Category Archives: Vietnam

#3125: Micoem Cung Dinh Kool Mi Tron Trung Muoi (Salted Egg Flavor) – Vitenam

#3125: Micoem Cung Dinh Kool Mi Tron Trung Muoi (Salted Egg Flavor) - Vitenam

Here’s one I found up at the Osaka market at Yaohan Centre in Richmond BC, Canada. I found this a few weeks before Christmas and usually like to peruse the interesting specials this store has around that time. They had some really interesting things like sake flavored Kit Kats and other things. Kind of expensive. But I did find this, and it wasn’t too pricy. Let’s hit it!

Micoem Cung Dinh Kool Mi Tron Trung Muoi – Vitenam

#3125: Micoem Cung Dinh Kool Mi Tron Trung Muoi (Salted Egg Flavor) - Vitenam

The distributor/import label (click to enlarge).

#3125: Micoem Cung Dinh Kool Mi Tron Trung Muoi (Salted Egg Flavor) - Vitenam

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains egg. To prepare, add in vegetable sachet contents and boiling water (about 400ml) and cover for 4 minutes. Drain using spout. Add in remaining sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3125: Micoem Cung Dinh Kool Mi Tron Trung Muoi (Salted Egg Flavor) - Vitenam

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3125: Micoem Cung Dinh Kool Mi Tron Trung Muoi (Salted Egg Flavor) - Vitenam

An included fork!

#3125: Micoem Cung Dinh Kool Mi Tron Trung Muoi (Salted Egg Flavor) - Vitenam

The noodle block.

#3125: Micoem Cung Dinh Kool Mi Tron Trung Muoi (Salted Egg Flavor) - Vitenam

A dry sachet.

#3125: Micoem Cung Dinh Kool Mi Tron Trung Muoi (Salted Egg Flavor) - Vitenam

Smells like egg!

#3125: Micoem Cung Dinh Kool Mi Tron Trung Muoi (Salted Egg Flavor) - Vitenam

A wet sachet.

#3125: Micoem Cung Dinh Kool Mi Tron Trung Muoi (Salted Egg Flavor) - Vitenam

A colorful liquid.

#3125: Micoem Cung Dinh Kool Mi Tron Trung Muoi (Salted Egg Flavor) - Vitenam

A vegetables sachet.

#3125: Micoem Cung Dinh Kool Mi Tron Trung Muoi (Salted Egg Flavor) - Vitenam

Scallion, onion and carrot.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added soft egg, lime, shrimp, coriander, and crushed fried garlic. Noodles have a very good chew and carry the flavor well. Flavor is definitely salted egg and it’s not bad. Would have liked to have seen more garnish though. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8936010680999.

#3125: Micoem Cung Dinh Kool Mi Tron Trung Muoi (Salted Egg Flavor) - Vitenam

V i e t n a m  Memories: A Cook Book

Watch me cook this up on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

#2876: nunu Fresh Flavors For Life Creamy Curry

#2876: Nunu Fresh Flavors For Life Creamy Curry

Here’s one I picked up while waiting to go to Din Tai Fung at the Taipei 101 – this was at the Jason’s Market there. First off, it’s curry – a flavor I always gravitate towards. Second, the graphics on this one just kind of dragged me to it. Never seen this brand or anything before so I guess the only thing to do now is crack it open and give it a try!

Nunu Fresh Flavors For Life Creamy Curry – Vietnam

#2876: Nunu Fresh Flavors For Life Creamy Curry

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add 350ml boiling water and sachet contents. Cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2876: Nunu Fresh Flavors For Life Creamy Curry

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2876: Nunu Fresh Flavors For Life Creamy Curry

An included fork!

#2876: Nunu Fresh Flavors For Life Creamy Curry

The noodle block.

#2876: Nunu Fresh Flavors For Life Creamy Curry

A dry base sachet.

#2876: Nunu Fresh Flavors For Life Creamy Curry

A light powder.

#2876: Nunu Fresh Flavors For Life Creamy Curry

A vegetables sachet.

#2876: Nunu Fresh Flavors For Life Creamy Curry

Chives? Spring onion? Looks like some TVP in there.

