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#3008: Indomie Real Meat Mi Instan Goreng Rendang – Indonesia

#3008: Indomie Real Meat Mi Instan Goreng Rendang - Indonesia

First, thanks to Robert Z for sending this along! Check out his amazing www.dadbert.com blog!! II mean wow – I’ve been wanting to try these for a while now and figured I would probably never get one. So yeah – it’s in here – real meat! Rendang is also one of my favorite things in the known universe. Here’s a little about it from Wikipedia –

Rendang is a spicy meat dish which originated from Indonesia, especially the ethnic group of Minangkabau people,[2] and is now commonly served across the country.[3] One of the characteristic foods of Minangkabau culture, it is served at ceremonial occasions and to honour guests.[4] Rendang is also served among the Malay community. Rendang is traditionally prepared by the Minangkabau community during festive occasions such as traditional ceremonies, wedding feasts and Hari Raya (Eid al-Fitr).

Although culinary experts often describe rendang as a curry,[2][5] rendang is usually not considered as such in Indonesia since it is richer and contains less liquid than is normal for Indonesian curries.[6] In 2011 an online poll of 35,000 people by CNN International chose rendang as the number one dish of their “World’s 50 Most Delicious Foods (Readers’ Pick)” list.[7] In 2018, rendang is officially recognised as one of 5 national dish of Indonesia.[8]

Awesome – yeah rendang is amazing stuff – if you’re ever near Edmonds, Washington – hit up Waroeng Jajanan on Highweay 99 try the rendang there! Everything else too for that matter – Jonathan makes some wonderful food. Let’s check out this meaty Indonesian variety!

Indomie Real Meat Mi Instan Goreng Rendang – Indonesia

#3008: Indomie Real Meat Mi Instan Goreng Rendang - Indonesia

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains beef. To prepare, add noodle block to 400cc boiling water for 3 minutes. Drain. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3008: Indomie Real Meat Mi Instan Goreng Rendang - Indonesia

A pillow pack.

#3008: Indomie Real Meat Mi Instan Goreng Rendang - Indonesia

The noodle block.

#3008: Indomie Real Meat Mi Instan Goreng Rendang - Indonesia

A retort pouch.

#3008: Indomie Real Meat Mi Instan Goreng Rendang - Indonesia

Liquid and beef.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added fried onion, fried egg, cherry tomato, and coriander with a dash of BonCabe. The noodles were just great – the flavor clung to them happily and they had the right chew and gauge. The flavor was that of rendang – sweet and hot and full of flavor. The meat? Dry beef chunks and beans combined to make things tasty and really wonderful. I’m thrilled – nice when you get hyped up about something and it ends up being really great. 5.0 ouf of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 089686045017.

#3008: Indomie Real Meat Mi Instan Goreng Rendang - Indonesia

Indomie Variety Pack – 6 Flavors in 1 Case (30 Bags)

Watch me cook this one up!

#2507: Indomie Mi Instant My Noodlez Mi Goreng Rasa Rumput Laut

#2507: Indomie Mi Instant My Noodlez Mi Goreng Rasa Rumput Laut - Indonesia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Here’s one sent by Kamran R. of Australia – thanks again! He’s part of Ramen Regret Rater – they review ultra spicy instant noodles and see if they end up with horrible gastrointestinal difficulties. Yes, really!

But today I’m going to review something very interesting – from what it looks like, these noodles are seaweed flavor AND will come out green. Green! Lets have a look!

Indomie Mi Instant My Noodlez Mi Goreng Rasa Rumput Laut – Indonesia

#2507: Indomie Mi Instant My Noodlez Mi Goreng Rasa Rumput Laut - Indonesia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourslef. To prepare, add noodles to 400ml boiling water and cook 3 minutes. Drain. Add oil and powder seasoning and mix well. Finally, garnish with crunchy bits and enjoy!

#2507: Indomie Mi Instant My Noodlez Mi Goreng Rasa Rumput Laut - Indonesia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The noodle block.

#2507: Indomie Mi Instant My Noodlez Mi Goreng Rasa Rumput Laut - Indonesia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

A dry base sachet.

#2507: Indomie Mi Instant My Noodlez Mi Goreng Rasa Rumput Laut - Indonesia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Smells like seaweed.

#2507: Indomie Mi Instant My Noodlez Mi Goreng Rasa Rumput Laut - Indonesia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

A very green seasoned oil!

