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#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.

#723: Indomie Mi Goreng Barbecue Chicken Flavour Fried Noodles

Hey – haven’t I reviewed this before? Nope! This is the regular sized package – Michael C. from Eastland Foods sent me this one – thanks! Like I’ve always said, I try to review everything I can get my hands on – this is the regular sized package and not the Jumbo package that’s in the Top Ten list. Some might find this a little silly, but not I! Besides; I love eating this stuff. So with that, let’s try out the non-Jumbo version of Indomie’s Mi Goreng BBQ Chicken!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). If you decide to try some of this kind of noodle, this is your best friend. These aren’t cooked like a noodle soup! These are soupless noodles – you drain the water off from the noodles and then stir the ingredients in to them.

Here’s the noodle block.

The amazing thing about this one is the five different seasoning packets that are involved! Here are the dry ones – the seasoning powder and fried onions.

Here’s the seasoning powder.

Here’s the fried onions. I put them on top of everything at the very end.

Here are the remaining three packets – from left to right – seasoned oil, chili sauce and sweet soy sauce.

Here’s the seasoned oil.

I ran out of the little sake cups I use to show the seasoning in with this one! This is the chili sauce and the thick, sweet soy sauce together.

Finished (click image to enlarge). While the noodles boiled, I added some stir-fry veggies and some roast beef lunch meat I had scissored up. I also fried an egg in a star-shaped cookie cutter, added a little Huy Fong Sriracha chili sauce to each of the star’s points, a little kizami shoga (pickled ginger) in the middle, and gave it a nice dash of Jane’s Krazy Mixed Up Salt. So this stuff is good. The noodles are firm but not overly so and everything coats the noodles with this amazing flavor. I can only describe it as pure awesomeness. This stuff is way up there and my favorites list (honestly, if the pack had a little more, it’d be the Jumbo version and be #2 on my Top Ten list). Amazing. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 089686171907 – get it here.

Indomie Commercial

Indonesian street noodle vender!

#715 Indomie Mi Goreng Rendang (Indonesian Import)

I couldn’t wait for Meet The Manufacturer: Indomie week to try this. It’s a nice day here in the low 70’s and this said ‘eat me,’ so I will. This was one of the ones sent to me by Susienta S. of Indofoods CBR in Jakarta, Indonesia! Thanks again – and let’s give this one a try! Hey wait a minute – maybe we should research this a little first. So. what I’ve heard is that Rendang is a spicy beef curry. Here’s what Wikipedia has to say about Rendang:

Rendang is a spicy meat dish which originated from the Minangkabau ethnic group of Indonesia,[1] and is now commonly served across the country.[2] One of the characteristic foods of Minangkabau culture, it is served at ceremonial occasions and to honour guests.[3] Also popular in Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, the southern Philippines and southern Thailand, rendang is traditionally prepared by the Indonesian community during festive occasions. Culinary expert often describe rendang as: ‘West Sumatra caramelized beef curry’.[4] Though rendang[5] is sometimes described as being like a curry, and the name is sometimes applied to curried meat dishes in Malaysia, authentic rendang is nothing like a curry.[1] In 2011 an online poll by 35,000 people held by CNN International chose Rendang as the number one dish of their ‘World’s 50 Most Delicious Foods’ list.[6]

Here’s the linkto the whole Wikipedia entry. I think I should also mention something some Indonesian folks have mentioned in comments on here. They have something they call

InTerNet (Indomie Telur Kornet). Here’s a link to make it – I think you’ll agree it sounds good!

Here’s the back of the packaging (click image to enlarge). For those of you who aren’t familiar with Indonesian instant noodles, a lot of them are prepared differently – like this one. It pays to read the instructions on every pack of instant noodles you try – especially if they’re from different cultures! Cooking this up like a soup could be disastrous!

Here’s the noodle block!

Here’s the dual packet of dry seasonings. The ‘bumbu’ on the left is the dry base and the ‘cabe’ on the right is chili powder. I would love to know – does that little guy on the chili label have a name? Anyone know anything about him? Please post a comment!

Here’s the powdered seasoning.

This chili powder is pretty serious stuff!

Now we have our wet ingredients. Seasoned oil on the left and sweet soy sauce on the right.

Seasoned oil.

Sweet soy sauce.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Okay so I took some artistic liberties on this one. Added a little roast beef and stir-fry vegetables while boiling the noodles. I used a star-shaped cookie cutter and fried two eggs using it.  Fried a piece of roast beef and laid it on top. Added a little lettuce. Added some Huy Fong Sriracha hot sauce, Krazy Mixed Up Salt and fried shallots on the eggs. I also dropped some kizami shoga (pickled ginger) in the mix. Wow – this is great stuff! 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. This is one of those times when being the Ramen Rater is the best thing in the world. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars!  I highly recommend this one! UPC bar code 089686910704.

