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#1013: Vina Acecook Oh! Ricey Hủ Tiếu Sườn Heo (Pork Spareribs Flavour)

Here’s a variety of Oh! Ricey I’ve not seen before – we found it on our trip to Canada. Pork spareribs sound good!

Export sticker.

Back of the package (click image to enlarge).

rice noodle block.

Soup base powder.

A lot of powder/ Has a kind of sweetness to it.

Seasoned oil.

Has a strong onion scent.

Vegetable bits.

Nice little assortment of small pieces.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sweet onion, green bell pepper, ham and Huy Fong Sriracha chili sauce. The noodles are flat and slightly broad. They aren’t chewy but have a nice texture. The broth is excellent – sweet and flavorful with a nice pork flavor. The veggies re hydrated well. Nice bowl of noodles – 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 8934563454142.

A Vina Acecook TV commercial.

#716: Vifon Hủ Tiếu Cá Asian Style Rice Noodles With Stewed Fish

Stewed fish huh? Found this one at Uwajimaya in Seattle around my birthday. It says there’s fish in there… Hmm.

Here’s a closeup of the text on the top (click image to enlarge). Basa fish it says… Hmmm… What’s Basa fish? Well, Wikipedia says:

The basa fish, Pangasius bocourti, is a type of catfish in the family Pangasiidae. Basa are native to the Mekong River Delta in Vietnam and Chao Phraya basin in Thailand.[1] These fish are important food fish with an international market. They are often labeled in North America and Australia as “basa fish” or “bocourti”.[2] In the UK, the species is known mainly as “river cobbler”,[3] with “basa” also being used on occasion. In Europe, these fish are commonly marketed as “pangasius” or “panga“.[4] Other related shark catfish may occasionally be falsely labeled as basa fish, including Pangasianodon hypophthalmus (iridescent shark) and Pangasius pangasius (yellowtail catfish).

Wow – that’s interesting! So its like catfish eh? Here’s a link to the full Wikipedia article.

Kind of looks like a bunch of tape! This is going to be an interesting bowl of noodles!

Hey – an included fork! Already found one of these in another Vifon bowl a while back.

Here’s some powdered seasoning.

Very light powder.

Veggie packet.

Onions and such.

A retort pouch! I’m really curious how this will go here. .. Well, only one way to find out!

Finished (click image to enlarge). So these noodles – they have to be the broadest rice noodles I’ve ever seen – pretty amazing that they stay together being so wide and thin! They’re not too chewy and no mushy either. The broth is very interesting – kind of salty and kind of buttery – but absolutely not fishy. It’s got a thickness to it – not an overly greasy kind of thickness either. Lots of green onion bits here and there – they look nice and maybe add a little flavor to the broth. The Basa fish? Well, there’s not a huge amount of it but it’s good – not really fishy at all – like a whitefish. I will say that I do like Vietnamese catfish instant noodles! Unique, different and pretty good! 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8934561260325 – get it here!

This is how I react when I see Asian groceries…

An informational video about Vietnamese catfish farming

#177: Vifon Hu Tieu Bo Kho An Lien Beef flavour Oriental Style Instant Noodle

So another day and some more noodles my lady picked for me. This one’s Vietnamese and looks a lot like pho. At least on the package.

Powder, veggies and oil. I must say I  don’t usually see veggies in a shiny foil packet…

The oil was very strong smelling – not a bad odor though. It kind of reminded me of tuna fish…

So let’s see how this one tastes (click image to enlarge). First, the noodles… slightly wider than most rice noodles I find… Also much mushier. But they’re good I like them. Now onto the broth… Now that’s interesting. I don’t know exactly what it tastes like but I like it. The veggies in there aren’t too great but they’re nice. I wish there were more of them. For the second time in two days, I have found fake meat in the noodles! This stuff is very chewy, like beef. I’m thinking its gotta be tofu or textured vegetable protein.A lot of oil on the sides of the bowl… An option to spice things up would’ve been nice – a small pepper packet perhaps. All in all, quite surprised how interesting this instant noodle was – I’m going to give it a 3.75 out of 5.0 stars and recommend that it be tried.

#116: MAMA Nam Vang Instant Chand Clear Soup

Nam Vang? Phnom Penh style? Looks interesting to be sure. A lot of words on this bag!

Rice noodles – like the Pad Thai in the similar packaging…

Packets in a packet…

Packets! Powder and goop.

As I said above, powder and goop.

Click image to enlarge. The noodles are nice and soft, the soup was nicely flavored – not sure exactly what flavor I’d call it; maybe like a meat broth? Lots of little bits of vegetable in it. I like it. 1 1/2 cups water. A little sweet. Ah I see – sugar, shallots and msg. Okay I like it. 3.6 out of 5.0 stars.