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Re-Review: Indomie Mi Instan Rasa Mi Cakalang

Of the re-reviews I’ve done recently, I would say this is one of the most recent. Here’s the link for it’s first review, #858. Cakalang is also known as Skipjack tuna.

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Finished (click to enlarge). I added some sweet onion, a fried egg with some Krazy Mixed Up Salt and Dua Belibis chili sauce. This stuff packs from heat! The noodles are your standard Indomie – nice texture and spring. The broth is spicy and has a nice tuna flavor along. There was a packet of garnish, which was dried tuna bits and was quite tasty. I like this a lot! 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 08968604302 .

This is about Indonesian musical intruments – very cool!

Here’s what happens when you have musicians playing!

#867: Indomie Mi Instan Rasa Coto Makassar

This is a real treat – this is one of the varieties not available in the United States and was kindly sent by Edwin N. of Vancouver, BC! Thank you again so much! So what is Coto Makassar anyways? Well, here’s something I found here:

Coto? Nope, I am not misspelled the word to Soto (popular Indonesian dishes). Its a local name for the traditional food from South Sulawesi, a soup that consist of meat, specifically the innards of cow, and mixed with spices like galangal and pepper. Galangal is also known as Blue ginger, Alpinia galanga, or lengkuas in Indonesian name.

Makassar in the name refers to the capital city of South Sulawesi, where this unique dishes is very popular as the local traditional food.

Wikipedia says:

Coto Makassar or Coto Mangkasara (Makassarese), is an Indonesian culinary food originating from Makassar, South Sulawesi. It is a soup with seasoning broth made from starch.[1] The main content of this soup is beef and it can be mixed with innards such as intestine, liver, lungs, heart, tripe, or cow brain.[2]

Coto Makassar is usually served with Burasa or Ketupat.

Soup’s on – let’s try it!

Was very hard to read – black deep red – so I used some Photoshop magic to make it easier. Click to enlarge.

The noodle block.

Dry seasoning powder and chili powder.

Dark colored chunky base with the chili powder on top.

Seasoning oil packet.

Curious – smells kind of like peanut butter.

Fried onion!

Nothing better than a little fried onion on top!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some grocery store frozen stir-fry veggies, a hard boiled egg with Krazy Mixed Up Salt and some Dua Belibis. Noodles are good and work well in soup. Nice texture. The broth Has a very deep and dark color. Has a spicy and a funky beef taste – kind of a spicy vegetable beef kind of thing going on. Good stuff. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 089686043051 .

Short film showing the preparation of Coto Makassar.

This is one bizarre documentary – “Heavy Metal Parking Lot” – Judas Priest fans in a parking lot at a show in 1986 – quite interesting.

#858: Indomie Mi Instan Rasa Mi Cakalang

Haven’t had an Indomie in a while! This one’s Cakalang. Cakalang is also known as Skipjack tuna. Been looking forward to this.

Back of the packaging. Anybody know if that mention of Indomie Kreasi – just a recipe or another product altogether? Click to enlarge.

The noodle block.

Powdered base and chili powder.

Here’s the chili atop of the seasoning powder.

You guessed it – seasoned oil!

A little bit of color.

What’s this?

Powdered tuna!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added onion, red bell pepper, broccoli, and a fried egg with Dua Belibis and Krazy Mixed Up Salt. The noodles are good – chewier than usual Indomie – and good! The broth is spicy and has a unique seafood taste. This is great stuff! 4.5 out of 5.0 stars – excellent Indomie! UPC bar code 08968604302 .

Indomie 40th Anniversary video.

Indonesian currency!

#733: Meet The Manufacturer – Indomie Mi Instan Rasa Soto Betawi Khas Jakarta

Some of you might be saying ‘hey it’s Thursday; didn’t Meet The Manufacturer week start on Wednesday last week?’ Well, yeah but I skipped two days of reviewing so gotta make those up – only fair. So here we have Soto Betawi. Wikipedia has this to say about it:

Betawi soto, made of beef or beef offal, cooked in a whitish cow milk or coconut milk broth, with fried potato and tomato.

Dang I’m out of beef. Ah well – let’s give this a try!

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

The noodles – standard gauge.

