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#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.