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#3298: INA Pan Mee Goreng Dried Curry Flavour – Malaysia

#3298: INA Pan Mee Goreng Dried Curry Flavour - Malaysia

I haven’t done a mee goreng variety in some time – at least it seems like it. This one sounds really good – I love curry and mee goreng as well so this should be good. Found this one in a shop at Lansdowne Centre up in Richmond, BC. Let’s get started!

INA Pan Mee Goreng Dried Curry Flavour – Malaysia

#3298: INA Pan Mee Goreng Dried Curry Flavour - Malaysia

Detail of the outer packaging (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil noodles 5 minutes and drain. Add sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

A dry sachet.

A wet seasoning.

Guessing sweet soy sauce.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, coriander, baked chicken with NuTek Salt For Life, tofu puff, fried onion. Noodles came out superbly – just perfect. Flavor is a spicy and sweet curry I could eat on that famous lonely deserted island for quite a while. Impressed. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 9555123500735.

#3286: INA Pan Mee Perisa Sup Laksa Nyonya Melaka - Malaysia

INA Pan Mee Malacca Nyonya Laksa Soup

Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

#1694: MAMA Instant Rice Vermicelli Bihun Goreng Original Flavor

I’m sure many of you are familiar with Mi Goreng. For those of you who aren’t, Mi Goreng translates to ‘fried noodle.’ Mi Goreng basically are noodles that are cooked, drained, dropped in a wok or skillet, and fried with different seasonings and ingredients. Now Bihun Goreng is a little different. Instead of a wheat noodle, rice vermicelli is used the same kind of way. Rice vermicelli are very thin rice noodles. Instead of broth, these are broth free. They’re kind of distant cousins of yakisoba, yakiudon and chow mein. Let’s check out this Bihun Goreng from MAMA of Thailand!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, put noodle block into a bowl and cover with boiling water for 3 minutes. Drain. Add in sachet contents and combine well. Enjoy!

The rice vermicelli block.

The dry seasoning.

Has a kind of salty and sweet scent.

An oil sachet.

Definitely smell some garlic!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added spring onion, shrimp and white onion with some Healthy Boy brand soy sauce, hard boiled egg with Nguang Soon Dried Chilli Powder and some coriander. The noodles hydrated very nicely during the steeping process. Not too dry and had a substantial chew to them. I also would recommend using some kitchen scissors on them to do a couple cuts to make the length a little shorter – a trick I picked up from the first time I tried South Korean potato noodles. . The have a very nice flavor – sweet, salty and spicy. The spiciness definitely builds to a really exuberant crescendo! Great flavor and texture! 4.75 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8851876000234.

Interested in using some rice vermicelli? It’s much lower in fat and sodium than tradition fried instant noodles and works well in many recipes! Instant Rice Vermicelli Noodles (Pack of 3)

A really great recipe to try out with MAMA rice vermicelli!

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Spiciest Instant Noodles Of All Time 2014 Edition

THE TOP TEN SPICIEST INSTANT NOODLES OF 2015 HAS BEEN RELEASED, REPLACING THIS LIST – SEE IT HERE

If you like it hot, you’re in for a real treat here. These are the spiciest instant noodles you can get that I’ve reviewed from my 1,446 reviews thus far. If you can’t handle spicy foods, these definitely aren’t for you – these are serious! Many of these were so hot, I couldn’t finish the bowl – and I can handle a decent amount of heat! I used to review hot sauces! Anyways, Hope everyone is having a great summer and here are the spiciest instant noodles of all time for 2014!

