Indomie is an Indonesian instant noodle brand. Indofood, the company who makes Indomie, is the largest instant noodle company in the world. The key exports include America, India, Australia, New Zealand, countries in Europe and Africa, and more.
There are many Indomie flavors, including chicken curry, onion chicken, noodle soto, chicken stock, and special chicken.
With an abundance of flavors, there are multiple recipes to follow to make your Indomie noodles into a delicious dish. Sure, you can just follow the instructions on the packet, but why not experiment with other foods to create a filling and nutritious meal?
As there are so many Indomie flavors available, here is an Indomie recipe using the Special Chicken flavor to make a hot and spicy ramen. Enjoy!
What is Indomie?
Indomie is an instant noodle brand made in Indonesia by the company Indofood. The name was created by conjoining “Indo” (Indonesia) with “mie” (the Indonesian word for noodles).
These noodles have since become the most popular brand of instant noodles in the world for their convenience and delicious flavors.
History of Indomie
Indofood was founded in 1982 as a pre-packaged food company. Instant noodles had previously become popularized in Indonesia in 1969.
It was only in 1971 that the brand Indomie was formed by PT Sanmaru Foods Manufacturing Co. Ltd., which only created two flavors over the course of nine years. These were still fresh instant noodles, and the dry version was produced in 1982.
During this time, the owner of Indofood acquired PT Sanmaru Foods to emerge into the company we know now today as Indofood. Their popularity sky rocketed, with 70% of instant noodle sales belonging to the company in 2010.
Since then, Indomie has become the most popular instant noodle brand across the world, and has won multiple awards including Indonesia Best Brand Award (IBBA) and the Indonesia Customer Satisfaction Award (ICSA).
Indomie recipe for hot and spicy ramen
Before we go into this recipe, it’s worth mentioning that the Indomie Special Chicken Instant Noodles are not vegetarian. Vegetarians should look to find another recipe with a vegetarian-friendly noodle option.
- 2 packs of Indomie Special Chicken Instant Noodles
- 2 eggs hard boiled eggs
- 100 g ham
- 2 spring onions
- 4 mushrooms
- 2 tbsp Thai sweet chili sauce
- 2 tbsp ginger
- 2 cloves ginger
- 4:1 cups of water and chicken stock
- 12 cooked dumplings
- 2 tbsp sesame oil
- (Optional) Sliced red chili pepper
Hard boil the two eggs so, when cut, they are sunny side up. To do this, place your eggs in a pot/saucepan filled with a small amount of cold water. The water should cover about an inch of the eggs.
Add some salt, cover the saucepan with a lid, and bring the water to boil on a high heat. Once the water is at boiling point, turn the heat down to medium and boil for around 6 minutes.
Then, remove the eggs from the hot water and put them in a bowl of ice water for a few minutes to stop them from cooking.
Prepare your food. The 2 spring onions need to be thinly sliced with the white and green parts separated, the ginger should be grated, the garlic needs to be minced, and the mushrooms sliced thinly.
As this is such an easy recipe to follow, you are free to swap the spring onions or mushrooms with other vegetables if you have another preference.
Drizzle some sesame oil in a pot/saucepan over a medium heat. Throw in the garlic, ginger, and white part of the spring onions. Once the garlic has turned slightly clearer, add the mushrooms and cook for 1-2 minutes.
At this point, you can add the finely chopped red chili pepper if you want an extra spicy kick. This is totally optional, and you can add as much as you like.
You can also use coconut, olive, or vegetable oil if you don’t want to use sesame oil for frying purposes.
Then, add in the water and stock mixture and the Thai sweet chili sauce. Bring this to the boil and then let it simmer for several minutes. After this, turn off the heat, and add the rest of the sesame oil.
Add the Special Chicken Indomie noodles to the water along with the seasoning sachets and turn on the heat again. Allow the noodles to simmer for several minutes until they have transitioned from a hardening state to a loosened one.
You can add chili powder if you want to add an extra spicy kick to the noodles. It’s best to do this at this stage, so you can season to taste with the instant noodle seasoning sachets.
Make sure your dumplings are cooked and your ham is chopped. The green parts of the spring onions should be left uncooked. If you’re not a fan of ham, cooked and sliced chicken can go wonderfully with this dish.
Ladle the noodles and soup into bowls, adding the cooked dumplings. Sprinkle the green spring onions over the top along with the ham. Finish the bowl off with the hard boiled eggs cut in half so they are sunny side up, and you’re done!
Indomie noodles are wonderful because of their convenience. If you want to simply boil the noodles and enjoy them as a quick lunch, they will satisfy your hunger and taste buds.
If you want to make a proper ramen dish out of the noodles, they can be easily used in a range of recipes to create an interesting culinary experience.
Other Indomie recipes include Indomie Mi Goreng (fried noodles) with prawns and broccoli, Mi Goreng mince chow mein, or even a Mi Goreng burger. The possibilities are, quite literally, endless.
These noodles are best when eaten immediately, so make sure not to reheat them or eat them cold.
In the United States, you should be able to find Indomie noodles in Asian stores or the pre-packaged food sections of grocery stores.