August 6, 2015

Re-Review: Quickchow Instant Bihon Guisado Instant Rice Noodles Saute

So my sister got me a neat plate a couple weeks ago at Shipwreck Day. Shipwreck Day is like a big citywide garage sale up in Anacortes, Washington – my hometown. The plate was part of a set and the lady didn’t want to break up the set, but my sister came back a little later and the lady gave in and let her buy one after she mentioned what I would use it for. The lady was originally from the Philippines and was a travel agent. I decided maybe I ought to do a review of something from the Philippines in honor of her relenting, and that’s what today’s review is about. Bihon is like bihun – it’s rice noodles. I reviewed this one originally almost 5 years ago – and really didn’t like it. Wondering if my palate might be a little more interested, I thought it’d be nice to try again, and so here we are – let’s check it out.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, boil noodles and contents of veggie sachet for 2 minutes.  Drain well. Add in contents of remaining sachets and stir well. Enjoy!

The rice noodle block.

The dry seasoning sachet.

A grainy powder.

A dual sachet – seasoned oil on the left and soy sauce on the right.

The liquids co-mingling.

The vegetables sachet.

Some little bits!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added spring onion, shrimp and barbecue pork. The noodles were definitely an issue for me. They were way too chewy; it just didn’t work for me. The flavor on the other hand was very nice – sweet, salty and balanced. Unfortunately, that just wasn’t enough. 1.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4804888800990.

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Check out the sandwiches! Awesome!

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

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