August 9, 2015

#1753: Thai Smile Garlic Rice Noodle Soup Bowl

I’m happy to report that this is the first post I’m doing using my new computer setup. Took a while to get everything all happy but now it’s quite happy as am I. Anyways, we found these in Lynnwood, WA at a store called BigLots. I’ve found varieties there in the past – kind of like a liquidation place. This one seems to definitely be for the western market although made in Thailand. Let’s check it out.

Detail of the cardboard outer (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, open lid partially and add in all sachet contents. Add in boiling water to ‘lower inside ridge.’ Cover and let steep for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Upon removing the cardboard outer wrap, you’re greeted by a plastic bowl with a paper lid.

In the bowl are loose rice noodles of differing lengths.

A powder soup base sachet.

A good amount of powder.

A sachet of oil.

Rice bran oil with garlic scent.

The vegetables sachet.

Little flecks of vegetables.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added coriander, mung bean sprouts and shrimp. The noodles were really interesting. The hydrated nicely and had different widths and lengths. They were soft and comfort-food in texture. The broth was a kind of combination of garlic and sweetness with a good level of oiliness. The supplied vegetable matter was hydrated decently. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8850578954036.

Thai Smile, Garlic Rice Noodle Soup Bowl, Ready in 3 Minutes, 2.5 Oz, Pack of 6

Views of Ratchaburi, Thailand.

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

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