Tag: indonesia

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Indonesian Instant Noodles Of All Time 2024 Edition

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Indonesian Instant Noodles Of All Time 2024 Edition

Well, I figured late is better than never. I compiled this list around September of last year and never got around to editing it up. Well, the kids are on spring break so I figured a great time to hunker down and get some work done. This list is a compilation of my favorite varieties of Indonesian instant noodles I’ve tried up to review 4,650. A lot of reviews have come out since I wrote this list, so you can be sure some of those will appear on the next list. I should note I’ve also compiled a list of all of the Indomie varieties I’ve tried here. You can see everything I’ve tried from Indonesia here. Also, I’m making a big change to Top Tens. That announcement can be seen below. With that, let’s look at The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Indonesian Instant Noodles Of All Time 2024 Edition. ...see full post

A List Of All The Indomie Varieties I’ve Tried

Often I come out with a list and I get a comment saying ‘you should try Indomie.’ Well, I decided after years of telling folks that I have tried Indomie, I’d share a list of all of the Indomie varieties I’ve tried. So, this is that list. I’ve got 77 here. They’re ordered by review score (the last number) and the first number is the review number. So, you can hit the search button and type in that review number and it’ll bring it up. I’m pretty sure there’s a few more that have yet to be published, however this list contains 77 different varieties as on April 9th, 2024. ...see full post

#4755: Indomie Mi Goreng Rasa Cakalang – Indonesia

#4755: Indomie Mi Goreng Rasa Cakalang - Indonesia

A big thank you to Pher Engi for sending these along! I’m getting really low on varieties to review at this point – I’ve been doing four reviews a day lately and have been trying to do so all the way up to my kids going back to school. Twenty days to go until they’re back! They’ve had a lot of fun this summer, but they miss their friends from school of course. So – what is cakalang? It’s skipjack tuna. Many years ago, you could easily find an Indomie variety here (among others you can’t anymore) which mentioned skipjack tuna flavor. Let’s give this one a try. ...see full post

#4649: Indomie Mi Instan Mi Keriting Goreng Spesial – Indonesia

#4649: Indomie Mi Instan Mi Keriting Goreng Spesial - Indonesia

Massive thanks to Pher Engi of Australia for sending this as part of a huge haul of Indonesian varieties. Another from this range is in the 2023 Top Ten global list. They both used to be available in the United States, but not anymore – which is very sad. They really should bring these back… Special noodle, excellent flavor. I’ve not reviewed this is years and years so with new packaging heralding their 50trh anniversary, away we go. ...see full post

#4601: Indomie Hype Abis Mi Kuah Rasa Seblak Hot Jeletot – Indonesia

#4601: Indomie Hype Abis Mi Kuah Rasa Seblak Hot Jeletot - Indonesia

To begin, thanks to Pher Engi for sending this along with so many untried Indonesian varieties! Seblak Hot Jeletot. I searched and almost immediately found a site familiar to me – minime insights. This guy does market analysis on food trends and new things – he’s mentioned me in the past and I’ve check out his site quite a bit to find out about different products. In his post, he answers a lot of my questions, and leaves me with a little dilemma. First, this is a trending flavor. Second, jeletot turns out to be a Sundanese word (great now I have to figure out that Sundanese is) which means so hot your eyes pop out! ...see full post

#4595: Burung Layang Terbang Mie Goreng Rasa Sambal Terasi – Indonesia

#4595: Burung Layang Terbang Mie Goreng Rasa Sambal Terasi - Indonesia

Thanks again to Pher Engi for this crazy train of neat Indonesian varieties, of which I’ve barely scraped the surface! This is a shrimp paste flavored mi goreng – and it’s not like anything I’ve seen thus far in my reviewing – look at everything in this thing! Let’s get cooking! ...see full post

#4592: Kobe Jiwa Pagi Mi Instan Rasa Soto Segeer – Indonesia

#4592: Kobe Jiwa Pagi Mi Instan Rasa Soto Segeer - Indonesia

First and foremost, thanks to Pher Engi for sending this over! Soto segeer means ‘fresh soto.’ I did a little research and found that Jiwa Pagi means ‘morning soul.’ These noodles contain carrot and green beans – also no MSG here. These are healthy variety. Sounds interesting – this also the same company (Kobe) that makes the BonCabe instant noodles and seasonings. Oh, you might not know what soto is to begin with – Wikipedia, if you please… ...see full post

#4583: Indomie Mi Goreng Rasa Cabe Ijo – Indonesia

#4583: Indomie Mi Goreng Rasa Cabe Ijo - Indonesia

Another one that came by way of Pher Engi – thanks again! This one came out with a big promotion a few years back. What’s funny too is that I had this ten years ago. How do I know? Look at the pack here! So, what’s cabe ijo? Translates to green chili – and what’s neat it that the noodle ends up greenish from the sauce. Let’s give it a go! ...see full post

