2009-01-30

Indomie "Onion Chicken Flavor"

Brand: Indomie
Flavour: Onion Chicken Flavor
Format: brick-in-packet
Packets: three
Identifiables: noodle brick, chili powder, oniony oil, flavour powder
Sodium: 1.56 grams

Indomie, you disappoint me. Only three "seasoning sachets"? Only one grammatical oddity in the cooking instructions? A flavour that doesn't even really excite me? I suppose we can't be at our best all the time....

"Onion Chicken Flavor", also labeleld as "Rasa Ayam Bawang", comes in a pale yellow packet with white Helvetica Narrow Bold text on a red bar. The usual exaggerated serving suggestion is there, complete with a roast chicken breast. Do not be fooled, fellow ramenauts; the packet contains only noodles and flavouring. Preparation is quite standard for this brand, including the "bring water to the boil" part. Nothing is terribly unusual so far.

Sadly, nothing unusual means uninteresting. I found the flavour less compelling than the usual Mi goreng, but it wasn't bad.

As a note... I think my heat calibration score might be going further out of whack. Anyone relying on it should consider the source; I regularly add a drop or two of Dave's Gourmet Insanity Sauce to a sandwich worth of egg salad because anything less is boring. My heat rating of three might be anyone else's high four.

Numbers: packaging 3, preparation 2, heat 3, flavour 3, overall 3
Music: Philip Glass - The Truman Show - Anthem, Part 2

3 comments:

packbat said...

I wish I was commenting on the ramen, but I'm actually just mentioning that I always feel weird watching Powaqqatsi when the tune comes up.

Don C. said...

Randomly came about your site. Nice reviews!

Anonymous said...

No pictures? Pity. It's true, though: this flavor is definitely not one of Indomie's best.