We found this one at a place called Hen Long Market up in Surrey, BC on a trip a few months back. Thanks to my friend Ken for telling me about this place! So this one’s from Vietnam and I don’t often have come across Vietnamese varieties like this one. Usually, I see the same thing again and again and this one is definitely different. Let’s have a look at this minced pork variety!
Vifon Hoang Gia Instant Noodles With Minced Pork – Vietnam
Detail of the distributor/import sticker (click to enlarge).
Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains pork. To prepare, add everything bit large metallic sachet to a bowl and add 400ml boiling water. Cover for 3 minutes. Stir. Add in large sachet. Finally, stir and enjoy!
The noodle block.
The dry base sachet.
A light powder.
The vegetables sachet.
Bits of green onion and carrot.
A large retort pouch.
Stewed minced pork.
Finished (click to enlarge). Really bummed out by this one. First off, the noodles didn’t hydrate all that well in t he 3 minutes called for. After doing plating and pictures, they still didn’t seem right. The broth was salty and a kind of pork flavor to it. The saving grace of this one (why it didn’t get a lower score) was the meat sachet which has nice quality minced pork. 0.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8934561250067.