Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Indomie Goreng - My #1 Guilty Pleasure


What's the first thing I go for when I get tired of cooking? (apart from the obvious choice of confusing myself with an avalanche of choices from Hong Kong's gastronomic smorgasboard).

I always go for....
Indomie Goreng!
Yeah, baby. Yeah! (ala Austin Powers - can you picture me doin' it?)

It's fattening. It doesn't really do good things for my body by providing vitamin A-Z (is there a vitamin Z?). So, naturally, it taste abso-freaking-lutely delicious!!! It's the best dry instant noodles ever, and it earned a top #1 spot at Rita's list of Indonesian products to be proud of, and brag about.

It is well received by the international community (and by "the international community", I meant my foreign schoolmates, friends and coworkers from different countries)....pretty much nobody I know does not LOVE Indomie Goreng.

In Hong Kong, it's called "yan nei min" (Indonesian noodles. It's as if my whole country does not produce any other noodles but Indomie Goreng). There was a restaurant which solely serve Indomie goreng, alongside....nothing less than the highly priced Chinese delicacy, the bird nest desserts. Wow! Ain't that the highest honor? It's like pairing me with Brad Pitt...or whoever it is you consider as super highly coveted and wayyy out of your league.

It didn't stop there. Someone started a message thread in a local online forum, about how many packs of Indomie goreng is the perfect amount for consumption to reach the ultimate satisfaction (as one pack is so obviously never enough). Some said three, another said four. Personally, I think 1.5 is the perfect portion for me.
As I previously mentioned Nigella's "too much of a good thing can be wonderful" principle applies to Indomie Goreng too.
I love my Indomie Goreng...
- still gloriously curly
- with one egg, the white part crisp, the yolk runny, drizzled with kecap manis (Indonesian sweet soy sauce)
- mini cheese dogs
- cheap fish meat siu mai
- etcetera, the more the merrier

Holiday snap of the day...


Lil' frosty said hi....from Jusco $10 shop, Mongkok (one of my favorite shops)

If you're curious (or nosy?) like me, you probably wanna see how I live my life in Hong Kong, what outfit I wear every day, my beauty routine, where do I go on weekends, etc. I must warn you though...it ain't pretty, check it out at your own risk.

Now, tell me how do you like your Indomie Goreng or your other guilty pleasures (nono, not THAT one)

19 comments:

hansip said...

haha same here in sydney. just last friday i had a company dinner, and one of my colleagues' wife upon hearing that i came from indonesia gushed how she loved indomie goreng :)

Elsye said...

oohhh nooo...indomie goreng...wis tiap hari aku yo ma em iku..:P

Jescel said...

haven't had Indomie Goreng before.. so i'm adding it to my must-try list then. vitamin Z-- maybe Zinc??? anyways, i checked out your other blog.. you're quite the fashionista, huh?

Manyaro said...

hmmm...I also love Indomie goreng!

jesse said...

Hooooly crap, you've revealed my weakness!

rokh said...

i for can't help but love indomie too above all other noodles with the same style ;)

Dwiana P said...

sedapppppp....!! gw demen ama indomie Rit.
btw, soal ikutan slf di mp, lo bisa posting kok di blogspot trus di cross post di mp. jadi gk 2 kali posting.

Little Corner of Mine said...

We have Indomie Spicy Goreng here, yummy!

deeTha said...

wah.. indomie gorengmu ruame tnan... bner2 pesta kui...hahaha

bagi2 donk.... :P

Anonymous said...

I love Indomie too and normally is 1.5 packs and top with poached egg, luncheon meat and some leafy. Perfect and sinful.

Cheers, Mel

_ts of [eatingclub] vancouver said...

I don't know what brand I have. I googled it -- Yes, I have Indomie Mi Goreng!!!!

Anyway, I love it!! I usually use 2 packs to make 1 serving for me. Haha... And that's not even for a meal, that's just for a snack!!!

When I saw it was on special at the Chinese supermarket, I bought 2 cases!

Maybe I'll have some as a snack later tonight... =D

Lidia Sianturi said...

do you know that in some part of Africa Indomie has become their staple food and they even claim that Indomie is from Africa, not Indonesia? check out Indomie noodle appreciation society on facebook...
I laughed on how both parties arguing about the originality..

Sara said...

I've never had this before, but it looks delicious!

daphne said...

This is a MUST for all students.. the best meal ever for less than 50cents.. with a fried egg..who can resist.. LOL

sefa firdaus said...

kalo guilty pleasure gue itu indomie rebus :D

ntar gue posting juga ya Rit.. biar rame :))

KC said...

There is a recipe that fries the mee (direct from the package) in butter. Double crunch.

noobcook said...

Hi 5! I love this brand of instant noodles as well ;p

Beau Lotus said...

The kids and I love Indomie Mee Goreng, I used to have a box of like 24 packets in my kitchen all the time - then zero now as they don't sell it here in Modena. :-(

therry said...

My fiance has his with rice. RICE!!! It's like eating carbs with, well carbs!!!

I always have mine with extra sweet soy sauce, and sometimes fried egg. One is enough portion for me though! And I don't add the fried onions that come with - I like mine simple and sweet! Yeah baby yeah..