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Meet The Manufacturer: #1267: Mi ABC Mi Cup Rasa Soto Ayam Chicken Soto Flavour

Today, we come to the end of this Meet The Manufacturer. Fifteen reviews! Let’s have a look at this one.

The side panels (click image to enlarge). Color removed and darkened for easier reading. Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. Empty all sachets into the cup and add boiling water to the line for 3 minutes.

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

I’ve got quite a few included forks now!

The noodle block.

Dry seasoning sachets – soup base on left and chilli powder on right.

Chilli powder atop the soup base.

Seasoning oil sachet.

Nice color.

Vegetable sachet.

Veggies and TVP (textured vegetable protein).

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sauteed chicken with garlic salt. Noodles are light with a decent texture. The broth has a comfortable chicken flavor and nice hints of lime and onion. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8992388121045.

Here’s Soto Ayam – made on the streets of Jakarta!

Meet The Manufacturer: #1266: Mi ABC Selera Pedas Mi Goreng Cup Rasa Gulai Ayam Pedas Hot Gulai Chicken

My son Andy got me a bowl and a plate for Christmas! Yesterday I used the plate – today the bowl! Hot and spicy chicken sounds really good – let’s see what kind of heat this one’s packing!

The side panels (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, empty all the sachets into the cup and add boiling water to outer line for 3 minutes.

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

Included fork!

The noodle block.

A dual sachet – soup base and chilli powder.

The chilli powder atop the soup base.

Seasoned oil sachet.

This one looks to be a bit darker than the other thus far.

Vegetable ingredients sachet.

Looks as though some little red chilli bits may be joining in this time.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sauteed chicken with garlic salt, hard boiled egg and Dua Belibis chilli sauce. The noodles are at pat with the other ABC cup varieties; nice texture, quantity and chew. The broth had a nice rich chicken taste and a little extra heat – not a huge abundance of heat, but a nice hit. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8992388121267.

I think it’d rad how kids in Indonesia really love extremely spicy foods!

Meet The Manufacturer: #1265: Mi ABC Mi Cup Rasa Ayam Bawang Chicken Onion Flavour

Only a couple left for this Meet The Manufacturer! Of the remaining varieties, I thought Andy might like this one the best. Let’s check it out!

The side panels (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, empty all sachets into the cup and add boiling water to line for 3 minutes. Stir and you’re done!

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

Included fork!

The noodle block.

A dual sachet – soup base on left and chilli powder on right.

Chilli powder atop the soup base.

The seasoned oil sachet.

Has a nice onion scent.

Vegetable ingredient sachet.

Bits of vegetable and TVP (textured vegetable protein).

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sauteed chicken with garlic salt. The noodles are again quite good in texture and chew. The broth has a nice and rich chicken and onion flavor with just a hint of spiciness. Andy likes it a lot! I’m giving it 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8992388121038.

Here’s a Mi ABC TV advert!

Meet The Manufacturer: #1264: Mi ABC Selera Pedas Mi Goreng Cup Rasa Ayam Pedas Limau Hot Chicken Lemon Flavour

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).

Included fork!

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.

Here’s a Selera Pedas TV Spot.

Meet The Manufacturer: #1262: Mi ABC Mi Cup Rasa Kari Ayam Chicken Curry Flavour

The last ten reviews have been varieties that are now available in the US. The next five will be ones sent to me by ABC President that are only available in Indonesia. Let’s check this one out!

The side panels (click image to enlarge). I decided to make this black and white – the color scan was hard to read. Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, empty all sachets and add boiling water to line for three minutes. Stir and you’re done.

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge). Looks like a contest!

An included fork!

The noodle block. They got a little banged up on their ride over from Indonesia.

A dual sachet – soup base on the left and chilli powder on the right.

Chilli powder atop the soup base.

Seasoned oil sachet.

Curry!

The veggie sachet.

