Update: This outlet is permanently closed.
If you’ve somehow never tried IndoMie, all I can say is… where have you been?
Aside from having a 72% share in the Indonesian instant noodle market, it’s also one of the country’s best food exports – distributed in places like Australia, Asia, Africa, New Zealand, US, Canada, Europe and the Middle East.
IndoMie is also quite popular in Malaysia, so the hype was real when an IndoMie Cafe opened several months ago in Lakefields, Sg Besi KL. You’re probably wondering how in the world a cafe can survive on just serving instant noodles when one can easily make it at home, but the place dishes out upgraded versions that come with various toppings such as grilled lamb chop, grilled chicken chop, seafood and more.
If the interior looks familiar, that’s because it used to be a cafe called Bites. The owners must have sold the place along with the decor. A shame though coz the previous place had pretty decent food.
Boxes of IndoMie lining the walls.
The Bro had the grilled chicken chop set. The noodles came topped with a thick slab of tender, marinated boneless chicken, fried egg, cucumber slices and their signature red sambal. Please, for the love of God, if you’re unable to take spicy food, scoop the sambal away because I was crying like sht by the end of the meal. Brownie points for clearing up my sinuses though.
I had the seafood set which offered several pieces of deep fried battered prawn and shrimp. Moderate portion. I liked the fact that the noodles were evenly tossed throughout so the seasoning didn’t clump up. The fiery sambal was quenched with an ice cold Soda Gembira .
If you’re going in a group, they have a signature meal for four where you get all the different grilled goodies – satay, lamb chop, chicken chop, fried eggs. Prices for single portions are below RM15.
INDOBOWL (Malaysia’s First Indomie Cafe)
72, Jalan Tasik Utama 7, Lakesfield, Sg Besi, 57000 Kuala Lumpur
Business hours: 11am – 3pm, 5pm – 10pm, closed Wednesdays