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#923: Ibumie Penang LadMee Hot Pepper Flavour Instant Noodle

Hey awesome! Went to 99 Ranch yesterday and found a couple I hadn’t reviewed before! With such a drought of new things to review, a couple 69 cent packs were a nice surprise! So here’s Ibumie LadMee from Malaysia!

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

Here’s the noodle block.

Here’s an unlabeled largish packet.

A fine, light powder.

Now here’s where it’s kind of confusing; wasn’t the last packet seasoning powder?

This one definitely has a strong pepper taste to it; not chili pepper but more attune to black pepper.

Oil on the left and sweet soy sauce on the right.

They mingle in the cup nicely.

Andy wanted to get some new kinds to try – so he dug into his piggy bank and picked all these out himself.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added chicken with Tony Chachere’s Creole seasoning, stir fry veggies and some Dua Belibis chili sauce. The noodles are nice – good chew to them and well mannered insofar as they aren’t cheap or spongy. The broth is interesting; it has a strong pepper taste – not the chili kind but the salt and pepper kind. It’s an interesting experience; not like another black pepper flavored instant I had before but all to its own. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 850248004045 .

This is a pretty odd TV commercial – I like it!

A short video of travel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

#457: Ibumie Penang Harmee Mee Goreng Prawn Flavour Fried Noodles With Fried Shallots

 

Lookie here, lookie here! This came from 99 Ranch near Disneyland in California! I’m hoping it’s as good as the Indomie Mie Goreng – possible? I suppose we’ll have to see!Now first off, Indomie is an Indonesian company while Harmee is Malaysian.

From left to right: Dry powder seasoning, chili powder, fried shallot, seasoned oil (this is a lot of it by the way) and sweet soy sauce.Five packets! I really enjoy seeing lots of packets – makes it more fun and gourmet! Also, a lot of people will enjoy deciding how much of what ingredients to use.

Everything but the fried shallot which will be used at the end. So these noodles get cooked and drained then dropped in the bowl and stirred. This is the same style of preparation as the Mie Goreng you can get from Indomie.

Click image to enlarge. I added two fried eggs. I also added some kizami shoga (pickled ginger). On top of the eggs are the fried shallot. So how do they compare to the Indomie? Well, they’re definitely different. This bowl by the way is two packages of it – I couldn’t resist… Now the noodles… They’re absolutely perfect – just right as far as chewiness and non-mushiness. The flavor? It’s complex. The prawn moves around the palate from bite to bite while the chili powder gives a constant flavor. The oil and soy give the noodles a nice rich color, nip of sweetness and a filling greasiness. Made me want to eat a banana and sit and look at the ocean afterwards. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. Excellent.

I must say this is quite possibly the best instant noodle commercial I have ever seen!