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.
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!
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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
Here’s something special! This is the version of the special fried curly noodles that they get in Indonesia! What’s funny is that it looks like the date on the front is today! The special fried curly noodles we get here in the US from Indomie tops my Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time list. Let’s give these a try.
Here’s the back of the packaging. Click to enlarge.
Otis the Pug looks on.
Then he ponders the Star Trek episode we watched last night in which Mr. Spock says ‘logic is a wreath of pretty flowers that smell bad.’
The noodle block.
On the left are the dehydrated veggies and on the right is the seasoning powder.
From the back of the packaging, I think the round slices are pieces of chicken ball.
Here’s the seasoning powder.
The liquid packets: seasoned oil, chili sauce and sweet soy sauce.
Here’s the seasoned oil…
Here’s the sweet soy sauce and chili sauce.
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added onion, Fresno chili peppers, kizami shoga (pickled ginger), two fried eggs with Krazy Mixed Up Salt and some Dua Belibis chili sauce. The noodles and broad and flat – deiniftely different than the usual Indomie noodles. The flavor is spicy and sweet and wonderful. This is much like the one we get here, but with a little nicer veggies. Perfect. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. I have heard that they may be getting rid of the Special Curly or the Special Grilled Chicken flavors soon. hope not! UPC bar code 089686040647 – the one I reviewed here was sent to me special by Indomie from Jakarta, Indonesia. You can get the export version, thought it is tough to find – here.
Hey you Luxembourgers! Indomie’s coming your way soon!
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.
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 .
Here’s another one sent to me by my friend in Jakarta, Indonesia – thank you again! So ‘rasa kari ayam?’ Chicken curry flavor! Sounds awesome – let’s hit it.
Back of the package – click to enlarge.
The noodle block.
Seasoning packets – soup base powder and chili powder.
Here’s the base with the chili powder on top.
Seasoned oil on left, fried onions on right – you sprinkle them on the finished product.
Here’s the seasoned oil.
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some oven baked chicken, onion, broccoli, red bell pepper, Dua Belibis chili sauce, hard boiled egg and Krazy Mixed Up Salt. The noodles are good – your standard Indofood tasty fare. The broth is great – a nice sweet and tasty curry chicken tasty which is really nice. The bits of fried onion are a nice little addition. Awesome stuff – 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 089686915075 .
People in Indonesia celebrate Lebaran, a religious holiday. Here is more information.
Here’s another one from my friend in Jakarta, Indonesia – thanks again! This is another Indonesian noodle soup – not a dry noodle. Let’s give it a try! By the way – ‘Baru’ means new.
Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge).
The noodle block.
Dry powder seasoning and chili powder.
The dry seasoning with chili powder atop.
Has a nice lime scent.
This is a powdery garnish that goes on top.
So upon some researching, I found that serbuk koya means Koya powder. According to Selby’s Food Corner, “Koya powder is made from prawn crackers, fried garlic and dried shrimp.” They mention sprinkling it on top of a dish at that link, so I am assuming that it is to be sprinkled on top as a garnish.
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added red bell pepper, broccoli, a fried egg with a little Krazy Mixed Up Salt, some roast beef and some Dua Belibis chili sauce. Decent noodles – not soggy, spongy or tough. The broth was nice – a good hit of lime flavor and spices. The koya on top adds an interesting extra flavor. Great stuff – 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 089686917260 .
Commercial for Sarimi Soto Koya Gurih.
Documentary about travel to orphanages in Indonesia.
Here’s a good one – this is the Indnesian local version of the first Indomie I ever tried – Satay. Curious if it’s any different.
Back of the package (click image to enlarge).
Noodles ready to be made tasty!
Seasoning powder on the left, chili powder on the right.
Here they are together.
The triple packet of wonder! From left to right: hot, sweet chili sauce, sweet soy sauce and fried onions.
This stuff is really good and you can get it in a big bottle at most Asian groceries – looks for Manis Pedas!
This is a really thick and sweet soy sauce – again an easy one to find but usually comes in a really big bottle. Luckily, it’s usually quite cheap. Look for Kecap Manis.
The fried onion is sprinkled on top and finishes it all nicely.
Finished (click image to enlarge). I added some corned beef, a little vegetable mix, a fried egg, a little kizami shoga (pickled ginger) and a touch of Krazy Mixed Up Salt. So according to the interview, I think this would qualify as ‘INTERNET.’ The noodles are awesome! They grab the flavorings so well and the taste is divine – although it’s a little sweeter than I remember. There is a tiny bit of heat though – it’s really quite excellent. The fried onions give it a really nice little crunch. I love this stuff – 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 089686011005 – get the US version here.
This looks really good – and it’s portable!
I’ve tried these things in the past – they have them here in the US at big Asian supermarkets.
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.
Hey look at this! This came from Michael C. at Eastland Foods a little while back – thanks! What we have here is one of the products that should be available here in the states soon (according to my Indomie interview). It’s exactly what it looks like – Mi Goreng in a cup! Read the interview I did with Indomie here!
Check that out – you drain the cup!
Here’s some of the side panel info (click image to enlarge).
Dry packets – fried onion and powdered base.
Liquid seasonings: (from left to right) seasoned oil, chili sauce and sweet soy sauce.
It also comes with a fork!
Here’s the noodle block, nestled into the cup awaiting boiling water.
Finished (click image to enlarge). It’s got an egg and some veggies – is it INTERSAY? I cooked the noodles in the cup as directed. While that was going on, I fried an egg in a snowflake shaped cookie cutter and boiled some veggies up. Drained everything, combined in the pot the veggies were in, added seasonings and stirred. Atop the egg I added some Huy Fong Sriracha chili sauce and some kizami shoga (pickled ginger. Well, this is the Mi Goreng everyone knows and loves. Excellent stuff – nice noodles, a little spicy and very tasty all around. If you’ve never had Mi Goreng before, I HIGHLY recommend getting yourself some! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars – same great stuff just in a different configuration. UPC bar code 089686180657.