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Meet The Manufacturer: #2664: Maitri Instant Noodle Vegetarian Soup Flavor

Meet The Manufacturer: #2664: Maitri Instant Noodle Vegetarian Soup Flavor

Here’s another vegetarian one from Maitri – this one being an instant noodle with broth. As I have to remind people, I won’t be coming out with a top ten vegetarian list. I wish I could, but it’s just a point of so much contention I should go a little into it.

One would think vegetarian is simple – you just don’t eat any meat. Well, it’s not that simple. Some people won’t eat certain flavor enhancers that may have come from meat but can’t be seen on the packaging whether they do or not. some people won’t eat honey because it’exploits bees.’

I’m kind of a black and white guy; If I’m going to do a list of everything from say Iceland – everything would be from Iceland. If they were all beef flavors, it would be all beef flavors. So I can’t be as specific and encompassing with vegetarian.

I’m really excited about this series – and the fact that I’m getting some help from a local business. Jonathan over at Waroeng Jajanan. The store and restaurant combo is just an amazing place to check out authentic Indonesian cuisine, and you’ll be seeing a lot of (pretty much all) that I add in the end being from there in this series. Alright – let’s check out this one from Maitro as part of Meet The Manufacturer!

Maitri Instant Noodle Vegetarian Soup Flavor – Indonesia

Meet The Manufacturer: #2664: Maitri Instant Noodle Vegetarian Soup Flavor

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block to 350ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2664: Maitri Instant Noodle Vegetarian Soup Flavor

The noodle block.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2664: Maitri Instant Noodle Vegetarian Soup Flavor

A dual sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2664: Maitri Instant Noodle Vegetarian Soup Flavor

Chilli powder hiding on the edge with soup base powder.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2664: Maitri Instant Noodle Vegetarian Soup Flavor

A liquid base sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2664: Maitri Instant Noodle Vegetarian Soup Flavor

A seasoned oil.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2664: Maitri Instant Noodle Vegetarian Soup Flavor

Finished (click to enlarge). Added fried onion and BonCabe (from Waroeng Jajanan) and Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, tau pok and coriander. The noodles came out well – nice gauge and chew as usual. The broth has a kind of buttery vegetable hit to it with a tinge of spiciness. A little oil makes it nice and robust. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 034126937261.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2664: Maitri Instant Noodle Vegetarian Soup Flavor

A History of Modern Indonesia Since c. 1200: Fourth Edition

Olagafood makes beverages as well

#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.<

#1922: Mie Sedaap Instant Cup Mi Kuah Rasa Baso Spesial

The last of the Mi Sedaap varieties I got quite a while ago at Asian Food Center down on Aurora and 130th. Let’s crack this one open – so few Indonesian varieties cross my desk these days!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add all sachets into the cup and 300ml boiling water. Cover for 4 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

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

The chilli powder atop the very powdery soup base.

Seasoned oil.

Has a little bit of a garlic beef scent.

The gurih powder.

Personally, I like this sprinkled on top.

The vegetables sachet.

Little beans and vegetables.

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles came out nicely – good chew and texture and good quantity. The broth had a kind of gritty beefiness to it, vaguely stew-like. The little beans were definitely not to my liking and pulled it down quite a bit for me. 1.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8998866200851.

Mie Rasa Baso Spesial (Meatball Flavor) – 2.72oz (Pack of 20)

A TV commercial for Mi Sedaap Rasa Baso Sapi.

#1402: Pop Bihun Spesial Rasa Kari Ayam Pedas

Here’s one a friend in Indonesia sent me a while back – thanks! So these are rice noodles – which are called bihun over in Indonesia. Rasa Kari ayam Pedas translates to spicy curry chicken flavor. This looks like a tasty one – let”s see how it comes out.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil 350ml water and add noodle block. Put seasoning sachet contents in a bowl, except the fried onion sachet. After noodles have cooked for 2 minutes, put in bowl and stir. Garnish with fried onion. Enjoy!

The rice noodle block.

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

The chilli powder atop the soup base.

Another dual sachet – fried onion on the left and seasoned oil on the right.

The seasoned oil.

Fried onion garnish.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added chicken, hard boiled egg, bell pepper, sweet onion and BonCabe Level 10 chilli seasoning. The noodles have a slightly smaller gauge than your standard fried wheat noodle. Kind of a nice gauge for rice noodle as well. They have a light chewiness and are pleasant to eat. The broth is quite good – a nice chicken curry flavor is augmented by the oil whichh gives it a little heartiness. The fried onion garnish adds a nice finish. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 089686038118.

Here’s a TV advertisement for Indofood’s Pop Bihun.

#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.

#1331: Indomie Taste Of Asia Mi Kuah Rasa Tom Yum Ala Thailand

I’ve been asked about this special series from Indomie for a long time and finally got my hands on some! Indomie’s Taste Of Asia line has three components: Laksa representing Singapore, Bulgogi representing South Korea, and finally Tom Yum to represent Thailand. I thought since I embark on a new Meet The Manufacturer tomorrow, I’d try something a little different. So Tom Yum is a Thai soup, usually with very strong spiciness and citrus flavors. I’m very curious as to how they’ll do this one. Let’s check it out!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks like it may contain shrimp in the garnish. To prepare, boil 400cc water. Add noodles and garnish sachet contents for 3 minutes. While cooking, put contents of paste sachet in a bowl. Once noodles are done, pour into the bowl and stir well. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

The paste sachet.

A thick paste and oil. I’m not detecting the strong citrus scent I was expecting; but the proof’s in the cooking. I’ve had some varieties in the past I’ve found to be really foul smelling when it came to the pastes, and then when everything was cooked and combined it was some really excellent stuff. This doesn’t smell bad at all, just not what I was expecting.

The garnish sachet.

What are the round things? Sliced shrimp ball.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added lime, Thai chillies, fish balls, shrimp, cardamom (cilantro), sweet onion and BonCabe Level 10 chilli seasoning. The noodles are good – thick gauge and nice texture. The broth was a surprise. I get cardamom and citrus and a bit of spiciness, but there’s a bit of a sweet soy sauce kind of thing going on as well which seems really odd. Odd that they would use it but decent in the mix. The garnish was very nice – hydrated well and was of excellent quality. Was like a fusion going on. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 089686043525.

Here’s an Indomie commercial for their Taste Of Asia line, focusing on the Bulgogi variant.

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.

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.

#1232: GaGa Mie Gepeng Kuah Rasa Ayam Bawang Pedas (Spicy Garlic Sauce Chicken)

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.

Smells good!

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.