So, you know that Indonesians love Indomie with a fanatical, nearly nationalistic passion, and have come up with all sorts of crazy and inventive ways to enjoy the instant noodle brand’s products, from Indomie burgers and pizzas to the disturbing genius of the Indomie birthday cake.
But Indomie innovation does not take place in just Indonesia. People in plenty of other countries, from Zimbabwe to Australia, are also huge fans (it’s by far Indonesia’s best-selling consumer brand). One chef in America dreamed up the glorious Indomie burrito, and now a restaurant in Australia has managed to top that with this spectacular looking Mi Goreng Fried Chicken Burger.
It's here folks! The Chicken Sandwich No. 3 aka the Mi Goreng Fried Chicken! Here is our ode to those amazing instant…
Served up at Sydney’s Guilty restaurant (very appropriate name for a place selling this kind of fare), the dish is described as “fried chicken coated in the Mi Goreng noodles served on kecap manis mayo, pickled carrot and wombok, fried shallots and chilli sauce.”
If that sounds freakin’ fantastic to you but you can’t make it all the way down to Sydney just to buy a sandwich (if we had that kind of money to blow, we would) you could try your hand at making one yourself. The folks at Buzzfeed Australia put together this video about it, including all the steps you need to know (like marinating the chicken using the seasoning packet) to make your own Mi Goreng Fried Chicken fantasies come true.
And if you do happen to be able to make it to Sydney to try one of these, you better hurry because they’re only available for a limited time and apparently selling like hotcakes.
A quick shout out to all those people that waited over lunch. Thank you for your patience, we hadn't received our oil…
Jakarta chefs, we swear we won’t call you copycats if you steal the recipe and start making these here. It’s been a hard week already and we need some serious junk comfort food. Get on it.