#2876: Nunu Fresh Flavors For Life Creamy Curry

An oil sachet.

#2876: Nunu Fresh Flavors For Life Creamy Curry

A seasoned oil.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, tofu puff and coriander. The noodles were alright – had a kind of different texture I enjoyed to them. The broth was indeed curry, yet it was on the milder side. Nothing wrong with that though. Interesting and satisfying. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8938507039433.

#2876: Nunu Fresh Flavors For Life Creamy Curry

Into the Vietnamese Kitchen: Treasured Foodways, Modern Flavors

A Vietnamese street food tour

#2728: Vifon Hoang Gia Instant Noodles With Minced Pork

#2728: Vifon Hoang Gia Instant Noodles With Minced Pork Mi Thit Bam Vietnam The Ramen Rater Hen Long Market

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

#2728: Vifon Hoang Gia Instant Noodles With Minced Pork Mi Thit Bam Vietnam The Ramen Rater Hen Long Market

Detail of the distributor/import sticker (click to enlarge).

#2728: Vifon Hoang Gia Instant Noodles With Minced Pork Mi Thit Bam Vietnam The Ramen Rater Hen Long Market

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!

#2728: Vifon Hoang Gia Instant Noodles With Minced Pork Mi Thit Bam Vietnam The Ramen Rater Hen Long Market

The noodle block.

#2728: Vifon Hoang Gia Instant Noodles With Minced Pork Mi Thit Bam Vietnam The Ramen Rater Hen Long Market

The dry base sachet.

#2728: Vifon Hoang Gia Instant Noodles With Minced Pork Mi Thit Bam Vietnam The Ramen Rater Hen Long Market

A light powder.

#2728: Vifon Hoang Gia Instant Noodles With Minced Pork Mi Thit Bam Vietnam The Ramen Rater Hen Long Market

The vegetables sachet.

#2728: Vifon Hoang Gia Instant Noodles With Minced Pork Mi Thit Bam Vietnam The Ramen Rater Hen Long Market

Bits of green onion and carrot.

#2728: Vifon Hoang Gia Instant Noodles With Minced Pork Mi Thit Bam Vietnam The Ramen Rater Hen Long Market

A large retort pouch.

#2728: Vifon Hoang Gia Instant Noodles With Minced Pork Mi Thit Bam Vietnam The Ramen Rater Hen Long Market

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.

#2728: Vifon Hoang Gia Instant Noodles With Minced Pork Mi Thit Bam Vietnam The Ramen Rater Hen Long Market

24 BAGS VIFON STYLE INSTANT RICE NOODLE BEEF FLAVOR

A Vifon TV spot for this product

#2718: Banzai Instant Noodles “Tom Yam Kung” Shrimp Flavour

#2718: Banzai Instant Noodles "Tom Yam Kung" Shrimp Flavour Vietnam snackoo snackoo.com www.snackoo.com

These came by way of Snackoo – a company that supplies you with great snack boxes, containing all sorts of fascinating things as well as ramen noodles. Why not check them out?

Here’s a little about this variety of tom yam from Wikipedia –

tom yam kung (Thaiต้มยำกุ้ง) – the version of the dish most popular among tourists, is made with prawns as the main ingredient.[10] The dish originated during the Rattanakosin Kingdom.[11]

I’ve never seen this Banzai brand before which is great – always nice to see new brands I’ve not reviewed popping up! Let’s take a look!

Banzai Instant Noodles “Tom Yam Kung” Shrimp Flavour – Vietnam

#2718: Banzai Instant Noodles "Tom Yam Kung" Shrimp Flavour Vietnam snackoo snackoo.com www.snackoo.com

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add all sachets and 320-350ml boiling water. Cover for 3-4 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2718: Banzai Instant Noodles "Tom Yam Kung" Shrimp Flavour Vietnam snackoo snackoo.com www.snackoo.com

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2718: Banzai Instant Noodles "Tom Yam Kung" Shrimp Flavour Vietnam snackoo snackoo.com www.snackoo.com

An included fork!

#2718: Banzai Instant Noodles "Tom Yam Kung" Shrimp Flavour Vietnam snackoo snackoo.com www.snackoo.com

The noodle block.

