Indonesia’s love affair with instant noodle


Did you know instant noodles is one of most popular foods in Indonesia? Most of them can be found at any inconvenience stores or even street vendors in the country. Yeah, every where.

According to Hans Lienesch, an instant noodle reviewer through his popular culinary website called SeriousEats, three instant noodle brands from Indonesia are among Top 10 Instant Noodle from around the world! No wonder.

1. Indonesia: Indomie Special Fried Curly Noodles
Truly the best instant noodles I’ve ever had. I love these. The noodles are flat, very tasty; the seasonings provide a broad range of flavors, both spicy and sweet. Enjoy it with some turkey, fried eggs, pickled ginger, fried shallots and Sriracha.

2. Indonesia: Indomie Mi Goreng Rasa Ayam Panggang, BBQ Chicken Flavor
First off, it’s a jumbo pack, which means even more of it. It also comes with a whopping five seasonings, from sweet soy sauce to spicy chili sauce. The noodles are served drained without a broth. The flavorings in concert with a couple fried eggs, some pickled ginger, and fried shallots make this one unmissable.

5. Indonesia: Mie Sedaap Instant Kari Spesial Bumbu Kari Kental
Like spicy? Like curry? This one from Indonesia fills both criteria and then some. The noodles are good but the real star here is the broth; a bit greasy and so flavorful. Not only is there a curry hotness but also sweetness too. It’s excellent with a couple fried eggs.

Like other Indonesian people, I am also a big fan of instant noodle. Which one do you like, by the way? Mine is all brands –especially the fried one!

[Image credit: SeriousEats]


  1. Hi Budi,

    I feasted on Mie Sedaap and Mie Goreng in Bali over 3 months this past year. I just had a serving of Mie Goreng last night here in Thailand.

    Love ’em!


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