Hua Feng Noodle Expert: Spicy Instant Noodles – Spicy Seafood Flavor
Notes: This stuff’s actually quite different – it comes in a round cake of noodles, and fits quite snugly into the cooking pot. After cooking it, it really sucks up water and basically turned into a big bowl of seafood spaghetti! Wasn’t too shabby with some roman peasant bread left over from mother’s day.
#53: Indomie Chicken Flavour Cup Noodles
Indomie: Chicken Cup
Notes: A little too salty for my taste; was missing some important things like really tasty flavor and seasoning oil. I suppose that’s the trade-off when having a small cup-o-noodles style cup. However, one of the coolest things in the ramen industry is the Indomie Folding Fork, which is included. It just folds and snaps into place! Sturdy too. So yes, it’s worth it for the fork.
#52: Indomie Chicken Curry Flavor
Indomie: Chicken Curry Flavor
Notes: Ah now this stuff is classy. First off yes, it tastes like curried chicken. There’s oil, cabe [chili powder], fried onions, and bumbu sauce [the powdered base]. Another fine Indomie product to be sure. Best with a couple small pieces of BBQ pork on the side, a fried egg on top and some pickled ginger garnish. Get it here.
#51: Indomie Curly Noodles With Grilled Chicken Flavor
Indomie: Curly Noodles With Grilled Chicken Flavor
Notes: This has to be the penultimate achievement in the ramen producing world. First off, these noodles are great; they are flat and curly with an unsurpassed, fine character. The package comes with a myriad of flavorings, including sweet soy, bumbu sauce, seasoned oil, chili powder, and finally, an extra special packet. After boiling the noodles and mixing with the seasonings in a bowl, you add 1/2 a cup of boiling water to this packet and stir – it’s a soup base. This stuff is really good – especially when you put two fried eggs on top of the ramen, then pour it over slowly. Fried shallots on top of that with a bit of shedded pickled ginger makes the scene complete. I can’t recommend any ramen more than this one. This is top! Get it here.
#50: Indomie Mi Goreng Fried Noodles
Indomie: Fried Noodles
Notes: Another one of Indomie’s great line of noodles. These are your basic variety of noodles – just plain fried. Best with some form of meat/vegetable garnish. Get it here.
#49: Indomie Mi Goreng Pedas Hot Fried Noodles
Indomie: Hot Fried Noodles
Notes: Exactly the same as the above fried noodles, only this one has a bit of hot chili with it. It’s quite hot and very good stuff – best with garnish, even better with fried eggs. Get it here.
#48: Indomie Rasa Kaldu Udang Shrimp Flavor
Indomie: Shrimp Flavor
Notes: Not a bad bowl of noodles, although a little salty. Of course quite good when made with a bit of fried or scrambled egg on top. Get it here.
#47: Indomie Jumbo BBQ Chicken
Indomie: Jumbo BBQ Chicken
Notes: It’s pretty good – a big bowl of noodles that don’t really taste like barbecued chicken. However, it’s flavor is quite good and reminiscent of the Satay variety. Get it here.
#46: Indomie Jumbo Meat Ball
Indomie: Jumbo Meat Ball
Notes: Strangely enough, this did have a slight hamburger-like flavor to it. It’s best quality is that it’s a jumbo pack – can’t get enough of this stuff! Basically very much like the regular fried noodles. Get it here in the regular size.
#45: Indomie Mi Goreng Sate Satay Fried Noodles
Indomie: Satay Fried Noodles
Notes: This is the stuff that really got me into ramen. First off, five seasoning packets.
Second, by displaying sunny side up eggs on the packaging, I of course had to
try it for breakfast and quite enjoyed it. This is truly the alpha and omega of
the ramen hunter’s holy grail. The first ramen I found that required the noodles
be drained, then added to the dry bowl with the seasonings/oils and stirred. An
extremely spiritual experience. Get it here.