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#2223: KOKA Rice Noodles Fragrant Chicken Pho Ga Flavour

Here’s one that was sent to me from Australian by Jen – thank you very much! It’s pretty rare that I get anything from Australia and her package a while back was a trove of neat stuff! This one’s sold in Australia and elsewhere and made in Singapore by the folks at Tat Hui. Let’s check it out!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enblarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. to prepare, add noodle block to 450ml boiling water for 2 minutes. Add sachet contents. stir and enjoy!

The rice noodle block in its’ own pouch.

A dual sachet.

Dry soup base with a chicken scent.

A light yellow oil.

The garnish sachet.

Looks like fried onion.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, coriander, bird’s eye chillies and sous vide chicken with Lindberg Snider seasoning. The noodles come out well – wide gauge and very soft character. As per usual, I made a few cross cuts with a pair of kitchen scissors to make them more manageable. The broth had a very nice pho taste to it – detectable star anise notes in there and a nice chicken taste. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8888056810000.

Koka Instant Noodles Chicken Satay-85g.(pack of 5)

A TV spot for KOKA noodles.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2180: MAMA Pho Ga Rice Noodles With Artificial Chicken Flavour

Here’s the seond of the pho bowls – chicken! Let’s give it a try!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add everything to the bowl and add boiling water to the fil lline. cover for 4 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

An included fork!

The noodles.

A dry soup base sachet.

A powder with herbs mixed in.

An oil sachet.

Lots of little bits in there!


Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, basil, baked chicken, fried garlic and chilli flake. The noodles hydrated nicely and were of good nature. The broth was alright – kind of on the lighter side. I noticed a lot of floating bits that were much like TVP and seemed rubbery – I’m guessing fake chicken. This just didn’t work for me and really bummed me out. 2.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8851876001316.

Mama Instant Pho Ga Rice Noodles, 2.29 Ounce Bowl — 6 per case.

A really old video by Mark Wiens of a floating market in Thailand.

#1726: Vina Acecook Oh! Ricey Pho Ga

Been a while since I’ve done a pho review. I would definitely say I’m a fan of pho, but definitely the beef varieties. Where I live, there’s no end to the pho restaurants – I’m guessing there’s probably at least 20 within 5 miles of here. Anyways, let’s check this one out.

Detail from the side panels (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, open lid halfway and add in sachet contents. Add boiling water to the fill line and let steep for 3 minutes, covered. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

An included fork!

Rice noodles.

The powder soup base sachet.

Light powder with a chickenish scent.

A seasoned oil sachet.

Bright yellow color.

The vegetables sachet.

An interesting mixture.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added basil, baked chicken and mung bean sprouts.
The noodles are thin rice noodles with a flat wide gauge. They seemed a little on the
mushy side. The broth has a semi-decent chicken flavor, but didn’t seem as full bodied as it
should be. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8934563219147.

Case of 12 Delicious Complete INSTANT Vietnamese Pho Noodle Soup Bowls (only $2.49 each)—-Oh! Ricey INSTANT (Just Add Water) PHO NOODLES SOUP….BEEF FLAVOR….Product of Vietnam

A Vina Acecook TV commercial with dancing rice noodle people!

#873: Vifon Viet Rice Noodles Pho Ga Chicken Flavor

Something tells me this will taste just like chicken! Let’s see!

Here’s a closeup of the little red thing on the package – looks like a laughing flame demon of sorts.

Here’s the back (click to enlarge).

The rice noodle block.

Powder seasoning.

Yep – strong chicken taste.


Wow this is some spicy stuff! Kind of like Sriracha.

Veggie packet.

Lots of nice veggies!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added a hard boiled egg with Cavender’s Greek Seasoning and some baked chicken with some Huy Fong Sriracha chili sauce. The noodles are nice and light – flat and easy to break with the lips. The broth has a strong chicken flavor with a little heat from the sauce packet that came with it. The veggies are tiny bits and add a nice flavor. Good stuff! 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 851683004027 .

Here’s a Russian Vifon commercial.

Iron Chef – Vietnam!

#573: Noah Foods Phoya Chicken Flavor

You hungry? Ya! What joo hungry pho? Phoya? Phoshizzle… I dunno – I think they think they’re really clever with this one. So I’ll review it pho ya….

Here’s the specs…

From left to right we have an extremely well filled pack of dry seasonings, then veggies and finally some seasoned/infused oil. It’s definitely got onion in it but a little piece looked like a bee’s wing! Pretty neat.

Flat rice noodles topped with insanity! I’m hoping this’ll be a good one!

Click image to enlarge. The finished product. I’ve had pho before; the real thing. This doesn’t even come close – here’s why. First, the noodles in pho are usually strands and not broad. Second, the broth has a richness that a little packet of oil can’t bring to life. Thirdly, sweet basil is a flavor that’s enjoyed throughout the dish and this stuff hasn’t got even a hint of it. Now if I hadn’t ever had pho and I was reviewing it on it’s merits alone (which is how I’m going to rate this), I would say the noodles are mushy, the broth is extremely greasy and almost goopy in its thickness. Disappointing. 2.0 out of 5.0 stars.

This is how Pho Ga is made – great recipe!

Here’s some Thanksgiving news…

What a find – NBC’s coverage of the first shuttle flight!

#228: Vifon Pho Ga Vietnamese Style Instant Rice Noodle Artificial Chicken Flavor

So Kit picked this and the last one – here we go!

Hey cool – quite a few packets in here – powdered base, oil, chili sauce, veggies…

Here it is waiting for 2 cups of boiling water.

Here it is before…

Click image to enlarge. A couple eggs. So eggs helped thicken up the broth and I liked that. Was expecting it to be spicier but it wasn’t spicy at all. Kind of a slimy affair. Not bad but I feel a little bleah now. 2.0 out of 5.0 stars.