Last year, my son Andy noticed a ton of these A-One cups at a local Asian grocery. “Do you have these, Papa?” he asked me – and no, I didn’t! So that was a great score thanks to my boy! Let’s check out this Vietnamese variety from A-One.
Here’s the side panels (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, empty all sachets into cup. Add boiling water to fill line and steep 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!
Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).
An included fork!
The noodle block.
The powder soup base.
Lots of powder, flecked with spring onion bits.
An oil sachet.
Chunky and oily.
A very light powder.
The vegetables sachet.
Very small bits.
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added mung bean sprouts, white onion, Huy Fong Sriracha chilli sauce and some coriander. The noodles were so-so; a little rubbery and crumbly. The broth was very nice – has a good pho taste to it and quite beefy despite the absense of beef. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8934684029045.
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A short video about cooking pho in Vietnam.