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Monday, April 9, 2007

Instant Noodle of Tampomas Jaya

“...simple recipe can make your man’s stomach inch below to be exact...." [The sacred love recipe of Roro Mendhut]

Pronocitro, a prince charming was the victim of Roro Mendhut’s recipe, as well as other thousands men. It just a cigarette, all used cigarette from Roro Mendut will be a precious thing. All men fight to get that cigarette. The shorter the cigarette the heavier the price. All those men want to feel the taste of Roro mendut’s saliva, yes, if you cannot get the lips; it is fine to get the saliva....

...instant noodle with egg and pepper will make your tongue dancingwildly...
Koeaing! The modern-say Pronocitro is a food-lover either. The Javanese call it by term of Keplek ilat, the Betawie call it by goyang lidah, in English term it is like ‘a dancing tongue’. Moreover, how to make our tongue dancing? It is very simple actually, just get the noodle, yes you are right, the Chinese flour with long-form made! Talking about noodle, it means we talk about Indomie, the most famous one here in Oost-Indie.

Indomie has a trickle down-effect to make a living for millions peoples. You can easily find the Indomie vendors around Betawi Raya and Pasundan land. I don’t have any idea how the Indomie vendors are hardly to find in Eastern and middle Java Provinces. Accidentally, mostly the owners of Indomie Vendors are from Kuningan or Sumedang, two cities of Pasundan Land.

One of them is Tampomas Jaya group. I think this is the biggest one around Pasundan and Betawi. Tampomas itself is a volcano around Sumedang district. It was the name of a sinking ship years ago in Masalembo strait as well.

My first contact with this vendor is when I was a student of Padjadjaran University in Jatinangor Darussalam. As you know, we student doesn’t have much money to buy a thing. Therefore, the only way to get the good and delicious food with less money is Indomie vendor. The price is affordable to us.


I go to Tampomas Jaya almost every single night. The place was so strategic, before the University entrance. Because I was the Frequent and loyal visitor, the little boy who guard that vendor has known me completely inside and outside....

"Like usual big bro...........?"
" not forget to plunge directly the rawit chili right to the boiling water..."
"Consider it done bro....I guarantee myself it will be delicious, nothing’s compare to it..."

You cannot forget the rawit chili if you want to eat the most delicious noodle...

"With egg bro?”
"You don’t have to ask for it, you knew it...."

The second secret is the egg; you get the gurih-taste more if you add the egg to the noodle, beside it is important to get some added nutrient for a poor student like me....

"Ari sawinya kumaha ?"*
"Just add it more kid..."

Sawi vegetable has an attractive and decorative function to the food, it makes you want to eat as there is something greenly there....

Set...bret...bret...bret.....the skillful hands of Encep start to work, I don’t’ have any idea how many times he doing this. Maybe thousands time, repeatedly. He does the same work every night, from six in the morning up to midnight, or from midnight to the next six in the evening, because the Tampomas Jaya open steadily full 24 hours. So, if you find yourself starving at anytime, just go to Tampomas Jaya .

The Bagong chili sauce --which peoples say it made from rotten cassava and papayas— was the most delicious one, according to my tongue! It is getting delicious if you add the pepper-flour on it! Hmmmmm....the deliciousness of the secret recipe-formula can be compare with the Chinese Emperor’s Chef ! The secret of this recipe is on the ultimate mix of three main seasoning, two parts of Bagong chili sauce, one part of sweet soya bean sauce and two parts of can try this at home soon !

My favorite noodle is chicken curry. It is just fit with my tongue, the seasoning comes from India and of course, The Javanese has made some conversions here and there. Gurih, hot, fatty....hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm......just like tasting the wine -river of Heaven.....

How about you pal ? Chicken curry or Chicken onion ? Chicken Soto or Beef Meatball ?

More Chinese than Chinese
*Sundanese : What about the sawi leave big bro ?


  1. It is certainly the most favourite instant noodle in the world!!!

  2. You bet my man ! But lately I try ABC Noodle, actually it's good though...

  3. Is it? Too bad only can get 'Indomie' brand out here outside Indonesia :(

  4. heheeheh....oz is just a mile from here, try to connect your friend in Indonesia, and when they come back, ask them to bring ABC noodles, the hot one ! It's spicy and HOOOOOOOT ! Very Indonesian !

    But if you are not a chilli-fans, you may take a look to mie sedaaaap's more gurih one ( I dunno 'gurih' in English )

    Well, happy hunting !

  5. 2500 miles to be 'slightly' more exact to my place ;)

    I'd better start making more friends here, so I can order those boxes!!! Yum yum!

    PS: don't know what 'gurih' too in English, enlightment anyone?

  6. Yeah, English can not describe deeply for taste, just sour, salty,sweet and bitter I guess. Out of them is just 'delicious' or 'good' or 'tasty' . I think 'spicy' is the nearest one....

  7. I think you're spot on there, our culture (south-east asian) certainly have more vocabulary for taste, reflecting our 'madness' with food!

    They don't even have a specific word for 'spicy-hot', usually just called 'hot'. I'm pretty sure there are many more, but can't think anything else at the moment ;)

  8. Yupe, it is just because their ancestor live in 4 seasons land, no spice there...that's why we were occupied :(


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