A friend sent this a while back from Jakarta – thank you! This is one that says kuah on it. What’s kuah? Well as far as I can gather, kuah is gravy. So instead of a broth, this one should be a bit thicker. Guess we’ll see! Black pepper chicken )rasa ayam hitam) – 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, cook noodles in 350cc boiling water for 3 minutes stirring gently. Add contents of all sachets, stir and enjoy.
A piece of the noodle block.
A dual sachet.
The dual sachet contents: chilli powder atop dry soup base.
Seasoned oil sachet.
Has a really nice scent.
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added fried egg, sweet onion and chicken sauteed with a touch of black pepper and lots of BonCabe Level 10. The noodles are a little thicker than others. They have a flat and broad nature and a very comforty chew. The broth is exactly what it portends to be – that of black pepper and chicken. It is indeed also a little thick. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8888327831857.
After looking at the new The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Indonesian Instant Noodles Of All Time 2013 Edition and talking with people from around the world about it all week, I felt like having some Indonesian noodles! To translate, rasa means flavor, bawang is garlic, ayam is chicken and pedas means spicy. Let’s give this one a try!
Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to me be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil 350cc water. Add noodles and cook 3 minutes, stirring gently. Put seasonings in a bowl. Pour broth and noodles into bowl, stir, and you’re done.
This is the noodle block – the package took 60+ days via seamail to get here so it got a little beat up.
Dry powder sachet.
Seasoned oil sachet.
I smell garlic!
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added fried egg, baked chicken with Lindberg-Snider Porterhouse & Roast seasoning, sweet onion, lime and Fresno chilli pepper. These noodles are good – a little broader and have a nice texture much like egg noodles. The broth is good – a little salty though. Has a great chicken flavor with a rich flavor and spiciness. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8888327831826.
Here’s a short video about cooking in Indonesia. Lots of really flavorful ingredients come together in Indonesian food.
Another one that was sent from Indonesia – thank you! Soto varieties usually have a broth with them, rather than mi goreng which are dry. Cabe means chilli and hijau means green; so green chilli flavor noodle soup. Let’s check it out!
The back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. Noodles in 350cc boiling water for 3 minutes, then mix with contents of the sachets.
The noodles traveled far and no here’s one of the larger chunks.
The dry seasoning sachet.
Has a rich scent.
Seasoned oil on left and green chilli paste on right.
The green chilli scent is strong.
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sweet onion, hard boiled egg, lime and baked chicken with Lindberg-Snider Red Baron BBQ seasoning. The noodles are of a wider gauge than your standard instant. They have a nice bounce to them and a good chew. The broth has a little green chilli flavor, a little chicken flavor and a little heat from other spices along with an onion flavor thrown in. The broth isn’t overly oily and tastes nice. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8888327831840.
In the last day, lots of people have been coming to The Ramen Rater from Indonesia! One person who commented via the facebook page said”you should try this one fried noddle, it has black pepper flavour. will not disappoint you :)” (for those wondering, this is friend black pepper chicken flavor noodles). I looked through the box of varieties my friend in Jakarta sent me and lo and behold, I had it in there! Thank you very much! Let’s check this one out!
Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat-free.
These noodles are a little wider than most I’ve seen from Indonesia.
The dry powder packets. Chili powder on the left, seasoning base on the right.
Here you see the red chili powder atop the seasoning base.
The liquid ingredients packet.
Shallot oil and sweet soy sauce.
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added fried egg, Vidalia sweet onion, red bell pepper and sauteed beef. The noodles are flatter and broader than most Indonesian varieties. They have a nice chew and texture. The flavor is great – a strong black pepper component along with a sweet and salty chicken and sweet soy flavor. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8888327831871.