Indonesian T2 P & FD-3

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Indonesian T2 P & FD-3

Postby steve1989 » Sun Apr 09, 2017 3:21 am

The T2 P is the 4.5 pound thermostabilized retort option to the T2's.

The FD-3 is a 600 gram box of a milky drink mix with corn flakes.


The T2 P really seems like a JSDF but without the amazing FRH, but with the added drink mixes and ever-amazing "Enertabs" - a complete food - similar to the 'Survival Tabs' that you can pick up anywhere - but in larger cubes. There is a vanilla and chocolate flavor so far from what I've found.
The T2's all have an Esbit-style stove - I skipped using it for this T2 P for I boiled the mains in the pouch for about 10 minutes. Rice and mains heated perfectly - nothing off putting in flavors from too much preservatives/processing.

The Indonesian Rations are well balanced - not too much reliance on sugar and cheap fats for bolstering the calorific content of the Ration.
It's well made - the meat isn't overly processed say like a Chinese PLA or Singapore Ration. It's still processed - I mean, it's not in the realms of a Russian IRP for meat quality.. but it's not too far off.

The drink mixes are incredibly interesting!

First off we have Viteral - it's much like "Brawndo, The Thirst Mutilator!" (If you don't get that joke, my apologies)
It's much like a Gatorade or PowerAde but with about twice the added electrolytes and also a range of added vitamins.
The Minkal and Minsus drinks surely were different - the one I had for dinner was certainly designed to be mixed with hot water - I did not do this.. it was still enjoyable although not fully mixed.
The Minsus was amazing - one was like a spicy mocha and the other like a hot chocolate with just a small amount of coffee.

The best main was lunch - the chicken and potatoes were awesome (was that a potato or a root?). A tad bit of sweetness to that light gravy - it was savory and easy to eat. So was the marinated beef for breakfast - no real order to the mains, but I think actually the dinner I picked (fish meat balls) was maybe best for breakfast -but who knows.


The mains were all pretty mild in flavor - not overly spicy or notable other then pleasantly savory and a tad salty - and by the way.. that sticky rice is on par with a JSDF in quality.


The FD-3 is best mixed with hot coffee - I think each box is about 5 or 6 servings for a creamy breakfast in a cup - perfect for a 16 oz coffee and is a perfect on the go meal. The box of FD-3 calls for 10 servings at 4 Tablespoons each - I say that makes for maybe an 8oz glass - not too bad.


Indonesian Rations are pretty neat - I love 'em!

Will be back with the T2 PJ and SP!
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Beef tasted like a moist beef jerky - savory & quite good
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Basic cuts of chicken - best entrée outta the three - lightly sweet sauce and a great confort dish
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Fish balls were pungent and kinda strange
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Re: Indonesian T2 P & FD-3

Postby steve1989 » Sun Apr 09, 2017 3:29 am

FD-3 is a neat drink mix!

Mix the chocolate with coffee for a sublime experience.

I love this fd-3 stuff - but its not something many on the US can afford to enjoy unless commercially available one day.
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Re: Indonesian T2 P & FD-3

Postby cavguy » Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:44 am

Very cool review! Interesting that they have essentially a drink mix packaged in a "ration" box too!

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Re: Indonesian T2 P & FD-3

Postby SNiiP3R » Sun Apr 09, 2017 12:07 pm

man, those enertabs are so delicious. They have that milky and fruity taste, so good..... I need to find the chocolate one, I bet it's just as good as the one I had.
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Re: Indonesian T2 P & FD-3

Postby wats6831 » Sun Apr 09, 2017 1:41 pm

Wow those rations are awesome!

WIsh I would have kept mine :(

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Re: Indonesian T2 P & FD-3

Postby magu2k » Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:40 am

I'm really curious about those enertabs.
are they similar to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BP-5_Compact_Food ?

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Re: Indonesian T2 P & FD-3

Postby SNiiP3R » Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:52 am

magu2k wrote:I'm really curious about those enertabs.
are they similar to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BP-5_Compact_Food ?


No, the enertabs are different. The white ones that I had tasted like Vanilla / Mango milkshake. They have this milky or creamy taste.
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Re: Indonesian T2 P & FD-3

Postby BlackDogBob » Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:47 am

SNiiP3R wrote:man, those enertabs are so delicious. They have that milky and fruity taste, so good..... I need to find the chocolate one, I bet it's just as good as the one I had.


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Re: Indonesian T2 P & FD-3

Postby parafireboy » Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:01 am

Awesome review of a very unique and rare ration, thanks for sharing Steve!

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Re: Indonesian T2 P & FD-3

Postby NuWorldMann » Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:32 pm

I'd really like to get a nutritional rundown of the eneritabs. I tried a vanilla Indonesian eneritab today from a fresh ration, and got a medicinal aftertaste. I'm just really curious what's in these little things :/

BTW: the strawberry FD-3 is amazing! Awesome texture and milky, strawberry flava!


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