#2718: Banzai Instant Noodles "Tom Yam Kung" Shrimp Flavour Vietnam snackoo snackoo.com www.snackoo.com

A powder base sachet.

#2718: Banzai Instant Noodles "Tom Yam Kung" Shrimp Flavour Vietnam snackoo snackoo.com www.snackoo.com

A chilli powder sachet.

#2718: Banzai Instant Noodles "Tom Yam Kung" Shrimp Flavour Vietnam snackoo snackoo.com www.snackoo.com

Chilli powder atop soup base.

#2718: Banzai Instant Noodles "Tom Yam Kung" Shrimp Flavour Vietnam snackoo snackoo.com www.snackoo.com

A liquid base sachet.

#2718: Banzai Instant Noodles "Tom Yam Kung" Shrimp Flavour Vietnam snackoo snackoo.com www.snackoo.com

Oil and paste.

#2718: Banzai Instant Noodles "Tom Yam Kung" Shrimp Flavour Vietnam snackoo snackoo.com www.snackoo.com

The garnish sachet.

#2718: Banzai Instant Noodles "Tom Yam Kung" Shrimp Flavour Vietnam snackoo snackoo.com www.snackoo.com

Some veg and TVP perhaps?

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and coriander. Noodles came out pretty well – a little stringy – kind of a weird term to use but I can’t think of one much better. The broth was a little saltier than expected but it was pretty good too. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8936046150800.

#2718: Banzai Instant Noodles "Tom Yam Kung" Shrimp Flavour Vietnam snackoo snackoo.com www.snackoo.com

Into the Vietnamese Kitchen: Treasured Foodways, Modern Flavors

Let’s have unboxing time!

#2562: Binh Tay Mi Hai Cua Artificial Crab Flavored Instant Noodles

#2562: Binh Tay Mi Hai Cua Artificial Crab Flavored Instant Noodles - Vietnam - The Ramen Rater - Vietnamese

These came by way of Kimmy N. of Connecticut, USA! Thanks again! It’s rare these days that a new Vietnamese variety crosses my desk – always welcome of course! I know there’s quite a few that I’m not getting which bums me out. Definitely would love to try more of them. I’ve tried a ton of them in the past, but going forward I’d like to do a lot more of these reviews.

Crab is something I’ve liked for a while, although there’s a specific part of the crab I haven’t quite understood yet. While in Malaysia, our hosts took us to a floating seafood restaurant. Fresh steamed crab, mallets, the whole 9 yards.

I was advised to try the crab roe – the crab eggs that can be scooped out of the shell in a particular area. How could I say no; I’m all about trying new things. This was the taste of the sea; deep, strong and just not at all to my liking. I asked people about whether they’d tried it before. Asian people I asked said ‘oh yeah – Asians love this taste.’

I feel that I need to try more of this and understand why. I love Spaghettios, pizza and cheeseburgers and have tried to shed the cursed Western palate and have had a great time trying to do this, but a couple tastes really have eluded me – crab roe and sea urchin. Time will tell. Let’s give this one sent by a reader a try!

Binh Tay Mi Hai Cua Artificial Crab Flavored Instant Noodles – Vietnam

#2562: Binh Tay Mi Hai Cua Artificial Crab Flavored Instant Noodles - Vietnam - The Ramen Rater - Vietnamese

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, put noodles and seasonings in a bowl. Add 400ml boiling water and cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2562: Binh Tay Mi Hai Cua Artificial Crab Flavored Instant Noodles - Vietnam - The Ramen Rater - Vietnamese

The noodle block.

#2562: Binh Tay Mi Hai Cua Artificial Crab Flavored Instant Noodles - Vietnam - The Ramen Rater - Vietnamese

Soup base powder.

#2562: Binh Tay Mi Hai Cua Artificial Crab Flavored Instant Noodles - Vietnam - The Ramen Rater - Vietnamese

A granular powder with flecks of vegetable matter.

#2562: Binh Tay Mi Hai Cua Artificial Crab Flavored Instant Noodles - Vietnam - The Ramen Rater - Vietnamese

An oil sachet.

