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#386: Fu Chang Chinese Noodle Company Pork, Seafood & Noodles Combo

Well, this looks like a lot of insanity! Here we go!!!

Wait – I thought this was pork and seafood flavor, not shrimp flavor…

Pretty impressive – four packets!

So there’s the contents of that retort pouch on top – looks kind of like cat food and has the same consistency. The dry powder was chunky… The oil looked okay though and a nice amount of vegetables.

Here’s where all hell breaks loose. First off, there are no instructions included on how to cook this. At the end of the seasoning packet ingredients, notice that it has Fe in it. WHAT THE HELL IS ‘Fe?’ Also, no Red Chili Powder Packet. It’s like this product isn’t this product.

I went with my instincts; hell, I’ve had over 380 different varieties of noodles and I should be able to figure out this one’s cooking directions. I added enough boiling water to cover the noodles and all the ingredients. Guess what? The biggest insult I have ever had to deal with – the bowl LEAKS. Boiling water with oil and seasoning all over my table.  And floor. I transferred this stuff to a bowl and added a little water and covered for 4 minutes.

Click image to enlarge. The noodles were absolutely horrible. No character whatsoever. The retort stuff just didn’t work at all. The broth tasted very odd. Add that to the lack of instructions, incorrect ingredients and a leaky bowl and you get a ZERO STAR bowl of noodles. 0.0 out of 5.0 stars. What a mistake these were. Get them here.

Yes, I’m voluntarily Rick Rolling this review. You know the rules…..

And I’ve sold out to the Keyboard Cat as well.

#361: Tayho Miễn Thịt Băm Vermicelli with Pork Ground Meat

Check this one out! This is manufactured in California. Not foreign! Interesting… Let’s give it a try!

Look at this! Flavor packets by Vina Acecook? Fascinating…

A retort pouch with ground pork. Hmmm…

Okay so here’s everything ready for water and a spin in the microwave. Yes, the meat looks kind of like cat food.

Click image to enlarge. Well, here we be. The soup is thin and kind of good. I like it, but there’s a little more of it than I would’ve liked there to be. The noodles were slippery but also slightly okay. The meat was tasty but more than once I was feeling a little put off by the whole array. I felt like something was wrong here but not sure what. Everything was cooked right though and so I’m going to have to deliver some bad news. I honestly must give this one a 1.25 out of 5.0 stars. It was hard to eat this; not because it was spicy, but because the texture and color made it a little hard for me to keep it down. This is my opinion so don’t growl at me if you like it and if I’ve prepared it wrong let me know, but yeah – 1.25 out of 5.0 stars.

We watched this a few nights ago. Pretty good movie.