Category Archives: Vietnam

#2257: Fuku Tom Yum Soup Instant Noodle

This one sounds really good. I really like tom yum and this looks like it’ll be good – I’ve liked most of the Fuku products I’ve tried so far and hoping this will be a continuation of that trend! Let’s dig in!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains crustaceans, chicken and fish. To prepare, add noodles to 350ml boiling water and cook 3 minutes. Add contents of soup base sachet. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

A granular powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, coriander, Dodo fishballs and a little chilli flake. The noodles are the nice ones as usual with that kind of chicken and sesame taste. The broth has a tom yum kind of flavor to it; lemongrass and heat. The thing is that I don’t think sesame and tom yum goes together all that well and it leaves my taste buds a little confused and wishing I had two separate dishes to taste. 2.25 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 4897878650057.

The rice noodle version – NISSIN FUKU SUPERIOR SOUP INSTANT RICE NOODLE 65gX5

A video about Hong Kong street food.

#2213: Acecook Oh! Ricey Pork Flavour

Here’s another one sent by reader Colin – thanks again man! So it’s been a while since I’ve had any of these Vietnamese Acecook variants. Sounds like a good one for today – let’s check it out!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. to prepare, add noodles and sachet contents to a bowl and cover with 400ml boiling water. cover for 5 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

The thin rice noodles.

The soup base powder sachet.

Light stuff.

An oil sachet.

A seasoned oil with a pork scent.

The vegetables sachet.

Looks like chives and maybe some TVP?

Finished (click to enlarge). Added pork, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, coriander, and fried garlic. The vermicelli came out nice and soft. As always, I do a couple cross-cuts with a pair of kitchen scissors to make it easier to enjoy. The broth has a light pork taste to it, great oiliness, and the vegetables and TVP that were supplied hydrated nicely as an accompaniment. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8934563978150.

Oh! Ricey Instant Rice Noodles Hu Tieu Suon Heo Soup (Spareribs Flavor) – 2.5oz (Case of 24)

Looks like a contest involving Acecook products.

#2143: Thien Houng Food Lemon Chicken Flavour Instant Noodles

Here’s another one sent by a reader named Colin – thanks! He’s sent quite a few! This one’s from Vietnam – haven’t reviewed many from there in a while… Let’s have a look!

The distributor/import sticker.

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add everything to a bowl. Add 400ml boiling water and cover for 3 minutes. stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

Just letting you know – this is high grade soup.

A fine powder.

An oil sachet.

An orangish oil.

The vegetables sachet.

Looks like spring onion or chives.

A little chilli powder sachet.

Chilli powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, baked chicken, hard boiled egg and coriander. The noodles came out pretty well – a little on the softer side. The broth was a kind of spicy chicken with a note of lemon to it. I’m thinking the chilli powder kind of deadened the lemon taste a little bit. The oiliness was nice. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8934663101038.

The Banh Mi Handbook: Recipes for Crazy-Delicious Vietnamese Sandwiches

A Thien Houng Food TV spot.

#1906: Vifon Chicken Flavor Asian Style Instant Noodles

With my son Andy over here, it’s usually a good bet that he will like some chicken noodles with some nice garnish. His favorites include fish cake and cheese – which don’t always go with everything. I’d usually choose something like that combo for spicy Korean seafood ramyun. He did indeed get his cheese after the final picture of the noodles were taken today, and so all things are good in the world. Let’s check out this variety from Vietnam!

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 a bowl and add 400ml boiling water. Cover for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

A slightly granular powder with a chicken scent.

The vegetables sachet.

Small bits of greenery.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added coriander and Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts. The noodles hydrated well and had a comfort food kind of texture – soft and warm. They also hydrated very well. The broth was quite good – nice chicken taste and bits of vegetable were throughout. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 851683004195.

24 BAGS INSTANT RICE NOODLE CHICKEN FLAVOUR or PHO GA

A Vifon promotional film.

#1816: Vifon Asian Style Instant Noodles Artificial Beef Flavor

This one came by way of Michael over at EastLand Foods – thanks! I haven’t reviewed a Vietnamese instant noodle in ages it seems like – let’s see what we have here!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, put everything in the bowl and add 2 cups boiling water. Cover and let steep 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

An included fork!

The noodles block.

A dry soup base sachet.

A light powder.

A seasoned oil sachet.

Deep orange.

The vegetables sachet.

A neat little array of vegetables.

Finished. Added beef, white onion and mushroom. The noodles hydrated pretty well, but had a slightly spongy texture I wasn’t super keen on. Quantity was alright though. The broth definitely had a decent beef flavor, but still was a little on the thinner side and due to that, wasn’t completely convincing. The vegetables hydrated nicely. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 851683004515.

Here’s the rice noodle beef pho version – Vifon Pho Bo Noodle Bowl, Beef, 2.4 Ounce (Pack of 12)

A Vifon TV commercial.