The Indomie Burrito in all its beauty. Photo: Komodo
We all know that Indomie Goreng is freaking delicious all on its own. But there are also hundred of Indomie variations that people love as well, everything from InTerNet (Indomie Telur Kornet – or Indomie with egg and corned beef) to Indomie pizza.
But an Indonesian-born chef named Erwin Tjahyadi, who owns a popular food truck and chain of restaurants in Los Angeles wonderfully named Komodo, has created what may be the ultimate Indomie fusion dish: the Indomie burrito.
Introduced on the menu of Komodo last week, the limited-edition burrito is stuffed with Indomie Goreng mixed with steak, eggs, scallions and garlic. And if it tastes anything like the picture above looks, it’s enak gila.
Chef Erwin is a rising star in the LA food scene thanks to his highly popular Komodo eateries, which offer a whole menu full of inventive Asian and Mexican fusion dishes. He serves up tacos and burritos filled with pork rendang, “Singapore-style” shrimp and a Mongolian stir-fried tofu and tempeh mix. He even makes nasi goreng with a twist, topping it off with a rich garlic aioli (something we never knew we wanted to try until just now).
As we’re not planning to go to LA anytime soon, we can only hope that some enterprising local chef attempts to recreate the Indomie burrito here in Indomie’s hometown of Jakarta. We’d be the first in line to try one out for sure.