Tag Archives: nam

#891: Vina Acecook Hao Hao Mushroom Flavour Instant Noodles

More mushroom noodles. They certainly looks nice from the pictures on the package – hao hao about we give ’em a try? Ugh…

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

Powder seasoning.

Bits’n’pieces in there, too.

Oil packet.

Looks like vegetable oil.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added yellow onions, broccoli, green bell pepper and Huy Fong Sriracha chili sauce. The noodles aren’t too bad – pretty standard Hao Hao kinda stuff. The broth is light and mas a mushroom flavor. This is pretty basic – nothing fancy; if you want something with a mushroom taste, I think this will work for you. I found it kind of lackluster – I really like Vina Acecook’s products usually, but this one was very meh. 2.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8934563106164 .

A Hao Hao commercial.

Some basic Vietnamese verbs to learn!

#707: Namchow Mee Jang Noodle Soup Spicy Beef Garlic & Onion

Here’s another of these Mee Jang Noodle Soups. I like the label – if you aren’t keen on reading and just scan a bowl of instant food and decide to eat, watch out for this stuff! So far I’ve found these to be quite spicy! Let’s see how this one comes out!

Tough to read on this one (click image to enlarge).

Here’s the sticker on the side with more info.

The noodle block!

Powder seasoning.

Smells pretty good!

Seasoned oil!

Very nice smell here – beefy n garlicky!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added two fried eggs with a little Krazy Mixed Up Salt, some store brand stir-fry veggies, a little roast beef lunch meat and some kizami shoga (pickled ginger). The noodles are decent – not the best ever but not bad. The broth is hot and spicy – seriously! My lips be burnin’! A little oiliness and a good beef taste to it. I like it but really hot. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars! UPC barcode 684431000756 .

This stuff looks really good!

Some good looking spicy thai beef!

#665: MAMA Instant Rice Vermicelli Moo Nam Tok Flavour

This one came from Greg B. of Marathon, Florida – thanks, Greg! What the heck is Moo Nam Tok supposed to taste like? From Wikipedia:

In Central Thailand, nam tok is mainly a spicy soup stock enriched with raw cow blood or pig’s blood. Blood is often used in Thailand to enrich regular noodle dishes. One of the most popular variants of the nam tok noodle soup is known as kuai-tiao mu nam tok. It includes broth, blood, noodles, bean sprouts, pieces of liver, pork, dumplings, green vegetables and spices. This type of soup has an intense, rich and pleasant taste and is often served by streetside vendors in small food stalls.

So its a pork  soup. Wait – pig’s blood? Well, here we go!

Click image to enlarge. I’m not seeing any pig’s blood. Moving on…

Here’s everything on the back – without the export sticker (click image to enlarge).

Oil on the left and powder on the right.

Everything waiting for the boiling water.

Click image to enlarge. Ok so here we are – I added a fried egg with some garlic salt. I’ve never been a great fan of this kind of noodle, but in this dish it works. They aren’t very clumpy and not too chewy at all. The broth is slightly sweet and has a hint of spiciness. Interesting stuff. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC barcode 8851876000005.

Am I wrong? No pork blood?

Oh okay check out the color of that stuff – was just like the broth. I wonder if this pack of noodles really tastes of pork blood.