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Indomie Mi Goreng Rendang commercial from Indonesia!

I’ll be reviewing these as well sooner or later!

Big Donation: Indofood CBP – Indomie!

I got an email that a package was sent to me from Indomie CBP in Jakarta, Indonesia on the 16th! Well, it arrived on the 21st! Five days from Jakarta – that was impressive!

They were worried that even though they included all the proper paperwork that the samples might not make it past US Customs authorities – looks like it did!

Thinly sliced paper! Great packing!

Oh wow – 19 different local Indonesian varieties of Indomie – 3 of each of them. Oh wow! Going to be doing a Meet The Manufacturer with them soon as well and you can bet I’ll be checking these out with glee! Thanks go to Susienta at Indomie in Jakarta for this amazing shipment! I think I say on behalf of the readers of the site that are from Indonesia, you’ve done an awesome thing! Thank you!

#685: Indomie Mi Instan Rasa Sop Buntut Khas Jakarta (Oxtail Soup Flavor)

Another of the half dozen amazing Indomie varieties sent to me by Edin N. of Vancouver, BC! Thanks again! This one’s oxtail soup. Let’s begin.

Here’s the noodle block. Last time with the spicy coconut shrimp soup, the noodles were wide. These look like the noodles I’m used to from Indomie.

Powder seasoning and chili powder.

Here’s the powdered seasoning – has a pleasant odor to it.

Seasoned oil packet.

Very strong onion scent coming from this one.

Fried onions are awesome!

This are added right at the end as a garnish.

 Finished (click image to enlarge). Didn’t add anything. Starting with the noodles, they’re your standard instant. They’re not amazing, but not bad. Now for what I imagine here is the spotlight, the broth: As I’ve never had oxtail soup before, I couldn’t say whether this tastes like it or not. The broth reminds me of a meat broth with a bit of the fried onion going on. It has a slightly greasy texture from the oil but not overly so; kind of what you might imagine from a thin beef stew broth. It’s not bad but not wonderful. This is a tough one to rate; I’m giving it 2.75 out of 5.0 stars. It’s a hair above the mid-line. The flavor is interesting but not wow-ing me like other varieties of Indomie have in the past. UPC barcode 089686011258.

Can anyone tell me about the edge of the fried egg towards the end? How is this done and what is the device that does this called?

I’m fascinated – this looks really good!

#682: Indomie Instant Cup Noodles Mi Goreng Satay

Michael Chen over at Eastland Food Corporation sent me this a little while ago along with some other great samples! Thanks! Never have I seen this before, have you?

The top…

Here’s the side (click image to enlarge)!

Seasoned oil, sweet soy sauce and fried onions. What you’d expect in Indomie’s satay packs.

Dry seasoning and chili powder.

A folding fork? Awesome!

Unbagged…

Unfurled fork!

After you steep the noodles, you uncover and drain with the lid. Then dump all the seasonings in and stir.

Finished (click image to enlarge). My thoughts: the noodles come out fantastic, but the packets are tough to open and add and stir. I spilled the noodles a couple times here and there. The noodles and seasoning are amazingly good as their regular satay pack is and just slightly different too as the noodles are steeped. Excellent flavor, just a little tough for me to make work. I think others probably would have less trouble with it. I’m giving this a 4.25 out of 5.0! UPC barcode 089686180688 .

Indomie Lebaran commercial

Awesome video narrated by Carl Sagan – first in a series I’ll do on here. Thanks taintedbloop!

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten List: Exclusively On Foodiggity!

So I did a guest post on Foodiggity! Decided I’d give em’ the exclusive and so The new Top Ten Instant Noodles In The World (according to me) is on their site right now! Don’t worry – it’ll be up here on Saturday, but for now, check it out on Foodiggityhere‘s the link!

If it’s been a long time and you’re looking at this via the  Media Coverage link, here’s the article below (click image to enlarge).

A Kind Donation From The Eastland Food Corporation

Rode the bus home from work. I’ve had a hacking cough lately and was eager to get home. Got off the bus and was hoofing it up the street tgo my apartment when I thought I ought to see if there’s a package at the office. Well, there was.

I got an email last week from a guy named Michael Chen at Eastland Food Corporation.  He mentioned that they were going to be the sole distributor for Indomie on the east coast and would like to send some samples of some noodles. He asked what I would like to review-  he mentioned cups – that really caught my attention. I also asked if they had any marketing/promo stuff as well.

