second place on the Top Ten Spiciest Instant Noodles Of All Time – that means its really hot! There are these tiny little peppers (chilli paddi) that are real scorchers and they’re small enough that when you happen to find one, you get quite a jolt! I reviewed this a while back this year – #732 and during the Meet The Manufacturer: Indomie special. This is one of the packs sent directly from Indofood in Indonesia – I am told they will be sending some new samples very soon! Can’t wait to try them!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sweet onions, turkey breast, two scrambled eggs and some Dua Belibis chilli sauce. Noodles are quite good – same style as the #1 from the Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time list. The flavor is nice – the noodles are coated with a slightly spicy but sweet flavor – and those little peppers pop up now and again and blow your head off – exhilarating! 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 089686040692 .

How do they make Indomie? Watch and see! I believe this is an African plant but I’m sure its not much different in Indonesia.

Dua Belibis TV commercial

#732: Meet The Manufacturer – Indomie Curly Noodle With Chicken & Chilli Paddi

Alrighty – I’m going out on a limb here, but I’m guessing this is going to be spicy stuff. Let’s find out! First off, what’s chilli paddi? Wikipedia says:

Bird’s eye chili or “Thai chili” (Thai: พริกขี้หนู, RTGS: phrik khi nu, IPA: [pʰrík kʰîː nǔː], literal: Rat dropping chili; Indonesian: Cabai rawit; Malay: Cili api or Cili padi; Tagalog: siling labuyo) is a chili pepper of the species Capsicum frutescens L. in the family Solanaceae, commonly found in Southeast Asia. It can also be found in India, in Meghalaya & in Kerela it is used in traditional dishes of the Kerala cuisine (pronounced in Malayalam as kanthari mulaguMalayalam: കാന്താരി മുളക്). This species (known as කොච්චි (kochchi) in sinhalese) is also found in rural areas of Sri Lanka, where it is used as a substitute for green chillies. It is also a main ingredient in kochchi sambal, a salad made using freshly scraped coconut ground with thai chillies and seasoned with salt and lime juice.

The term Bird’s eye chili is also used for the North American Chiltepin pepper, both due to their small round shape and because they’re widely spread by birds.

Okay – I’ve had hot sauce with these in it before – aye yay yay! Very hot. Let’s go for it!

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

I really like the ‘special’ noodles – they’re a bit flatter than the usual.

Not many packets in this one – here’s the liquid seasoning…

There’s quite a bit of the stuff, too.

Here’s the veggie packet – very full!

See that red thing? Yep – that’s the chilli pepper!

Finished (click image to enlarge). I added a bit of the veggies we got from the local produce stand which my wife turned into a stir fry mix for me (thanks again, honey!), a half of a lime, a fried egg that I did up in a star-shaped cookie cutter with some Huy Fong Sriracha and a little Krazy Mixed Up Salt on top. Oh – and a bit of kizami shoga (pickled ginger) and beef. So what was the first thing I did? Yeah – I put that chilli pepper in my mouth. Oh man that’s some serious heat! That sucker means business!  Only one of them though – although one’s enough for me – the heat lasted during the whole meal! The noodles were great and the flavor was sweet and spicy. This was good stuff! I can’t imagine if I hadn’t pulled that little pepper out and had found it at a random point. Good stuff – 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 089686040692 .

A Bird’s Eye chilli pepper eating competition – oy!

Tourism video