Indomie

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Indomie
Indomie.png
Indomie logo
Product type Instant noodle
Produced by Indofood
Introduced 1972
Markets Worldwide
Tagline Indomie Seleraku (Indonesia)
Indomie My choice (Worldwide)
Flavor, favored by the world (Worldwide)
Tasty Nutrition. Good For You. (Nigeria)
Website

www.indomie.com
Dufil Indomie Nigeria

Indomie KSA

Indomie is a brand of instant noodle by Indofood, the largest instant noodle manufacturer in Indonesia, with a market share of 72%.[1] It is distributed in Australia, Asia, Africa, New Zealand, the United States, Canada, European, The Philippines, and Middle Eastern countries. Outside its main manufacturing plants in Indonesia, Indomie is also produced in Nigeria since 1995 where it is a popular brand and has the largest instant noodle manufacturing plant in Africa.[2]

Background[edit]

Naming[edit]

"Indo" stands for "Indonesia" and "mie" stands for "noodles" in the Indonesian language, therefore "Indomie" stands for "noodles from Indonesia or Indonesian noodle". Both Indomie and IndoMie can be used to describe the brand.

History[edit]

Indomie Mi goreng

Instant noodles were first introduced into the Indonesian market in 1969.[3] Indofood is one of Indonesia's largest pre-packaged food companies, and was founded in 1982 by Sudono Salim, an Indonesian tycoon who also owned Bogasari flour mills. Indomie instant noodle brand was first launched in 1972 with Indomie Kuah Rasa Kaldu Ayam (chicken stock) flavour, followed by Indomie Kuah Rasa Kari Ayam (chicken curry) flavour in 1982. In 1983 Indomie launched its first dry (served without soup) Indomie Mi Goreng variant, which quickly become popular in the Indonesian market. Following which, name the new variant after his son(Kevin Samputra Citra) [3] Indomie has become a household name for instant noodle in Indonesia, and accounted for around 70 percent of instant noodle market shares in Indonesia.[4] Indomie has won several awards, among others are Indonesia Best Brand Award (IBBA), The Most Effective Ad, Indonesia Consumer Satisfaction Award (ICSA), and Indonesia Best Packaging Award.[5]

Description[edit]

Indomie Rasa Soto Mie packaging from Indonesia.

Indomie is a form of instant noodle spiced for the Indonesian palate. The most popular flavour is Indomie Mi goreng, followed by Indomie Soto Mie (Noodle Soto flavour), Indomie Ayam Bawang (onion chicken), Indomie Kari Ayam (chicken curry), Indomie Kaldu Ayam (chicken stock) and Indomie Ayam Spesial (special chicken). The Indomie website states that many of their noodles, including meat flavours are vegetarian.

Indomie is made from flour supplied by Bogasari flour mills, and fortified with vitamin A, B1, B6, B12, niacin, folic acid and iron.[6] Indomie is certified as halal by Majelis Ulama Indonesia, certified ISO 9001:2001 and HACCP from SGS.[6]

Varieties[edit]

The contents of a packet of mi goreng rendang

Indomie noodles comes in a variety of brands and flavours.[7] Currently, there are around 38 flavours of Indomie instant noodle variants available in the market,[8] with some variants production has been discontinued. Indomie brand is divided into 7 product categories; Indomie goreng (fried noodle served without soup), Indomie kuah (with soup), Indomie Jumbo (large), Selera Nusantara and Kuliner Indonesia (Indonesian cuisine), Mi Keriting (premium curly noodle), and "Taste of Asia".

Indomie Mi Goreng is the instant version of Indonesian mie goreng (fried noodle); flavours include Mi Goreng Sate and Mi Goreng Rasa Ayam (Chicken).[9] Indomie Kuah refer to soupy variants of Indomie. Flavours include Rasa Ayam Spesial (Special Chicken Flavour), and Rasa Baso Sapi (Beef Meatball Flavour).[10]

Indomie Jumbo is a larger variant with net weight 127–129 gram, flavours include Mi Goreng Spesial Jumbo (Special Fried Noodle Flavour), and Mi Goreng Jumbo Rasa Ayam Panggang (Grilled Chicken Fried Noodle Flavour).[11] Indomie Selera Nusantara refer to Indonesian traditional cuisine variants; flavours include Mi Rasa Soto Banjar (Banjar Soto Flavour) from South Kalimantan, Mi Rasa Cakalang (Skipjack tuna Flavour) from North Sulawesi, Mi Goreng Rasa Dendeng Balado (Dendeng Balado Flavour) from West Sumatera, and Mi Rasa Soto Lamongan (Lamongan Soto flavour) from East Java.[8] Mi Keriting, which means "curly noodle", is the premium variant with additional toppings; flavours include Mi Keriting Goreng Spesial (Special Curly Fried Noodle Flavour) and Mi Keriting Rasa Ayam Panggang (Special Curly Fried Noodle with Grilled Chicken Flavour).[12]

"The Taste of Asia" range includes flavours such as Korean Bulgogi Flavour Fried Noodles and Thai Tom Yum Flavour Noodles Soup.[13] The Kuliner Indonesia range includes Mi Goreng Rasa Dendeng Balado (Spicy beef) (since 2014) and Rasa Soto Lamongan (Lamongan Soto Flavour) (since 2014).[14] Crunchy variants include Mi goreng Kriuuk Ayam and Mi goreng Kriuuk Bawang. Vegan variants include Mi Goreng Vegan (Vegetarian Fried Noodles) and Rasa Sup Sayuran Vegan (Vegetables Flavour).