#2507: Indomie Mi Instant My Noodlez Mi Goreng Rasa Rumput Laut - Indonesia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Yes indeed – that’s green! I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like this before.

#2507: Indomie Mi Instant My Noodlez Mi Goreng Rasa Rumput Laut - Indonesia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The garnish sachet.

#2507: Indomie Mi Instant My Noodlez Mi Goreng Rasa Rumput Laut - Indonesia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Bits of seaweed and crunchy stuff.

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles are decent. They are about the same as the standard Indomie Mi Goreng noodles, but a little better. The flavor is definitely seaweed and a little sweet. The noodles come out nice and green! Garnish is crunchy and good too. Not bad! 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 089686054040.

#2507: Indomie Mi Instant My Noodlez Mi Goreng Rasa Rumput Laut - Indonesia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Indomie Mi Goreng Instant Noodle 3 oz – (Pack of 30)

An Indomie TV spot for My Noodlez.

#2399: Indomie My Noodlez Mi Goreng Rasa Pizza Cheese

#2399: Indomie My Noodlez Mi Goreng Rasa Pizza Cheese - Indomie - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

This one came by way of Kamran R, from Australia – thanks again! He went with hie family on vacation to Bali. I read about these a while back and definitely have been wanting to try them. I mean c’mon – pizza cheese flavor mi goreng? Here’s a translation about the My Noodlez line of products –

Introducing Indomie My Noodlez, first noodles for children made with carrot and seaweed with a sprinkling of crunchy topping exciting. For children who love to eat instant noodles, Indomie My Noodlez will be their favorite food as it comes topping crunchy exciting and have good taste, Indomie My Noodlez available in 3 delicious flavors, Indomie Indomie Rasa Pizza Cheese, Taste Salmon Teriyaki, and Indomie Rasa Seaweed. Guaranteed eating experience they become more exciting and fun!

So these are for the kids! Awesome! Well I’m excited about this! Let’s check out Indomie My Noodlez!

Indomie My Noodlez Mi Goreng Rasa Pizza Cheese – Indonesia

#2399: Indomie My Noodlez Mi Goreng Rasa Pizza Cheese - Indomie - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodles to 400ml boiling water and cook 3 minutes. Drain. Add in sachet contents. finally, stir and enjoy!

#2399: Indomie My Noodlez Mi Goreng Rasa Pizza Cheese - Indomie - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The noodle block.

#2399: Indomie My Noodlez Mi Goreng Rasa Pizza Cheese - Indomie - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The seasoning base.

#2399: Indomie My Noodlez Mi Goreng Rasa Pizza Cheese - Indomie - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

A fine, light powder.

#2399: Indomie My Noodlez Mi Goreng Rasa Pizza Cheese - Indomie - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

A liquid sachet.

#2399: Indomie My Noodlez Mi Goreng Rasa Pizza Cheese - Indomie - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Reminds me of pizza sauce.

#2399: Indomie My Noodlez Mi Goreng Rasa Pizza Cheese - Indomie - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

A garnish sachet.

#2399: Indomie My Noodlez Mi Goreng Rasa Pizza Cheese - Indomie - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Little crunchy fried bits.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added turkey pepperoni, mozzarella cheese and coriander. The noodles come out pretty well and have a good texture and mouthfeel. So, the next question – does it taste like cheese pizza in its unadulterated form? Indeed, it tastes like pizza! I am very pleased with that. Undoubtedly, the idea of cheese pizza flavored noodles sounds strange, however it works with noodles quite well. I would have eaten this by the truckload as a kid! 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 089686054033.

One of the finest instant noodles in the world – Indomie Mi Goreng Instant Noodle 3 oz – (Pack of 30)

A TV commercial from Indonesia for Indomie MyNoodles.<

#1390: Indomie Mi Goreng Rasa Iga Penyet

Here’s one I’ve been waiting for just the right day to try. Iga Penyet is a dish which is extremely popular in Jakarta, Indonesia. But, exactly what is it? Well, from looking around, I found that it translates to Smashed Beef Ribs ala Jakarta. I’ve also seen it referred to as Fried Beef Ribs. Either way, beef ribs and a spicy sambal sauce are involved, as well as garlic. I didn’t have any beef ribs to cook alongside, but I’ll figure something out – let’s check out this Indomie Iga Penyet!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Not sure if it contains meat so check for yourself. To prepare, boil 400ml water. Add the noodle block and cook for 3 minutes. While it cooks, put sachet contents in a bowl. When done, drain the noodles. Transfer to bowl and stir until combined. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

A dual dry ingredient sachet: seasoning base on the left, chilli powder on the right.

The chilli powder atop the seasoning base. Notice the little bits intermixed in the base.

A dual sachet of liquid ingredients: seasoned oil on the left and sweet soy sauce (known as kecap manis) on the right.

Interesting. Has a nice beef scent.

Thick, black sweet soy sauce.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Sauteed some beef with Walla Walla sweet onion, minced garlic and BonCabe Level 10 chilli seasoning, and added a folded fried egg with some ABC manis pedas sauce. The noodles are classic Indomie – great texture and feel – nothing more, nothing less. The flavor is different; it’s got the sweetness and spiciness, but the beef taste is rich. It lingers. Definitely something different with this one and I can see why it’s popular. 4.75 out of 5..0 – worthy stuff!UPC bar code 089686043686.

Here’s a Master Chef preparing Indomie Iga Penyet in a special way.

#1340: Indomie Taste Of Asia Mi Goreng Rasa Bulgogi Ala Korea

Here’s an interesting new one – bulgogi is probably one of my most favorite foods! Bulgogi, for those of you who haven’t experienced it, is Korean barbecued beef. What they do is marinate the beef in a nice sweet sauce and then barbecue it in thin strips. What are great are Korean barbecue restaurants. You are seated at a table with a little brazier in the center.

This is a pic from a visit we had to our favorite Korean barbecue restaurant called Secret Garden. As you can see, there’s a gas burner in the middle of the table! It’s really neat – they also do pork, chicken, and hot dogs of all things! It’s really good stuff. As for all the little dishes – those are called banchan. They are all sorts of pickled things – cabbage (kimchi), radish, lotus bean pod, bean sprouts… Different restaurants have different banchan, but it’s always a lot of fun as you get to try out all sorts of tasty things. I’ve read that people really like this bulgogi-inspired mi goreng, and I must say it’s going to be interesting. Being a huge fan of the real deal, it’s going to have to be pretty good stuff. However, Indomie usually does a really good approximation of flavors, and so my hopes are high. Let’s check it out!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free. To prepare, boil 400cc water and add noodles and garnish sachet contents for 3 minutes. Put the liquid sachet and sesame seed sachet and chilli powder sachet contents into a bowl. Once the three minutes are up, drain. Add it to the bowl and combine thoroughly. Sprinkle sesame seeds on top and enjoy!

The noodle block. These noodles look to be a bit broader and thicker – slightly similar to instant dry udon from Japan.

Here’s the liquid sachet.

The paste is very thick like molasses.

The vegetables sachet.

A fascinating little mix of onion and other vegetables.

Finally, a dual sachet with sesame seed garnish on the left and chilli powder on the right.

Here they are next to each other.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added beef sauteed with garlic, green onion and sweet onion, carrot, fried egg and BonCabe Level 10 chilli seasoning. The noodles are very different from what we’re used to from Indomie. The noodles are wide and thick and have a chew very similar to some Japanese udon bowls I’ve had before. The flavoring was interesting; it had a bulgogi-like skew to it, but then kind of skewed back towards a sweet soy based flavor. This, coupled with the noodles seemed kind of off to me. The vegetable mix was fascinating – it said it was onions and other veggies, and I figured the large flat pieces were cabbage ala kimchi, but I think it’s tofu. The sesame seeds were a nice touch. To sum it up, I think it was more interesting than enjoyable for me. 2.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 089686043532.

Here’s a TV advertisement for Indomie Taste Of Asia Bulgogi flavor.

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!

#1215: GaGa Mi Instan Cup Milk Chicken Soup (Rasa Sup Ayam Susu)

Another one from my friend in Indonesia! Milk chicken soup – sounds interesting. I had another milk chicken soup variety awhile back which I enjoyed, so maybe this one’ll be good too. Let’s see what’s in this cup.

The side panels (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat-free but check for yourself; contains milk. For this one, you open the lid, add all the packets, add 300cc boiling water and let sit for 3 minutes. Then stir until everything is combined and it’s done.

Here’s the lid (click image to enlarge).

An included fork! Two days in a row!

The noodle block.

The powder soup base sachet.

Very fine powder.

The solid ingredient sachet.

