Here’s one I found up in Canada at Aberdeen Centre in a shop that was rife with Hello Kitty plushies and exotic candies and snacks next to the food court – I want to say it was called something like Paint Box or Art Box. This one was a nice surprise as it’s been tough to find Doll Brand varieties other than their export pack versions around here. I reall would love to do a Meet The Manufacturer series with Doll, so if you’re listening, please contact me! Let’s check out this Beef & Satay variety from Hong Kong!
Doll Bowl Noodle Satay & Beef Flavour – Hong Kong
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains fish and shrimp. To prepare, add sachet contents and boiling water to fill line. Cover for 3 minutes. Finally, sir and enjoy!
Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, beef sauteed with Thai Cafe peanut sauce, spring onion, soft egg and black sesame seeds. Noodles hydrated nicely. Broth has a very strong flavor of satay and is really savory – included garnish included nice bits of scrambled egg. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4892333101549.
Here’s one that was sent to me by the man who runs this company! He sent a very nice letter along with these – check out the Unboxing Time video to hear more! This one’s satay flavor and has been around now for over 30 years! Wow! Let’s give it a try!
Double Mountain Xiamen Instant Noodles Satay Flavor – China
Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains meat – check for yourself. To prepare, add noodles to 500ml boiling water and cook 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!
The noodle block.
A dry sachet.
A granular mixture.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, fried garlic, shrimp, and chicken. The noodles are very good – gauge and mouthfeel are great. The broth has a very tasty satay flavor which works extremely well. Very impressed and would love to try more from this range. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6943004000017.
Satay is a very popular delicacy in Indonesia; the country’s diverse ethnic groups’ culinary arts (see Indonesian cuisine) have produced a wide variety of satays. In Indonesia, satay is a popular street food, it can be obtained from a travelling satay vendor, from a street-side tent-restaurant, in an upper-class restaurant, or during traditional celebration feasts. For Malaysia, satay is a popular dish—especially during celebrations—and can be found throughout the country. In Southern Philippines it is known as satti.
There’s a bit of info for you. So a peanut and soy sauce kind of chicken taste. Indeed it sounds interesting. Let’s check it out!
KOKA Instant Noodles Chicken Satay Flavour – Singapore
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 450ml boiling water and cook for 2 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!
The noodle block.
A dual sachet.
The powder soup base.
A seasoned oil.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, coriander and chicken sauteed with peanut butter, Huy Fong sriracha chilli sauce and sesame seeds. The noodles are good – a nice little bit of backbone, a decent gauge. The broth has a good bit of oiliness and the flavor is a little peppery, a little a little sweet and a kind of chicken taste going on. It’s unique and tasty. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8888056813162.
Satay is a very popular delicacy in Indonesia; the country’s diverse ethnic groups’ culinary arts (see Indonesian cuisine) have produced a wide variety of satays. In Indonesia, satay can be obtained from a travelling satay vendor, from a street-side tent-restaurant, in an upper-class restaurant, or during traditional celebration feasts. In Malaysia, satay is a popular dish—especially during celebrations—and can be found throughout the country. In Southern Philippines it is known as satti.
Alright – let’s delve into this, the first of five different varieties I’ll be reviewing for this Meet The Manufacturer.
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, empty noodle pouch into box and separate with a fork. Add sauce sachet contents, close box back up and microwave at 650W for 2 minutes (I have an 1100W microwave with power settings of 1-10 so going to use 6). Stir and enjoy!
The noodle pouch.
The sauce sachet.
A thick liquid with a pleasing scent.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and spring onion. The noodles had a great chew and gauge to them. Not rubbery from the microwaving, either. The flavor was really great – a nice bit of peanut and a rich satay taste. The omnipresence of baby corn was not only nice, it went perfectly and they were of excellent quality. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 5011673403017.
I think one of my favorite things are noodles that have something differe – like these. Purple noodles are pretty fascinating – first off, they’re purple. I remember hearing about ‘Space Potatoes’ a while back – somehow crossing the stuff that makes eggplants purple with a potato. I think blue potatoes would be kind of neat, but how would they taste? Well, let’s see how these noodles taste!
The back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add a little salt to a pot of boiling water. Add in noodle block and cook 5.5-6.5 minutes. Drain. Add in sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!
The sauce sachet.
Has a sweet scent.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added beef and coriander. The noodles had a very nice chew to them- excellent quality. The sauce coats everything nicely and has a great Taiwanese satay taste to it. Very ‘stick to your ribs’ kind of stuff – nice and hearty. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.
Here’s one I got up in Canada at T&T Supermarket – thanks! Never tried this before. Looks interesting though – let’s check it out!
Here’s the distributor’s label (click image to enlarge).
One end of the box (click image to enlarge).
Here’s the other end with the instructions (click image to enlarge).
When you open the box you will find three of these pouches.
A fresh noodle block.
Has a seafood scent; not what I expected.
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added boiled chicken. The noodles were only so-so – they were quite pasty and glutenous to the point of being overly so. The flavor was fishy and had no hints of peanut which I sorely missed. Very oily and greasy. 1.0 out of 5.0 stars.
as a component for dipping sauces, for example as used in hot pot meals
Shacha sauce is also known as sa-te sauce in the Hokkien dialect, reflecting its origin back to the satay sauce introduced by expatriate Chinese returning from South East Asia. It is however quite different from the peanut-based satay sauce popular in Malaysia, Indonesia, and Singapore.
Was glad I did – I thought that this might be more of a chicken or beef kind of flavor, but I would’ve been completely wrong. So, satay or shacha, here it is!
