January 7, 2014

#1277: Vifon Mì Gà Tìm Chua Cay Hot & Sour Chicken Flavor Instant Noodles

I thought this one interesting; it says hot and sour chicken, but those are shrimp on there too. I decided I’d walk to the store and try something new. Fish balls! I’ve had them in hot pot before, but thought I’d get some golden fish balls with shrimp for this one. Let’s check it out!

The distributor sticker (click image to enlarge). Contains shrimp and chicken.

The back of the package (click image to enlarge). To prepare, boil 400ml water. Put all contents of pack into a bowl. Add water and cover for 3 minutes. Stir and you’re ready to eat.

The noodle block.

A little bag of sachets.

Soup base sachet.

A very light powder.

A seasoned oil sachet.

Little crunchy bits.

Finally, the vegetable sachet.

Mostly green onion.


Finished (click image to enlarge). Added chicken, green onions and Golden Fish Balls With Shrimp Eggs. The noodles were disappointing; very crumbly and even with extra time seemed a little underdone. The broth was nice though – a bit if spicy, some nice flavors there. 2.0 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 8934561251170.

Here’s what the fish balls are all about (click image to enlarge). The outside is a kind of rubbery bit reminiscent of calamari except in that it is not tough but satisfying. The innards of this particular fish ball were a surprise; the little sign at the seafood counter just said Golden Fish Ball With Shrimp. The receipt said with shrimp eggs though and it was correct. Said these were imported from Taiwan and wow were they good! I highly recommend trying fish balls if you haven’t and you have access to them. I didn’t even know our 99 Ranch Market had them; I always thought they came in a can or frozen. Always something new to learn!

A news report showing the Vifon factory.

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

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