Here’s one that Kamran from Ramen Regret Rater sent over from Australia – thanks again! He got this one on a recent trip to Bali. It’s crazy – everything is so far away from here but all sorts of awesome places are just a quick hop from Australia.
So this look interesting. I mean, it looks to be a spicy mee goreng, but ramen. I guess the only way to know what’s going on here is to give it a taste. Let’s get it going!
Nissin Gekikara Ramen Extra Hot Ramen Goreng – Indonesia
Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Says it contains ‘natural identical shrimp flavor’ which kind of screams that it has shrimp in it but really unsure with that wording. To prepare, add noodles and dried vegetables to 500ml boiling water and cook 3 minutes. Drain. add in other sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!
A really wide dual sachet.
The seasoning base.
A liquid sachet.
Seasoned oil and sweet soy sauce.
The vegetables sachet.
Carroty, leek, mushroom and chilli.
Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles were soft and a little sloppy – really good! There was a lot of heat for sure and a touch of sweetness. I really enjoyed the strong paprika hit from the ground pepper mix. The vegetable bits hydrated very nicely. This was not at all what I expected; it looked like it’d be seafood or more mee goreng. It ended up being quite unique and tasty! 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8992718853530.
This is one that Kamran R. of Ramen Regret Rater sent me from Australia – thanks! I believe this is the first variety I will review from Nissin Indonesia. Looks like it will be spicy – rasa pedas means ‘spicy flavor,’ and it has a big angry pepper in the picture on the front of the package. Indeed, Indonesia has a lot of spicy instant noodles on the market – and for the most part I’ve enjoyed them very much.
Let’s crack this one open and see if the fire within curls our toes.
Nissin Mi Instan Gekikara Ramen Rasa Pedas – Indonesia
Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block and vegetable sachet to 500ml boiling water (what’s odd is that the non-English instructions mention using 550ml – but 500 sounds logical so I’ll go with that). Cook for 3 minutes. Add in powder base sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!
The noodle block.
The soup base sachet/.
a light powder.
The vegetables sachet.
A nice little mixture.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added baked chicken, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and coriander. I was thoroughly impressed with the thickness of these noodles. Indeed, I don’t believe I’ve seen them like this from Nissin in the past and really liked them. The broth did have a strong spiciness, but not enough to keep me away. However the saltiness was a little much – I don’t know if using the non-English instructions that mention using 50ml more water would have made much difference though. The included vegetables hydrated quite well and were of decent quality. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8992718853158.
Here’s another one sent to me by Annie T. over at MyKuali – thanks again! As I’ve said before, I love curry. There are so many different curries out there – sweet, spicy, slightly bland. Pastes, powders, sauces… It’s pretty enjoyable! I’ve been really enjoying reviewing curries from this region – Malaysia and Singapore – wonderful places that make some awesome curry instants! This one purports to be ‘xtra pedas’ which translates to extra hot. Let’s see if this stuff is really spicy or not.
Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains fish. To prepare, cook noodles for 2 minutes in 350ml of boiling water. Add contents of curry sachet and stir. Ingest accordingly!
Here’s the noodle block.
A single curry sachet? Yes – only one.
Wow – this is some colorful stuff. It’s got a really awesome odor as well! Smells like curry!
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added shrimp, sweet onion and corn. The noodles are good – plump with a nice chewiness. The broth is very spicy and hot – not for the faint of heat! It has a good curry flavor to it. If you like spicy curry, check this one out. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 9555022301358.
Wow – yeah this is a pretty rad commercial for Mamee.