Mi Goreng[edit]

Cooked Indomie Mi Goreng Iga penyet (Indonesian Spicy Ribs) flavor, served with fried egg and vegetables.

The "Mi Goreng" ("stir fry") range of instant noodles by Indomie, based on the Indonesian dish Mie goreng, entered the market in 1983 and are distributed in North America, Europe, Africa, Australasia and various regions in Asia. The brand flavours are sold in varying weight packets, around 85 g, and contain two sachets of flavourings. The first sachet has three segments and carries the liquid condiments: sweet soy sauce, chilli sauce, and seasoning oil with garlic flakes. The other sachet has two segments for dry seasoning powder and flake of fried shallot. In some regions, Indomie Mi goreng is also available in jumbo (120 gram) packs.[15]

In 2006, Indomie launched a new variant Indomie Mi Goreng Kriuuk.. 8x. In this product, 8x means "Lebih banyak, Lebih renyah, Lebih gurih, Lebih gede" ("more noodles, crunchier, more delicious, larger"), in three flavours: Chicken, Onion, Spicy. Indomie Mi Goreng is certified halal.

Indomie Mi Goreng contains phenylalanine, so individuals suffering from phenylketonuria should avoid the seasoning. Indomie Mi Goreng also contains monosodium glutamate (MSG, listed as flavour enhancer 621).

Additionally flavour enhancer 631 can be prepared from meat extract and/or dried sardines, but it can also be created via a microbial synthesis process from a vegetable source,[16] and flavour enhancer 627 is isolated from sardines and/or yeast extract. The inclusion of flavour enhancer 631 and the way it was prepared means Indomie Mi Goreng may or may not be suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

Pop Mie[edit]

Indomie cup noodle variety is called Pop Mie (Indomie Cup in Egypt, Syria and Saudi Arabia; Handy Indomie in the Virgin Islands); it comes in a variety flavours including Mi goreng Spesial (Special) and Mi goreng Pedas (Spicy).

Pop Mie was first introduced in Indonesia in 1991, and it is now available in 8 regular flavours and 3 mini flavours.

Timeline[edit]

