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#854: Long Kow’s Crystal Noodle Soup Hot & Sour

Here’s an interesting one. This one’s got bean thread, something I am not usually thrilled with. Let’s see what happens.

Here’s the side panels – click to enlarge.

The lid is clear so you can see inside!

The bean thread whorl. I think it’s probably a nest or something; I don’t know what the correct term is.

The seasonings come in their own fancy packet – as a block.

I decided this morning to make some banana bread with chocolate chips. Actually, this is the seasoning block! Crazy looking, eh?

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some baked chicken breast and a little Sylvia’s Queen of Soul Food hot sauce. Okay so the noodles aren’t too bad – not my favorite though. they’re clear and hard to break apart with the lips. The broth is pretty good – definitely a nice hot and soup soup flavor. The veggies and bits aren’t bad – they really go nicely with the hot and sour flavor. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. Probably one of the best bean thread soups I’ve had yet. UPC bar code 086190000102 – get it here.

This is a wacky one!

A Monster Named Nian – The Story of Chinese New Year

#762: Long Kow Kimchi Pickles Bean Vermicelli

Here’s one Greg B. from Florida sent a while back. This sounds pretty interesting – let’s give it a try.

Not usually a fan of bean thread but this looks interesting; lots of different ingredients (click image to enlarge).

Here’s the block of bean thread.

The seasoning packet.

One trippy amalgam of ingredients…

Finished (click image top enlarge). This is just one of those I don’t like. The bean thread is the main problem here; it’s bean thread. Hard to eat, kind of slimy… Just not something I find satisfying at all. The broth on the other hand is very interesting – it has a fascinating tang and heat to it I liked. Then there’s the veggies – they’re wonderful! Lots of them and the re-hydrate very nicely. Yeah so this is a bummer; any kind of noodle other than bean thread would’ve worked. 1.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 4710734002978 .

Wow these guys are stoked – not sure what they’re saying here.

Looks like a Long Kow commercial