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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

#585: Ve Wong Artificial Onion Flavor Instant Bean Thread Bowl

And on we go with the onslaught of instant noodles that I’ve not gotten to as they don’t look all that tasty. Today we start with some onion flavored bean thread.

Click image to enlarge. I really wish it was wheat flour noodles – this sounds pretty good. What I dislike about bean thread is how mushy and clumpy it is.

A couple of packets – the big one seemed to be mostly veggies but I detected some minor amount of powder as I dumped it. The seasoned oil on the right looks alien.

Had to mess with the contrast a bit to make this shot look like much. The pic came out mostly white! Looks like bout what you’d expect from onion bean thread soup.

Click image to enlarge. Here’s the deal: the noodles were pretty good for bean thread – they weren’t violently gloppy, but gloppy enough to be lame. What surprised me was the lack of flavor; I was expecting good flavor from a Ve Wong product but it’s pretty bland. Yuck. No fun. 1.5 out of 5.0 stars.

Ve Wong soy sauce commercial

Captain Kirk says watch your ass when frying that turkey!

#432: Ve Wong Instant Bean Thread Seafood Flavor (Bowl)

So here’s one of the noodles I reviewed during my interview with Rachel Belle at KIRO 97.3FM. I didn’t take a lot of pictures at all, but here’s a video of the making and eating of this one- it’s ghe larger of the two being tested.

So the bean thread wasn’t too bad. I didn’t like how thin the broth was though; it was kind of lackluster. 2.5 out of 5.0 stars.

#411: Sunlee Crab Flavour Instant Vermicelli

So here’s an interesting looking one. The noodles are made of mung bean! Bean thread! Let’s check out these noodles from Thailand!

Some oil, some powder seasoning and some chili powder. I opted to tread lightly with the chili powder – don’t feel like heartburn right now.

Strange looking noodles, huh? Just you wait…

Click image to enlarge. Weird looking huh? They’re slippery and oft times hard to fork. I usually don’t like bean thread but I like these. The broth is nice and the thread is reasonably enjoyable. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars.

Jeez what did we do? Why don’t we get weenie pizza?