Here’s yet another one sent by Colin from the east coast – thanks again! This is a Chinese roasted pork variety from a well known brand. Here’s a little history from Wikipedia –
- It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ting Hsin International Group.
- In March 2011, Unilever was fined 2 million Yuan for the distribution of information about future price hikes and Tingyi was given a warning about publicly discussing their price increases.
- In June 2011, Master Kong was found by market research firm TNS to be the second most valued brand in China.
- As of 2013, its main competitors are Want Want China and Uni-President.
I’ve seen in the news that people are under the impression that Master Kong has gone out of business, but this is n’t the case – they’ve just closed their Taiwanese factory. Let’s give this one a try!
Master Kong Roasted Pork Noodle – China
Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add package contents to 500ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy! NOTE: this is the method I’ve used for pretty much all of the Master Kong/Kang Shi Fu variants as the package never have instructions for a cooking method; not even this one in English.
The noodle block.
A dry base sachet.
A light powder.
The vegetable sachet.
A nice little mixture.
A liquid sachet.
A thick and oily liquid.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, pork, spring onion, chilli flake and fried onion. The noodles are soft and plentiful with a standard gauge. The broth has a great oiliness and good flavor to it – very good. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6941037927998.