Don’t Say Bojio: IndoBowl Is Officially Open In S’pore & Their Platter Is Damn Worth It

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When news broke that a legendary IndoMie restaurant called IndoBowl was opening in Malaysia two years ago, we had to cover it.

Sadly, Singaporean fans of Indomie would have to cross the border in order to taste that goodness for themselves.

Like for real though. Did you see the size of their platters?

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And the generous amount of special homemade sambal chilli that they serve?

Unfortunately, not all of us have had the chance to hop on a plane (or bus) to try their food.

But fret not boys and girls, because now you won’t even need to cross the border because…

That IndoMie restaurant has finally expanded its reach into Singapore and they’ve just opened their restaurant here!

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Yeap, this is NOT a drill.

Goody Feed Human Beings had the honour of being invited for their opening and all we can say is, their food is highly raved for a reason.

IndoMie Mumbo Jumbo, The Sharing Platter

So of course, after perusing the menu and seeing all the rave reviews about the platter, we definitely had to try the IndoMie Mumbo Jumbo sharing platter ($49.90).

Just look at this beauty in all its glory.

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This photo doesn’t even do it justice. This plate of IndoMie Mumbo Jumbo is MASSIVE.

Now, I’m sure you’re curious as to what’s being served in this platter.

Well, it comes with four sunny side-up eggs, ribeye steak, sticks of chicken satay, grilled chicken, six slices of cucumbers, a generous portion of two of their famous sambal chilli, sambal balado and sambal ijo (Indonesian green chilli), as well as four packets of Indomie layered underneath all of that.

They serve two types of sambal chilli, the red one and the green one. I think it’s pretty obvious that the sambal balado is made from red chilli, whereas the sambal ijo is made from green chilli.

P.S. Their chilli is also all homemade without any nasty preservatives or colouring.

This platter is said to feed three to four people, so it’s definitely good for sharing. Plus, it is priced at $49.90, which is pretty affordable as each person can expect to pay around $12.50.

To be honest, the four of us thought that we would be able to finish it with no problem. But boy were we wrong.

There was a lot more meat like grilled chicken and ribeye steak than we expected which filled us up and made us full real quick. It also made the dish feel more ‘worth it’ because of the sheer amount of ingredients served.

Disclaimer for those unacquainted with spicy food: Get ready to order some drinks because the chilli is pretty spicy.

Trust me though, it tastes so good you probably wouldn’t want to put your fork down anyway. And don’t worry, it’s tolerable and isn’t as tongue-numbing as Samyang or Ghost Pepper Instant Noodles.

Spiciness aside, overall, the platter is great for four pax but if your party is made up of the hopelessly hungry, we recommend getting another side dish to share.

Which brings us to our next star item:

Sate Daging Madura

We also ordered their signature satay, the Sate Daging Madura ($9.90 for a set of five and $18.80 for a set of ten) which came drizzled with soy sauce and a sprinkle of chilli.

Throw all your preconceived notions on what satay is supposed to taste like because unlike the ones we’re used to, this doesn’t come with peanut gravy.

*GASP* What blasphemy is this!

Okay, okay, before you point your pitchforks at me, hear me out.

Although slightly different, the chilli and soy sauce coupled with the meat came together perfectly. The subtle taste of the sauce didn’t overpower the beef, hence it allowed us to properly enjoy it.

Plus, the beef was super tender and the meat came off the stick easily without much forceful pulling.

This wasn’t really as spicy as the chilli used in the platter, so we would say that this should be bearable for most people.

If you would prefer chicken instead, they also have the chicken option, Sate Ayam Madura ($8.90 for a set of five and $16.80 for a set of ten) which is slightly cheaper.

Nasi Dendeng

We also had the chance to try one of their rice bowls, Nasi Dendeng ($11.90).

It’s made up of a bowl of rice underneath a sunny-side-up egg and thinly sliced beef that was braised, dried and then grilled. The beef was also drizzled with their signature sambal balado.

For some reason, this was spicier than the sambal balado that we had with our IndoMie, but it gave the entire dish a spicy kick which left us craving for more.

The beef was succulent and easy to sink our teeth into, partially because it came thinly sliced. This rice bowl is also priced reasonably and it’s definitely worth it considering the amount of meat it came with.

If you’re planning to get other dishes to share with your friends alongside the IndoMie Mumbo Jumbo, this bowl of goodness is your best bet.

Drinks

So you’re probably wondering, how are we supposed to survive the spiciness of the food if we don’t order any drinks?

Well, first of all, they serve water free of charge so you don’t have to worry about getting through the meal without having something to drink.

Otherwise, they have a wide array of drinks for you to choose from.

Left to right: Soda Gembira, Soda Jagung, Es Cendol

We decided to pick their best-selling drinks which are all priced at $3.50.

The first glass with a pinkish hue is the Soda Gembira. It is basically Bandung with a twist. This drink has a slight fizz to it so it will definitely kill off all kinds of spice.

Alternatively, those who love corn can opt for the Soda Jagung (corn soda). It tasted a little like Calpis or ice cream soda. You’ll also be pleasantly surprised to find bits of corn at the bottom of the drink.

It’s definitely something we don’t usually find here and is well worth a try for those who are feeling a bit adventurous. It was also really great at extinguishing the fires in our mouth from all the sambal.

Last but not least, we also ordered the classic Es Cendol. The coconut milk chased the spiciness away. Plus, there are also bits of green rice flour jelly and corn at the bottom of your drink to chew on.

Other Food

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Their menu consists of many other dishes that we would’ve loved to try but couldn’t because we were way too full.

One of them was the Ropang Coklat Keju ($3.90) which would definitely be the perfect dessert to end your meal.

Location & Opening Hours

Tucked away at 39 Sultan Gate, it is convenient to get to because it is just a short 9-minute walk from Bugis MRT Station.

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Opening Hours: 11am to 10pm every day

Seating & Dining Area

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Their restaurant looked compact at first, but unbeknownst to us, there’s actually a second floor.

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However, as the demand is so high, we recommend that you make a reservation before heading down to avoid disappointment.

Overall Experience

It was a good overall experience as we got to try a lot of different food. Even though it was pretty spicy, their sambal balado and sambal ijo are truly one of the best kinds of chilli we’ve ever tasted.

They’re so good that you just can’t stop eating it, despite the spiciness! Plus, their drinks did help to fight the spiciness so all was good.

Their restaurant crew were also very friendly to all of their customers, periodically checking in with them as to whether the food is alright.

We had a wonderful time and we would like to thank the IndoBowl team for inviting Goody Feed down for an amazing meal.

Look out IndoBowl, we will definitely be back!