July 12, 2015

#1718: Vina Acecook Hao Hao Sate Onion Flavour

Here’s a cup from Vietnam’s Vina Acecook. It’s been sitting in my hamper a little while so thought today’d be a good day to give it a try.  So I looked up satay and found this:

Satay (/ˈsæt/, /ˈsɑːt/ sah-tay), modern Indonesian and Malay spelling of sate, is a dish of seasoned, skewered and grilled meat, served with a sauce.[1] Satay may consist of diced or sliced chicken, goat, mutton, beef,pork, fish, other meats, or tofu; the more authentic version uses skewers from the midrib of the coconut palm frond, although bamboo skewers are often used. These are grilled or barbecued over a wood or charcoal fire, then served with various spicy seasonings. Satay originated in Java, Indonesia.[2][3][4] It is available almost anywhere in Indonesia, where it has become a national dish.[5][6] It is also popular in many other Southeast Asian countries, including Malaysia, Singapore,Brunei, Thailand, the Philippines, as well as in Suriname and the Netherlands, as Indonesia and Suriname are former Dutch colonies.

Satay is a very popular delicacy in Indonesia; the country’s diverse ethnic groups’ culinary arts (see Indonesian cuisine) have produced a wide variety of satays. In Indonesia, satay can be obtained from a travelling satay vendor, from a street-side tent-restaurant, in an upper-class restaurant, or during traditional celebration feasts. In Malaysia, satay is a popular dish—especially during celebrations—and can be found throughout the country. In Southern Philippines it is known as satti.

Close analogues are yakitori from Japan, shish kebab from Turkey and the Middle East, shashlik from the Caucasus, chuanr from China, and sosatie from South Africa

What’s really missing here is mention of Vietnam, where this product hails from. So, I’ll see what I can do. Anyways, let’s check out this onion variety from Vina Acecook!

Detail of the side panels (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add in contents of sachets and fill to line with boiling water. Cover and steep for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

An included fork!

The noodle block.

The dry soup base sachet.

A granular mixture.

The oil sachet.

Has a nice color and an onion scent.

Some vegetables from the bottom of the cup.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added red bell pepper and white bell pepper. The broth indeed has a strong onion flavor. The noodles are alright. I would just say onion noodle. Not floating my boat. 2.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8934563636135.

Hai Hao Mi Sate Hanh (Sate Onion Flavor Instant Noodle) 2.7oz (Pack of 30)

A bunch of Vina Acecook TV spots.

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

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