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#1191: GaGa Seribu 1000 Goreng Spesial

Here’s another from my friend in Indonesia – thank you! When I translate ‘seribu,’ it says ‘thousand.’ This may be a reference to the Thousand Islands – here’s a Wikipedia excerpt:

The Thousand Islands (Indonesian: Kepulauan Seribu) are a chain of islands to the north of Jakarta’s coast. It forms the only regency of Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia. It consists of a string of 110 islands[1] stretching 45 km north into the Java Sea.

A decree[2] states that 36 islands may be used for recreation. Of these 36 islands, only 13 islands are fully developed: 11 islands are homes to resorts and two islands are historic parks. Twenty-three islands are privately owned and are not open to the public.[3] The rest of the islands are either uninhabited or support a fishing village.[3]

Let’s have a look.

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

Part of the noodle block.

The dry seasoning sachet.

A fine powder.

The liquid sachet.

Oil and sweet soy sauce, known a kecap manis.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sauteed sweet onion, red, orange and yellow bell peppers, beef and a fried egg. The noodles are pretty average – although they have just the slightest extra girth and a slightly firmer chew,. The flavoring is excellent – the sweetness of the soy sauce, a nice peppery flavor, and an all around coating that really is enjoyable. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8888327831949.

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A documentary about climate change and how it aggects Jakarta, Indonesia.

#1173: Pop Bihun Spesial Goreng Spesial

Here’s another one my friend from Indonesia sent me – thanks! This is a departure from the norm for me – very rarely have I had Indonesian varieties of rice noodles. I think I’ve had them maybe thrice before. This one’s by the Indofoods people – makers of Indomie Mi Goreng. Let’s see how it translates to a rice noodle variety!

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

A very dense, tight block of thin rice noodles.

The dry ingredient sachet. Fried onion on the left and seasoning base on the right.

Powder seasoning.

Some fried onion.

The liquid sachet. Chili sauce on the left and sweet soy sauce with oil on the right.

Here’s the chili sauce and the soy sauce and oil.


Finished (click image to enlarge). Added Sauteed Walla Walla sweet onion, Fresno peppers, shrimp, baked chicken with garlic salt and a fried egg. The noodles are thin and chewy. They tend to clump together.and don’t want to separate. The flavor is excellent – a nice sweet and spicy thing going on, and the added little crunch of the fried onion is really nice. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 089686038613.

Here’s a TV ad for Pop Bihun.