Here’s one of the ones sent by Marvin R. of Ft. Worth, TX – thanks again! It’s kind of interesting – these packs looks so similar to another brand. Curious how it’ll be… Let’s check it out!
Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, add noodles and condiments to a bowl and add 400ml boiling water. Cover for 3 minutes, stir, and enjoy!
The noodle block.
The powder base sachet.
An oil sachet.
Has an onion scent.
The solid ingredients sachet.
Looks like onion and bits of TVP.
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added coriander, mung bean sprouts, fishball, vegetable tempura ball, lime, and a little Huy Fong Sriracha chilli sauce. The noodles are on the thin side and kind of tough. Not chewy, not spongy but tough. The broth does have a kind of tom yum kind of taste but it’s a little lacking in strength. The vegetable and TVP are great. 2.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8936061900107.
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Here’s a video about the Vietnamese in Thailand.