Category Archives: Saigon Ve Wong

#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.

Re-Review: Saigon Ve Wong Kung-Fu Mì Tôm Chua (Sour Shrimp Flavor) Instant Noodles Vietnam Flavor

I recently got a nice box of samples from Duncan T. over at Gemini Food Corp in California. I’d already reviewed them, but I definitely wanted to re-review this one for sure. I last had this in my 97th review – over 1000 reviews ago. Curious about what I’ll think of it these days; it got a low rating at that time and looking at it now makes me think it can’t be that bad! But I guess we’ll see. Let’s check it out!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains shrimp.

The noodle block. The noodles are really crunchy and tasty raw!

The first of four sachets, the soup base sachet.

A granular mixture.

The chili powder sachet.

Very light powder.

The solid ingredient sachet.

A mixture of shrimp, carrot and dried scallion.

Finally, a liquid base sachet.

Thick and oily.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added red, yellow and orange bell pepper, Walla Walla sweet onion and shrimp I sauteed. The noodles are pretty good. They’re a little chewier than expected but not overly so. The broth has a strong tom yum flavor – spicy and citrus – with a nice shrimp taste as well. The veggies were decent too. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8934684026730.


Overseas instead of being called Kung-Fu, they’re called A-One. If you look at the first seasoning sachet you’ll see A-One’s logo. Here’s a public sampling of A-One noodles in Vietnam.

#710: Saigon Ve Wong Kung-Fu Instant Noodles Mixed Foods Flavor


Been saving this one for just the right day – and here it is! Mixed foods flavor?! Wow this is a fascinating one – never have I found an instant noodle with such a non-descript totle! Surf and turf? Not sure what’s going on here but we’ll give ‘er a try!

To be honest, if you read the ingredients it looks like it’s kind of a seafood bowl (click image to enlarge).

The noodle block.

Powder seasoning.

Very fine powder.

Veggie and dehydrated seafood packet.

Dehydrated naruto and a couple little shrimp in there.

Seasoned oil packet.

Reminds me of an ocean on a sunny day with some seagulls. Yeah I know…

Finished (click image to enlarge). Made a two egg omelet with a little Kikkoman soy sauce and some Melinda’s Garlic Habanero hot sauce. Also added some store brand stir fry veggies and Ajishima Kim Chi furikake on top of those. The noodles are lackluster – kind of stringy and not super happy. The broth is interesting; kind of sweet seafoody like crab. I would say it’s kind of a mixed seafood flavor. The veggies aren’t bad; the shrimp and naruto were kind of passable. I think the title was really what drew me to this one and I’m not surprised with the quality. 2.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC barcode 8934684025511 .

Foods from all over the world event in Sweden – looks amazing!

Here’s how to make Vietnamese Mixed Foods Soup!

#670: Saigon Ve Wong Kung-Fu Artificial Chicken Flavor Instant Rice Noodles

Definitely one that’s been sitting at the bottom of the noodle hamper for a while – it’s barely expired – not worried. Let’s give it a try!

Here’s everything you could possibly want to know (click image to enlarge).

Clockwise from top left: seasoned oil, powder seasoning, chili powder and veggies.

Here we are! Time for boiling water.

Click image to enlarge. Since the bowl was banged up, I figured I ought to put it in a real bowl. Added an egg with some salt and pepper. The noodles are my favorite kind of rice noodles; they’re not chewy and not like angel hair – they’re nice and soft and tasty! The broth is very interesting – definitely an artificial chicken flavor. Has some spiciness to it from the chili powder. The Veggies are very abundant, but they don’t really do a lot for me. Pretty nice though – I liked it. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC barcode 8934674032113.

How to make pho!

The bus I rode on coming home from work this afternoon.