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Re-Review: Indomie Instant Noodles Mi Goreng Satay Fried Noodles

This is one of the samples sent by Empire International – thanks again to them and Jim C.! Many years ago, I tried this stuff. This was the first Indomie product I’d ever tried! I used to get tons of this stuff – my folks would bring it back to Anacortes from Seattle , a bit of a journey for noodles! All the packets, the draining, the eggs… This is where it all begand for me.

Click image to enlarge. Here’s the package back – notice Empire International’s info towards the bottom.

Such awesome noodles – they are really great!

Alright let’s start from left to right. Seasoned oil, sweet soy sauce, fried onion bits, powdered seasoning and chili powder. Five packets of awesomeness!

Here’s everything but the onions awaiting the drained noodles and some stirring.

Click image to enlarge. Added a couple eggs with Chef Paul Prudhomme’s Meat Magic and a bunch of drops of Huy Fong Sriracha Chili sauce. The noodles are great. The flavor is sweet and salty and the little bits of onion on top give it a wonderful zestiness. The chili powder give it a little heat too. I made two packages – it’s so good. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars! Get it here.

An Indomie commercial

I think this is one of the commercials from Africa

Here’s a music video

#457: Ibumie Penang Harmee Mee Goreng Prawn Flavour Fried Noodles With Fried Shallots


Lookie here, lookie here! This came from 99 Ranch near Disneyland in California! I’m hoping it’s as good as the Indomie Mie Goreng – possible? I suppose we’ll have to see!Now first off, Indomie is an Indonesian company while Harmee is Malaysian.

From left to right: Dry powder seasoning, chili powder, fried shallot, seasoned oil (this is a lot of it by the way) and sweet soy sauce.Five packets! I really enjoy seeing lots of packets – makes it more fun and gourmet! Also, a lot of people will enjoy deciding how much of what ingredients to use.

Everything but the fried shallot which will be used at the end. So these noodles get cooked and drained then dropped in the bowl and stirred. This is the same style of preparation as the Mie Goreng you can get from Indomie.

Click image to enlarge. I added two fried eggs. I also added some kizami shoga (pickled ginger). On top of the eggs are the fried shallot. So how do they compare to the Indomie? Well, they’re definitely different. This bowl by the way is two packages of it – I couldn’t resist… Now the noodles… They’re absolutely perfect – just right as far as chewiness and non-mushiness. The flavor? It’s complex. The prawn moves around the palate from bite to bite while the chili powder gives a constant flavor. The oil and soy give the noodles a nice rich color, nip of sweetness and a filling greasiness. Made me want to eat a banana and sit and look at the ocean afterwards. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. Excellent.

I must say this is quite possibly the best instant noodle commercial I have ever seen!

#329: Mee-Jang Artificial Beef Flavor Instant Noodles

Here’s another Namchow Mee-Jang variety, this time its artificial beef. So far, these have been pretty good.

Two packets – seasoned oil on the left and powder on the right. The yellow powder packet usually smells and tastes like curry…

Strangely enough, the powdered seasoning on the right tasted like masala; seemed funny for something beef flavored. The seasoning oil is on the left and both ride the block of noodles awaiting a hot bath and one fried egg.

Click image to enlarge. Finished product, again with a fried egg. First though here is wow spicy! Didn’t expect that. The noodles are good and the broth is flavorful – spicy yet flavorful. Well rounded bowl of noodles – 3.5 out of 5.0. A bit more veggies would have been nice.

No Namchow commercial so here’s a different Thai commercial – pretty good one!

Some nice music.

#325: Namchow Mee-Jang Artificial Pork Flavor Instant Noodles

So some noodles from Thailand. I have no idea what to expect from this one… Let’s see what’s inside…

Looks like the design that was on the Little Cook packet I last tried. Powder on the left, seasoned oil on the right.

Whoa – greenish oil and brownish powder! Hope it sits well…

Click image to enlarge. The finished product. Noodles are like cup noodles. The broth is salty and a little spicy. A bit of the stewed pork flavor there, a bit of veg. I liked it – 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. Find it here.

Here’s some TV ads from 1974 from the UK…