|Indomie Noodles packets||2|
|Mixed vegetables||1 cup|
|Chopped onions||1 tbsp|
|Pepper flakes||1 tsp|
Indomie, Indomie! My Indomie Noodles! If you grew up in Nigeria, you are likely to be familiar with that promo song.
I remember with much fondness when Indomie Noodles came to Nigeria. I wanted to eat Indomie Noodles almost every night. It was easy too. We were living in Surulere, and there was a shop right opposite the house that sold it for N20 (about $5c at current exchange rates). After much pleading, my mum would grant my wish. Every night, I wanted indomie!
It’s super easy to make as well. It takes about 10 minutes to make, and the added spices are perfect every single time.
There is a key difference in how Nigerians make this though. We never drink Indomie as soup. Asian cuisines typically treat these instant noodles as a soup, with the noodles swirling in lots of liquid when cooked. We treat these more like spaghetti. The noodles must be completely free of liquid. This is where it gets tricky. I recommend using 1 cup of water to 1 sachet of Indomie Noodles.
See below for how I make my noodles. I typically add vegetables, and sometimes, a protein (e.g. shrimp, beef, chicken gizzards) and a little bit of extra pepper.
The making of Indomie Noodles
- Pour 2 cups of water in a pot, and turn on the heat to medium.
- Put the 2 packets of noodles into the pot, and make sure the bottom of all the noodle stacks are in contact with the water. Break up the noodles if you have to.
- Next, I add everything else; mixed vegetables, pepper flakes, the included condiments, onions, and the protein if I plan to (not in this recipe). Make sure you’re keeping the pot covered. It needs the steam to cook.
- Cover and let everything cook for about 5 minutes. Stir together, and you’re ready to go 🙂
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