August 1, 2012

#816: Vina Acecook Oh! Ricey Phnom Penh Style Instant Rice Noodles

Back in Washington! We had a great trip down to the Bay Area – saw the San Francisco Giants play (and win) at AT&T Park, went to Six Flags in Vallejo, CA and lots of other fun things. On the way home, we stopped at the Uwajimaya in Beaverton, Oregon. Found ten new varieties I’d never seen before and here’s one of them. Sounds good! Gonna give it a try.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks like you steep this one.

Rice noodles in here…

A packet of dry seasoning.

Has a kind of sweet taste to it. Upon looking up Phnom Penh Style on google, I found this story – mentions using rock sugar.

Seasoned oil.

Lots of little bits and pieces in there.

Veggies are usually quite good from this brand.

Lots of little straight pieces.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some veggies. The noodles are great – soft and seperate easily. The broth has a nice sweet flavor along with a lsight spice. The supplied veggies compliment very well – not only as a garnish but are appealing to look at. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8934563453145 .

Here’s a demo of ‘steeping.’

A short piece about Vietnamese rock in the sixties