#10: Nongshim Harmony Korean Spicy Noodle Dish With Chipotle – United States

This unique instant is very new and quite spicy. What’s interesting about is that you can serve it hot or cold, but the spiciness is going to bite you either way! This is the only variety I’ve found featuring chipotle pepper heat. Original review

#9: Mamee Mi Segera SLLRRRP! Perencah Kari Xtra Pedas – Malaysia

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. By the way, Kari Xtra Pedas means extra hot curry if you couldn’t figure that out! Original review

#8: Maggi Extra Spicy Curry Instant Noodles – Singapore

2014_8_4_tts_008Maggi 2 Minute Curry is a nice instant with a little bit of heat, and with the demand for more hotness, they made this new variety. Extra Spicy Curry has a really great flavor to it and a heat that will definitely challenge many. Original review

#7: MyKuali Penang White Curry Noodle – Malaysia

2014_8_4_tts_007When MyKuali’s White Curry Noodle hit this list last year, there was a bit of a craze for it in Malaysia! People really wanted to give it a try. Not only is it retaining it’s spot this year on the spicy list, but it is the reigning number one on The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time 2014 list. If you can, you have got to try this spicy marvel! Original review

#6: Indomie Curly Noodle With Chicken & Chilli Paddi – Indonesia

This one’s a lot of fun; kind of like Russian roulette on a plate! You’re eating your noodles and all of a sudden wham! There’s usually a couple of these little chillies in there and they pack an extreme punch. You’ll definitely know it when you find it! Original review

#5: emart Dare You! Habanero Jjamppong – South Korea

Extreme heat is paired with nice bit of seafood broth and lots of bits of seafood. All the fire and flavor melded together with thick ramyun noodles make it hot as well as delicious. This one comes in at 1,960 SHU (Scoville Heat Units). Original review

#4: Paldo Teumsae Ramyun – South Korea

On the list for three years now! Another South Korean ramyun with serious kick to it. This isn’t to be trifled with!  Teumsae has restaurants in South Korea which serve up some seriously spicy fare. I really like the text underneath the word Teumsae which reads, ‘Flavor. Culture. Human’ Original review

#3: Samyang Foods Buldalk Bokkeummyeon – South Korea

I would say that I’ve seen dozens of videos of YouTube showing people competitively eating this one. This stuff is extremely hot. Another brothless variety and it really packs a punch as well as has a nice taste to it. Thick ramyun noodles round everything out nicely and will transmit the spicy sauce to your tongue. Original review

#2: Paldo Bulnak Bokkummyun Spicy Fried Octopus Ramyun – South Korea

See that little octopus on the package with the smile on his face? He’s laughing. Laughing as he watches you sweat as you eat this ultra spicy ramyun! I’m not kidding this one was over the top spicy! Bring a fire extinguisher. Original review

#1: emart Dare You! Habanero Ramyun – South Korea

For the third year running, this stuff tops the list. See the little guy in the top right? Yeah – it’s not one to underestimate; this is violently hot. The broth just keeps delivering the heat and it’s just insane. Try licking a lit candle – I swear this stuff is hotter! Original review

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Indonesian Instant Noodles Of All Time 2013 Edition

When I was very young, I first discovered a satay variety of Indonesian mi goreng and loved it. I would go on special trips to Seattle just to get tons of it! The many seasoning sachets, oils, and the exotic flavors – it was great! I have been very fortunate to be able to try many, many more varieties of Indonesia instant noodles. I think what makes them distinctly different from others in the world are the use of sweetness and spiciness. These flavors balance so well in mi goreng. Then there’s flavors like lime, hot chillies and the crunch of fried onion. Reviewing such exotic varieties are what makes being The Ramen Rater so enjoyable! With that, I proudly present The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Indonesian Instant Noodles Of All Time 2013 edition!!!!!

#10: Mie Sedaap Mi Goreng Perisa Asli

This one came with quite a few fried onions. Fried onions are wonderful things, especially on mi goreng! The good crunch paired with the sweet and spicy flavors is very good. Original review here

#9: Sarimi Isi 2 Mi Goreng Rasa Ayam Kecap

‘Isi 2’ means ‘for two.’ What I liked about this one was its quantity and balance of heat, sweet soy and a nice chicken flavored sauce. Original review here

#8: Eat & Go Spicy Chicken Mi Instan Cup

This one really took me by surprise. It comes in a small package but has all the accoutrements you would expect in a pack version as well as a fork! The flavor was nice and frisky with the spiciness and it didn’t stop there. Very well done. Original review here

#7: Healtimie Green Barley Noodle Milk Chicken Soup

I’ll be honest – I haven’t had great luck enjoying green noodles in the past! With every rule however, there’s an exception. The slightly wider and flat noodles had a great texture and flavor. The broth was very enjoyable and hearty. Original review here