Corn, carrot, dried leek and cabbage.

A dual sachet of chili sauce on the left and seasoned oil on the right.

Here they are swimming together.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added baked chicken with garlic salt and sweet onion, hard boiled egg and lime. The noodles are thin and light – they hydrated perfectly and have a gentle chew. The broth is fantastic – it’s a creamy flavor full of chicken goodness, some onion hints, and a slight spiciness. The vegetables hydrated, but the peas were a little crumbly. 4.75 out of 5.,0 stars. UPC bar code 8888327832021.

Street food in Indonesia – Stinky Tofu! I hear it stinks but it’s quite good.

#1177: Mi ABC Mi Instan Rebus Rasa Ayam Bawang (Onion Chicken Flavour)

Another one sent by my friend in Indonesia – thank you! A little translation. So it’s onion chicken flavor – rasa means flavor, bawang is onion and ayam chicken. Mi instan is instant noodle, but rebus? Rebus translated to boiled and here I think refers to the noodles being ‘cooking noodles.’ As I’ve mentioned in the past, what makes a noodle ‘instant’ is the fact that you can put the noodle block and seasonings in a bowl, add boiling water and then cover for a few minutes, stir and eat. Anyways, let’s check out this Indonesian variant.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat-free, but check for yourself.

The noodle block.

The dry seasonings sachet. Powder soup base on the left and chili powder on the right.

Chili powder atop the soup base powder.

Seasoned oil sachet.

Has a strong onion scent.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added chicken baked with Lindberg-Snider Porterhouse & Roast Seasoning (I know, but it’s got a lot of sage in it and works great with chicken), red, yellow and orange bell pepper, Walla Walla sweet onion and hard boiled egg. The noodles are pretty average – not amazing buut they’re good. The broth is nice and warming with a touch of spiciness, and a great onion and chicken flavor. The seasoned oil gives it a little oiliness that is perfect. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 8992388111237.

Here’s an ABC advert for a different variety – they make pizza with it!

#1114: Maitri Vegetarian Fried Noodle (Mie Goreng)

Here’s another from my Indonesian friend – thanks! Another new brand! Let’s check it out.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat-free.

The noodle block.

Powder seasoning on the left, chili powder on the right.

Chili powder atop the seasoning powder.

A packet with solid ingredients.

Crispy radish garnish!

Liquid packet.

Sweet soy sauce in oil.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). A new plate my wife got for me! Added red bell pepper and Vidalia sweet onions, a fried egg and some Sambel Asli chili sauce. The noodles have a standard feel and chew to them – not crumbly but not extremely chewy – soft. The flavor is good – a sweet, a little spiciness from the chili powder and a nice flavor. The added bonus of the crunchy fried radish is very welcome. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 034126937254.

 

 In Indonesia, great food is abundant. You can just walk down the street and there are vendors selling their amazing varieties of food everywhere. Here’s one selling Mie Goreng.

#1082: Indomie Mi Instan Mi Goreng Rasa Cabe Ijo

Well folks, this has been a long time coming. Indofood tried sending some, but it got snagged in customs around Christmas 2012, and then a reader from Indonesia sent a big pack of varieties and this was in the package – which we both thought wouldn’t make it, but it arrived via seamail after a sixty-six day journey. This is going to be a neat review – it’s supposed to be ultra hot and spicy! Not only that, it’s supposed to be green! Their press release says it “draws inspirations from the traditional food of Padang that has been a popular delicacy among Indonesians.” Let’s check it out!

The back of the package (click image to enlarge). May contain meat.

The noodle block. Did pretty well what with its long journey.

Dry seasonings.

a kind of sweet and salty taste with herbs.

Liquid seasonings.

The left packet: This stuff smells spicy – apparently it is a combination of green chilies and other things… Sounds good to me!

The right packet: Here is your standard kecap manis, otherwise known as sweet soy sauce.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added red bell pepper, beef and Vidalia sweet onion I sauteed in soy sauce and topped with a little Sambel Asli chili sauce and some green onions. The noodles are really good – and really green! Nice texture and gauge that I’ve come to expect and enjoy from this brand. Spiciness is from green chilli, and not for the faint of heart. The green chili flavor is unique and very complimentary. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 089686010718.

A neat video commemorating Indomie’s 40th Anniversary.

Re-Review: Indomie Mi Instan Rasa Mi Cakalang

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.

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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!