Dry seasoning – powdered seasoning on the left and chili powder on the right.

Here’s the powder seasoning and chili powder.

The wets : seasoned oil on the left and sweet soy sauce on the right.

Here’s both of them in one little sake cup.

Fried onions to put on top!

These are such a nice addition.

Finished (click image to enlarge). I added some local veggies, a little kizami shoga (pickled ginger), a couple of Blue Diamond Sea Salt Almonds and some Krazy Mixed Up Salt. Of the Indomie soups, I will have to say this is one of my favorites so far. The noodles are good as always, and the broth has a nice beef flavor and rich depth to it. I really like how the soup isn’t thick but has the flavor of somegthing that you would imagine to be. What you end up with is a very flavorful noodle soup with good character. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 089686011227 .

How it’s made on the streets of Jakarta!

A quick tour of Jakarta’s great sights!

To think this package traveled to me, originating in one of those big skyscrapers!

Indomie’s first commercial?

#730: Meet The Manufacturer: Indomie Mi Instan Rasa Soto Banjar Limau Kuit Khas Kalimantan Selatan

Okay so here’s another soup – Soto Banjar. First off, here’s what Wikipedia says about Soto:

Soto, sroto, tauto or coto is a common dish, found in many regional variations of Indonesian cuisine. It is a traditional soup mainly composed of broth, meat and vegetables. There is no clear definition of what makes a soto, but normally many traditional soups are called soto, whereas foreign and Western influenced soups are called sop. Soto is sometimes considered Indonesia’s national dish, as it is served from Sumatra to Papua, in a wide range of variations. Soto is omnipresent in Indonesia, available in many an open-air eateries and on many street corners to fine dining restaurants and luxurious hotels.[1] Soto, especially soto ayam (chicken soto), is considered as Indonesian counterpart of chicken soup. Soto is a comforting soup,[2] because it is always served warm with tender texture in most of Indonesian households, and naturally considered as Indonesian comfort food.[3][4]

But what about the Banjar variety?

Banjar soto, spiced with star anise, clove, cassia and lemongrass and sour hot sambal, accompanied with potato cakes.

So this is a type of Indonesian soup from the capitol of South Kalimantan. Let’s give it a try!

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

The noodle block is ready to absorb and assimilate liquid!

Our regular dry packets – dry powder on the left and chili powder on the right.

Here’s the seasoning powder and a little chili powder in the middle.

The liquids and garnish. Seasoned oil, kecap manis (sweet soy sauce) and fried onions.

A lighter colored oil – often these have been a cream color or a darker color. This one’s a little lighter and more transparent.

Thick, black and sweet, the soy sauce gives a nice sugary taste. Raw, it’s a bit like molasses.

Fried onions go on at the very end on top of everything.

Solid ingredients packet. What’s inside?

This reminds me of what’s in the Special versions that are sold in the US. It’s a veggie mix.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added a hard boiled egg with some Krazy Mixed Up Salt and some pepper, a little Kizami Shoga (pickled ginger) and some of my stir-fry mix made from veggies we got at Country Farms. Oh and a little chicken lunch meat. This was absolutely exquisite! The noodles are great and the broth has a sweet, spicy and deep flavor – this is great stuff! Hints of cinnamon and spices are rampant – this is really enjoyable! Perfect – 5.0 out of 5.0 stars – best Indomie soup I’ve tried yet! UPC bar code 089686011692 .

Floating market in Banjar!

This group, Nasida Ria, was in a compilation of Indonesian music.

#728: Meet The Manufacturer: Indomie Mi Instan Rasa Kari Ayam Medan Khas Sumatera Utara (Medan Chicken Curry)

Here’s another one of the regional special varieties that Indomie makes. This one’s chicken curry from Medan, a city in Indonesia. Let’s give it a try! By the way – check out the interview I did with Indomie here!

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

The noodle block awaits the bath of boiling water.

The very familiar Indomie packet combo – powdered seasoning on the left and chili powder on the right.

IHere’s the contents of the packets – I only used part of the chili powder.

A big packet of seasoned oil.

Has a sweet scent.

Finally, the finishing touch – the garnish! Fried onions! Slightly more than usual.

