I bet you a good 100.000 rupiah that you’ve eaten this dish at least once during your whole lifetime. This is a dish a lot of mother would probably lock inside a closet so their children wouldn't even land their tongue near this dish.
It’s savory, full of fat and calories, but most important of all, TASTY.
Let’s give a round of applause to INTERNET.
No, don’t worry, we’re not literally eating it. INTERNET stands for INDOMIE-TELOR-KORNET (Noodle-Eggs-Corned Beef).
If you never heard of it yet, ‘Indomie’ is the market leader for instant ramen in Indonesia. With that being said, it’s the top of mind of customer for instant ramen product. Over the time, people got accustomed to it by referring any (and I mean, ANY) kind of instant ramen product from various maker as ‘Indomie’. Well, good for them!
So, I haven’t been able to figure out who came up with this recipe in the first place. But I suspect a drunk college student was the one to found out about this delicious abomination.
My twist on this recipe is simple and easy to follow. Rather leaving the Corned Beef plain as-is, I’d rather give it a nice spice kick to it by adding some Paprika and Curry powder. This will help cut the saltiness and give it a nice contrast to the overall dish. Not forgetting the greens, you can add any greens you want.
For 1 Servings, you will need;
1 Packet of Instant Noodles. Any flavor would be fine
80 grams of Corned Beef. Get the plain ones without Mushroom or other funky stuff.
½ Tsp of Black Pepper
1 Tsp of Curry Powder
1 Tsp of Paprika powsder
2 Tsp of Corn Starch
Ready? Here We Go!
Step 1 – Mix the Corned Beef with Curry Powder, Paprika Powder, and Cornstarch. Mix well and set aside.
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Step 2 – Get a non-stick pan, heat it on medium-high. Add some cooking oil and put the Corned Beef mix in. Cook it in a flash; around 2 minutes to heat through and let the seasoning woke the flavor up. Once done, transfer to a plate and set it aside.
Step 3 – Boil your eggs PRECISELY for 5 minutes and 15 seconds. This will create that distinct melting yolk. Once the egg is done, transfer to a bowl filled with ice water to cool.
Step 4 – Cook your noodles to your own personal liking. Here’s a tip to get a clear broth; discard the water used to boil the noodles, and boil a new one. That way, you will get a nice clear broth, not a murky one.
Step 5 – Assemble! Broth-Noodle-Corned Beef-Egg.
Step 6 – Serve!
This right here is every child’s dream. It’s a trip to nirvana with all the sodiums and fats. Healthy? F*ck no. There’s no way we can make this dish a healthy one.
Corned Beef has long bad reputation of being overly salty. No wonder, the salt is there to help preserve it in the first place. So my seasoning mix is a great way to change the way it taste. Feel free to experiment with yours!