I believe I am not the only one who is missing Indonesian instant noodle. Indomie, that's how we usually call it, is actually an instant noodle brand, just like Kleenex for tissue. It could be similar to mac and cheese in the States, instant noodle is assimilated to our culture. Furthermore, there are Indonesian-traditional-food flavors for instant noodle. Imagining me eating indomie while writing this entry makes me drool
Dad was the stringent rule maker in the house, and he tried to limit his kids instant noodle consumption because of the harm it could do to our health. However, when I went to college, he sometimes sent a box of assorted instant noodles to my boarding house. "For emergency", he said. My college time was the time Indonesia had monetary crisis followed a huge riot in May 1998. It was a scary time, when my country was very unstable. There were some food shortages at that time, thus dad's idea of sending me those boxes. Dad was half-heartedly sent his baby out of town for college, and he compromised a lot things, including letting me having instant noodle.
Dad's rations are not the reason I love instant noodle so much. My sisters & I are noodle lovers, and that includes the instant ones. Living by myself in different city made my life kinda depend on it. I liked to add chopped turnip greens, meat balls, and an egg to it. It is soooo goood. No wonder I often crave instant noodle. It's good that hubby and I barely have stock of it in our pantry, otherwise I would always make reason to have it.
Last Thursday. when I was craving for indomie I made it my own. *sigh.. why can't my noodle taste as good as the instant ones.