#2562: Binh Tay Mi Hai Cua Artificial Crab Flavored Instant Noodles - Vietnam - The Ramen Rater - Vietnamese

A seasoned oil.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added crab stick, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, coriander, fried onion and chilli flake. I really liked this one. The noodle hydrate well in the 3 minutes of time ad have a soft tooth and a nice gauge. There’s a decent amount of them as well. The broth has a nice buttery sweet crabby kind of deal to it. I found that the oil sachet had just enough to give the broth a good body – but not overly oily. I see why my readers like this one! 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8934566000674.

#2562: Binh Tay Mi Hai Cua Artificial Crab Flavored Instant Noodles - Vietnam - The Ramen Rater - Vietnamese

Lemongrass, Ginger and Mint Vietnamese Cookbook: Classic Vietnamese Street Food Made at Home

Binh Tay masrket in Vietnam

#2527: Uni-President Unif Tung-I Ramen Noodles Mushroom Flavor

#2527: Uni-President Unif Tung-I Ramen Noodles Mushroom Flavor - Vietnam - The Ramen Rater

Here’s one sent by Colin from Massachusetts – thanks again! So I don’t usually get thrilled with instant noodles that are mushroom flavored. Mushroom can be hit or miss and usually I find mushroom to be a little funky. Let’s give it a try with an open mind.

Uni-President Unif Tung-I Ramen Noodles Mushroom Flavor – Vietnam

#2527: Uni-President Unif Tung-I Ramen Noodles Mushroom Flavor - Vietnam - The Ramen Rater

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add everything to a bowl and add 350ml boiling water. Cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2527: Uni-President Unif Tung-I Ramen Noodles Mushroom Flavor - Vietnam - The Ramen Rater

The noodle block.

#2527: Uni-President Unif Tung-I Ramen Noodles Mushroom Flavor - Vietnam - The Ramen Rater

A dry base sachet.

#2527: Uni-President Unif Tung-I Ramen Noodles Mushroom Flavor - Vietnam - The Ramen Rater

Looks like powder and mushrooms.

#2527: Uni-President Unif Tung-I Ramen Noodles Mushroom Flavor - Vietnam - The Ramen Rater

A seasoned oil sachet.

#2527: Uni-President Unif Tung-I Ramen Noodles Mushroom Flavor - Vietnam - The Ramen Rater

An oily concoction.

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles are thin and a bit crumbly. The broth is sickeningly sweet with a mushroom taste and pieces of mushroom here and there. Truly, this is my kryptonite. 0.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 073217060068.

#2527: Uni-President Unif Tung-I Ramen Noodles Mushroom Flavor - Vietnam - The Ramen Rater

Mushrooms and Other Fungi of North America

A documentary on mushrooms

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Rice Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

Now for the third year, I’m coming out with the latest Top Ten Instant Rice Noodles list. Rice noodles have some benefits as opposed to their fried wheat counterparts. First, they’re virtually fat-free. Also, they’re not fried. Rice noodles are gluten-free by nature, although the ingredients in the sachets that come with these varieties might not be. People ask me for a gluten-free list often, but that would be rather difficult as I’d have to pore over every ingredient list on every review to do this. Well, let’s have a look at these great rice noodle varieties – the best instant rice noodles varieties of the almost 2,500 reviews to date!

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Rice Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

The list’s video presentation.

#10:Vifon Viet Cuisine Bun Rieu Cua Sour Crab Soup Instant Rice Vermicelli – Vietnam

#10:Vifon Viet Cuisine Bun Rieu Cua Sour Crab Soup Instant Rice Vermicelli - Vietnam - The Ramen Rater - instant rice noodles

The instant rice noodles came out of the microwave slightly underdone, but that was easy to look past as by the time I sat down to eat this, they were very good. Light chew, thin gauge. The broth was very, very good – a nice oiliness and crab taste with lots of crab in there and vegetable. Original review

#9: KOKA Silk Spicy Marinara Instant Rice Fettuccine – Singapore

#9: KOKA Silk Spicy Marinara Instant Rice Fettuccine - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant rice noodles