TVP (textured vegetable protein) and other vegetable bits.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added chicken sauteed with BonCabe Level 10 chilli seasoning and sauteed sweet onions. The noodles were good quality; cups often have spongy noodles and these were quite good. The broth’s flavor was that of curry and onion – it was really nice. Veggies were good as well. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 8992388121021.

This looks like a neat variety!

Re-Review: Meet The Manufacturer: Mi ABC Mi Instan Rebus Rasa Ayam Bawang Onion Chicken Flavour

Close to 100 reviews ago, I tried this for the first time. Four years ago today, my wife and I had our first conversation! It’s a big anniversary for us – check out the video at the end for more on that. Let’s revisit this one by ABC President!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil 400ml water. Add noodle block and cook 3 minutes. Put sachet contents in a bowl. Add liquid and noodles and stir in the bowl.

The noodle block.

A dual sachet – soup base on the left and chilli powder on the right.

Chilli powder atop the soup base.

Seasoned oil sachet.

Has a very strong onion scent.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sauteed chicken with garlic salt. The noodles have a good body and texture to them. The broth is the real star here with a rich chicken and onion flavor which I liked a lot and the oil provides a little extra heatiness. Just as good as last time. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 8992388111237.

My wife and I met eachother on an online dating service. She lived in California, I in Washington. We first started talking four years ago today. The first phone call with eachother lasted over four hours! I remember we talked for over 12 hours Christmas Eve 2009! This became our song; we couldn’t get enough of talking to eachother and missed eachother so much when we couldn’t, although we hadn’t actually met eachother yet. That all changed though when she invited me down for New Year’s Eve. I accepted and the rest is history!

#1260: Meet The Manufacturer: Mi ABC Mi Goreng Pangsit Fried Noodle With Dumpling

This is a little different – fried dumplings! Basically they’re little chips of fried wonton as a garnish. These were present in one of the Eat & Go cups I reviewed earlier. 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, boil noodles in 400ml water for 3 minutes. During this, put everything but the fried wonton in a bowl. Drain the noodles and mix in with the ingredients in the bowl. Sprinkle fried wonton on top.

Our first real snow of the year! Otis seems a little cold. Fortunately for him, all the snow should be melted in a couple of hours.

The noodle block.

Powder seasoning sachet.

A very light powder.

A triple sachet (from left to right): seasoned oil, chilli sauce and sweet soy sauce.

Has a nice onion scent.

Chilli sauce on the left, sweet soy sauce on the right.

The garnish sachet.

Little fried wonton chips!

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added shrimp sauteed with a little BonCabe chilli powder and a fried egg. The noodles were very good – just the right texture and chew. The flavor was really great – nice spiciness and sweetness. The fried wonton is really great – nice and crunchy. Everything was perfect – makes reviewing instant noodles a joy! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8992388112401.

To think this would only cost $1USD!

More Samples From ABC President

I got an email from Mario over at ABC President in Indonesia this week. He said a package with some more samples were on it’s way!

Uh oh – looks like some banging up during shipping!

Noodle cups!

More noodle cups! Thanks, Mario! I’ll review these after the ones that are available in the US are done. I do up to 15 reviews during a Meet The Manufacturer, and this will round that out!

Re-Review: Meet The Manufacturer: Mi ABC Selera Pedas Mi Instan Goreng Hot Chicken Lemon Flavour

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.

Fried onion.

 

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.

A documentary about the world of spices.

#1257: Meet The Manufacturer: Mi ABC Mi Goreng Mi Instan Cup Mi Goreng Spesial Special Fried Noodle

Mi goreng means fried noodles. To those not familiar with mi goreng, you’ve absolutely must try it! There’s no broth involved and very strong and delicious flavors. I would wager that if I looked through all my reviews, I’d be hard pressed to find a mi goreng that I didn’t like. Well, there was one, but it was a Chinese take on it and the spices were really off. What’s really nice is the ability to pair it with so many different things. Let’s delve into this one; I have a good feeling about it!