The back of the package (click image to enlarge). May contain seafood.
The noodle block. Note that these are hakka noodles – wide!
The sauce packet.
The sauce has a soy sauce scent.
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added Vidalia sweet onions. The noodles are broad and have such a nice texture – so like an egg noodle but not eggy! The flavor is light; and has a seafood taste that’s very enjoyable. Reminds me of shrimp shumai. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars.
Yep – another one from my Canadian birthday trip! Let’s check this one out.
Export sticker (click image to enlarge).
Back of the package (click image to enlarge); Doesn’t look to be any meat ingredients, but check yourself.
The wispy noodle block.
Has a lighthearted, high pitched scent – like a chicken and sage smell.
The paste packet.
Reminds me of heavily herbed chicken.
A yellow smell; saffron and herbal notes.
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added a fried egg, red, yellow and orange bell pepper, sweet onion, chicken I seasoned with garlic salt and baked and some broccoli. The noodles are kind of uninteresting; they’re very thin and wispy and don’t seem to have a lot of character to them. The broth has a deep and rich chicken flavor and another flavor I can’t quite put my finger on… Like an oily chicken skin grease thing going on. The veggies did alright. This was a peculiar one. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 6920377218317.
Sp my friend is in a metal band and gonna go and see them play tomorrow night. They’re called Ravages Of Time – here’s their MySpace page – listen to ’em 🙂
I got a couple sent to me from Holland by a reader names Sister Laoban – thanks! I’ve tried Good Noodles before when someone sent me some from over there once before. This one looks interesting – satay.
Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Shiny silver packets don’t scan so well.
The noodles did pretty good for coming from so far away through the mail!
The powder seasoning.
Has a peanut-like scent.
Not a lot of it.
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some broccoli and an almond to garnish. The noodles are very thin and light – they have that ‘comfort food’ feel that a non-gourmet brand would have. The flavor is very interesting; it tastes good – spices and a peanut component. The scant 250mL of water is all but absorbed by the noodles (I used the soup method on the package). Decent noodles! 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8711200189106.
Looks like Unox parties hearty here at a New Year’s happening!
Here’s a good one – this is the Indnesian local version of the first Indomie I ever tried – Satay. Curious if it’s any different.
Back of the package (click image to enlarge).
Noodles ready to be made tasty!
Seasoning powder on the left, chili powder on the right.
Here they are together.
The triple packet of wonder! From left to right: hot, sweet chili sauce, sweet soy sauce and fried onions.
This stuff is really good and you can get it in a big bottle at most Asian groceries – looks for Manis Pedas!
This is a really thick and sweet soy sauce – again an easy one to find but usually comes in a really big bottle. Luckily, it’s usually quite cheap. Look for Kecap Manis.
The fried onion is sprinkled on top and finishes it all nicely.
Finished (click image to enlarge). I added some corned beef, a little vegetable mix, a fried egg, a little kizami shoga (pickled ginger) and a touch of Krazy Mixed Up Salt. So according to the interview, I think this would qualify as ‘INTERNET.’ The noodles are awesome! They grab the flavorings so well and the taste is divine – although it’s a little sweeter than I remember. There is a tiny bit of heat though – it’s really quite excellent. The fried onions give it a really nice little crunch. I love this stuff – 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 089686011005 – get the US version here.
This looks really good – and it’s portable!
I’ve tried these things in the past – they have them here in the US at big Asian supermarkets.
Michael Chen over at Eastland Food Corporation sent me this a little while ago along with some other great samples! Thanks! Never have I seen this before, have you?
Here’s the side (click image to enlarge)!
Seasoned oil, sweet soy sauce and fried onions. What you’d expect in Indomie’s satay packs.
Dry seasoning and chili powder.
A folding fork? Awesome!
After you steep the noodles, you uncover and drain with the lid. Then dump all the seasonings in and stir.
Finished (click image to enlarge). My thoughts: the noodles come out fantastic, but the packets are tough to open and add and stir. I spilled the noodles a couple times here and there. The noodles and seasoning are amazingly good as their regular satay pack is and just slightly different too as the noodles are steeped. Excellent flavor, just a little tough for me to make work. I think others probably would have less trouble with it. I’m giving this a 4.25 out of 5.0! UPC barcode 089686180688 .
Indomie Lebaran commercial
Awesome video narrated by Carl Sagan – first in a series I’ll do on here. Thanks taintedbloop!
This is one of the samples sent by Empire International – thanks again to them and Jim C.! Many years ago, I tried this stuff. This was the first Indomie product I’d ever tried! I used to get tons of this stuff – my folks would bring it back to Anacortes from Seattle , a bit of a journey for noodles! All the packets, the draining, the eggs… This is where it all begand for me.
Click image to enlarge. Here’s the package back – notice Empire International’s info towards the bottom.
Such awesome noodles – they are really great!
Alright let’s start from left to right. Seasoned oil, sweet soy sauce, fried onion bits, powdered seasoning and chili powder. Five packets of awesomeness!
Here’s everything but the onions awaiting the drained noodles and some stirring.
Click image to enlarge. Added a couple eggs with Chef Paul Prudhomme’s Meat Magic and a bunch of drops of Huy Fong Sriracha Chili sauce. The noodles are great. The flavor is sweet and salty and the little bits of onion on top give it a wonderful zestiness. The chili powder give it a little heat too. I made two packages – it’s so good. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars! Get it here.
An Indomie commercial
I think this is one of the commercials from Africa