#6: ABC Selera Pedas Mi Rebus Hot Gulai Chicken Flavour

Curry as well as coconut flavors impressed me here. The noodles had a nice quality and a satisfying texture. A very well-rounded bowl of noodles! Original review here

#5: SuperMi Gobang Goreng Rasa Ayam Bawang

The flavor is great – definitely has an onion chicken flavor and also a lot of sweetness, no doubt from the sweet soy sauce. The chili sauce that came with it also supplies a nice amount of heat. There’s a ton of fried onion to add on top at the end for a nice crunch. Original review here

#4: Indomie Mi Instan Mi Goreng Jumbo

Here it is. How could a top list of Indonesian instants be complete without Indomie Mi Goreng? I went with the Jumbo as you really can’t have too much of a good thing. Good noodles, sweet and spicy – this is great stuff! Original review here

#3: Indomie Mi Goreng Rendang

In a CNN International survey, rendang was voted top. The noodles are chewy enough without being too chewy. The flavor is excellent – like a hot curry beef taste that works so well. I love it. Original review here

#2: . Indomie Mi Instan Mi Goreng Rasa Ayam Panggang Jumbo

Here we go – now this is something really good! A nice big pack of noodles! Great flavors that balance so well with great noodles. Seriously good! Original review here

#1: Indomie Mi Keriting Goreng Spesial

Of all the questions I’ve received as The Ramen Rater, people have asked where they can get the version of this sold in the USA more than anything else. Unfortunately, it’s not sold here anymore – the folks in Indonesia are quite lucky! The noodles in this one are very nice – flat and a little broader than the others in this list and with an excellent flavor. If on a desert island and only able to pick one variety to have with me, this one would come to mind. Original review here

Well, there you go! Thanks to everyone who has sent samples and donations for me to try from Indonesia! It sure looks like there a many I have yet to sample which makes me quite happy! I can’t get enough of the Indonesian varieties and hope to review more soon.

#1126: GaGa Mie Gepeng Goreng Rasa Ayam Lada Hitam

In the last day, lots of people have been coming to The Ramen Rater from Indonesia! One person who commented via the facebook page said”you should try this one fried noddle, it has black pepper flavour. will not disappoint you :)” (for those wondering, this is friend black pepper chicken flavor noodles).  I looked through the box of varieties my friend in Jakarta sent me and lo and behold, I had it in there! Thank you very much! Let’s check this one out!

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

These noodles are a little wider than most I’ve seen from Indonesia.

The dry powder packets. Chili powder on the left, seasoning base on the right.

Here you see the red chili powder atop the seasoning base.

The liquid ingredients packet.

Shallot oil and sweet soy sauce.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added fried egg, Vidalia sweet onion, red bell pepper and sauteed beef. The noodles are flatter and broader than most Indonesian varieties. They have a nice chew and texture. The flavor is great – a strong black pepper component along with a sweet and salty chicken and sweet soy flavor. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8888327831871.

Here’s a Mie Jepeng TV spot.

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

#895: SuperMi Sedaaap Mi Goreng & Citrojugo Lime Juice Review

Here’s one of the last couple from my friend in Jakarta, Indonesia – thanks again – mailed off your sticker yesterday! Mi Goreng – always a tasty treat! Today, I’m doing things a little differently. Not only am I reviewing these noodles but…

A few weeks ago, I received an email from a representative of Citrojugo. They make lime juice – in fact, they make a lot of lime juice! They wanted to know if I would be interested in purchasing some of their lime juiced for use with my products. I let them know I don’t make anything, I just review, but I would be happy to review their lime juice, not that I’m a lime juice expert or anything. Here’s what they sent – almost a liter of thick, cloudy lime juice concentrate. This stuff is potent! Decided to marinate a chicken breast with it, some chicken broth and Cavendar’s Greek seasoning. We’ll see how it came out further down.

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

Part of the noodle block.

Here we have the crispy fried onion garnish and powder seasoning.

Crunchy stuff!

Powder seasoning.

Liquid seasonings: chili sauce and sweet soy sauce/oil mixture.

