So here’s another of the Vifon Tứ Quý packs I got on my birthday. Chicken eh? Sounds basic… Hmmm.
Two packets – the soup base on the left and the seasoned oil on the right.
The oil has a very strong aroma but not of sesame as one would imagine.
Click image to enlarge. With two fried eggs. So this was halfway decent stuff. The noodles were of a decent quality and flavor. The broth was okay… It’s just that everything kind of had this almost sweet basil flavor, but it seemed rather fake. I don’t know what it was to be honest but it kind of overwhelmed everything and I believe it was in the oil packet. From looking zat the ingredients there are some interesting things going on such as star anise and chinese yam. Anyways, it seemed to distract from it being a chicken instant noodle. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars.
This one’s been sitting in the bottom of the ramen box for quite a while now. Wondered how they would be – spicy? Salty? Nasty? Thready? Well, let’s open them and find out!
Well for one thing its full of packets – and a fork! Fork update! As far as the packets go, going clockwise from the top left we have (according to the package) a Citronella & Gallingale packet, soup base, vegetables and seasoned oil.
Nice colors atop the noodle block. The block is made of fried pre-seasoned noodles that could be eaten by themselves as almost all of the wheat flour based noodles I’ve had from Thailand are.
Click image to enlarge. Added a couple lightly fried eggs. Very good stuff! The noodles and broth reminded me a bit of Tom Yum flavor, just not as strong. The noodles were tasty and the veggies were too. The soup was not greasy at all – in fact it was very light – not what I expected at all. I was tasty yet delicate. The eggs atop lent a broken yolk heartiness to the broth and some bulk. A fine breakfast. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.
Some spicy beef this morning for breakfast. Really hoping its good stuff! I guess we’ll see.
Seasoned oil on left, powder seasoning on right. I figure the spicy is in the oil.
Bring on the noodles!
Click image to enlarge. With two eggs, fried and topped with a little Lindberg-Snider Red Baron Barbecue Seasoning. Good stuff. The broth was tasty – slightly spicy and had an almost braised beef flavor to it. The noodles had good character too. Even with thde oil packet, this one wasn’t super greasy. All in all a tasty breakfast! 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.
So the other Vifon Asian Styleys have been great so far – so let’s see how this one fares. I like how their packaging for this line of products is nice and colorful.
Yeah – soup base and seasoned oil! Didn’t really have to tell you that, did I?
Some interesting looking stuff. A good amount of powder with some veg bits in it.
Click image to enlarge. Added two fried eggs, a little garlic salt and some Amanfopong natural chili powder. The noodles were firm – just perfect and right! The broth was reasonably thick and tasty, and the veggies, although limited. Great stuff! 3.75 out of 5.0 stars! Find it here.
So here’s something new but kind of like a lot of other stuff…
Clockwise from top: powdered soup base, veggies and seasoned oil.
Sitting atop the noodles block. Looks like some broad noodles.
Click image to enlarge. Okay so the noodles are kind of broad, yeah. The broth is quite greasy. The noodles are mushy. The veggies are there but not enough. It doesn’t taste like beef pho. 0.5 out of 5.0 stars. Bummer, Vifon! Find it here.
I rarely have any issue with a nice shrimp flavor bowl of noodles. These are from Vietnam by Vifon – I’d better cook them up and review them ‘cuz I’m hungry!
Two packets – the blue one is powdered soup base and the yellow is seasoned oil.
So look at that. Nothing special going on but fun to look at! I like how you can see the scratches on the bottom of the bowl – maybe its time to get some new ones…
Click image to enlarge. Added an egg to the boiling noodles. Okay so the broth – very very light. If you’re looking for a lot of shrimp flavor, this isn’t for you. I liked how the shrimp taste was delicate and refined and not a violent cavalcade of salt and funkiness. The noodles were nice – pre-seasoned. I liked this one! I’m giving it 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.
Okay so my theory here is that if it says it’s tasty, there’s an extremely good chance it isn’t. I’ve never been a mushroom fan but I’ve been coming around lately. This however looked gross to me and has been sitting at the bottom of my noodle box for a while. Today I decided no longer will I fear these noodles. No longer will I cower under my afghan. Bring it noodles – let’s see how ya are.
Vifon Tasty Mushroom flavor brings it with (clockwise from top) seasoned oil, soup base powder and vegetable sachets. The veggies looked to be bits o’ shroom.
It’s kind of hard to see the ingredients laying atop the noodle block. Oh yeah – one of the few noodles I’ve reviewed that have had a smashed noodle block. It was sitting there for a while you see. The soup base powder was almost crystalline. The seasoned oil had a strong smell of sesame oil.
Click image to enlarge. I added two eggs. The noodles are quite lackluster. The are flimsy and have no honor as a Klingon would say. The broth and veg however have a very nice light flavoring to them which I did find pleasing. It was so light however that the salt and pepper on the eggs were not enough and a small dosage of Tony Chachere’s Creole seasoning was added. Anyways, so-so. 2.0 out of 5.0 stars.
Some Vietnamese vegetarian noodles eh? Why not. 59 cents is pretty cheap too. The packaging is quite engaging with all the nice looking vegetable on it!
The flavoring packets are smaller than usual but at leeast there are three: powder base, veggies and oil.
I would have though there would have been more veggies as it is vegetarian…
End result (click image to enlarge). I would’ve expected this to be an extremely salty affair with not very subtle taste of soy sauce killing everything else off but that’s not what I found here. It’s got an almost dare I say french fries from a fast food joint kind of aroma and slightly like that of an after taste! The noodles are not mushy but they lack any backbone or character. But I like it – I don’t know what it is about this one, but its simply simple and has a somewhat quirky demeanor. I’m giving it a 2.8 out of 5.0 stars. I like it as far as I like that it didn’t taste so foul that it made me swear off the brand (although I really can’t do that; I’m the Ramen Rater) – I don’t know… It’s not great but not bad but definitely not worth above 3 stars but worth about 59 cents. 2.8 stars. I stick to it. Unmoving is my and unwavering is my sour puss and toothy grin. I be Ramen Rater.