Country of Origin: Indonesia
Paul here – long term reader, first time writer.
With fear and trepidation I accepted the challenge of joining the crew of noodle review.
To make things more exciting, I do have some digestive challenges so its hit or miss whether or not I’ll survive the morning after. I really don’t know whether I’ll be back for a second review… or hospitalised.
They hand me the bowl, I stick noodles in my mouth.
Meh. There was a sharp tingle as I swallowed each bite. After about 2 minutes you can feel a bit of a sting crawling up the back of your eyeballs, but certainly nothing earth shattering. There is no sweat on my forehead. I am not worried for my future.
The taste however is quite pleasurable though a little dry (this may have been a prep issue). For me, this would be a convenient daily option with a bit more (not much more) oomph than plain noodles.
There are a lot of bits in the noodles. I clamped down on one hoping to feel like I’ve been punched in the jaw. No luck.
I hope it doesn’t punch me in the rectum tomorrow.
Yeah look I’d forgotten I’d even eaten it and felt nothing.
Oh you thought we were gone? Nu-uh. Honestly we just don’t have that many noods left to review and I’ve been smashing out way too much Junk food recently for lunch (those Hungry Jacks coupons FTW!). But my butt has been safely without burn or pain for too long now (and I’m starting to pack on the pounds) so we are back at it with another review!
These ones look like as good a place as any to start; Indo Mie’s world famous “Mie Goreng” with a twist! Sambal Matah!
Sambal Matah is a Balinese Sambal which is heavy on the garlic and shallots (two things I’m a big fan of) so I’m excited to get into this. As per usual noods are the defacto mi-goreng standard so top marks as always there; the real test is in the taste.
OK, these were a bitch to make; the oil sachet had these dark brown lumps which did not lend well to stir-fry mixing. Spent way too long having to make these things. Flavour-wise though; fantastic! There is some hefty garlic, a little bit of shrimp flavour, and a pretty hefty dose of spice! These are hotter than I expected!
I like these; I do not like the prep, but the flavour is actually pretty fantastic and they have a fair amount of bits (chilli, onion, etc.) in the packet. Good feed. I’d give these a go again!
So I had a pretty safe evening though in the morning there were some slight stomach cramps (more than usual) and I was on the bowl a little longer than the usual timeframe. Was it the noods? Maybe, I’m not sure, but I know my morning poops go a little easier than this. I’ll go with low regret on this one.
Well well well, We’re back with a spicy little sample. Indo mie, will always be the benchmark to many Australians for fried style dry noodles. And they have once again, not disappointed. These were definitely spicier and oilier than the staple Mi goreng. In my experience oily ramen usually suffer little side effect, so I am hopeful.
Noodles were the classic thin nood, chewy and tasty, Indo mie cannot be faulted to much for their noodle. Now in full disclosure, I must admit I did not cook these noodles. I was lazy, I made Kam do it. Word on the street is these are pretty hard to mix the flavouring into which is confirmed by the little balls of flavour that crunched and ‘sploded upon chew. All in all, very tasty, And safe to say I think these are good.
No real regret found here. I had a horribly small amount of sleep, so I think I actually fell asleep while the magic was happening. From what I can remember there were rainbows and clouds and I think Big Foot Popped by to congratulate me on a job well done.