If you read Coconuts on a regular basis, you might have noticed how we have quite the extensive coverage of unique takes on Indomie, the nation’s beloved instant noodle brand, over the years.
And it seems we’ll never run out of new things to report on as Indonesians’ well of Indomie creativity seems to be bottomless. This time, we have Indomized dim sum.
Dimsum Benhil, a popular local dim sum joint located on Central Jakarta’s Jalan Bendungan Hilir, recently launched the new dish. Though it’s still pretty fresh, one user on restaurant directory platform PergiKuliner helpfully wrote that it actually “tastes like eating the real Indomie but in the form of dim sum.”
From the looks of the dish, it appears that the shumai are filled with mie goreng, though we can’t imagine how moist the noodles would be amid all that steam. You can get a portion of Dimsum Indomie for a relatively affordable price of IDR25,000 (US$1.75) per portion, for which you’ll get four pieces of shumai.
With that being said, we wouldn’t be surprised if this dish would inspire more dim sum and Indomie fusions. Before this dim sum creation, inventions inspired by the iconic instant noodles in the form of culinary genius and edible abomination include, but are not limited to: Indomie-flavored ice cream, mie goreng-flavored Chitato, Indomie cake, whatever they were thinking about with the soupy noodles sandwich, as well as those that were created overseas such as mi goreng fried chicken burger, Indomie donuts, and mi goreng-scented candles in Australia as well as the Indomie burrito made by an Indonesian-born chef in LA.
Jl. Bendungan Hilir No.76, Bendungan Hilir, Central Jakarta
Opening hours: 12pm-10pm (Sat-Thu), 2pm-10pm (Friday)
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