Sunday, 17 May 2009

Indomie Mi Goreng Instant Noodles

So let's start by saying that I find most types of 'Western' instant noodles pretty unpalatable. I have tried Pot Noodle, and found it pretty yuck, not for reasons of snobbishness, but just because it tasted so unpleasant- a strange powdery non-flavour, combined with slimey noodles with the odd pea tucked into the mix. I'll admit that this experience was probably over a decade ago now, and I'll retract the above if it turns out that there has been a breakthrough in Pot Noodle edibility since then, but somehow I doubt it. I've also been rather put off by the Super Noodles that I've tried recently, which was quite suprising as I remember them being perfectly adequate.
However, the above shouldn't detract from the fact that for a speedy hot snack, or something to bulk out a simple meal, instant noodles are pretty handy. Indonesian brand Indomie Mi Goreng instant noodles are definitely my favourite in this field.

Along with the usual block of thin noodles, comes sachets of seasoning powder, chili powder, seasoning oil with garlic and onions and thick soy sauce. Even without any further embellishment this makes a perfectly tasty bowl of food, and with a few vegetables or some eggs it's an entire meal.

Price: around 29p
I rate them 8/10


Lizzie said...

Have you tried Cup Noodles? Nothing like pot noodles - they're delicious. The crab is my favourite; it has dehydrated pieces of spring onion, sweetcorn, carrot and crabstick. You can buy them in Chinatown and they're delicious.

TheFastestIndian said...

Hmmm, I think I may have tried Cup Noodles before but not the crab version- will look out for those, they sound good!

TheFastestIndian said...

PS- thanks for dropping by at the early stages of this blog. Think yours is fab!

Anonymous said...

OK, now I'm sure we share the same taste! I adore Indomie. Have you had the Thai Mama brand ones too? If not, try the silver packet tom yam ones!