The side panels (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, take everything out except the noodles. Add boiling water and cover for 3 minutes. Give it a stir and then drain off the water. Add all the sachet contents, save the garnish and stir. Sprinkle garnish on top and enjoy.

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

Included fork!

The noodle block.

The powder seasoning sachet.

A very light powder.

A triple sachet. From left to right: seasoned oil, chilli sauce, sweet soy sauce.

Has an onion scent.

A sweet and spicy taste.

Sticky and thick, kecap manis (sweet soy sauce) isn’t the soy sauce you find predominately in the US which is salty and thin.

The garnish sachet.

The large rectangular pieces are pangsit goreng (fried wontons). The smaller? Fried onion.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sauteed onions,thin sliced sukiyaki beef, lime, kerapuk aci, fried egg, Dua Belibis chilli sauce, and a generous sprinkle of BonCabe 10 Star spice. The noodles are good – nice texture and quality for a cup version. The flavor is nice – a sweet and spicy taste, and I detected an almost citrussy hint. The fried bits were very nice. . 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8992388112654.

It has just come to my attention that Peter O’Toole died yesterday at the age of 81. He was in many films, but the one I found most amazing was Lawrence of Arabia. Today’s video is the first half of the film. Don’t worry, the second half is here. It’s a very long film, but I highly recommend it. By the way – there’s nothing wrong; the first couple minutes of both halves are preceded by the overture.

Meet The Manufacturer: Product Samples From ABC President

A box came the other day – noodles!

Four varieties of pillow pack instants by ABC President.

A Mi ABC cup.

Finally, five different Eat & Go cups. These have been quite good – I’ll re-review the ones I’ve already tried during Meet The Manufacturer. Thanks to Hedy and Darrian!

#1221: Mi ABC Selera Pedas Mi Rebus Hot Semur Chicken Flavour(Rasa Semur Ayam Pedas)

Here’s another from my friend in Indonesia – thank you! I asked my son if he would pick which one I’d review today and this was what he picked – he wanted to make sure it was a spicy one. I did some looking and found this on Wikipedia:

Semur is a type of meat stew that is braised in thick brown gravy commonly found in Indonesian cuisine. The main ingredient used in semur gravy is kecap manis (sweet soy sauce), shallots, onions, garlic, ginger, candlenut, nutmeg and cloves, sometimes pepper, coriander, cumin and cinnamon might be added. Soy sauce is the most important ingredient in the Semur-making process because it serves to strengthen the flavor, but it should still feel blends harmoniously with other ingredients. In addition to the main ingredient, semur might also consists of wide range of variation in the presentation, such as the addition of meat (mainly beef), beef tongue, potato, tofu, tomato, tempeh, eggs, chicken, fish and often sprinkled with bawang goreng (fried shallot) or other variations according to the tastes of the communities in each regions.

A spicy stew eh? It also mentioned that Semur Ayam originated in Java. Let’s check it out and see if Andy picked me a winner!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat-free but check for yourself. Boil the noodles in 400ml water for 3 minutes.Put your seasonings in a bowl. Pour noodles and liquid into bowl, stir, and you’re done.

The noodle block.

A dual sachet: bumbu (seasoning) and cabe (chilli powder).

The chilli powder atop the powder base.

The liquid sachets: seasoned oil on the left and kecap manis (sweet soy sauce) on the right.

The sweet soy sauce is very thick and sticky while the oil flows more freely.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added lime, hard boiled egg, and chicken and onions baked in the over under foil with a little garlic salt. The noodles are good – very standard instant that has a common gauge and good texture. The broth is really quite good. It has a nice spiciness and depth of flavor. The heat is probably more than someone who is leary of spicy foods. The flavor is an amalgam of different spices and flavors with a nice light oiliness that compliments but never overwhelms. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8992388111138.

A market in Java.