Cooking The Perfect Instant Noodle With Soup

Aditya Purwa
2 min readSep 12, 2021

If you asked me, React or Vue. Then the answer is clearly instant noodles.

Indonesia is famous for its instant noodle, Indomie — which you can find all around the world.

Now it's going to be a rainy season soon in Indonesia, and the best thing that could happen during a cold rainy day is instant noodles, a warm tea, and something spicy.

But how does one make the perfect instant noodle? Fortunately, we can easily answer this question with statistics and data.

Let’s start with running our Jupyter Notebook to analyze the data — just kidding.

We’re not going to do some fancy data science here, just good old “My Statistic, My Data, My Noodle” —

  1. Take a bowl, measure how much water you wanted for the soup
  2. Add extra 15% — 20% water because evaporation exists
  3. Put the water in a pot
  4. Wipe dry the bowl
  5. Turn on the stove in high heat, low heat is not suitable because it makes you hungry as you now need to wait longer for the water to boil
  6. Open the instant noodle package, pour the noodle into the bowl, separate the spices
  7. Once the water is boiled, put the noodle in — noodle contains starch, don't put it in while the water is not boiling hot or you’d end up with starchy noodle
  8. Wait 30 seconds — a minute
  9. Lower the heat
  10. Crack an egg and just drop it into the pot (hint: the shell doesn't taste good, so don’t drop the shell)
  11. The low heat ensures the egg whites doesn’t go crazy and make a bubble
  12. Wait another minute, and multitask — use this time to pour the spices into the bowl
  13. Turn off the heat
  14. Pour the noodle and its soup into the bowl
  15. Mix it well
  16. Enjoy

Wait? Isn’t 2 minute-ish time too short? No — the soup is still boiling hot the moment you poured the noodle into the bowl. It will continue cooking a bit but not too much, so you won’t end up with soggy noodles.



Aditya Purwa

Building Playtune ( - Software engineer, writer, designer, and artist.