Thursday, May 12, 2011

Indomee Burger @ Bestari

A few years back, when a good friend said that Bestari's where the best Indomee Goreng can be found, I was intrigued. How much more can one do with a simple pack of dry-tossed instant mee (noodle)? As I'd suspected, they'd merely added minced beef and a sunny side up. But this Indomee Goreng, they call it Indomee Burger, was tasty. When you have all the seasonings from the sachets and beef patty, it has to be. Bestari, like many nasi kandar chains conglomerating the city, offers an extensive menu that's beyond common culinary vocabulary. For example, what the heck is Mee Kahwin? I'd discovered later that it's a combination of mee rebus and Mamak-style rojak. However, another friend said that it's nothing more than a mixture or bee hoon (rice vermicelli) and egg noodles. I’d yet to give it a try.

My friends really, really enjoy the Indomee Burger here. They like it so much to declare this the best version of Indomee Goreng in the world. And just like that, we’ve been hanging out here for the longest time. At this branch in Desa Hartamas, we’d shared many interesting, ambitious conversations and recovered from extreme inebriation with the cups of hot kopi O and teh halia (ginger tea). For me, it’s more of the company than anything else.

We’ve been taking a hiatus from Bestari to make way for exams, business trips and conferences. Yes, the more important but less fun things in life. So, when we met up here two weeks ago, you can imagine how long we’d actually stayed to catch up on one another. They had their favourite Indomee Burger (of course), while I had myself some hot beverages to take away the tipsiness from consuming way too much wine at a fantastic party that took place just a few hours earlier.

We must have stayed until 2 in the morning that day before deciding to drive around KL to enjoy the vibrancy of the city’s nightlife. A few hours later, I was on my way back to Singapore, bringing with me a weekend that many would call wasted, unconstructive and unhealthy. Well, I had fun.

10 comments:

Life for Beginners said...

There's something about those late nite Indomie/Maggi Mee sessions and them after-midnight burgers by the 7-Elevens that stays in our memories for years afterwards. It must be the company and conversations, not simply the taste of all that we savoured. :)

ah yan ♥ said...

yeah~ i had fun reading this post too ^^ thanks for sharing indomee burger~ love this idea!

HairyBerry said...

kenny, i absolutely agree! i can still remember the school days when these sessions were our only night activity. gosh, those were good times. we should all go for mamak sometime!

ah yan ♥, glad you like the post! :) i'm sure you can make a better version of this. you are a very good cook! :)

choi yen said...

wow, got such combination oh..? I really never know this, only can get at Bestari? The nearer restaurant is at Hartamas?

UnkaLeong said...

That's a very interesting take on a local staple. Indomie Burger here i come!

LiquidShaDow said...

I have got to get myself the Indomee burger the next time I'm in KL.

Julian Si said...

I think I need some plain ol' Indomie tonight ... for supper.

At least I can buy the packs here in Abu Dhabi, UAE!!

Great photos :-) and nice write-up!

thenomadGourmand said...

Yes yes been hearing abt this awesome indomie burger.. hv yet to allocated the calories for it.. LOL. Maybe after a run in the morning then i;ll indulge in this!

HairyBerry said...

choi yen, not sure if they have any near kepong but i think the nearest for us will be bestari hartamas! :) hmmm, not sure if there's one near that new stretch at segambut though...

unkaleong, indeed! and i have my friends to thank for introducing this combo to me. go have some, yo! :)

liquidshadow, i think you'll like this! haven't found anything similar in singapore. if i'm in kl that week, i can bring you there too! :)

julian, long time no see! how's it going in Abu Dhabi? ahhh, a simple dinner of indomee is always appetizing, isn't it? :) thanks for the compliments, bro! :)

thenomadgourmand, aiyoooo, you don't need any allocation la. you're very fit! :) as a burger fan, i think you'll enjoy this more than me. hehe. go check it out! :)

A humble Taiping kaki said...

Damn sinful after looking at the pictures. Must try the Miracle kangen water also. New in KL and Sg. Special invitation only.
rgds