The instant rice noodles – fettuccine – came out remarkably well. Indeed it is perfectly hydrated. I make a couple cross-cuts with a pair of kitchen scissors to make them easier to work with a fork. The broth is very tasty with a fresh taste of tomato and a bit of spiciness. Moreover, the broth definitely has a seafood feel to it – almost has a slight lemony hint to it. The vegetables hydrated very well and were complimentary. Also,m the shrimp that are included taste good and are of a decent quantity. Original review

#8: Nissin Seafood Flavour Rice Vermicelli – Hong Kong

#8: Nissin Seafood Flavour Rice Vermicelli - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant rice noodles

The noodles were slightly thick and chewier than many – and it worked well here; a little heartier. The broth was very good – a milky seafood and butter kind of taste which was absolutely delicious. The included bits included scrambled egg, spring onion, mushroom and seafood which all hydrated perfectly. Well done! – Original review

#7: Mamee Chef Gold Recipe Bihun Kari Seribu Rasa – Malaysia

#7: Mamee Chef Gold Recipe Bihun Kari Seribu Rasa – Malaysia - The Ramen Rater - instant rice noodles

The Mamee Chef Gold Recipe on the 2015 Edition of the Top Ten Instant Noodles list, but with bihun! The noodles have a slight dryness to them, but the best part is how the broth is so rich and flavorful; it’s like a bowl of Malaysian love. Original review

#6: Ah Lai Penang Favourite White Curry Rice Vermicelli – Malaysia

#6: Ah Lai Penang Favourite White Curry Rice Vermicelli – Malaysia - The Ramen Rater - instant rice noodles

I found I liked this vermicelli version of their white curry better than their wheat noodle variety! I don’t think that’s happened before; it’s kind of been a love/hate relationship I’ve had with rice based noodles for years. However, the rich flavor of the broth embraces the noodles and enrobes them in curry happiness. Original review

#5: MeeKuali Bihun Sup Rempah Perisa Daging – Malaysia

#5: MeeKuali Bihun Sup Rempah Perisa Daging - Malaysia - The Ramen Rater - instant rice noodles

The vermicelli came out really good. This and cooked nicely. I made a couple of cross cuts with a pair of kitchen scissors to make the vermicelli more manageable. The broth is great . It’s got a great beef flavor and definitely full of spices. Moreover, it has the thickness I like. The shallots pull it together well – crisp and tasty. Original review

#4: Tseng Rice Noodle Seafood Laksa Flavour – Taiwan

#4: Tseng Rice Noodle Seafood Laksa Flavour - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - instant rice noodles

The noodle was great – a little thicker than the other rice noodle varieties from Tseng. A little heartier which worked well here. The broth was a luxuriant sea of deep orange with a good coconut body. The flavor was not extremely strong in this one, but it was satisfying and quite good. Impressed at this being a Laksa coming from Taiwan. Original review

#3: MAMA Instant Rice Noodle Soup Spicy Shrimp Flavour – Thailand

#3: MAMA Instant Rice Noodle Soup Spicy Shrimp Flavour – Thailand - The Ramen Rater - instant rice noodles

The noodles are very good – broad in nature and light in chewiness. The broth is really quite good – it has a spicy, lemongrass flavor with a nice shrimp hit, plus a sweetness as well that I wasn’t expecting. The little shrimp are in there as well, which hydrated quite nicely. Very pleased indeed! Original review

#2: MyKuali Penang Red Tom Yum Goong Rice Vermicelli Soup – Malaysia

#2: MyKuali Penang Red Tom Yum Goong Rice Vermicelli Soup - Malaysia - The Ramen Rater - instant rice noodles

The vermicelli came out nice – not too chewy and very plentiful. I used a pair of kitchen scissors to make 3 cross cuts in order to make them more manageable with a fork. The broth is a sea of flavor. So it has a strong lemongrass presence coupled with a serious spiciness. The shrimp taste is strong here and the broth is thick – really thick. The included garnish was excellent and hydrated perfectly. Original review

#1: MyKuali Penang Hokkien Prawn Soup Rice Vermicelli (Bihun) – Malaysia

#1: MyKuali Penang Hokkien Prawn Soup Rice Vermicelli (Bihun) – Malaysia - The Ramen Rater - instant rice noodles

