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Where to get dried onions like inside Indomie noodles?

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Where to get dried onions like inside Indomie noodles?

Does anyone know where I get the dried fried onions that come in the indomie noodles?
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I'm pretty sure he's talking about bawang goreng (fried onions) and not dried onions. You can get them from pretty much any chinese supermarket. I've also seen them at some western grocery stores that have international departments. I believe I've seen it at some No Frills and Freshcos.

Edit: Also, the poster above me is correct that they are supposed to be fried shallots, even if the packaging says fried onions.
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Strafe1 wrote: The Divya brand Fried Onions are often found for $2 at 454g a pack at many stores like Food Basics, much cheaper than the Suraj ones showing at RCSS/Loblaws for $3.78 at 400g.
That's assuming you don't live in a white bread area where RCSS is pretty much your only choice for many genuine ethnic foods.
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Any indian store has them
Even freshco walmart etc
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The Indian fried onions are meant for cooking purposes, not toppings. Most of them are coated in a starch/floor too. There are some that use them for topping, but it doesn't look like what the OP is asking for, which seem to be fried shallots, that are used as toppings / garnish like these:
https://www.seriouseats.com/2019/05/how ... llots.html

Nothing wrong with the Indian fried onions, and some are better than others, specially to cut down the time it takes to make biryanis and such.
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The fried shallots are golden and light tasting. The Indian ones tend to be toastier. I don't find them to be the same.
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I've had fried shallots before but they were private imports from SE Asia. Cant say I've noticed them in shops (east asian a.k.a. chinese or vietnamese, and south asian a.k.a. Indian (specificaly Punjabi or Gujarati) in Vancouver
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I’ve tried the crispy fried onion toppers from Dollarama which are pretty good and cheap of course
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