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#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.

Chung Kết VietNam Digital DJ Battle 2012 – SBD 27 – Nguyễn Thanh Tuấn (Nguyễn Nhạc)

#861: Vina Acecook Hao Hao Mi Chay Vegetarian Flavour

This looks like something good. The last one I reviewed wasn’t the best, so hopefully ol’ number 861 will be kinder and gentler.

I am going to say at the outset here that I find it really interesting that twice now I’ve had Vietnamese vegetarian noodles, but there’s no veggie packet. Seems kind of odd! I looked and out of four that I will have done now, only one will have included veggies. Also, this will be the second instant noodle review of the day that will be steeped!

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

Noodle block – pre-seasoned and crunchy.

The powdered soup base.

This is a seriously light powder. Tried a little taste and kind of got a flavor reminiscent of fettucine flavor Noodle Roni!

Seasoned oil.

I’m gonna figure it’s the black pepper and chilli that are the solid bits.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added the rest of my bag of bell pepper and broccoli (that’s what all those little green bits are), a little onion, a two egg omelet with 2 slices of fat free processed cheese, Huy Fong Sriracha chili sauce and some Krazy Mixed Up Salt. The noodles are pretty good – although really nothing amazing. The broth is very mellow and subtle. Not bad. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8934563163150 .

Vina Acecook TV commercial

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#855: Vina Acecook Bestcook Instant Noodles Hot & Sour With Shrimp Flavour

Here’s a new one – sounds good to me – kind of funny having two instants that are ‘hot and sour’ flavored in a row…

The label around the side! Click to enlarge!

Hey – a new fork!

The noodle block.

Powder seasoning.

Slightly granular in nature.

There are two liquid packets.

Dark and thick.

This is a seasoned oil.

Looks interesting…

The veggie and seafood packet.

I must say – I’m quite impressed with the variety here.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some bell pepper, onion, broccoli, odeng (Korean fish cake), hard boiled egg with Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning and a few squirts of Huy Fong Sriracha chili sauce. The noodles are thin, tasty and buttery – exceptional. The broth has a nice spicy, sour and tasty flavor. The vegetable/seafood mixture wasn’t bad; I would say it adds more to the broth than as something that stands out on its own. This was really quite good – 4.25 out of 5.0 stars – I’m impressed.  UPC bar code 8934563501167 .

A Vina Acecook promo video.

My lady also finds this to be very amusing as do I

#805: Acecook Super Big Ramen Soy Sauce Flavor Japanese Style Instant Noodle

So the last one of these I had was super salty. hoping this one isn’t going to be like that; I couldn’t really eat the last one because of it.

3,290mg of sodium (click image to enlarge).

A nice looking noodle block.

A big seasoning packet.

Veggies and powder.

A liquid packet.

Smells like sesame oil.

Finished. (click image to enlarge) Noodles are lackluster; they lack decent backbone. The broth is extremely salty but has a nice soy flavor. The oil kind of cheapens the experience as does the heavy saltiness A tad less on both would be excellent. The finest point in this one was the veggies. They’re really decent – corn and other bits like narutomaki. That doesn’t save it from doom though. 1.25 out of 5.0 stars – again, so salty I couldn’t finish it. UPC bar code 074410396701 – get it here.

Looks like a commercial for its Japanese version.

How to make soy sauce

#796: Vina Acecook Kingcook Vegetable Flavour Kimchi Noodle Soup

Here’s one from Vietnam. My sister found it for me up in Canada earlier this year. Vegetable? Kimchi? Sounds good to me.

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

Here’s the noodle block – crunchy.

The seasoning packet – pretty full.

Looks like a melange of seasoning powder and vegetables mixed in.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added a fried egg, some kimchi, some Ajishima Kimchi furikake and some Tabasco Buffalo Style hot sauce. The noodles are okay – not all that great. The broth wasn’t bad for a vegetable flavor, although it was kind of funky nonetheless. It did have a slight spiciness to it that was agreeable. All in all, nothing special here. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8934563704162 .