#4581: Indomie Hype Abis Mi Goreng Rasa Ayam Geprek – Indonesia

#4581: Indomie Hype Abis Mi Goreng Rasa Ayam Geprek - Indonesia

Again, thanks to Pher Engi for sending this, among many other neat Indonesian varieties. This is a newer variety – and I’m sure you’re wondering what ayam geprek is – I certainly was. From the looks of things, ayam (chicken) and geprek (crushed) is basically breaded and fried chicken. Kind of like chicken strips. I found a recipe for it, but it’s looking like it might just be easier to buy a chicken strip from the local deli counter already prepared. Kind of a busy day so that might be the route I take but I’m unsure.  Let’s give this a try. ...see full post

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Global Instant Noodle Cups 2024 Edition

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Global Instant Noodle Cups 2024 Edition

If you like walking around and eating things, instant noodle cups may be the way to go for your. Personally, I enjoy sitting in front of a bowl, but we don’t always have that convenience, so people opt for the convenience of something more portable, and here we are. These are my favorite cups that I’ve reviewed out of the reviews up to #4440. I’m always on the lookout for new varieties from everywhere in the world – whether they be cups, bowls, packs – any noodles I’ve not reviewed I’m very interested in sampling them. Please contact me if you’re a noodle company and you’d like me to try your products! With that, let’s peruse The Ramen Rater’s Global Top Ten Instant Noodle Cups 2024 edition. ...see full post

#4489: Dara Urai Flat x Cipratasa Rasa Ayam Bawang – Indonesia

#4489: Dara Urai Flat x Cipratasa Rasa Ayam Bawang - Indonesia

So this is a noodle with no seasoning, however the company that make this makes seasoning as well, so that works out great! These are made by Suprama of Indonesia – the same folks that make Best Wok – a great line of mi goreng varieties I really like. Let’s try this noodle in concert with some special onion chicken seasoning! ...see full post

#4431: Indomie Mi Keriting Rasa Ayam Panggang – Indonesia

#4575: Indomie Mi Keriting Rasa Ayam Panggang - Indonesia

A huge thanks to Pher Engi of Australia for sending this among many other Indonesian varieties recently – truly above and beyond. This is one I really loved for a long time when it was an export version to the United States, however it stopped coming our way. This stuff is top notch and really thrilled to be able to review it again. The name translates to curly noodle with grilled chicken flavor. It also comes with a soup to be served alongside. Let’s begin. ...see full post

Massive Donation Of Indonesian Varieties!

Massive Donation Of Indonesian Varieties!

Quite a few years ago, a reader contacted me and sent a ton of Australian instant noodles – all sorts of cups and packs I’ve never seen nor heard of before at the time. Well, our paths crossed yet again and this time, she sent me a massive hoard of Indonesian varieties – stuff I’ve wanted to review and stuff I’ve never seen before. I’m ultra excited about this – a huge thank you going to Pher Engi from Australia for taking the time and the super kindness – check it out! ...see full post

#4398: Burung Dara Bihun Jagung Doroku – Indonesia

#4398: Burung Dara Bihun Jagung Doroku - Indonesia

So, what do we have here? Well, this is vermicelli, aka bihun. Why is this special? It’s made from corn. I’ve never heard of a corn based noodle before – very curious! Suprama, the company that makes this is the same company that makes Best Wok Mi Goreng, which is on the 2022 edition of the global top ten list. Let see how this stuff tastes and chews! ...see full post

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Spiciest Instant Noodles Of All Time 2023 Edition

NOTE – THE 2024 LIST IS OUT – CHECK IT OUT HERE

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Spiciest Instant Noodles Of All Time 2023 Edition

It’s true – some like it hot. This list is comprised of the hottest varieties I’ve tried – that are currently available as far as I can tell. In prior years, there were some that were so hot that the #1 on here was like cotton candy. That being said, I’m guessing there weren’t many repeat customers. At the bottom, you’ll see those varieties. This list is current as of review #4300. Let’s get spicy with The Ramen Rater’s Spiciest Instant Noodles Of All Time 2023 Edition! ...see full post

Exotic Pizza Party! Indomie Pizza! Bibim Men Pizza!

Exotic Pizza Party! Indomie Pizza! Bibim Men Pizza!

Welcome to my newest installment of my experimentation with instant noodles and breads/pizza dough! This one was a real win IMHO – both came out exceedingly well! First, I made an Indomie pie which presented some questions – how do I make the sauce? Butter. How about a cold pizza with Paldo Bibim Men? Never baked a pizza that would be refrigerated before serving. It’s summer and really hot here right now. Cold sounds good. I’ll give you the recipes for both which are pretty simple. Let’s hit it! ...see full post

Meet The Manufacturer: #4104: Best Wok Mi Goreng Original – Indonesia

#4181: Best Wok Mi Goreng Original - Indonesia

This is one jazzed company. Why? A big time influencer in Indonesia says that she likes their mi goreng better than Indomie’s. That’s truly a big deal – and so here we are with their new recipe for mi goreng to find out whether I agree. I did do the hot and spicy and honestly, that one was great – especially since it has a nicer oiliness oto the noodle and wasn’t as dry as their competition – I’d say I liked Best Wok’s better. Let’s see how this new original mi goreng fares. ...see full post