August 5, 2010

#97: Saigon Ve Wong Kung-Fu Mi Tom Chua Sour Shrimp Flavor Instant Noodles Vietnam Flavor

So today I thought I’d try some more of these interesting Vietnamese noodles. Yesterday’s review was very enjoyable – especially with the little thing about ‘spicery’ on the packet. So here we go with Sour Shrimp Flavor. Yup – another really long named instant noodle pack. I’m kind of liking it.

Again we have the packet of packets. This time there was no statement saying it is up to all of us to spice things up the way we choose. Apparently I think this means add everything or else…

Four packets – very interesting! So starting at the top left going clockwise we have Chilli pack, soup sachet, sauce and condiment. The four horsemen of the noodle bowl perhaps?

A nice, colorful and interesting set of flavorings for the noodles and broth.

So here we are with the final product. Noodles are of acceptable resilience; not real firm but not great. The broth is very lemony… Rather salty.  The sour, lemon and chili powder all combined with the salt and oil combine in a way that is both good and bad. Good and it is interesting mix, but bad since these flavors could be found in a nice bowl of something more authentic in a more separate but joined way. It’s like the bottom of a bowl of Vietnamese gumbo – I’d rather taste the before-stuff. I guess on the bright side this very much gives me an interest in trying some Vietnamese food. I have enjoyed pho, so maybe tom yum soup should be next. I give this 2.5 out of 5 stars; not bad but not causing tremors in my soul. Average.

Products cooked according to package instructions. Product reviews done prior to adding any additional ingredients.

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