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#311: Vifon Tasty Asian Style Instant Noodle Mushroom Flavor

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.

#199: Samyang Chinese Soybean Paste Ramen Stir Noodle Noodle Soup Olive Oil Add

Wow – you know, sometimes it just so happens a package of ramen just has to many words on it. This is one of those occasions. I mean, look at that title up there. I like how you drain the liquid, but it says noodle soup – and you don’t add olive oil, it’s already in the liquid packet…

…the liquid packet which is labeled ‘soup.’ There’s veggies and then the liquid here.

The veggies were interesting – freeze dried green peas, textured vegetable protein, onion…

Click image to enlarge. So first off – looks nothing like the picture on the front of the package eh? I think if you took some veggies and cooked them, then stirred them with the paste, then threw that on top of the cooked noodles. But here’s what it looks like when you follow the directions on the package. It’s some weird stuff, reminiscent of the Klingon dish Gagh. I find it kind of dry and weird – not salty really but very, well earthy. I don’t have a kinetic agent to cause this Gagh-like stuff to move, but that would get it more points from me. I’m giving it 2.0 out of 5.0 stars. Get it here.