Indomie Noodles

Indomie Noodles




10 min


Indomie Noodles packets 2
Mixed vegetables 1 cup
Chopped onions 1 tbsp
Water 2 cups
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

  1. Pour 2 cups of water in a pot, and turn on the heat to medium.
  2. 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.
  3. Indomie in water

    Indomie in water

  4. 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.
  5. Indomie with added ingredients

    Indomie with added ingredients

  6. Cover and let everything cook for about 5 minutes. Stir together, and you’re ready to go 🙂
  7. Cooked Indomie

    Cooked Indomie

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