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Meet The Manufacturer: #1773: JML Supreme Bowl Noodles With Stewed Egg Sour Beans With Pork Flavour

Here’s one that’s truly unique – not only does it have a stewed egg but something called sour beans. I’m wondering if they’re akin to something I tried in Penang at a Nyonya restaurant. Hmmm. Well, I just looked them up and from what I gather, what is in this may be pickled Chinese long bean whereas the smelly beans I had in Penang are somewhat akin to looking like a lima bean but bigger. Anyways, let’s have a look at this one!

Here’s detail of the side panels (click image to enlarge). Contains pork. To prepare, Partially lift lid, add contents of all sachets into bowl. Pour sufficient boiling water into bowl to cover noodles. Replace lid to reseal bowl, let stand for 3-5 minutes and serve. Stewed egg can be put into the soup with the noodles or being served individually according to personal preference.

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

An included fork!

The noodle block.

A dry sachet.

A light powder with vegetable flecks.

A liquid sachet.

Has a bit of a vinegar scent.

A special sachet.

Sour beans!

The egg!

Has a soy scent.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added spring onion, mung bean sprouts and barbecue pork. The noodles are plentiful and hydrated nicely. The broth has a nice sour taste with a hint of spiciness. The sour beans are excellent – and the egg had a soy flavor with a tough white and good yolk. A nice bowl of noodles. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6921555508169.

Jml Instant Noodle Artificial Stew Pork Flavour 5 small bags

As epic an instant noodles as I’ve ever seen!

#1288: Sau Tao QQ Scallop Seafood Flavoured Vermicelli

I thought why not have something a little different today. This cup’s been around the bottom of the hamper for a while… So, what does QQ mean? Pretty much really thin noodle. Let’s check it out!

The import sticker (click image to enlarge). Contains shrimp.

The side panel (click image to enlarge). I darkened/desaturated the color to make it easier to read. To prepare, empty all the sachets into the cup. Add boiling water to line and re-cover for 3-4 minutes. Stir and enjoy.

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

A small included fork!

A nest of bean vermicelli.

Dry soup base sachet.

Quite a bit of powder.

The liquid base sachet.

A thick paste.

Solid ingredient sachet.

Vegetables and some shrimp.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added leek, fishballs with crab egg, shrimp, kamaboko and narutomaki. The vermicelli is your standard fare – very thin and needing a few snips before the eating with some kitchen scissors. The broth is pretty good. It has a nice seafood flavor and is reasonably hearty. The vegetable and shrimp bits were really excellent – some of the best shrimp I’ve had in a long time. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 087303862436.

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#929: Vina Acecook Good Artificial Minced Pork Flavour Bean Vermicelli

Here’s the last of the ones my sister brought me back from Hawaii! Minced pork bean vermicelli… Sounds kind of interesting! A very dark day here – wet, cold and windy.

The back of the packaging (click image to enlarge).

The bean vermicelli block.

The powder seasoning packet.

Interesting flavor… Salty and… Not sure!

Seasoned oil.

Has a nice onion and meat kind of scent – should liven things up…

The veggies! I must say that Vina Acecook usually does pretty good with their veggies.

Here’s the veggie mixture – a decent amount and looks nice.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some ham that I minced with a little Huy Fong Sriracha chili sauce, some onions and some stir fry veggies. The noodles are decent – plentiful and not too hard to break by pursing the lips. Again as always, I recommend using a pair of kitchen scissors on these while still in the pot – just do a few snips and it’ll make a big difference. The broth is good – has a nice comfort food flavor and the veggies are plentiful and interesting. Good pack of bean vermicelli! 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8934563308117

I really like this – a pretty cool overview of Vina Acecook’s company.

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#917: Vina Acecook Good Abalone Chicken Soup Flavour Bean Vermicelli

Here’s another ones of the Good line from Vina Acecook. My sister brought this one back to me from Hawaii! Thanks!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge).

Here’s the bean vermicelli block.

Powder seasoning.

A decent amount.

Seasoning oil.

Kind of an onion scent.

This one’s soup paste.

I detect some soy with my nose and maybe some sesame?

The veggies.

A nice herb scent.

Four packets – looks pretty cool!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added sweet onions, turkey breast, a little Urashima Sesame & Salt furikake and some Huy Fong Sriracha chili sauce. I used a pair of kitchen scissors and cut the noodles before eating. I know this is done with Korean cold noodle dishes such as naengmyeon, so I figure it’s fine here as well. The noodles are decent – not usually a big fan of bean thread but these are okay with me. The broth was not overly strong but had a nice flavor of chicken and abalone. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8934563340117 .

Vina Acecook TV commercial.

Vina Acecook promotional video.

#869: Vina Acecook Good Bean Vermicelli Chicken Flavour

I’ve got to say, this is some of my favorite packaging. I really like the big drumstick in the picture and the old english exclaiming ‘good.’ I hope it’s good! I’d rather it be better than just good, but I think I’ll just wait and see.

The back of the package (click to enlarge).

The bean thread block.

The seasoning powder.

Salty and chinkenny.

The seasoned oil.

Smells good too.

The veggie packet!

Quite an ample supply of vegetable bits.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added hard boiled egg, baked chicken, Krazy Mixed Up Salt and Huy Fong Sriracha hot chili sauce. The noodles are, well, pretty good. They break easily when you purse your lips. The broth is good. Has a great chicken flavor. Only issue is that it has a kind of sting to it – wish I had a better word. Not like the bite of a spicy pepper, but different. The veggies were wonderous. All in all I think this was pretty ‘good.’ I think bean thread is growing on me. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8934563328115 .

