Friday, October 7, 2011

Indo Mie Dry Instant Noodles (Mi Goreng)

As I am an Indonesian, when I went off to college, I brought a few cartons of these Indonesian Instant noodles and stored it in my dorm room. When my friends came to visit me, I cooked them these noodles. At first they were hesitant because they were going to eat an instant noodle without water/soup because that’s what they were used to. However, after they ate it, they said that this was the best instant noodle they’ve ever tasted in their life. When I was going to restock on my instant noodles, each of my friends who’ve tried it asked me to buy them a carton each. If you haven’t tried this instant noodles before, I suggest you try it because you will love it too.

Indomie Goreng Pedas is a famous ‘fried (goreng)’ and ‘spicy (pedas)’ instant noodles that come from Indonesia. It is called fried noodles because it is eaten without the soup. It has a sweet, salty, and spicy (if preferred) taste to it. It is also very tasty and easy to make. First, you boil water in a pot. After the water boils, you put the noodles in the pot for 2-3 minutes or until the texture is just about right (not too hard not too soft depends on your preference).I personally like the noodles a little bit hard and I hate it when it is too soft (overcooked) because it becomes gooey. After the noodles are cooked, you drain the water, usually by using a sieve. After that, put the noodles in a plate and add the seasonings that come in the package. The seasonings include Indonesian sweet soy sauce, chili powder, hot sauce, seasoning oil, and the flavoring (with MSG). VoilĂ , your Indonesian noodles are ready to be eaten.Also, you can add an over-easy egg and vegetables on your plate to make it even tastier (like the one in the picture). You can eat this Indonesian instant noodles as a meal or as a snack. For me, eating one of this ramen is not enough. I always make two at a time. There are also many other Indomie Goreng flavors that you can try, such as Satay, BBQ, Rendang, etc., but I personally preferred the Pedas (spicy) one.

P.s. since it is near Halloween, I tried to decorate my plate like a cute little ghost with the egg as the head and the noodles as the body. Happy Halloween!

1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness I am so happy to have found this blog!
    I am an African American woman who is radically changing her diet! I love Asian cuisine and am experimenting on which styles of Asian cooking suite me. I love this idea. I am wondering how and where on the website can I find these noodles. I love Ramen but the noodles are wheat. I have a gluten allergy. Are these noodles rice?

    Thanks! Nisha Moon