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#2609: Meet The Manufacturer: Nona Lim Pad Thai Rice Noodles + Vietnamese Pho Broth

Meet The Manufacturer: Nona Lim Pad Thai Rice Noodles + Vietnamese Pho Broth

So Pad Thai might immediately come to mind as that noodle dish with lots of thick peanutty sauce and some meat and veggies popular here in the United States. But you might not know it but pad Thai simply means Thai noodles, and they’re able to be used in anything. Today I’m going to juxtapose them with a Pho broth, broth from Nona Lim. Let’s get started.

Nona Lim Pad Thai Rice Noodles + Vietnamese Pho Broth – United States

Meet The Manufacturer: Nona Lim Pad Thai Rice Noodles + Vietnamese Pho Broth

Here’s the back of the box (click to enlarge). To prepare, boil noodle in a pot for 1 minute. Drain. Finally, strain and rinse with cold water and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: Nona Lim Pad Thai Rice Noodles + Vietnamese Pho Broth

One of the two pouches of noodles per box.

Meet The Manufacturer: Nona Lim Pad Thai Rice Noodles + Vietnamese Pho Broth

Here is the Vietnamese Pho Brother. This comes in a large bag

Here’s the back of the broth package (click to enlarge). Broth is made with beef bones. To prepare, add to a pot and heat on a stove. Finally, enjoy straight or with a Nona Lim noodle!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added coriander, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, Huy Fong Sriracha sauce and sliced jalapeno pepper. The noodles are great – nice gauge and worked good here. They come out very well. The broth is excellent – I would venture to say the best pho broth I’ve gotten not from a pho restaurant. As these are separate products, I give the noodles a 4.5 out of 5.0 stars and the broth a 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code for noodles 859792002309. Bar code for broth 859792002286.

Meet The Manufacturer: Nona Lim Pad Thai Rice Noodles + Vietnamese Pho Broth

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More interview with Nona Lim

#1761: Authentically Asian Natural Quality Foods Pad Thai Noodle Bowl

Here’s another one we found at BigLots in Lynnwood, WA. So Pad Thai is as most folks probably already know, a Thai dish. This bowl is made in China and definitely for the US market. Let’s give it a whirl!

Detail from the cardboard outer packaging (click image to enlarge). Contains fish. To prepare, add in contents of vegetable, noodle and sauce sachets along with 2 tablespoons of water. Cover loosely with lid and microwave for 90 seconds. Let sit for an additional 50 seconds in the microwave. Stir well. Sprinkle with contents of peanuts sachet and enjoy!

An included fork!

The noodle pouch.

The large sauce sachet.

The vegetables sachet.

Has a nice scent.

The garnish sachet.

Crushed roasted peanuts.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added shrimp, broccoli and mung bean sprouts. The noodles came out well enough – flat and thick with an udon kind of chew to them. The flavor. Folks, this is about as close to Pad Thai as a bacon double cheeseburger. The flavor is almost identical to a poorly executed sweet and sour sauce. The bits of vegetable were there but almost just for looks and the peanuts were the bowl’s only saving grace. 1.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 049696982863.

Quick & Easy Thai: 70 Everyday Recipes

A great recipe for homemade Pad Thai!

#1544: Thai Pavilion Pad Thai Instant Rice Noodles & Sauce

I believe my wife got me this one for Christmas last year – thanks sweetie! What’s so nice about instant noodles is that they have such a long shelf life, and so they can sit in my noodle hamper for a while before I have to get to them. Anyways, here’s one that sounds good today – Thai Pavilion Pad Thai. This one is made in Thailand but made for the US market. Let’s check it out!

 Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, take everything out of the box and empty noodles into the box. Add boiling water to cover the noodles and put the lid back on tightly for 5 minutes. Drain off water and add in contents of the sachets and stir well. Enjoy!

An included fork!

The seasoning sachet.

Has a sweet peanut scent.

An oil sachet.

Shallot oil.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added mung bean sprout, coriander and roast beef that were sauteed together. The noodles are broad and flat. I steeped them using the boiling water method and they could have used a minute or so longer. The flavoring was a bit off; they have the peanut hit, but then there’s this acidic and strange sweetness that both work against authenticity and my enjoyment. 1.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 734492823006.

You can get these here.

A Thai street food documentary – excellent stuff here!

#1339: Kin-Dee Instant Rice Noodle Pad Thai

Here’s a brand I’ve never tried before. Got it up in Canada last year in July. I’m pretty excited – Friday’s my birthday and we’re headed up to Canada on Saturday to do some noodle hunting! I’ve had quite a few Pad Thai ‘make at home’ dishes before – some that were pretty good and some that tasted absolutely nothing like Pad Thai. Curious how this one will pan out – let’s have a look!

Here’s the distributor/import sticker (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself.

Here’s the back of the packaging and the side panels (click image to enlarge). To prepare, take everything out of the ‘PP box’ and put the noodles in. Cover in boiling water and re-attach lid. Steep for 5 minutes. Drain. Add oil and seasoning sachet contents and stir well. enjoy!

The plastic box under the cardboard outer. They refer to it more than once as a ‘PP box.’ I’m wondering why – do you know?

An included fork!

The rice noodle package. These noodles are commonly referred to as ‘rice stick.’

The seasoning sachet.

Bright orange color.

The oil sachet. Contains oil and shallot.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added shrimp and sweet onions. The noodles came out very well – good chew and doneness. The flavor while Pad Thai like seemed to be slightly missing something. However, this was really quite good. I also liked the very light bit of spiciness that lingered but never got exceedingly unbearable; I think that aspect would appeal to many.  3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 190328960183.

Here’s a promotional video about the company that makes these Kin-Dee rice noodles, JD Food Products Ltd.

#1117: Thai Pavilion Spicy Pad Thai Instant Rice Noodles & Sauce

My wife mentioned she saw this brand at her work and I was curious, so she brought a couple varieties home! Thanks, Kit! I’ve never heard of this brand before. It’s an interesting one as it’s made in Thailand but set up for sale in the United States. Let’s check it out!

The side and back panels (click image to enlarge). Says it’s all natural, gluten free and vegan. Contains peanuts and soy.

After you remove the cardboard outer packaging, this is what you find underneath.

An included fork!

Rice stick noodles.

The dry powder packet.

Has a nice peanut scent.

Shallot oil!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added red bell pepper, green onion, Vidalia sweet onion and beef. The noodles are your typical rice stick – they come out nicely after sitting is hot water for five minutes. The flavor is really great – spicy and rich with peanut, sweetness and other flavors going on. As far as instant pad thai goes, this is top notch. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars UPC bar code 734492823013.

Here’s a vendor at the Pattaya Floating Market in Thailand making pad thai.