The original mi goreng flavour in cup noodle form. Just like the regular mi goreng, it comes with the five usual seasoning packets but the noodles are thinner and turn a bit spongy. Not necessarily bad, but given the higher price and spongy noodles I don’t need to have it again.
I’ve finally run out of flavours available at my local Asian supermarket, so when I went on a quest for more, I found this ‘premium’ flavour. In addition to the usual seasonings it also includes a packet of dried vegetables which give the noodles a really nice texture.
I can see why Wikipedia lists this one as one of the most popular flavours in Indonesia. It’s a basic spicy and flavourful chicken and onion soup. I can imagine that it would make a really good base for a proper noodle soup, with added chicken and vegetables, and lots of fried onion on top.
I just can’t seem to figure out what flavour this one actually is, but it’s really good. Judging from the picture on the packet, it’s probably beef or pork, but it’s hard to tell. Either way, I’ll be getting this one again, since it had a really nice, very savoury flavour, and small, slightly chewy bits that set it apart from every other Indomie soup I’ve tried so far.
No recipe that I’ve found for beef rendang includes lime (except one from the BBC, which calls for it as a possible substitute for tamarind purée). Yet lime was the main flavour of these noodles and it actually made them kind of unpleasant. Not a flavour I’d recommend unless you’re craving limes.
Wikipedia says that this flavour (chicken curry) is one of the most popular ones in Indonesia so I was quite disappointed when I tried it and realised it’s quite bland. It’s a soup but I can imagine it would be better if you drained the water.
Spicy mi goreng. It’s similar to the regular mi goreng. It wasn’t all that spicy but had a kind of fruity flavour to it.
I actually had this one last week, as I went to Sydney over the weekend, where I took the opportunity to not eat instant noodles. Clockwise: Chicken ramen, sushi train sushi, chicken laksa and tuna belly.