Category Archives: Kin-Dee

#1560: Kin-Dee Instant Rice Noodle Spicy Seafood

Here’s one I got up in Canada. Been kind of a spicy week and so spicy seafood fits the bill. In my last post, I mentioned having a sore tooth. Let me say that it got bad – really bad! The only relief I could find was to keep something cold next to it – my wife went out and got a bag of ice and I kept a little piece of ice in my cheek last night. I ended up pulling the tooth myself after taking a pain pill – take that, dentist bills! Anyways, your humble instant noodle reviewer is doing much better today! On with the show!

 Here’s the back of the packaging and the side panels (click image to enlarge). To prepare, take everything out of the ‘PP box’ and put the noodles in. Cover in boiling water and re-attach lid. Steep for 5 minutes. Drain. Add oil and seasoning sachet contents and stir well. enjoy!

Here’s what you see underneath the cardboard outer packaging.

An included fork!

A packet of rice stick.

A dry powder sachet.

Has a slightly spicy seafood scent.

An oil sachet.

A very light oil.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Sauteed shrimp, sliced squid, mung bean sprouts, coriander and sweet onion in Huy Fong Sriracha chilli sauce until reduced and garnished with more coriander and sriracha. The noodles are your standard garden variety rice stick and came out nicely. The flavor is kind of like a tom yum although it seems to missing something – the lemongrass. I think this would be way better with that added taste. Nonetheless, it’s pretty good! 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 190328960169.

Here you can get this in a different package.

Here’s a nice corporate video about J.D. Food, the company that produces Kin-Dee products in Thailand.

#1339: Kin-Dee Instant Rice Noodle Pad Thai

Here’s a brand I’ve never tried before. Got it up in Canada last year in July. I’m pretty excited – Friday’s my birthday and we’re headed up to Canada on Saturday to do some noodle hunting! I’ve had quite a few Pad Thai ‘make at home’ dishes before – some that were pretty good and some that tasted absolutely nothing like Pad Thai. Curious how this one will pan out – let’s have a look!

Here’s the distributor/import sticker (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself.

Here’s the back of the packaging and the side panels (click image to enlarge). To prepare, take everything out of the ‘PP box’ and put the noodles in. Cover in boiling water and re-attach lid. Steep for 5 minutes. Drain. Add oil and seasoning sachet contents and stir well. enjoy!

The plastic box under the cardboard outer. They refer to it more than once as a ‘PP box.’ I’m wondering why – do you know?

An included fork!

The rice noodle package. These noodles are commonly referred to as ‘rice stick.’

The seasoning sachet.

Bright orange color.

The oil sachet. Contains oil and shallot.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added shrimp and sweet onions. The noodles came out very well – good chew and doneness. The flavor while Pad Thai like seemed to be slightly missing something. However, this was really quite good. I also liked the very light bit of spiciness that lingered but never got exceedingly unbearable; I think that aspect would appeal to many.  3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 190328960183.

Here’s a promotional video about the company that makes these Kin-Dee rice noodles, JD Food Products Ltd.