Lots of it.

I put the chicken breast in the over in a 8×8 dish with the Citrojugo lime juice, chicken broth and seasoning, covered and baked for 50 minutes. Looks pretty good to me!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added yellow onions, green bell pepper, broccoli, hard boiled egg with Krazy Mixed Up Salt, Dua Belibis chili sauce, kizami shoga (pickled ginger) and some baked chicken marinated in Citrojugo lime juice concentrate with a little Cavender’s Greek Seasoning. The noodles are great – not too chewy, not at all soggy. The flavor of the powder and liquid give it a sweet and spicy taste that can only be described as Mi Goreng – wonderful! The crunchy fried onions are an absolute treat. These are great 5.0/5.0 stars noodles. As for the lime juice, I can’t say that I’m any form of authority on lime juice, but its really good with the chicken! I has a crisp and tasty acidity that makes the chicken taste great! Best concentrated lime juice I’ve ever had the fortune to sample. Special thanks to Jazmin at Citrojugo! UPC bar code 089686915709 .

Wow I wish they sold this stuff here! Really wish I had a SuperMi bowl and apron for when I’m making it too!

Happy Eid al-Adha! Here’s a Wikipedia link for those not familiar with this holiday.

#882: SuperMi Gobang Goreng Rasa Ayam Bawang

Here’s one of the last couple of packs sent by my friend from Jakarta, Indonesia. Thanks again – these have been a real treat to review! This one’s one of SuperMi’s well-know fusions. Goreng and Ayam Bawang; a sdry noodle with a flavor of a soup noodle! Pretty cool. Ready to eat!

The back of the package (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

Lots of dry seasonings and garnish!

Here’s the powder base.

Fried onions go on top at the end.

Looks like chili sauce and a packet with sweet soy sauce and a lot of oil.

There’s a lot of it.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added onion, bell pepper and broccoli, a little turkey lunch meat, a couple fried eggs with Krazy Mixed Up Salt and some Dua Belibis Indonesian chili sauce. Noodles are decent – good chew and quantity. The flavor is great – definitely has an onion chicken flavor and also a lot of sweetness, no doubt from the sweet soy sauce. The chili sauce that came with it also supplies a nice amount of heat. There’s a ton of fried onion to add on top at the end for a nice crunch – I think I definitely like these better than the Indomie Kriuuk – the Kriuuk bits are a little harder to crunch and too many of them. This is a great example of wonderful instant mi goreng from Indonesia – 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 089686014945

SuperMi GoBang commercial.

Equator: This is part 2 of a three part BBC documentary series. A lot of it deals with Indonesia.

#863: Indomie Mi Keriting Goreng Spesial (Special Fried Curly Noodles)

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Here’s something special! This is the version of the special fried curly noodles that they get in Indonesia! What’s funny is that it looks like the date on the front is today! The special fried curly noodles we get here in the US from Indomie tops my Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time list. Let’s give these a try.

Here’s the back of the packaging. Click to enlarge.

Otis the Pug looks on.

Then he ponders the Star Trek episode we watched  last night in which Mr. Spock says ‘logic is a wreath of pretty flowers that smell bad.’

The noodle block.

On the left are the dehydrated veggies and on the right is the seasoning powder.

From the back of the packaging, I think the round slices are pieces of chicken ball.

Here’s the seasoning powder.

The liquid packets: seasoned oil, chili sauce and sweet soy sauce.

Here’s the seasoned oil…

Here’s the sweet soy sauce and chili sauce.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added onion, Fresno chili peppers, kizami shoga (pickled ginger), two fried eggs with Krazy Mixed Up Salt and some Dua Belibis chili sauce. The noodles and broad and flat – deiniftely different than the usual Indomie noodles. The flavor is spicy and sweet and wonderful. This is much like the one we get here, but with a little nicer veggies. Perfect. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. I have heard that they may be getting rid of the Special Curly or the Special Grilled Chicken flavors soon. hope not! UPC bar code 089686040647 – the one I reviewed here was sent to me special by Indomie from Jakarta, Indonesia. You can get the export version, thought it is tough to find – here.

Hey you Luxembourgers! Indomie’s coming your way soon!

