These look really different. I think I had some Vedan noodles a really long time ago and gave them an extremely low rating – hope it’s better this time!
Click to enlarge. Vegetarian meat, vegetarian meat powder, vegetarian minced meat – is this stuff made OF vegetarians? Danggui powder and chuanxiong powder eh?
Boy that gooey packet looks interesting – don’t you just want to eat that straight?
I’m very curious as to how this stuff is going to taste…
Let’s start with the bits of vegetarian meat. There are a lot of them and here’s what the looks like.
Click image to enlarge. This ain’t too bad at all! Was expecting some seriously nasty flavor here but I’m pleasantly surprised. The noodles are bouncy and full of vigor. The broth is very much a vegetable flavor and the meat bits are seeming to be textured vegetable protein. That broth flavor is a trip though – very different. All in all, not too shabby. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars!
This is a song “She-wolf” by Slavonic ethno-band “Vedan Kolod” (Russia, Siberia) taken from album “Wolf’s path” (2008). Site: www.vedan-kolod.org.ru and www.myspace.com/naryshkiny
According to wikipedia, “bak kut teh” “literally translates as “meat bone tea”, and at its simplest, consists of meaty pork ribs simmered in a complex broth of herbs and spices (including star anise, cinnamon, cloves, dang gui, fennel seeds and garlic) for hours.”