Here’s another left over from the Tat Hui/KOKA Meet The Manufacturer series. Indeed, I’ve been really enjoying their Creamy Soup line. Actually, it’s not just an enjoyment, but a fascination – is it a soup with noodles or a noodles with soup? It’s kind of more the former rather than the latter as it comes with a pack of crushed noodles.
I don’t think I’ve seen instant noodles presented this way before. Not only that, the soup is usually quite creamy and thick. I’m very curious how this hot and sour will be; I have a feeling it will be quite different from what one would find in Chinese restaurants in the United Sates – which is great! Let’s see what Wikipedia has to say about hot and sour soup –
Hot and sour soup is a variety of soups from several Asian culinary traditions. In all cases, the soup contains ingredients to make it both spicy and sour.
In the United States, Soup preparation may use chicken or pork broth, or may be meat-free. Common key ingredients in the American Chinese version include bamboo shoots, toasted sesame oil, wood ear, cloud ear fungus, day lily buds, vinegar, egg, corn starch, and white pepper.Other ingredients include button mushrooms and small slices of tofu skin. It is comparatively thicker than the Chinese cuisine versions due to the addition of cornstarch. This soup is usually considered a healthy option at most Chinese establishments and, other than being high in sodium, is a very healthy soup overall.
In China, “Hot and sour soup” is a Chinese soup claimed variously by the regional cuisines of Beijing and Sichuan as a regional dish. The Chinese hot and sour soup is usually meat-based, and often contains ingredients such as day lily buds, wood ear fungus, bamboo shoots, and tofu, in a broth that is sometimes flavored with pork blood. It is typically made hot (spicy) by red peppers or white pepper, and sour by vinegar.
Authentic is the road I like to travel. Let’s check out this creamy soup from KOKA!
KOKA Creamy Soup Hot & Sour Fish Flavor – Singapore
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains fish and crustacea. To prepare, add in soup sachet and then noodle sachet. Add 300ml boiling water and stir. Let steep covered for 5 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!
Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).
An included spoon!
The soup base sachet.
A lot of fine powder.
The crushed noodles sachet.
Indeed, crushed noodles and some bits.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added 3 Dodo fish balls. This one was really interesting. First, it had a kind of acidic and sweet and spicy thing going on that worked extremely well. The broth was indeed thick – kind of like what I have tried in American Chinese restaurants, but just seemed a bit cleaner. The crushed noodle hydrated very well and works perfectly. The included veggies and garnish are fresh and just right. Another great creamy soup – 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8888056833290.