Here’s a Vina Acecook commercial.

Ramen – rad.

#749: Top Ten: Sapporo Ichiban Chow Mein (New Version)

We were at 99 Ranch Market yesterday and I noticed that Sapporo Ichiban Chow Mein has a new packaging. Wondering if it’s got a different flavor as well.

Okay so if you look at the serving size and everything from here and compare it to the old one here, there are definite difference in amount of fat, sodium and other things. Hmm. Click image to enlarge.

The noodle block – tight and kind of weighty – tasty raw too I might add!

Here’s the main seasoning packet.

Tasty stuff here!

Yeah! Green Laver is one of my all-time favorite seasoning additions!

Sprinkle it on at the very end and enjoy! It’s powdered seaweed.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added a little beef lunch meat and some kizami shoga (pickled ginger). Well, The only difference I could detect was … Well, nothing really. This is incredibly nummy stuff! It didn’t seem to want to suck up all the liquid as fast as the old one, but after adding the main seasoning packet and giving it a stir and returning it to the stove for a minute or so it was all but absorbed. There’s a reason this is in the top ten list – it’s good – really good. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars – one of my all-time favorites! UPC bar code 076186000189.

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Vintage Sapporo Ichiban TV commercial

A quick segue from the Asian Pop explosion, here are some demented children in vintage advertising.

#694: Vina Acecook King Cook Chicken Flavour Kimchi Noodle Soup

Here’s another one that my sister brought me back from

Canada! Today, my son Andy will be enjoying this one. He’s agreed to let me have a couple bites and a slurp of soup to do the review. Thanks, Andy and Sue!

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

Here’s the noodle block.

As I’ve said before, I’m a little surprised to only see a single seasoning packet in with a Vina Acecook product – usually a lot more going on.

Here’s the contents. This one’s interesting – add the noodles to 400ML boiling water for two minutes, then add the seasoning and cook for one more minute.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some naruto and kamaboko as well as one slice of carrot, one slice of bamboo shoot and two small pieces of baby corn, as per the master’s request. The noodles are pretty good – the broth is quite good – it has a nice chicken broth taste to it. I like this stuff – not too shabby. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC barcode 8934563733162 .

Vina Acecook commercial

VPop?!

#641: Vina Acecook Hao Hao Fried Noodles Shrimp & Onion Flavour

Been waiting for a good day to review these – they sound really good! I thought I’d try them today to celebrate the CNN article coming out!

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

An oddly shaped noodle block; the noodles had a slight pre-seasoning to them.

From left to right: Powdered seasoning, seasoned oil and veggies/herbs.

Here’s everything. This pack asks you to steep and then drain the noodles and mix well with the seasonings in a bowl.

Finished (click image to enlarge). I added two fried eggs (soft yolk) with a little pepper and Cavender’s Greek seasoning on top. I also added some fried shallot and Kizami Shoga (pickled ginger). Steeping the noodles made them a little more engorged than I would have liked and the seasonings weren’t as strong as I would have expected. Usually I really like the Vina Acecook line, especially their Hao Hao stuff, but this time it wasn’t as good as usual. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars – good, but not great. UPC barcode 8934563805159 .

Here’s a Vina Acecook commercial.

People being served pig stomach, brains, testes and anus. Disturbing!

#439: Little Cook Tom Yum Seafood Premium Noodle

So the idea of a seafood noodle soup with fake seafood has been kind of daunting for the past couple months. However, today was the day. I must fear no ramen! So, here we have some seafood tom yum from Thailand.

Nice earthy colors from left to right: dry seasoning powder, seasoned oil paste and finally chili powder.

Then we’ve got a retort pouch!

It’s full of fake seafood – looks like it’s made from tapioca and other things. There appear to be mushrooms in there too according to the ingredients.

