Here’s yet another one sent by Colin from the east coast – thanks again! This is a Chinese roasted pork variety from a well known brand. Here’s a little history from Wikipedia –
The company was founded in Tianjin by the Wei brothers from Changhua County, Taiwan in 1991. It was listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 1996.
- It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ting Hsin International Group.
- In March 2011, Unilever was fined 2 million Yuan for the distribution of information about future price hikes and Tingyi was given a warning about publicly discussing their price increases.
- In June 2011, Master Kong was found by market research firm TNS to be the second most valued brand in China.
- As of 2013, its main competitors are Want Want China and Uni-President.
I’ve seen in the news that people are under the impression that Master Kong has gone out of business, but this is n’t the case – they’ve just closed their Taiwanese factory. Let’s give this one a try!
Master Kong Roasted Pork Noodle – China
Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add package contents to 500ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy! NOTE: this is the method I’ve used for pretty much all of the Master Kong/Kang Shi Fu variants as the package never have instructions for a cooking method; not even this one in English.
The noodle block.
A dry base sachet.
A light powder.
The vegetable sachet.
A nice little mixture.
A liquid sachet.
A thick and oily liquid.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, pork, spring onion, chilli flake and fried onion. The noodles are soft and plentiful with a standard gauge. The broth has a great oiliness and good flavor to it – very good. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6941037927998.
Kang Shi Fu Instant Noodle Soup Pack of 5 (artificial roasted pork)
Hi, is there a way to find out what the ingredients in the sachets are (particularly the powder, but the oily one would be great too). I grew up in China and loved the Kang Shi Fu brand, but now live in the States where the ramen packets leave something to be desired. I’d like to make the powder from scratch, but can’t find a descent recipe anywhere online so far.
Not that I know of – usually these recipes are high guarded by the companies.