The bihun as hydrated really well for something steeped. The broth is mind blowing. If you like a thick and serious onslaught of prawny sweetness and heat, this is absolutely for you. It’s so rich and strong and tasty! To top it all off, fried onion bits that are the best I’ve ever had in any instant product – other than the wheat noodle package version of this product. Amazing! Original review

Vietnamese Crab Noodles Donated By A Reader

Vietnamese Crab Noodles Donated By A Reader - Ther Ramen Rater - instant noodles - donations - samples

I got an email a couple weeks ago from Kimmy N. or Connecticut asking if I’d tried Binh Tay Crab noodles. I haven’t, and she offered to send some!

Vietnamese Noodles Donated By A Reader – United States

Vietnamese Crab Noodles Donated By A Reader - Ther Ramen Rater - instant noodles - donations - samples

Three wrapped packages…

Vietnamese Crab Noodles Donated By A Reader - Ther Ramen Rater - instant noodles - donations - samples

A crab trifecta (click to enlarge)! Thank you very much – I’ll review these very soon!

#2435: Mum Ngon Lau Tom Chua Cay

#2435: Mum Ngon Lau Tom Chua Cay - Vietnam - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle vietnamese

Here’s another one I found during a November 2016 trip to Taiwan. I found this one at Carrefour in Taipei at the Miramar Entertainment Center. So one thing I found while there was that almost everything (unless you go to a Family Mart of a 7-Eleven) comes in a multi pack. I really didn’t want to get any of those – they take up extra space in luggage and a lot of the time they were really big multi packs. This one’s from Vietnam and looks to be a shrimp variant.

Mum Ngon Lau Tom Chua Cay – Vietnam

#2435: Mum Ngon Lau Tom Chua Cay - Vietnam - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle vietnamese

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains animal products. To prepare, add everything to as bowl and add 400ml boiling water. Cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2435: Mum Ngon Lau Tom Chua Cay - Vietnam - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle vietnamese

The noodle block.

#2435: Mum Ngon Lau Tom Chua Cay - Vietnam - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle vietnamese

The dry base sachet.

#2435: Mum Ngon Lau Tom Chua Cay - Vietnam - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

Looks like bits of vegetable and a powder mixture.

#2435: Mum Ngon Lau Tom Chua Cay - Vietnam - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

A liquid base.

#2435: Mum Ngon Lau Tom Chua Cay - Vietnam - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

A seasoned oil.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added coriander, 31-40 count shrimp and Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts. The noodles are very soft. They’re definitely a gauge I’ve found in many Vietnamese varieties before and they work well. The broth has a kind of sour and spicy taste to it which I liked. It’s very thin which is logical for the region and tasted good to me. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8936010680128.

V i e t n a m  Memories: A Cook Book

A Micoem TV spot . It looks like these cup varieties from Micoem come with a seed to grow?

#2354: Vifon Viet Cuisine Bun Rieu Cua Sour Crab Soup Instant Rice Vermicelli

#2354: Vifon Viet Cuisine Bun Rieu Cua Sour Crab Soup Instant Rice Vermicelli - Vietnam - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

Been awhile since I’ve had something Vietnamese… This one sounds tasty – sour crab! This bowl has a lot of things inside, so let’s get to it!

Vifon Viet Cuisine Bun Rieu Cua Sour Crab Soup Instant Rice Vermicelli  – Vietnam

#2354: Vifon Viet Cuisine Bun Rieu Cua Sour Crab Soup Instant Rice Vermicelli - Vietnam - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains crab. To prepare, add everything to the bowl – all sachets and stewed crab pouch – and 400ml of water. Microwave for 3 minutes at 800W. Stir and enjoy!

#2354: Vifon Viet Cuisine Bun Rieu Cua Sour Crab Soup Instant Rice Vermicelli - Vietnam - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2354: Vifon Viet Cuisine Bun Rieu Cua Sour Crab Soup Instant Rice Vermicelli - Vietnam - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

Not only an included fork, but a spoon as well!

#2354: Vifon Viet Cuisine Bun Rieu Cua Sour Crab Soup Instant Rice Vermicelli - Vietnam - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

The rice vermicelli.