Wow now that’s a crazy looking pile of packet contents. Should be interesting…

Click image to enlarge. Added a couple fried eggs. So here we are. The noodles are of a wider gauge – broad and flat and actually quite good. The broth is flavorful – spicy and lemonny. As for the fake seafood, it’s not bad. However the mushrooms are kind of funky – I had one larger piece that was almost the consistency of a carrot. So this was pretty good stuff I’ll admit and I’m kind of pleased I have two of them. Giving this one a 3.0 out of 5.0 stars. Get it here.

#410: Lucky Me! Instant Bulalo (Bone Marrow Soup) Artificial Beef Flavor Instant Noodles

It’s been sitting in my big ramen box for quite a while now and been contemplating trying this one as of late. Got an email this morning from someone who read the article in the Herald about this site and this stuff was mentioned, so I thought no time like the present. Lucky me!

A couple of packets – powder on the left, strange little clove-like things and veggies on the right.

So this one is a ‘no cook’ variety, however I find that silly since it does cook just like a cup noodle. So you put the noodle block and seasonings in the bowl and add 400cc (about 2 cups) of water. Then you cover it. I’m sorry, but to me, boiling water is cooking; you’re making hot water soup right?

So I covered the bowl with the boiling water in it with the Sons of Champlin album and put a Pepsi 2 liter on top so the album might warp a little and the noodles would get their full coverage.

Click image to enlarge. Ok so here’s the deal. I have a bowl of Lucky Me! noodles a while back – Sotanghon I believe, and they came with ‘free crackers.’ This was a good deal and so I thought I’d try this one with some ‘paid for’ crackers. So there are two crushed and neatly arranged Keebler Club Butter Garlic crackers there. Also in the middle underneath the crackers is a single fried egg – it has a little pepper and a little Jane’s Crazy Mixed Up Salt.

The noodles are very good – they almost remind me of the noodles one would find in Campbell’s Beef Noodle Soup. The broth is nice and tasty. The veggies and little fake meatball thingies are really strange but fun. The whole thing ties togethe to make a tasty meal. I liked this quite a bit. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.

Sweet – original commercials rock!

This stuff looks really tasty! Easy to cook too.

#396: Vina Acecook Best Cook Hot & Spicy Tom Yum Shrimp Flavour Instant Noodles

So far I’ve been so pleased with the Vina Acecook products. Everything’s been so nice about them. So let’s try a new one – a bowl noodle this time.

Everything individually wrapped – kind of nice! A noodle block on the left then top left clockwise we have paste soup, powdered soup base, veggies and a little naruto peeking and seasoned oil . Four seasoning packets – niceness! Oh – I failed to take a pic but there’s also an included fork which will be in the update of the included forks which I’ll do in a bit.

Clockwise from top left: seasoned oil, veggies, soup paste and powdered soup base.

Click image to enlarge. Threw in a couple fried eggs, a little garlic salt, a little Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning and a couple drops of Crystal Louisiana Hot Sauce.The noodles stay firm and absorb a good amount of the flavor. The veggies came up nicely and were abundant. The broth is very tasty – a lot of citrus, shrimp flavor and warmth. The other things I threw in added to it and made it all very nice. I loved it – 4.25 out of 5.0 stars – excellent meal!

#341: Vina Acecook Daily Vegetarian Flavour Instant Noodles

Some new stuffs of happiness from the folks at Vina Acecook – we have vegetarian flavour. I’m enthused! I’m curious if this will taste like a vegetarian – vegetarian created with Japanese technology, that is!

Clockwise from top left: vegetables, seasoned oil and powdered soup base.

I’m always really happy with the way the veggies smell when I open the packet. It has a kind of sweet tea kind of aroma.

Click image to enlarge. With two eggs boiled in with the noodles. The noodles were amazing – had a very nice flavor. The broth was great too and the veggies were awesome – there was a big chunk of mushroom that re-hydrated very nicely. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars!

This video is really cool and I was most impressed during the segment where the president of the company had that amazing bass sound as he spoke! Very cool!