#1913: Thai Smile Mushroom Rice Noodle Soup Bowl

The last of the stuff I found at BigLots! a while back. BigLots! is a kind of clearance/liquidation chain. What I like is that I usually find something or other in there that I’ve never heard of or reviewed before which is nice. Let’s have a look at this rice noodle bowl.

Detail of the bottom of the cardboard outer wraps (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add in sachet contents and boiling water to fill line. Cover for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

The rice noodles – plentiful and short.

A large dry seasoning sachet.

A lot of powder and flecks of vegetable.

An oil sachet.

Rice bran oil and garlic.

A vegetable sachet.

Looks like some green onion and other stuff with mushroom bits.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion and star anise. The rice noodles didn’t hydrate as well as they should have in the 3 minutes called for; they were quite tough. After a minute or so longer however they got softer. The flavor was this oddly sweet kind of thing; it didn’t scream mushroom taste to me. The supplied bits of vegetable hydrated well, except the mushroom which were like hard pieces of wood. 0.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8850578954012.

Here’s the garlic variety – Thai Smile, Garlic Rice Noodle Soup Bowl, Ready in 3 Minutes, 2.5 Oz, Pack of 6

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One comment

  1. I loved it! I mean, I know you’re an expert, but I wasn’t expecting high quality, just something better than the cup of noodles stuff. I love this because I’m vegetarian and don’t eat wheat. I used to buy something similar and slightly better from Trader Joe’s before they discontinued it. I think both are a knockoff of Thai Kitchen, which is slightly inferior to both. However, it’s the perfect hangover/sick food. I found mine at Big Lots too, a day before I got sick, and I was happy to have it! I really prefer rice noodles but not glassy, and this is the right mixture of chewy and soft.

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