Sunday, August 05, 2007

Indomie - Soto Mie Flavor

This pack of noodles is made by Indomie and is imported from Indonesia. The flavor is "soto mie", which is a type of noodle soup common in Indonesia. I don't know too much about it, but Wikipedia's page has a little bit more information on Sotos.


Indomie's instant noodles usually have very strong and complex flavors. I am not familiar with Indonesian cuisine at all, and the closest thing I can think of to Indomie's flavors in general is Thai cuisine. They are usually a mix of spicy, sweet, sour, and salty all in one. With that said, I was surprised to discover that this packet had a relatively simple flavor. The broth tasted mostly of lime with a little spiciness and a curry taste, probably from turmeric. However, it was mild to the point of being bland and wasn't a particularly savory or interesting flavor.


The noodles themselves were also boring. Much less flavorful than the typical Japanese and Korean noodles, these were bland and did nothing to improve this dish. I never noticed how bland these noodles were in the past, because they were always coated with Indomie's superb blend of sauces and spices in Mi Goreng Rasa Baso Sapi and Mi Goreng. While those were delicious offerings, I would suggest staying away from this one. You might enjoy it if you enjoy the original dish on which this is based. It remains to be seen whether or not any of Indomie's noodle soups are good, or whether they only excel at dry noodles.

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9 comments:

pyng said...

Soto is an indonesian food made of meat (cow or chicken) and vegetables.
Each city in Indonesia have their kind of soto, with different flavour and ingredients, like soto soto Madura, soto Betawi, soto Padang, soto Bandung, soto Sokaraja, soto Banjar, coto Makassar .
Soto also named according to its ingredients, like chicken soto, goat soto, etc.
Soto have a lot of commons with soup.

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sorry if my english is bad... ;-)
i just want to try to explain it to u about soto.
hope this will help u.

Andaliman said...

It's quite boring, because we're Indonesian, use to add other things not just a package of instant noodle and water. We add yuey choy, bok choy, eggs, corned beef and sometimes shredded cheese.

Ryan said...

I researched this before trying it last night. I'm pretty sure you are supposed to drain most if not all of the water out before mixing in the seasoning.

I liked it when prepared this way. It's not really soup, just soupy noodles.

mira said...

I'm indonesian and I have to say that soto mie is one of my favorite Indomie flavour. I guess the trick to it is not adding too much water, since the package is relatively small adding too much water will wash away the taste and thus the bland taste.

btw, if your only reference point of Indonesian cuisine is Thai cuisine then I'm not surprised of your disappointment. there are similarities with the two cusines, such as the use of coconut milk, but in general Indonesian and thai cuisine is distinctly different.

Anonymous said...

if you really want good instant mee soto you've gotta get "Myojo" mee soto. it's really spicy and full of flavor. in fact Myojo has a really gd chicken curry flavour too... ok i'm gonna get me some now.:)

buy kamagra said...

It is one of the most delicious Instant meals because has a good flavor and are so easy to make, well I use to eat it everyday.

I.Ossio said...

You made them the wrong way. You're supposed to cook the noodles and drain them completely. while in a bowl/plate/whatever you pour out all the ingredients and then add the DRAINED noodles. its not soupy at all.

BlackCat said...

no I.Ossio, its supposed to be a soupy.
because its soupy noodles, its different from fried noodles like IndoMie Mi Goreng where you should drained all the water :)

Anonymous said...

I agree with what Mira said, you added too much water, and so the soup goes "tasteless". To prepare perfect Indomie noodle soup, drain ALL the noodle cooking water, literally all. The amount of noodle cooking water is too much for your soup base, and most of all, it spoils the taste of your soup base. Add only 1/2 to 3/4 cup of fresh boiling water to your noodles for soup, you will have a different result.

And before you add the favouring oil, make sure you shake it until the content is well mixed, otherwise you are doomed to fail.