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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: #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.

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Indonesian Instant Noodles Of All Time 2013 Edition

When I was very young, I first discovered a satay variety of Indonesian mi goreng and loved it. I would go on special trips to Seattle just to get tons of it! The many seasoning sachets, oils, and the exotic flavors – it was great! I have been very fortunate to be able to try many, many more varieties of Indonesia instant noodles. I think what makes them distinctly different from others in the world are the use of sweetness and spiciness. These flavors balance so well in mi goreng. Then there’s flavors like lime, hot chillies and the crunch of fried onion. Reviewing such exotic varieties are what makes being The Ramen Rater so enjoyable! With that, I proudly present The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Indonesian Instant Noodles Of All Time 2013 edition!!!!!

#10: Mie Sedaap Mi Goreng Perisa Asli

This one came with quite a few fried onions. Fried onions are wonderful things, especially on mi goreng! The good crunch paired with the sweet and spicy flavors is very good. Original review here

#9: Sarimi Isi 2 Mi Goreng Rasa Ayam Kecap

‘Isi 2’ means ‘for two.’ What I liked about this one was its quantity and balance of heat, sweet soy and a nice chicken flavored sauce. Original review here

#8: Eat & Go Spicy Chicken Mi Instan Cup

This one really took me by surprise. It comes in a small package but has all the accoutrements you would expect in a pack version as well as a fork! The flavor was nice and frisky with the spiciness and it didn’t stop there. Very well done. Original review here

#7: Healtimie Green Barley Noodle Milk Chicken Soup

I’ll be honest – I haven’t had great luck enjoying green noodles in the past! With every rule however, there’s an exception. The slightly wider and flat noodles had a great texture and flavor. The broth was very enjoyable and hearty. Original review here

#6: ABC Selera Pedas Mi Rebus Hot Gulai Chicken Flavour

Curry as well as coconut flavors impressed me here. The noodles had a nice quality and a satisfying texture. A very well-rounded bowl of noodles! Original review here

#5: SuperMi Gobang Goreng Rasa Ayam Bawang

The flavor is great – definitely has an onion chicken flavor and also a lot of sweetness, no doubt from the sweet soy sauce. The chili sauce that came with it also supplies a nice amount of heat. There’s a ton of fried onion to add on top at the end for a nice crunch. Original review here

#4: Indomie Mi Instan Mi Goreng Jumbo

Here it is. How could a top list of Indonesian instants be complete without Indomie Mi Goreng? I went with the Jumbo as you really can’t have too much of a good thing. Good noodles, sweet and spicy – this is great stuff! Original review here

#3: Indomie Mi Goreng Rendang

In a CNN International survey, rendang was voted top. The noodles are chewy enough without being too chewy. The flavor is excellent – like a hot curry beef taste that works so well. I love it. Original review here

#2: . Indomie Mi Instan Mi Goreng Rasa Ayam Panggang Jumbo

Here we go – now this is something really good! A nice big pack of noodles! Great flavors that balance so well with great noodles. Seriously good! Original review here

#1: Indomie Mi Keriting Goreng Spesial

Of all the questions I’ve received as The Ramen Rater, people have asked where they can get the version of this sold in the USA more than anything else. Unfortunately, it’s not sold here anymore – the folks in Indonesia are quite lucky! The noodles in this one are very nice – flat and a little broader than the others in this list and with an excellent flavor. If on a desert island and only able to pick one variety to have with me, this one would come to mind. Original review here

Well, there you go! Thanks to everyone who has sent samples and donations for me to try from Indonesia! It sure looks like there a many I have yet to sample which makes me quite happy! I can’t get enough of the Indonesian varieties and hope to review more soon.

#1221: Mi ABC Selera Pedas Mi Rebus Hot Semur Chicken Flavour(Rasa Semur Ayam Pedas)

Here’s another from my friend in Indonesia – thank you! I asked my son if he would pick which one I’d review today and this was what he picked – he wanted to make sure it was a spicy one. I did some looking and found this on Wikipedia:

Semur is a type of meat stew that is braised in thick brown gravy commonly found in Indonesian cuisine. The main ingredient used in semur gravy is kecap manis (sweet soy sauce), shallots, onions, garlic, ginger, candlenut, nutmeg and cloves, sometimes pepper, coriander, cumin and cinnamon might be added. Soy sauce is the most important ingredient in the Semur-making process because it serves to strengthen the flavor, but it should still feel blends harmoniously with other ingredients. In addition to the main ingredient, semur might also consists of wide range of variation in the presentation, such as the addition of meat (mainly beef), beef tongue, potato, tofu, tomato, tempeh, eggs, chicken, fish and often sprinkled with bawang goreng (fried shallot) or other variations according to the tastes of the communities in each regions.

A spicy stew eh? It also mentioned that Semur Ayam originated in Java. Let’s check it out and see if Andy picked me a winner!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat-free but check for yourself. Boil the noodles in 400ml water for 3 minutes.Put your seasonings in a bowl. Pour noodles and liquid into bowl, stir, and you’re done.