So Nigeria’s film industry (Nollywood), makes a lot of films and here’s a trailer for one of them. A lot of yelling and bits of english in there.

#832: Dragonfly Mee-Goreng Dry Ramen Noodles

Found this the other day at KS Mart in Lynnwood (that’s where I git my kimchi!). This is from China – never had a Chinese made mee-goreng before! Usually I like the Dragonfly stuff though. Let’s give this a go!

Back of the package (click image to enlarge).

This is a big noodle block for mee-goreng! Rad!

The dry seasonings.

Kind of a sweet and garlic-onion taste.

Liquid packet.

Looks like seasoned oil and maybe some sweet soy sauce in there.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some veggies, some roast beef I sauteed with garlic, a fried egg with some Krazy Mixed Up Salt and some Dua Belibis hot chili sauce. The noodles are thin and very springy. The flsavor is interesting – not like Indomie Mie Goreng – it’s got a strong anise taste and is kind of sweet, but has no spiciness at all. Interesting stuff – a lot of it, too. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 721557450253 .

Shanghai in 1973 – this is awesome!

Stevie Winwood – Shanghai Noodle Factory

#802: Sarimi Isi 2 Mi Goreng Rasa Ayam Kecap

Hey now this sounds good – fried noodles with chicken sauce? Bring it on!

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

The noodle blocks.

Powdered seasoning and chili powder.

Here’s the seasoning powder with the chili powder on top.

Soy sauce and seasoned oil.

Here’s the content are in a bowl – as you can see, the oil and soy sauce separate.

Ah – the garnish!

Just figured it out – these are mixed veggies that get cooked in with the noodles.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added a fried egg with some Huy Fong Sriracha chili sauce on top, some veggies, some baked chicken with Lindberg-Snider Red Baron BBQ Seasoning and a little kizami shoga (pickled ginger). The noodles themselves are quite good – not too chewy, not too weak. The flavor it nice – chicken and spicy with a hit of the sweet soy sauce. The veggie bits are pretty good. Really tasty stuff! 4.5 out of 5.0 stars! UPC bar code 089686048704 .

This is the commercial for these tasty noodles!

“Indonesian Mahamaddeka” by Guruh Gipsy (Indonesia,1977)

#789: SuperMi Mi Instan GoKar Goreng Rasa Kari

Here’s another new one, sent by a friend in Indonesia! Thanks again! This looks interesting; a curry flavored mi goreng? I’m down with that!

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

Here’s the noodle block – this one traveled very well!

The dry seasonings: powdered base on left and chili powder on right.

Here’s the chili powder on top of the seasoning powder.

Fried onions on the left and oil with sweet soy sauce on the right.

This is fried onion – you sprinkle it on at the end – super tasty stuff!

Here’s the oil and soy sauce mixture.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added a fried egg with some Huy Fong Sriracha hot sauce, chicken lunch meat, veggies, and some kizami shoga (pickled ginger). This one’s interesting. The noodles are good – a little chewier than what I’m used to in a mi goreng but no problem – they’re good! The flavoring is very curious; I’ve had quite a few Indonesian curry flavor instant noodles, but never a soupless noodle that was curry flavored. It works, although I find myself wanting for the soup! Nice, warm curry flavored broth is one of my favorite things. The fried onions are awesome – they add a nice little crunch! All in all, this is just another example of the fact that yes, after eating 788 different varieties of instant noodle, #789 and be fascinating and different. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 089686014914 .

Here’s the commercial for this one and the other two – GoSo and GoBang

I got an email –
checkout this link
 that’s about an instant noodle stall in jakarta called Warung Indomie Abang Adek which sells the basic cheapest indomie flavour (ayam bawang or fried)
but the unusual part is that they mixed it with lots of chilli paddi
remember that review #732 ?
u only have one dried chilli paddi in one packet 
that stall uses pounded 25 – 100 fresh chilli paddi for one packet of indomie
 crazy eh?

Holy cow! Crazy doesn’t even begin to describe – I was drooling from that single pepper, but that many would be insane. Here’s a video of that place. Thanks go to Wida from Indonesia for the info!