Here’s one I found over at Waroeng Jajanan, the amazing Indonesian store on 99 in Edmonds. If you’re in Washington state and interested in anything Indonesian entering your stomach, go there. Trust me on this.
This is a rice noodle soup. You might recognize kweitiau from char kway teow (Malay) – Kuah means soup. Ayam bawang? Onion chicken. Let’s do this!
Burung Layang Terbang Kweitiau Kuah Rasa Ayam Bawang – Indonesia
Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodles to a pot of boiling water and cook 3~3 1/2 minutes. Drain. Add in 200~250ml boiling water and sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!
The rice noodle block.
A dry dual sachet.
Powder base with chili powder on top.
A wet sachet.
A seasoned oil.
Another dry sachet.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added soft egg, tofu pok, coriander, baked chicken, fried onion and Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts. The noodles are indeed wheat noodles and have a broad thin nature – floppy is the right term, and honestly, they’re very good. The broth has a lot of MSG taste to it, but with the broth it works very well. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8996788711530.
A dual sachet – soup base on the left and chilli powder on the right.
The chilli powder atop the very powdery soup base.
Has a little bit of a garlic beef scent.
The gurih powder.
Personally, I like this sprinkled on top.
The vegetables sachet.
Little beans and vegetables.
Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles came out nicely – good chew and texture and good quantity. The broth had a kind of gritty beefiness to it, vaguely stew-like. The little beans were definitely not to my liking and pulled it down quite a bit for me. 1.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8998866200851.
A friend sent this a while back from Jakarta – thank you! This is one that says kuah on it. What’s kuah? Well as far as I can gather, kuah is gravy. So instead of a broth, this one should be a bit thicker. Guess we’ll see! Black pepper chicken )rasa ayam hitam) – let’s check it out!
Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, cook noodles in 350cc boiling water for 3 minutes stirring gently. Add contents of all sachets, stir and enjoy.
A piece of the noodle block.
A dual sachet.
The dual sachet contents: chilli powder atop dry soup base.
Seasoned oil sachet.
Has a really nice scent.
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added fried egg, sweet onion and chicken sauteed with a touch of black pepper and lots of BonCabe Level 10. The noodles are a little thicker than others. They have a flat and broad nature and a very comforty chew. The broth is exactly what it portends to be – that of black pepper and chicken. It is indeed also a little thick. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8888327831857.
After looking at the new The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Indonesian Instant Noodles Of All Time 2013 Edition and talking with people from around the world about it all week, I felt like having some Indonesian noodles! To translate, rasa means flavor, bawang is garlic, ayam is chicken and pedas means spicy. Let’s give this one a try!
Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to me be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil 350cc water. Add noodles and cook 3 minutes, stirring gently. Put seasonings in a bowl. Pour broth and noodles into bowl, stir, and you’re done.
This is the noodle block – the package took 60+ days via seamail to get here so it got a little beat up.
Dry powder sachet.
Seasoned oil sachet.
I smell garlic!
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added fried egg, baked chicken with Lindberg-Snider Porterhouse & Roast seasoning, sweet onion, lime and Fresno chilli pepper. These noodles are good – a little broader and have a nice texture much like egg noodles. The broth is good – a little salty though. Has a great chicken flavor with a rich flavor and spiciness. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8888327831826.
Here’s a short video about cooking in Indonesia. Lots of really flavorful ingredients come together in Indonesian food.
Here’s another one that was lurking in the bottom of the hamper! Been kind of wondering where it had gone – well, here it is! I must say this is my favorite logo ever – looks like a heart and a bomb, doesn’t it? Curious how this one will be. Let’s go!
Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge).
Yeah – rice noodles. Hoping for the best here.
Here’s a dual packet – seasoning on the left and chili powder on the right.
Here’s the chili powder atop the seasoning.
Here’s a packet of seasoned oil.
Here is is, ready to go.
Finished (click image to enlarge). The noodles are extremely thin and actually really quite good – borderline mushy but not in a bad way. The broth was a little thick which was enjoyable – I could see this as a very nice winter stick to your ribsy kind of. It has a strong salt and pepper and onion taste to it I really liked. Interesting and very basic – maybe some chicken and green veggies. I like it very much – it’s genuine and good. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8994357010022 – get it here.
Here we go with another of the Super Bihun products – Bihun Kuah Rasa Baso Sapi. Wow – what a name! From having Indomie products many times, I was able to figure out this is meatball flavor. Also, it’s got the little bomb logo on the top left! Awesome!
Powder, chili powder and then the seasoned oil.
The back of the package (click image to enlarge).
A triumvirate of flavors ready for the ultimate in unions: flavor to cooked noodle.
Click image to enlarge. Weird – so the noodles are a little mushy but for rice noodles, I like them quite a bit. The broth, which is almost more of a gravy affair, was good but had an interestingly preservative tinged aftertaste I can’t put my finger on. It was a charming and exotic bowl from Indonesia – 3.0 out of 5.0 stars.