The noodle block.

A dual sachet: bumbu (seasoning) and cabe (chilli powder).

The chilli powder atop the powder base.

The liquid sachets: seasoned oil on the left and kecap manis (sweet soy sauce) on the right.

The sweet soy sauce is very thick and sticky while the oil flows more freely.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added lime, hard boiled egg, and chicken and onions baked in the over under foil with a little garlic salt. The noodles are good – very standard instant that has a common gauge and good texture. The broth is really quite good. It has a nice spiciness and depth of flavor. The heat is probably more than someone who is leary of spicy foods. The flavor is an amalgam of different spices and flavors with a nice light oiliness that compliments but never overwhelms. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8992388111138.

A market in Java.

#1120: ABC Selera Pedas Mi Rebus Hot Gulai Chicken Flavour

Another Indonesia variety sent by a kind person in Jakarta! Thanks! This is called ‘gulai’ – something I’ve never heard of. I consulted Wikipedia and found this:

Gulai is a type of food containing rich, spicy and succulent curry-like sauce. The main ingredients might be poultry, beef, mutton, various kinds of offals, fish and seafoods, and also vegetables such as cassava leafs and young jackfruit. The gulai sauces commonly have a thick consistency with yellowish color because of the addition of ground turmeric. Gulai sauce ingredients consist of rich spices such as turmeric, coriander, black pepper, galangal, ginger, chilli pepper, shallot, garlic, fennel, lemongrass, cinnamon and caraway, ground into paste and cooked in coconut milk with the main ingredients.[1] Gulai is often described as an Indonesian type of curry,[2] although Indonesian cuisine also recognize kari or kare (curry).

Sounds interesting – can’t get enough curry! Let’s check it out.

The back of the package (click image to enlarge). I think this is another meat free one – but check the image to be sure.

The noodle block – pretty good shape despite it’s 60+ day journey!

A dual packet: powder base on the left and chili powder on the right.

The chili powder atop the base powder.

The seasoning oil packet.

Has a definite curry scent.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added Vidalia sweet onion and red bell pepper, some chicken baked with Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning, a fried egg and some Dua Belibis chili sauce. The noodles are great – a good chew and plumpness I enjoyed. The broth was amazing – had a decent spiciness and strong curry and coconut milk flavors. This is why I really love Indonesian instant noodles – they taste absolutely wonderful! 4.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8992388111206.

Here’s an ABC instant noodle commercial.

#892: ABC Selera Pedas Mi Rebus Hot Tomato Soup Flavour

Here’s one of the last couple packs that my friend from Jakarta, Indonesia sent. ABC is well known for their sweet soy sauce. This looks really interesting though – spicy and tomato! Let’s try it.

Back of the package (click to enlarge).

Here’s one of the pieces of the noodles – this pack didn’t do so well in the mail.

Here’s the powder seasonings: powder on the left and chili powder on the right.

Powder seasoning with chili powder atop.

Seasoned oil.

Has a nice scent.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added yellow onion, broccoli, green bell pepper, two fried eggs with Krazy Mixed Up Salt, some baked chicken with Soul Seasoning and some Dua Belibis chili sauce. The noodles are pretty good – they went well with the broth. The broth is indeed spicy and has a great tomato flavor. The spiciness goes with it in such a natural and tasty way that it seemed to me that somewhere I should be able to find a spicy tomato plant. Really excellent – 4.5 out of 5.0 stars!UPC bar code 8992388111145 .

ABC Selera Pedas TV commercial

Here’s a commercial for their sweet soy sauce.

#810: ABC Selera Pedas Mi Goreng Hot Chicken Lemon Flavour

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Yep – another new one from Indonesia that was sent by my friend in Jakarta! Thank you very much! I haven’t tried this brand’s noodles before, but I am familiar with ABC’s Kecap Manis (sweet soy sauce).

Back of package (click image to enlarge).

The noodle block.

The dry seasonings: powdered base on left and chili powder on right.

Here they are co-mingling.

The liquid additions. From left to right: sweet soy sauce, sweet and hot chili sauce and finally a seasoned oil.

A lot of liquid!

Hmm what’s in here – it’s not labeled…

Fried onions to sprinkle on top at the end!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some veggies, a fried egg with pepper, some pickled ginger and some Dua Belibis. What’s Dua Belibis? Well, someone mentioned that I should try it with Mi Goreng last month and boy, were they right! It’s a sweet and spicy chilli sauce kind of like Sriracha but it’s from Indonesia. Honestly, I think I like it much more! The noodles are of a nice quality and not too firm, not mushy at all. The flavor it great – like it says, it’s a spicy and lemony combo. The sweet soy sauce really goes well and ties everything together. Damn good! 4.25 out of 5.0 stars! UPC bar code 8992388112401 .

There were some seriously awesome weather events around here this weekend – a lot of thunder and lightning storms! Here’s footage of our trip to my folks place and some lightning around Anacortes, Washington.

Here’s the commercial for these noodles

Dua Belibis!