Ten Indonesian Instant Noodles

To start, I want to take a moment to recognize the passing of Nunuk Nuraini. Many of you haven’t heard of her and so I wanted to tell you a little about her. She was the spice mixer for Indomie and died earlier this year. The flavors she shared with the world are legendary I thought it fitting to honor her with a mention before we start this list. If you’d like to read and article about her life, there is one here

My first The Ramen Rater’s Indonesian Instant Noodles Of All Time came out in 2013 – so yeah, it’s been a while. It’s definitely time for a new one! I wish I had more access to Indonesian varieties; I enjoy them so much! If you’re an Indonesian manufacturer, please contact me – you could be on an upcoming list – send me your stuff! This list is current as of review #3,702. Let’s check out The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Indonesian Instant Noodles Of All Time 2021 Edition.

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Indonesian Instant Noodles Of All Time 2021 Edition


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#10: 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

#9: Alhami Mi Goreng Spesial

The noodle was just right for an instant mi goreng – quantity was good and a nice bouncy texture. The flavor was sweet and a little spicy – a very good balance of sweet soy to everything – not too sweet that it overwhelms. Just the right oiliness. Original review

#8: Nissin UFO Fried Ramen Japanese Sauce Flavour

The noodles came out very well – nice gauge and chew. The flavor was a sweet and tasty one – definitely a fusion of yakisoba sauce and Southeast Asian influences. The mayo was a nice spicy one and the crunchy bits were very good – spicy too! An excellent yakisoba. Original review

#7: FitMee Konjac Chicken Soto

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Okay, this is the real deal, folks. The konjac came out quite well – still somewhat extra springy, but it is just overwhelmed in such a great way by the broth. The broth has such a beautiful balance of lime, hints of spiciness and coconut and it just blew my mind so much I even forgot to add the shallot flake in there – which I tried separately and found to be pretty good. But I’ll try it again tomorrow because ITS ONLY 60 CALORIES! Original review

#6: Salam Mie Mi Goreng Ala Jawa Dengan Sambal Cabe Asli

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The noodles are just as I expected – good gauge and chew. The flavor is really quite nice – this is the mi goreng flavor I love but with a very nice added kick thanks to the included sambal. Sweet, salty and spicy combined in a perfect trifecta. Original review

#5: Lemonilo Mie Instan Alami Rasa Mie Goreng

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The noodles here are absolutely brilliant. They have a very nice chew and aren’t super chewy – they’re just right. The gauge is nice and provides a very good mouthfeel. The flavoring is spot on – sweet, salty, spicy. I’m really enthralled with this variety – unique and just exceptional. Original review

#4: ABC Mi Instant Goreng

The noodles are light which lends itself nicely here. Flavors intermingle well – spicy, sweet and savory. This is a very good mi goreng and highly enjoyed by this reviewer. Original review

#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

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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

#1: Indomie Real Meat Mi Instan Goreng Rendang

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It’s really amazing. It also was by my good friend who is no longer with us. Basically take their Mi Goreng Rendang and include a sachet of real rendang in a retort pouch. This comes after recently hearing that Indomie Rendang is hard to find here in the United States, something I was surprised to hear since it’s such a popular product and such a good one. Original review


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The Ramen Rater Shop

The Ramen Rater Shop Top Ten Instant Noodles 2020

People have been asking where to get a lot of varieties and so I’ve partnered with Exotic Noods to bring you The Ramen Rater Shop. Here you’ll find an expending variety of instant noodles at a pretty decent price. You’ll be able to try a wide array of varieties and not have to buy a ton of each variety. I really wanted to have a way you could just buy a single pack of two at a time. The same way I do when I visit an Asian grocery.

The All New The Ramen Rater App For Android

The Ramen Rater App Android Play Store

The Ramen Rater App for Android has been given a whole new look and functionality. You can scan bar codes to see reviews I’ve done while at the store, peruse the top ten lists, and do simple searches. It’s really great – even a dark mode! Best of all it’s fr