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#1749: Yum Yum Jumbo Instant Noodles Tom Yum Kung Creamy Flavour

Here’s another one I found at the 7-11 in Bangkok during my trip in May. I’m going to guess this may be a little spicy, judging by the eye with the teardrop. Hey – no crying in baseball – or instant noodles! Time to take this one on! Let’s check it out!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains shrimp and fish. To prepare, add noodles and seasoning sachet contents to 360ml boiling water and cook for 2-3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Has a shrimp scent.

A paste sachet.

Has a nice spicy and lemongrass scent.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added shrimp, fish balls, mung bean sprouts, lime and coriander. The noodles are very nice – thin and have a very light chew with just the faint hint of crumble to them. The broth is amazingly good – spicy, lemongrass, shrimp and a beautiful color to boot. Excellent! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.   EAN bar code 8850250002864.

Yum Yum Jumbo, Instant Noodles, Tom Yum Kung Creamy Flavour, 402 g (67 g x 6)

A Yum Yum Tom Yum Kung TV advertisement.

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.

#729: Meet The Manufacturer: Indomie Mi Instan Mi Goreng Jumbo

This is the stuff of legend – probably Indomie’s most well-known product and extremely popular the world over. Mi Goreng means fried noodles. This is awesome stuff! I’m going to have it with egg, beef, veggies AND cheese . Here’s a part of the interview I did with Indomie:

INDOMIE> Indonesians love to abbreviate, and one of the most well known is INTERNET, which is the abbreviation of Indomie-TeluR-korNET (Indomie with Fried Egg and Corned Beef)
There are variations such as INTERJUNET which is Indomie-TeluR-KeJU-korNET (Indomie with Fried Egg, Cheese and Corned Beef) and INTERSAY which is  Indomie-TeluR-SAYur (Indomie with Fried Egg and Vegetables).

So with everything together, am I having INTERSAYJUNET? Whatever the abbreviation, let’s check it out! By the way, here’s the full interview.

The packaging tore whilst opening but I think you get the idea (click image to enlarge). This is one that you have to drain.

The noodle block was broken a little – here’s the big chunk!

Here’s the pair of dry seasonings: first, fried onion on the left then powder seasoning on the right.

You sprinkle this on the finished noodles at the end. It’s a great addition of crunchiness and flavor.

The powdered seasoning packet’s content.

Now the wet stuff. From left to right: seasoned oil, spicy chili sauce and finally sweet soy sauce.

Here’s the seasoned oil.

Here are the chili sauce and sweet soy sauce.

Finished (click image to enlarge). I added a fried egg with a little Huy Fong Sriracha chili sauce and a little Krazy Mixed Up Salt, a little kizami shoga (pickled ginger), a little shredded cheese, some beef I scissored up, lime  and some of the veggie mix from Country Farms my wife kindly diced up for me! Well as I said, this stuff is wonderful. There’s a reason it’s popular – it tastes good! The noodles have a nice sweet and spicy taste and everything else compliments it so nicely! Ahhhh I can’t recommend this more! Excellent! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars! UPC bar code 089686041705 – you can’t get the jumbo in the US but you can get the regular size pack here.

Here’s a nice Indomie commercial.

Mi Goreng (fried noodles) made by a street vendor in Indonesia

#246: MAMA Artificial Pork Flavour Jumbo Pack Oriental Style Instant Noodles

So thought I’d give it a whirl. This is one of the few I haven’t tried left at 99 Ranch Market! I see a problem coming on and I don’t like it!

Pepper, powder, seasoned oil.

Clockwise from top: seasoned oil, pepper, powder base.

Click image to enlarge. So thought I’d toss an egg in for the first time with a MAMA noodle pack. So first off, it smells rather foul. I take a bite… Noodles are good – chewy and firm. Spicy flavor there…  Broth is very flavorful – a lot going on there. Heat and some oil and spices. I like this despite feeling a little put off by its smell initially. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars. Not jumbo packs, but you can get it here.

#47: Indomie Jumbo BBQ Chicken


Indomie: Jumbo BBQ Chicken
Stars: ****
Notes: It’s pretty good – a big bowl of noodles that don’t really taste like barbecued chicken. However, it’s flavor is quite good and reminiscent of the Satay variety. Get it here.

#46: Indomie Jumbo Meat Ball


Indomie: Jumbo Meat Ball
Stars:***
Notes: Strangely enough, this did have a slight hamburger-like flavor to it. It’s best  quality is that it’s a jumbo pack – can’t get enough of this stuff! Basically very much like the regular fried noodles. Get it here in the regular size.