Okay so you might not know it, but I’ve tried quite a few varieties of river snail flavor instant noodles. Usually they have river snail powder in them – I didn’t see that here but it could possibly have it. There’s just a huge amount of sachets going on here. Let’s check it out!
Shi Zu Ren Energy River Snail Rice Vermicelli – China
A distributor’s 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 fill to line with boiling water. Cover for 5 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!
Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).
The rice vermicelli.
A large wet sachet.
A wet sachet – I think this might be garlic water?
I’m thinking pickled something lurks within.
More pickled something?
A small sachet of boiled peanuts.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added coriander, sesame seed, scallions, and pepper flake. The vermicelli took a little longer than expected but was fine once hydrated. Lots of bits and pieces in there – mostly pickled. The broth was a nice shade of red and definitely has the river snail taste; it kind of reminds me of the smell of a freshly opened box of rubber thumbs that they use to handle mail at the post office. My dad would bring home a box once in a while. Anyways, a unique and fascinating flavor. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code
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