October 14, 2014

#1499: United Instant Noodles Xi Gon Artificial Stewed Beef Flavor

Here’s one of the ones sent by Marvin R. of Ft. Worth, TX – thanks again! So he originally asked me about identifying there. They look a lot like another Vietnamese brand, but the info on the back seems to show that it’s definitely not them. This is a pretty neat review – the cusp of my 1,500th. Let’s check this one out!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block and sachet contents to a bowl. Add 400ml boiling water and cover for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Has a sweet scent – anise, cinnamon notes – much like a Chinese braised beef scent.

A liquid sachet.

Has a light scent – a little chilli.

The vegetables sachet.

Tiny little bits.


Finished (click image to enlarge). Added star anise, sweet onion, green onion, red chilli paddi, Sukiyaki beef and coriander. To the noodles were your standard Vietnamese wheat instant gauge, however they were a little spongy. The broth had a very nice beef flavor with a nice balance of flavors backing it up, as well as a slight heat. the vegetables hydrated well but were scant few. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8936061900206.

Here’s a cookbook on Vietnamese cooking.

With Winter around the corner, stews are really great for dinner. This recipe looks awesome to add some Vietnamese flavor!

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

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