#3530: Shi Zu Ren Energy Instant Hot & Sour Flavor Vermicelli – China

Continuing the cavalcade of Chinese varieties lately, here’s a neat one. These cups so far have been a real treat. Hot and sour sounds like it could be really good – or a deluge of Sichuan peppercorn which might not be so great for me personally. But I’ve got high hopes. I think the number six on this one refers to the tons of sachets in there – it’s pretty ridiculous as you’ll see below.

Shi Zu Ren Energy Instant Hot & Sour Flavor Vermicelli – China

An import sticker (click to enlarge).

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add in all sachets and boiling water to line. Cover for 4 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

An included fork!

The vermicelli.

A wet sachet.

Another wet sachet – I’m guessing black vinegar as the sour element.

A dry sachet of green onion I believe.

A dry powder sachet.

A dry sachet of garnish?

A dry sachet of beans or nuts perhaps.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, Salad Cosmo organic mung bean sprouts, and barbecue pork. The vermicelli was good – lots of it. Gave it a couple cross cuts with a pair of kitchen scissors. The soup – wow. Such a strong Sichuan pepper flavor; it overwhelmed the sour aspect that the black vinegar brought. Lots of little bits in there going on – six sachets in all. A good one, but so much Sichuan pepper flavor. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code

Chinese symbols and superstitions,

Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!