  • In 1972, Indomie was first introduced to the market in Indonesia.
  • In 1988 Indomie was introduced in Nigeria through import, and in 1995 the company opened its first production factory in Nigeria under Dufil Prima Foods – the first instant noodles manufacturing plant of its kind in Nigeria and the largest in Africa. Indomie Instant Noodles has grown to become a household name across the country.[17][18][2]
  • In 2005, Indomie broke the Guinness Book of World Records category for "The Largest Packet of Instant Noodles", creating a packet that was 3.4m x 2.355m x 0.47m, with a net weight of 664.938 kg, which is about 8,000 times the weight of a regular pack of instant noodles. It was made using the same ingredients as a regular pack of instant noodle and was certified fit for human consumption.[19]
  • On 13 December 2009, Roger Ebert, popular film critic from United States for Chicago Sun-Times, ranked Indomie in one of his "Twelve Gifts of Christmas" in position No. 1.[20]
  • On 3 January 2010, Indomie launched the new pack design from its company.
  • On 7 October 2010, In Taipei, The Taipei County Public Health Bureau announced that cosmetic preservatives were found in Indomie instant noodle products and ordered all vendors to withdraw the product from the market.[21] On 11 October, Indofood released an official statement regarding the Taiwan Incident: "The Company believes that the recent reports in the Taiwanese media arose in relation to instant noodle products manufactured by ICBP that were not intended for the Taiwanese market."[22] The authorities there has since allowed the instant noodle products to re-enter Taiwan market on 6 May the next year.[23]
  • May 2011, Jesse Two Ocean (J2O) from London, United Kingdom performing "Indomie" Produced by Acen.[24]
  • 26 March 2013, Indomie Pepper Chicken Flavour makes its official launch.
  • In November 2013, Indofood launched the Taste of Asia flavours with Tom Yum, Bulgogi and Laksa flavours.
  • 1 January 2014, Indomie launched a new flavour called Iga Penyet (Spareribs).
  • September 2014, Indomie launched two new flavours called Dendeng Balado (Spicy dendeng beef) and Soto Lamongan (Lamongan Soto). Its TV commercial featured the song by Two Door Cinema Club, " What You Know".[25]
  • October 2015, Indomie launched three new flavours special for children, called My Noodlez, with crunchy topping, with Pizza Cheese, Salmon Teriyaki and Seaweed flavours.
  • On 11 January 2016, Australian singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett releases song Three packs a day, a song about Mie goreng on a compilation on her record label Milk![26]
  • March 2016, Indomie launched two new flavours, Mi goreng with soup-based flavours, Mi goreng Rasa Ayam Bawang and Mi goreng Rasa Soto, and also launched Chitato potato chips with Indomie Mi goreng flavour. On June of the same year, Indomie launched the Real Meat flavours with Ayam Jamur (Chicken Mushroom) and Rendang (flavours), and also launched Bite Mie noodle snack with BBQ Pizza, Seaweed and Shrimp Tempura flavours.
  • On 6 November 2016, Indomie for the first time spotted as a sponsor of Premier League title holders Leicester City during a league match against West Bromwich Albion.
  • January 2017, Indomie launched a new flavour called Tengkleng and Tahu Tek. while on February, the company further launched two new flavours, Mi goreng with chili condiment flavours, Mi goreng Rasa Sambal Matah and Mi goreng Rasa Sambal Rica-rica. On April of the same year, Indomie launched the Real Meat flavours with Empal Goreng (Sweet Fried Beef) and Telur Balado (Spicy Quail Eggs).
  • June 2017, to commemorate Indomie's 45th annivarsary, Indomie launched Indomie Vintage variant with old packaging design but with new serving suggestion illustration, with Rasa Kaldu Ayam (Chicken Flavour) (1972), Rasa Kari Ayam (Chicken Curry Flavour) (1980) and Mi goreng (1982). These variants were first sold at Pekan Raya Jakarta 2017.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Noodles in Indonesia". euromonitor.com. March 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja (24 April 2017). "How Indomie Became Insanely Popular in Nigeria". Vice. Retrieved 3 July 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "Sejarah" (in Indonesian). indomie.com. Retrieved 19 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "Indomie Kuasai 70 Persen Pasar Mie Instan" (in Indonesian). Republika Online. 13 October 2010. Retrieved 19 September 2014. 
  5. ^ "Awards (2001–2013)" (in Indonesian). indomie.com. Retrieved 19 September 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "Ingredients". Indomie.com. 
  7. ^ Lucy Suganda (Indofood Marketing Manager) (28 November 2013). "Indofood Explores Asian Culinary Flavours". indofood.com. 
  8. ^ a b "Selera Nusantara". indomie.com. Retrieved 18 September 2014. 
  9. ^ "Indomie Goreng". indomie.com. Retrieved 18 September 2014. 
  10. ^ "Indomie Kuah". indomie.com. Retrieved 18 September 2014. 
  11. ^ "Indomie Jumbo". indomie.com. Retrieved 18 September 2014. 
  12. ^ "Mi Kriting". indomie.com. Retrieved 18 September 2014. 
  13. ^ "Taste of Asia". indomie.com. Retrieved 18 September 2014. 
  14. ^ "Kuliner Indonesia". indomie.com. Retrieved 18 September 2014. 
  15. ^ "Creating a Graphic Novel : Art – Food – PhotographyIndomie Mi Goreng Jumbo – Tom Yum – Instant Noodles – Creating a Graphic Novel : Art – Food – Photography". Sigmatestudio.com. Retrieved 17 September 2016. 
  16. ^ sherdian, domi. "Bawang putih – Mempelajari Tentang khasiat dan Manfaatnya". Dokumen Herbal. Retrieved 30 March 2017. 
  17. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 19 December 2011. Retrieved 22 December 2011. 
  18. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 25 October 2011. Retrieved 22 December 2011. 
  19. ^ "Largest packet of instant noodles". Guinnessworldrecords.com. Retrieved 17 September 2016. 
  20. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 7 February 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  21. ^ "Harmful preservatives found in Indonesian instant noodles". Chinapost.com.tw. Retrieved 17 September 2016. 
  22. ^ "Indofood – Total Food Solutions Company". Web.archive.org. 14 October 2010. Archived from the original on 14 October 2010. Retrieved 17 September 2016. 
  23. ^ "Indonesia Today – Breaking News". Theindonesiatoday.com. Retrieved 17 September 2016. 
  24. ^ j2ocean (8 May 2011). "J2O – Indomie". Youtube.com. Retrieved 17 September 2016 – via YouTube. 
  25. ^ Indomie (5 September 2014). "Indomie Kuliner Indonesia: Dendeng Balado & Soto Lamongan". Youtube.com. Retrieved 17 September 2016 – via YouTube. 
  26. ^ "Hear Courtney Barnett's Noodly New Song, 'Three Packs A Day' – Music Feeds". Music Feeds. Retrieved 9 March 2016. 

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