Here’s another one for the Filipino market here in the states by Pamana. Sadly, this is the last Filipino variety I’ve got so I’m hoping someone who’s reading from the Philippines might be kind enough to send some new varieties I’ve not reviewed. Very hard to come by these days for me I’m afraid! Let’s check it out – but first, a little snippet from Wikipedia about Sotanghon – oh wait, I guess not. It appears it’s being confused with rice vermicelli – which this dish does use, but the translation in this instance would be to bihon instead so I don’t know what to do… A little research yielded use of mushrooms, however in my years reviewing, I’ve seen a lot of varieties including saltine crackers. We shall see.
Pamana Instant chicken Sotanghon – United States
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains chicken and fish. To prepare, add in sachet contents and boiling water to fill line. Cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!
Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).
A dry sachet of soup base.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added baked chicken, spring onion, saltine crackers and black pepper. The vermicelli hydrated well and has a strong chew to it. The broth was definitely chicken flavor. I’ll have to say I hoped for a more genuine chicken flavor – or one with a little less marrow like flavor. It was alright, though. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 795981230132.
Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!