Indo Mie Dry Instant Noodles (Mi Goreng) by Zahra Kamilla: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). Voilà, 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!