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Donation – A Box Full Of Indonesian Delights!

A fellow named Jim C. from Canyon Country, CA dropped me a line a short time ago asking if I was interested in some Indomie stuff. Of course I replied in the affirmative!

A box in a box – and a note:

Click image to enlarge. Wow cool!

What a treasure trove of noodles! Many of you will note that I’ve reviewed most of these already – but it’s been so long – most of the Indomie varieties that were sent were reviewed literally years ago and so re-reviews are coming up with more detail and info! Thanks Jim! Stickers are on the way!

Got some noodles you’d like me to review, shoot me an email – [email protected]!! I’ll send you some awesome Ramen Rater stickers for your troubles!

#378: Ve Wong Hot Of Hots Artificial Satay Beef Flavor Instant Oriental Noodle Soup (Bowl)

The ‘Hot Of Hots’ eh? Sounds interesting! I hope its good as I really like satay…

Two packets – veg and seasoning on the left and a seasoned oil kind of paste on the right.

Despite the appearance of this mushy funk, it did have a nice odor which my nostrils embraced with great affection.

Click image to enlarge. I added one fried egg. So after the noodles sat in the bowl of boiling water, I waited and waited. I was a little saddened by the way the noodles looked when done. They looked like spaghetti, which usually points to spongy, funky and unenjoyable… Irony of ironies! AHappily, this wasn’t the case. The noodles were pretty good! They sucked up a good amount of the broth’s flavor, which was absolutely magnificent. As for these being the Hot of Hots, meh. Spicy? Not hot pepper spicy but flavorful and tasty full of spices. I liked this stuff. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.

This video has something to do with Ve Wong noodles I believes. The next two are the beginning of a series of strange ‘found’ videos on YouTube having to do with family reunions and home video footage. Some pretty weird stuff out there. Welcome to 1985.

Re-Review: Indomie Special Quality Instant Noodles Mie Keriting Rasa Ayam Panggang Curly Noodles With Grilled Chicken Flavor

Okay this is a very special ramenrater review here – if asked what is my favorite meal that is of instant noodles, this would be it. I have been making it and variations on it for years now. Behold the fine Indonesian treat, Indomie’s Mie Keriting Rasa Ayam Panggang!!!

Five seasoning packets. Five. This is just awesome. Going clockwise from the top, the reddish packet is a hot and sweet chili sauce called Manis Pedas and next to it is a seasoned oil. Below, one packet is dehydrated vegetables and next to it is the powdered seasoning. Left and finally, we have a ‘seasoning soup,’ a packet added to some hot water and added at the very end.

Before I added the water, here is the veggies living on top of the noodles in the pot.

Clockwise from top: powdered seasoning, seasoned oil, Manis Pedas.


Once the noodles are drained, they are tossed in the bowl and stirred until everything’s blended nicely. Then…

Three fried eggs – so sue me it’s breakfast and I have a splitting headache. This will fix me right up!

Here’s the seasoning soup powder at the bottom of the Burger King Star Trek glass. I added around 1/3 of a cup of water and microwaved for a minute then stirred and added to the bowl. One thing too – I broke the egg yolks open and poured the soup directly over them – THIS IS IMPORTANT! This causes the little bit of broth to be even tastier and awesome!

Finally, I added a couple more things. In Indomie’s other offerings like their Mi Goreng Satay, there is a packet of fried onions to add. I found fried shallot a nice addition for this variety. They’re cheap and you get a ton of it. The Blazing pink stuff next to it is kizami shoga. Basically its pickled ginger that you would see in yakisoba. I like the little bit of cold crunchiness it adds and the light ginger bite.

I really like this (click image to enlarge). I cannot tell you how much I enjoy cooking it and turning people on to it – it’s simple, exotic and satisfying. Enjoy. A happy 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. Truly magnificent! Get it here.

Re-Review: Indomie Mi Goreng Satay AND Rasa Baso Sapi (Meatball Flavor

So after seeing an article or two about Indomie’s problems with ‘noodlegate,’ I thought I’d show my support by eating two packages for breakfast. These are some of the best packages of noodles ever – they’re both reviewed on here already, so this is a re-review. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. Big time – good stuff here!

Two packages of noodles. Eight packets. EIGHT OF THEM! Indomie is awesome!

Wow some crazy looking bizarreness in this bowl…

So here we are greeted by the lovely vision of delectableness I have been cooking up for years. Added a couple fried eggs, some kizami shoga (pickled ginger), fried shallots and a little bit of Jufran Hot Banana sauce! Yeah – banana sauce! It’s about 80 cents a bottle and comes from the Philippines. Reminds me of Indonesian Manas Pedas sauce which is usually paired with these noodles – it’s a sweet and hot sauce. So this banana stuff works great in lieu of having that. Anyways, here’s the best bowl I really can think of right now. Get the satay here and the meatball here.

#71: Nissin Demae Ramen Satay Flavor Instant Noodles

So I liked the Indomie Mi Goreng Satay flavor – this should be good.

Two flavor packets! Not too shabby!


Click image to enlarge. Well, long story short, it’s nowhere near as good as the Mi Goreng Indomie stuff. Then again, that’s kind of an apples to oranges comparison. I’m giving this a 2.5 out of 5 stars. Wasn’t really all that tasty. Not going to re-up on this one. Get it here.

#45: Indomie Mi Goreng Sate Satay Fried Noodles


Indomie: Satay Fried Noodles
Stars: *****
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.