Last spring, I remember my son and I took a walk to the local Asian grocery when we were living in Edmonds, WA. We were getting something for my wife for Mother’s Day I believe! Anyways, as always I like to take a stroll down the instant noodle aisle (no big shock, right?). I found a few different varieties of these A-One cups and got them. This is a pork flavored one – from Vietnam. Let’s check out what’s inside!
Here’s detail of the side panels (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add in all sachets and fill to line with boiling water. Cover for 3 minutes and stir. Enjoy!
Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).
An included fork!
The noodle block.
A dry soup base sachet.
A granular powder with little vegetable bits.
A chilli powder sachet.
Kind of hard to see – and a very fine powder.
A seasoned oil sachet.
Looks like some fried onion going on.
The vegetable sachet.
A nice little medley.
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sauteed pork and sweet onion, coriander, mung bean sprout and Huy Fong sriracha chilli sauce. The noodles did alright – hydrated very nicely and only a slight spongy. The broth had an interesting pork taste; kind of a slight bitterness to it which really wasn’t my cup of tea. The Broth had a nice consistency and the vegetable bits hydrated well. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 893468402199.
The Food of Vietnam – (from Amazon) – Chef, restaurateur, TV host and author Luke Nguyen traverses the length of his homeland — from Saigon to Sapa — in this comprehensive guide to Vietnamese cuisine. With recipes from the authentic street food of the country’s busiest cities to the simple seafood dishes of the coast, The Food of Vietnam is a journey to the heart of a rich and diverse culture.
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