I gave him a call and we chatted about instant noodles for a while.He sent some cards, a couple nice calendars, and a letter:

Click image to enlarge. I think I can do that and quite happily! I think I’ll put a poll in with some of the reviews I do of these; couldn’t hurt. Would be nice to see some info on how people like them [email protected]

He sent some marketing stuff!
Never seen any of these kind of things…

Mi Gorenbg cups and Mi Goreng Satay cups – oh wow this is awesome – never have I seen these before! Can’t wait to try ’em!

An array of Indomie varieties to re-review!

Wow – thanks to Michael Chen for a nice box of noodle stuff – I (and everyone else) will enjoy reviewing these!

New Page – The Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time by The Ramen Rater

Yep! The Ramen Rater Top Ten List is here! Check it out by clicking here!

Re-Review: Indomie Mi Goreng Rasa Ayam Panggang Jumbo Barbecue Chicken Flavour Fried Instant Noodles

So I got a message this morning from a gentleman in Denmark who thought that Indomie’s special fried curly noodles were some of the best stuff he’s ever had. I must agree! Coincidentally, I found a pack of this stuff sitting in the cupboard and thought that the barbecue chicken flavor really could use a re-review. So come on and follow me on a journey into the world of tasty noodles!

Okay – from left to right: powder, veggies, seasoned oil, chili sauce (manis pedas) and sweet soy sauce (kecap manis).

Here’s everything but the veggies sitting in a bowl.

Here are the veggies sitting atop the block awaiting a bath in boiling water.

Click image to enlarge. Added one jumbo fried egg with a soft yolk, some pink pickled ginger (kizami shoga) and some fried shallots. This is absolutely divine. I love giving this stuff 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. It just works so well and tastes so good. I recommend it to everyone everywhere –  especially with the egg! I found a place online to get it but it’s the non-jumbo size packs. They’re here.

Just to remind, I’m giving this 5.0 out of 5.0 – this is one of the best all time noodles I’ve ever tasted. Get it here.

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Wow – looks like you can get free recipes if you send a letter for them in Jakarta, Indonesia. Might be worth a try!

Re-Review: Indomie Special Quality Instant Noodles Mie Keriting Rasa Ayam Panggang Curly Noodles With Grilled Chicken Flavor

Okay this is a very special ramenrater review here – if asked what is my favorite meal that is of instant noodles, this would be it. I have been making it and variations on it for years now. Behold the fine Indonesian treat, Indomie’s Mie Keriting Rasa Ayam Panggang!!!

Five seasoning packets. Five. This is just awesome. Going clockwise from the top, the reddish packet is a hot and sweet chili sauce called Manis Pedas and next to it is a seasoned oil. Below, one packet is dehydrated vegetables and next to it is the powdered seasoning. Left and finally, we have a ‘seasoning soup,’ a packet added to some hot water and added at the very end.

Before I added the water, here is the veggies living on top of the noodles in the pot.

Clockwise from top: powdered seasoning, seasoned oil, Manis Pedas.


Once the noodles are drained, they are tossed in the bowl and stirred until everything’s blended nicely. Then…

Three fried eggs – so sue me it’s breakfast and I have a splitting headache. This will fix me right up!

Here’s the seasoning soup powder at the bottom of the Burger King Star Trek glass. I added around 1/3 of a cup of water and microwaved for a minute then stirred and added to the bowl. One thing too – I broke the egg yolks open and poured the soup directly over them – THIS IS IMPORTANT! This causes the little bit of broth to be even tastier and awesome!

Finally, I added a couple more things. In Indomie’s other offerings like their Mi Goreng Satay, there is a packet of fried onions to add. I found fried shallot a nice addition for this variety. They’re cheap and you get a ton of it. The Blazing pink stuff next to it is kizami shoga. Basically its pickled ginger that you would see in yakisoba. I like the little bit of cold crunchiness it adds and the light ginger bite.

I really like this (click image to enlarge). I cannot tell you how much I enjoy cooking it and turning people on to it – it’s simple, exotic and satisfying. Enjoy. A happy 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. Truly magnificent! Get it here.

#76: Indomie Rasa Baso Sapi Meatball Flavor Instant Noodles

So today I made Kitten some noodles for breakfast! This is some tasty stuff!

Seasoning powder, seasoned oil. That’s it. This is pretty surprising for an Indomie pack of noodles as there’s usually a ton of different packets. She didn’t want it too spicy so I kept the chili powder out of the mix.

So the finished product (click image to enlarge): the noodles are hidden by three fried eggs with a little salt and pepper and fried shallot on top.

So the end result? She liked it a lot! Here’s her review:

“I would say 2.5 (out of 5 stars). They were flavorful and the only way I can describe it is it was like it was spicy but without any heat. It was also very salty and that was a bit of a turn off. The egg on top helped set off the taste of the salt but once it was gone it was almost too much. The “meatballs” tasted only slightly meaty and the crunchiness gave the ramen nice texture.” Get it here.