#2354: Vifon Viet Cuisine Bun Rieu Cua Sour Crab Soup Instant Rice Vermicelli - Vietnam - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

The powder soup base.

#2354: Vifon Viet Cuisine Bun Rieu Cua Sour Crab Soup Instant Rice Vermicelli - Vietnam - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

A light powder.

#2354: Vifon Viet Cuisine Bun Rieu Cua Sour Crab Soup Instant Rice Vermicelli - Vietnam - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

Fried onion or shallot?

#2354: Vifon Viet Cuisine Bun Rieu Cua Sour Crab Soup Instant Rice Vermicelli - Vietnam - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

Tiny bits.

#2354: Vifon Viet Cuisine Bun Rieu Cua Sour Crab Soup Instant Rice Vermicelli - Vietnam - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

The vegetables sachet.

#2354: Vifon Viet Cuisine Bun Rieu Cua Sour Crab Soup Instant Rice Vermicelli - Vietnam - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

A small bit of vegetables.

#2354: Vifon Viet Cuisine Bun Rieu Cua Sour Crab Soup Instant Rice Vermicelli - Vietnam - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

A very large pouch.

#2354: Vifon Viet Cuisine Bun Rieu Cua Sour Crab Soup Instant Rice Vermicelli - Vietnam - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

Stewed crab.

#2354: Vifon Viet Cuisine Bun Rieu Cua Sour Crab Soup Instant Rice Vermicelli - Vietnam - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and coriander. The rice noodles came out of the microwave slightly underdone, but that was easy to look past as by the time I sat down to eat this, they were very good. Light chew, thin gauge. The broth was very, very good – a nice oiliness and crab taste with lots of crab in there and vegetable. Excellent! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 851683004393.

#2354: Vifon Viet Cuisine Bun Rieu Cua Sour Crab Soup Instant Rice Vermicelli - Vietnam - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

24 BAGS VIFON STYLE INSTANT RICE NOODLE BEEF FLAVOR by Vifon Beef Flavor Soup

Vifon Viet Cuisine Bun Rieu Cua Sour Crab Soup Instant Rice Vermicelli

A Vifon TV advertisement.

#2257: Fuku Tom Yum Soup Instant Noodle

This one sounds really good. I really like tom yum and this looks like it’ll be good – I’ve liked most of the Fuku products I’ve tried so far and hoping this will be a continuation of that trend! Let’s dig in!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains crustaceans, chicken and fish. To prepare, add noodles to 350ml boiling water and cook 3 minutes. Add contents of soup base sachet. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

A granular powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, coriander, Dodo fishballs and a little chilli flake. The noodles are the nice ones as usual with that kind of chicken and sesame taste. The broth has a tom yum kind of flavor to it; lemongrass and heat. The thing is that I don’t think sesame and tom yum goes together all that well and it leaves my taste buds a little confused and wishing I had two separate dishes to taste. 2.25 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 4897878650057.

The rice noodle version – NISSIN FUKU SUPERIOR SOUP INSTANT RICE NOODLE 65gX5

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#2213: Acecook Oh! Ricey Pork Flavour

Here’s another one sent by reader Colin – thanks again man! So it’s been a while since I’ve had any of these Vietnamese Acecook variants. Sounds like a good one for today – let’s check it out!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. to prepare, add noodles and sachet contents to a bowl and cover with 400ml boiling water. cover for 5 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

The thin rice noodles.

The soup base powder sachet.

Light stuff.

An oil sachet.

A seasoned oil with a pork scent.

The vegetables sachet.

Looks like chives and maybe some TVP?

Finished (click to enlarge). Added pork, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, coriander, and fried garlic. The vermicelli came out nice and soft. As always, I do a couple cross-cuts with a pair of kitchen scissors to make it easier to enjoy. The broth has a light pork taste to it, great oiliness, and the vegetables and TVP that were supplied hydrated nicely as an accompaniment. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8934563978150.

Oh! Ricey Instant Rice Noodles Hu Tieu Suon Heo Soup (Spareribs Flavor) – 2.5oz (Case of 24)

Looks like a contest involving Acecook products.