A Vina Acecook video about bean vermicelli.

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#864: Unif Tung-I Instant Bean Vermicelli Chinese Spices Tong Tsai Flavor (Bean Thread)

I have absolutely no idea about this one. First off, it’s been quite a while since I’ve had a Unif Tung-I pack. Second, I usually don’t like bean thread. Third, Tong Tsai? What’s that? Well, I’m not sure.

Here’s the back of the packaging. Click to enlarge.

Here’s the block of bean thread.

Powdered seasoning.

Looks like there are bits in there. Upon a little taste I get sweet, salty, onion? Garlic?

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Seasoned oil packet.

Looks good and weird. I have somewhat high hopes of this being an interesting one.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Look rather art-like with the curves toward the top and little bubbles towards the bottom. The noodles are thin and funky as bean thread usually is. It is also really long and hard to break off with your lips. I went the kitchen scissor route and cut them. Much easier to eat that way! The broth is salty and kind of greasy with hints of garlic, onion, maybe shallots too. I am surprised; I liked this one and actually ate all of it! 3.5 out of 5.0 stars – fascinating! UPC bar code 073217060228 – get it here.

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#762: Long Kow Kimchi Pickles Bean Vermicelli

Here’s one Greg B. from Florida sent a while back. This sounds pretty interesting – let’s give it a try.

Not usually a fan of bean thread but this looks interesting; lots of different ingredients (click image to enlarge).

Here’s the block of bean thread.

The seasoning packet.

One trippy amalgam of ingredients…

Finished (click image top enlarge). This is just one of those I don’t like. The bean thread is the main problem here; it’s bean thread. Hard to eat, kind of slimy… Just not something I find satisfying at all. The broth on the other hand is very interesting – it has a fascinating tang and heat to it I liked. Then there’s the veggies – they’re wonderful! Lots of them and the re-hydrate very nicely. Yeah so this is a bummer; any kind of noodle other than bean thread would’ve worked. 1.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 4710734002978 .

Wow these guys are stoked – not sure what they’re saying here.

Looks like a Long Kow commercial

#678: Wang Kitsune Udon Noodle

Here’s another one from the nice people at RamenPleace.com! This is a Korean udon bowl with fried tofu – usually something I would imagine in a Japanese bowl. Let’s see how it tastes!

Here’s the side of the bowl (click image to enlarge). I like how one of the places these come from is San Leandro, California – the first time I met my wife in person, San Leandro was a place we went – we went down by the water and ate some Round Table Pizza on the tailgate. Good times!

Here is the noodle packet. Fresh, wide noodles!

Liquid soup base! Big packet!

The Kitsune! Fried tofu is really good!

Ahhh the good stuff!

Awaiting water to the line and a three minute spin in the microwave.

After cooking, add flake and stir!

Finished (click image to enlarge). I added a few dashes of Texas Pete Garlic Hot Sauce and a couple pieces of sushinori. The noodles are your standard fresh udon – nice and wide and chewy. The broth is great – sweet and hearty and a hint of seafood taste. The fried tofu is wonderfully sweet and chewy with a nice texture. The flake veggies were nice too – abundant and of good character. All in all, I’m quite pleased with this one! 4.0 out of 5.0 stars! UPC barcode 087703082823 – get it here!

Now this looks like fun!

Korean fried tofu side dish

#634: Baijia Sichuan Hot Pot Flavor Instant Sweet Potato Thread

This one was sent by Michelle L. of New York! Unfortunately, for this one I have exceedingly low expectations. Every Baijia product I’ve tried has been just plain gross in my opinion.

The side panels (click image to enlarge).

Hey – a fork!

Thick liquid seasoning starting on left, powder seasoning in the middle and finally beans on the right.

Otis Pug and Daisy Pug are out cold…

So they cannot be held responsible for that vile looking thing.

Finished (click image to enlarge). While this was pretty horrible, it wasn’t as horrible as I expected. First, the noodles were not too bad themselves; they weren’t as clumpy as usual. The broth was all but gone and the bean things were as funky and odd as always. The problem as with all of the Baijia products I’ve tried thus far was the flavor. First, it’s spicy – nothing wrong with that, but it’s like a ridiculously strong black pepper kind of spicy. Also, it’s very salty  too. All in all, I felt a little funky after eating a couple of bites – I deem this non-palatable. 0.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC barcode 6926410321341 – get the pack version here.

That’s more like it!

Yeah that’s a lot of saice!

#411: Sunlee Crab Flavour Instant Vermicelli

So here’s an interesting looking one. The noodles are made of mung bean! Bean thread! Let’s check out these noodles from Thailand!

Some oil, some powder seasoning and some chili powder. I opted to tread lightly with the chili powder – don’t feel like heartburn right now.

Strange looking noodles, huh? Just you wait…

Click image to enlarge. Weird looking huh? They’re slippery and oft times hard to fork. I usually don’t like bean thread but I like these. The broth is nice and the thread is reasonably enjoyable. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars.

Jeez what did we do? Why don’t we get weenie pizza?

#330: Vifon Phú Gia Miến Gà Instant Bean Thread Artificial Chicken Flavor

So here’s something from Vietnam – some bean thread noodles! Chicken flavored…

 

Clockwise from top: Soup base powder, seasoned oil, veggies.

Here they are awaiting the noodles and an egg that cooked with the water.

Finished product (click image to enlarge). The flavor is interesting; very salty artificial chicken flavored broth. The noodles are tasty – I did enjoy them more when they sat for a bit. I did like how they didn’t stick together so much. The egg made everything happy I think. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars.