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Re-Review: Meet The Manufacturer: Eat & Go Rendang Beef Flavor Fried Instant Noodle

As I said in the last post, today is the anniversary of the first time my wife and I spoke to eachother, four years ago. More on that in the video at the bottom. I had the fortune to be able to try real rendang yesterday! They make it at Waroeng Jajanan! I’ll do a special post about it soon! This one was really good last time – let’s revisit it!

The side panels (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, fill to line with boiling water and let steep for 3 minutes. In a separate bowl, put the sachet contents, minus the fried wonton and fried onion. Drain. Add to bowl and stir and garnish with the onion and wonton.

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

Included fork!

The noodle block.

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

Chilli powder atop the seasoning powder.

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

A sweet, salty and spicy melange.

The garnish sachet.

Fried wonton (pangsit goreng) and fried onion (bawang goreng).

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added kerapuk aci from Waroeng Jajanan, sauteed beef with garlic salt and some Dua Belibus chilli sauce. The noodles have a good gauge and chewiness. The flavor is really good – sweet, salty and spicy. The garnish is great too – crisp and flavorful. Everything comes together very well – excellent! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 8992388133178.

After one of the worst years of my life, 2009 ended on a really positive note as I met my future wife in person at Oakland airport down in California. I will never look at New Year’s Eve the same ever again!

#1261: Meet The Manufacturer: Eat & Go Rasa Baso Sapi Meat Ball Mi Instan Cup

I wanted to do something special with this one. Recently, I visited Waroeng Jajanan, an Indonesian grocery nearby. As it turns out, they make Indonesian style meatballs! I didn’t want to make this without sampling them, so this is a really exciting one for me! Honestly, I’ve never had Indonesian food other than instant noodles before! Let’s check it out!

The side panels (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add all sachet contents except the tofu chips to the cup and add boiling water to the fill line. Steep for three minutes, stir and add tofu chips on top.

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

An included fork!

The noodle block.

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

Chilli powder atop the soup base.

The vegetable sachet.

A nice quantity.

Seasoned oil sachet.

Has an onion scent.

The garnish sachet.

Tofu chips!

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added greens and a large meatball from Waroeng Jajanan and some hard boiled egg. The noodles were as good as usual – nice gauge and texture. The broth was a nice meaty flavor and had a decent heartiness. The tofu chips were a nice addition (not pictured as I forgot to add them in in this shot). 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.

By the way – the big meatball from Waroeng Jajanan was absolutely delectable! I wish I would’ve gotten a picture of what was inside this amazing thing – a perfectly cooked hard boiled egg with a soft yolk! Thank you! Wonderful! 5.0 out of 5.0 for their food! I’ll be doing a review of something else I got from there today after the Meet The Manufacturer is over. UPC bar code 8992388112807.

I thought the computer voice on this was a little odd!

#1259: Meet The Manufacturer: Eat & Go Chicken Onion Mi Instan Cup

It should be pretty obvious: I like onions. I use them in pretty much every meal I make. Chicken and eggs are quite enjoyable too. Let’s check this one out.

The side panels (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add all the sachets to the cup except the tofu chips. Add boiling water to the outer line and re-cover for 3 minutes. Stir and garnish with tofu chips.

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

Included fork!

The noodle block.

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

The chilli powder atop the soup base.

A seasoned oil sachet.

Smells of onion.

A vegetable sachet.

Says its TVP (textured vegetable protein), carrot, ‘green vegetable,’ and leek.

The garnish sachet.

Little crunchy bits of tofu.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sauteed chicken and sweet onion seasoned with garlic salt and BonCabe chilli seasoning, Dua Belibus and hard boiled egg. The noodles were consistent in quality with the other Eat & Go cups. Good chew and quality. They have a just slightly narrower gauge than baseline packaged instants. The broth was much lighter than other varieties I’ve tried. It wasn’t spicy but had a nice chicken and onion flavor. The tofu chips added a nice little extra, and the vegetables were very good. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8992388112784.

Indonesian street food looks like quite an adventure – so many varieties with so many great flavors!

#1256: Meet The Manufacturer: Eat & Go Curry Chicken Mi Instan Cup

To begin this Meet The Manufacturer, I decided that curry chicken flavor sounded good today. One thing I’m a big fan of is curry; from India, Britain, Thailand, Japan and of course Indonesia. In the past, I’ve been pretty amazed at everything that they put inside these Eat 7 Go cups. Let’s see what awaits within!

Here are the side panels (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat-free, but check for yourself. To prepare, put all the contents of the seasoning sachets except the tofu chips in the bowl and add boiling water to the line. Let steep covered for 3 minutes. Uncover and stir. Sprinkly tofu chips on top and you’re done.

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

An included fork!

The noodle block.

A dual seasoning sachet: seasoning base on the left and chilli powder on the right.

Has a nice, warm curry scent.

The oil sachet.

Has a sweet scent.

The vegetable sachet.

A decent amount of veggies.

The garnish sachet.

Tofu chips.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added chicken baked with BonCabe 10 star seasoning I got at Waroeng Jajanan, hard boiled egg with ABC Chilli Sauce and lime. UPC The noodles are thin and of good quality, especially for a cup. The broth has a very nice curry chicken flavor with deep flavor. The vegetable mix was very good quality as well as rather plentiful. The tofu chips add a nice little finish to the bowl. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. bar code 8992388112791.

