May 5, 2011

#375: Vifon Pho Bo An Lien Vietnamese Style Instant Rice Noodle Beef Flavour

So here’s something new but kind of like a lot of other stuff…

Clockwise from top: powdered soup base, veggies and seasoned oil.

Sitting atop the noodles block. Looks like some broad noodles.

Click image to enlarge. Okay so the noodles are kind of broad, yeah. The broth is quite greasy. The noodles are mushy. The veggies are there but not enough. It doesn’t taste like beef pho. 0.5 out of 5.0 stars. Bummer, Vifon! Find it here.

8 thoughts on “#375: Vifon Pho Bo An Lien Vietnamese Style Instant Rice Noodle Beef Flavour

  1. High Score Games

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  2. mshaw

    I love the Vifon Pho Bo noodles! Found your site while searching for an online place to buy them.

    I suggest putting some sriracha sauce and hoisin sauce on the finished product. Adding thin sliced beef also spruces them up to be a bit more authentic.

    I don’t understand how anyone could dislike these noodles.

  3. Quilla

    Vifon Pho Bo and Pho Ga are my new personal favorite soups. I like the simple taste, which is not overdone by ridiculous amount of spices and MSG e621. Love the absence of dehydrated carrot as well. Yummy 🙂

  4. Vince

    Don’t know what Beef Pho should taste like + I am not a fan of broad rice noodles. But I loved the delicate, subtle taste of Vifon’s Pho Bo An Lien: 4,5.

    1. Hans "The Ramen Rater" Lienesch Post author

      Pho is really amazing stuff – broth that’s been slow cooked with all sorts of spices, bean sprouts, jalapeno slices, rice noodles – then the meat – flank or brisket and you can get it raw and sliced so this in cooks in the soup. Damn good stuff – always served with fresh sweet basil and hoisin and sriracha,

      – TRR

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  7. Liz

    Apparently the Vifon Pho Bo has two camps. One side loves ’em and the other hates them. Just received mine from Amazon and haven’t tried them yet, but I hope they’re not as bad as you say.


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