Hope everyone who celebrated had a Merry Christmas! My son got me a new plate and bowl – today I’ll be using the plate as it’s mi goreng on the menu! Let’s check it out!
The side panels (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add boiling water to the noodles and steep 3 minutes. While you wait, put the sachet contents except the garnish in a bowl. Drain the noodles and put in the bowl and stir. Add garnish on top.
Here’s the lid detail (click image to enlarge).
The noodle block.
A dual sachet on seasoning base on left and chilli powder on right.
The chilli powder atop the base.
A triple sachet (from left to right): seasoned oil, chilli sauce and sweet soy sauce.
All three together.
The garnish sachet.
Fried wonton and fried onion.
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added lime, kerupuk aci, fried egg, Dua Belibis chilli sauce , sweet onion and chicken sauteed with Jane’s Krazy Mixed Up Pepper. The noodles are just right and very nice for a cup. The flavor goes from sweet to lemony to spicy and is quite good. The garnish (not pictured) is a very nice crunchy mix and adds a really great finish to the dish. Just as good as the pack version – 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. 8992388112678.
Chick mi goreng time – and it’s spicy and lemony! Sounds interesting. Actually I reviewed this a while back – it was #810. Let’s check this out!
Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodles to boiling water and cook 3 minutes. During this, put the contents of all the packets in a bowl, save the fried onion. Drain the noodles and put in bowl and stir. Garnish with fried onion.
The noodle block.
A dual sachet: seasoning powder on left, chilli powder on right.
Here’s the chilli powder atop the seasoning powder.
Liquid sachets (from left to right): seasoned oil, chilli sauce and sweet soy sauce.
A saucy sea of sauces.
The garnish sachet.
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sauteed onions, baked chicken with BonCabe 10 Star chilli spice, fried egg and lime. The noodles have a very nive texture and a good chew. The flavoring is pretty neat – going from lemon to the sweet and salty and finally a creep of heat. Very good! 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8992388112401.
Yep – another new one from Indonesia that was sent by my friend in Jakarta! Thank you very much! I haven’t tried this brand’s noodles before, but I am familiar with ABC’s Kecap Manis (sweet soy sauce).
Back of package (click image to enlarge).
The noodle block.
The dry seasonings: powdered base on left and chili powder on right.
Here they are co-mingling.
The liquid additions. From left to right: sweet soy sauce, sweet and hot chili sauce and finally a seasoned oil.
A lot of liquid!
Hmm what’s in here – it’s not labeled…
Fried onions to sprinkle on top at the end!
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some veggies, a fried egg with pepper, some pickled ginger and some Dua Belibis. What’s Dua Belibis? Well, someone mentioned that I should try it with Mi Goreng last month and boy, were they right! It’s a sweet and spicy chilli sauce kind of like Sriracha but it’s from Indonesia. Honestly, I think I like it much more! The noodles are of a nice quality and not too firm, not mushy at all. The flavor it great – like it says, it’s a spicy and lemony combo. The sweet soy sauce really goes well and ties everything together. Damn good! 4.25 out of 5.0 stars! UPC bar code 8992388112401 .
There were some seriously awesome weather events around here this weekend – a lot of thunder and lightning storms! Here’s footage of our trip to my folks place and some lightning around Anacortes, Washington.
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. Soto, especially soto ayam (chicken soto), is considered as Indonesian counterpart of chicken soup. Soto is a comforting soup, because it is always served warm with tender texture in most of Indonesian households, and naturally considered as Indonesian comfort food.
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.