ABC make all sorts of sauces in Indonesia, most notably kecap manis (sweet soy sauce).

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodle Cups Of All Time 2013 Edition

Cups were the second instant noodle innovation that really took the world by storm. Nissin founder Momofuku Ando of Japan decided that a cup would be a really handy way to have instant noodles on the go. His creation came to the market in 1971. Forty-two years later, the instant noodle landscape is filled with many different cup designs and contents – some all inclusive only needing hot water,m and some requiring a little more with packets – and some even with forks! Of all the varieties I’ve tried to date, here are my favorite ten.

#10: Pot Noodle Bombay Bad Boy Flavour – United Kingdom

Pot Noodle is a UK company whose plastic cups are things of legend. Their myriad of interesting flavors are always fascinating, with such greats as Sticky Rib, Jamaican Jerk and now Piri Piri. Bombay Bad boy has a nice spiciness to it from a little supplied packet. These don’t have so much of a broth, but more of a sauce or gravy. Original review here

#9: Nissin Cup Noodle Seafood Curry – Hong Kong

Since 1971, Nissin Cup Noodle has been synonymous with… Well, noodles in a cup! The noodles come out just perfectly in these. Not only that, there are copious amounts of veggies and seafood. Then there’s the flavor – a really nice Japanese curry with seafood notes – great stuff! Original review here

#8: Paldo Gomtang – South Korea

Gomtang (pronouced gohm-tahng) is a traditional South Korean soup made with brisket or oxtail. It has a rich, hearty taste that will warm your bones on a wintry day. This one has such a warm and creamy flavor and the noodles are nice and full in the ramyun style. Original review here

#7: Eat & Go    Spicy Chicken Mi Instan Cup – Indonesia

I only just had this one recently and was immediately enthralled. Contains five different seasoning packets which provide chili powder, veggies, seasoned oil and even a packet of tofu chips! Plus, you get a fork. Pure deliciousness! Original review here

#6: Ottogi Bekse Curry Myon Cup – South Korea

This little cup has some wonderful attributes. The seasoning and noodles end up nicely – the broth is thick and has a strong curry flavor and a nice spiciness. What was also very memorable was that there were potatoes in there – the only time I’ve seen potatoes in an instant noodle. A true friend for the curry fanatic! Original review here

#5: Paldo Kokomen Spicy Chicken Cup – South Korea

This is the third list this year that Paldo Kokomen has appeared on. The broth has such a great melding of the heat of jalapeno pepper and the flavor of chicken. The noodles are very good and the bits of chicken and vegetables are top notch. Original review here

#4: Seven & I Shoyu Noodle – Japan

Yes – they have 7-11 convenience store in Japan! With a great flavor and lots of vegetables and seafood, this is really a memorable cup. Strong soy sauce flavor and perfectly hydrated bits and noodles make this an all time favorite of mine. Original review here

#3: Nongshim Shin Ramyun Black Spicy Beef Cup – South Korea

First, Nongshim made Shin Ramyun which is still incredibly popular. Then they upgraded and came out with Shin Ramyun Black. Finally, Shin Black has made it into a cup – and it’s really good! Rich beef flavor and real beef along with thick ramyun noodles. Premium stuff! NOTE: Previously, this was marked as being from the United States. This one shown here was in fact manufactured in South Korea. I will be reviewing the one made in the United States at Nongshim America soon.  Original review here

#2: Nissin GooTa Demi Hamburg-Men – Japan

Another fairly recent discovery. GooTa is a high end offering from Nissin with premium ingredients. Excellent noodles, a beef and tomato inspired broth, veggies like corn and then the topper – a dehydrated hamburger patty. No joke! What’s better than the novelty of the hamburger is that it works so well with the noodles and broth. Wow. Original review here

#1: Indomie Mi Goreng Instant Cup Noodles – Indonesia

Indomie’s Mi Goreng was a variety I was enjoying long before becoming The Ramen Rater. Quality noodles coated in a spicy and sweet combination of flavors that never get old. The way you do it is you add the boiling water, steep for a few minutes, then use the supplied plastic lid which has holes to drain it. Just like the pack version, it comes with all of the standard flavor packets you’re used to and comes out just right. Original review here

#1101: Eat & Go Spicy Chicken Mi Instan Cup

Here’s another one a fan shipped me from Indonesia. Never tried this variety before – very few Indonesian cups that I’ve tried. Let’s check it out!

Side panels (click image to enlarge).

Includes a folding fork!

This one got a little beat up during the journey.

The dry seasoning packets.

Seasoning powder with chili powder on top.

A garnish packet.

Tofu chips! Haven’t seen these before…

The solid ingredients.

Looks like veggies, pepper bits and maybe some texture vegetable protein bits.

An oil packet.

Maybe a chili oil?

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added a fried egg, green onions, Sambel Asli chili sauce and some lime. The noodles are pretty good – they have a bit of crumble but are pretty decent for a cup. The flavor is awesome – citrus, spicy, and then the extras like the tofu bits are really excellent touches. This is quite a spectacle to behold from a cup! 4.25 out of 5.0 stars.

Looks like a job fair for Eat & Go