These add a nice little crunch.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some local veggies from the Country Farms produce stand, a little chicken lunch meat and a bit of kizami shoga (pickled ginger).  Ohhh I do enjoy curry! The noodles are great – good firmness and good amount of them. The broth is awesome – a great curry flavor – rich and tasty! The fried onion on top of everything adds a nice little crunch. This is where it’s at curry fans! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars! UPC bar code 089686011166 – althought you can’t get this one in the United States, there is an Indomie variety that is curry flavored called Rasa Kari Ayam – no Medan in the title but very good stuff. You can get it in the US, too – here it is.

This guy has a great Indonesian Kari Ayam recipe! Check it out!

Indonesian Food Safari!

#726: Meet The Manufacturer – Indomie Mi Goreng Cakalang Khas Sulawesi Utara

What’s Cakalang? Indonesian Wikipedia says:

Skipjack (Katsuwonus Pelamis) is a medium-sized fish of the families Scombridae ( tuna ). The only species of the genus Katsuwonus. Largest tuna, body length can reach 1 m with a weight of more than 18 kg. A lot of tuna caught a length of about 50 cm. Other names include cakalan, cakang, movement, kambojo, karamojo, turingan, and some are called cobs . In the English language known as skipjack tuna.

I remember seeing this variety available years back and never getting it. Now I’m very stoked to be trying it! Let’s check it out! I’ve heard things… Read the interview I did with Indomie here!

Here’s the back of the package – sorry I couldn’t get a better scan. Click image to enlarge.

The dry powders – seasoning powder on the left, chili powder on the right. I decided to skip the chili powder today.

Here’s the seasoning powder.

Seasoning oil and sweet soy sauce.

Decided I’d let them hang out in the same sake cup.

What’s this one?

Dried tuna!

So yesterday I ran out of the frozen store brand stir-fry mix. Today my wife and I went to Country Farms, a local produce outdoor produce market. Got red bell pepper, onion, broccoli, snap peas, jalapenos and Fresno peppers. My wonderful amazing wife took everything and chopped em up and made a stir fry mix that is a thousand times better and cheaper, too! Thanks, Kit! You rock!

Finished (click image to enlarge). I added some of that awesome new veggie mix as well as a couple jalapenos. I also added one snowflake fried egg, some Huy Fong Striracha chili sauce, some Ajishima Salmon furikake and a little Krazy Mixed Up Salt. Well, the noodles were nice as always. The flavor is good except it was surprisingly spicy. I really didn’t expect that. Has a nice slightly tuna taste and was enjoyable. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 089686043716 .

Whoa – these things fly around crazy style!

Processing tuna.

#676: Indomie Mi Instan Rasa Mi Celor Spicy Coconut Shrimp Soup Flavour

This is a real treat – this is one of the varieties not available in the United States and was kindly sent by Edwin N. of Vancouver, BC! Thank you again so much!
He sent six of them and so I will try one of them every once in a while so they last. I am a huge fan of Indomie’s products and so very happy about this! I
should also mention that I have been directly contacted by Indomie and they are going to be sending me many varieties that aren’t usually available – that
donation will come at some point in the future. For now though, let’s check out spicy coconut shrimp flavor soup!

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

Here’s the noodle block – much different than anything I’ve ever seen from Indomie. The noodles are much wider gauge and also from the side looks to be a
folded sheet of them! Interesting!

Here’s the seasoning packet – I have never seen one from Indomie like this – it’s pretty big!

Here are the dual clear packets – seasoned oil and a very nice and ample packet of fried onions!

Finally, the last packet which contains a lot of chili powder.

I can’t read Indonesian, but from what I gather from the packaging, the seasoning powder and the oil go in the bowl. cook the noodles and then add them and stir.
Then add the chili powder and fried onions.

Finished (click image to enlarge). I added one egg during the noodle boil. The noodles are definitely wider than what I’m used to from Indomie. They’re a little chewy and very nice.
The broth is a treat – has a slight shrimp and toasted coconut flavor which is very good! The chili powder gives it a nice little bite. This is great! 4.75 out of 5.0 stars! UPC bar code 089686910193 .

How Indomie noodles are made!

Indomie TV commercial