A cafe in Australia has created a surprise crowd favorite after transforming the Mi Goreng instant noodles into a delectable toastie.
Finally catching up with what many under-the-budget university students have been enjoying for years, Sydney cafe Dutch Smuggler used the popular Indonesian instant noodles brand to create a special mashup toastie.
Each order of the $6.70 (9.50 Australian Dollars) Mi Goreng toastie comes with two slices of toast stuffed with Mi Goreng noodles, melted cheddar cheese, a fried egg, and a special spicy mayonnaise.
Offered as a limited-edition special back in 2017, the unique toastie has now become a permanent item on the menu, MailOnline reports.
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Peculiar as it may seem, combining Mi Goreng and toasties in a meal is actually a no-brainer since they are two of the most popular cheap meals among Australian students.
In fact, the toastie has become such a hit among customers that Good Food even recognized it as one of “Sydney’s best sandwiches of 2019.”
“Carbs filled with carbs are always a winner, and while this busy CBD cafe’s selection of other toasties is definitely worth checking out, none holds a candle to the delicious novelty of the mi goreng toastie,” writer Andrew Levins noted on Good Food.
“This toastie is an absolute banger, the epitome of stoner cuisine.”
It is worth noting that in some parts of Southeast Asia using instant noodles as sandwich fillings is a common practice and may have inspired Dutch Smuggler’s offering.