Category Archives: A-One

#1669: A-One Mì Ly Instant Noodles Mì Chay Vegetarian Flavor

Another one from the bottom of the hamper! A very plain looking label – but how’s it taste? Let’s check out this variety from Vietnam.

The side panels (click image to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, empty everything into the cup and add boiling water to the top. Re-cover and steep for 3 minutes. Stir and eat!

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

An included fork!

The noodle block.

The powder soup base.

A granular mixture.

A chilli powder sachet.

Smells like chillies!

A seasoned oil sachet.

Has an odd scent.

The vegetables sachet.

Little bits.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added coriander, mung bean sprouts, broccoli, mushroom, white onion and red bell pepper. The noodles hydrated nicely – good gauge and chew to them for an instant cup. The broth however was a little different. It was sweet and buttery – didn’t taste at all like vegetables to me to be honest. It was really sweet. Also, I found a little piece of plastic in with this cup – looks like the little locking mechanism for the included fork, although the included fork was as usual with the locking mechanism, so guess this was an extra. Glad I caught it. 1.25 out of 5.0 stars.EAN bar code 8934684029618.

The Food of Vietnam – (from Amazon) – Chef, restaurateur, TV host and author Luke Nguyen traverses the length of his homeland — from Saigon to Sapa — in this comprehensive guide to Vietnamese cuisine. With recipes from the authentic street food of the country’s busiest cities to the simple seafood dishes of the coast, The Food of Vietnam is a journey to the heart of a rich and diverse culture.

An A-One advertisement.

#1633: A-One Mì Ly Instant Noodles Mì Bò Beef Flavor

Last year, my son Andy noticed a ton of these A-One cups at a local Asian grocery. “Do you have these, Papa?” he asked me – and no, I didn’t! So that was a great score thanks to my boy! Let’s check out this Vietnamese variety from A-One.

 Here’s the side panels (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, empty all sachets into cup. Add boiling water to fill line and steep 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

 Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

An included fork!

The noodle block.

The powder soup base.

Lots of powder, flecked with spring onion bits.

An oil sachet.

Chunky and oily.

Chilli powder.

A very light powder.

The vegetables sachet.

Very small bits.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added mung bean sprouts, white onion, Huy Fong Sriracha chilli sauce and some coriander. The noodles were so-so; a little rubbery and crumbly. The broth was very nice – has a good pho taste to it and quite beefy despite the absense of beef. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8934684029045.

Vietnamese Home Cooking (from Amazon) With solid instruction and encouraging guidance, perfectly crispy imperial rolls, tender steamed dumplings, delicately flavored whole fish, and meaty lemongrass beef stew are all deliciously close at hand. Abundant photography detailing techniques and equipment, and vibrant shots taken on location in Vietnam, make for equal parts elucidation and inspiration. And with master recipes for stocks and sauces, a photographic guide to ingredients, and tips on choosing a wok and seasoning a clay pot, this definitive reference will finally secure Vietnamese food in the home cook’s repertoire.

A short video about cooking pho in Vietnam.

#1564: A-One Mì Ly Instant Noodles Mì Thịt Xào Pork Flavor

Last spring, I remember my son and I took a walk to the local Asian grocery when we were living in Edmonds, WA. We were getting something for my wife for Mother’s Day I believe! Anyways, as always I like to take a stroll down the instant noodle aisle (no big shock, right?). I found a few different varieties of these A-One cups and got them. This is a pork flavored one – from Vietnam. Let’s check out what’s inside!

 Here’s detail of the side panels (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add in all sachets and fill to line with boiling water. Cover for 3 minutes and stir. Enjoy!

 Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

An included fork!

The noodle block.

A dry soup base sachet.

A granular powder with little vegetable bits.

A chilli powder sachet.

Kind of hard to see – and a very fine powder.

A seasoned oil sachet.

Looks like some fried onion going on.

The vegetable sachet.

A nice little medley.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sauteed pork and sweet onion, coriander, mung bean sprout and Huy Fong sriracha chilli sauce. The noodles did alright – hydrated very nicely and only a slight spongy. The broth had an interesting pork taste; kind of a slight bitterness to it which really wasn’t my cup of tea. The Broth had a nice consistency and the vegetable bits hydrated well. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 893468402199.

The Food of Vietnam – (from Amazon) – Chef, restaurateur, TV host and author Luke Nguyen traverses the length of his homeland — from Saigon to Sapa — in this comprehensive guide to Vietnamese cuisine. With recipes from the authentic street food of the country’s busiest cities to the simple seafood dishes of the coast, The Food of Vietnam is a journey to the heart of a rich and diverse culture.

An A-One TV advertisement.

#1291: A-One Mì Ly Instant Noodles Mì Tôm Shrimp Flavor

My son and I walked to the store the other day for some flowers and kamaboko. Of course, I can’t resist the noodle aisle and found 6 different styles of these little plastic noodle cups! Thought I’d try this one today. Let’s check it out!

The side panels (click image to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, empty everything into the cup and add boiling water to the top. Re-cover and steep for 3 minutes. Stir and eat!

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

An included fork! This is an interesting design; folds and snaps?

Here’s the fork in it’s final form.

The noodle block.

Powder base sachet.

Bits of green onion or chive in there.

Vegetable sachet.

Looks like a nice little assortment.

Seasoned oil sachet.

Smells good.

Finally, a sachet of very fine powder.

Chilli powder.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added shrimp and leeks. The noodles are a bit rubbery after the initial 3 minutes, but end up better with an extra couple minutes. They’re not bad, but not amazing. The broth is where it’s at in this one – has a nice shrimp flavor and a surprisingly good amount of heat from the chilli powder. The vegetables are alright too. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 8934684029649.

A video about food in Vietnam.