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#846: Vifon Mi Kim Chi Kim Chee Instant Noodle Seafood Flavour

My friend Todd T, clued me in the other day about a new Asian grocery on 99 in south Everett and we checked it out. Well, I found this interesting one. Vietnamese kimchi ramn! Check it out!

Importer sticker.

Back of the package. Click to enlarge.

The noodle block.

Seasoning powder.

Chili powder.

Chili powder on top of the seasoning powder.

Seasoned oil.

Lots of little bits in there.

Veggie packet.

Looks like veggies and seafood – smells like seafood at least.

I want to take a minute to talk about kimchi. As you can see, I like it! Got this jar maybe three weeks ago. Basically, it’s cabbage and a couple other things like onion, green onion, salt, anchovy soup broth and chili paste. The recipe differs from person to person that makes it, but from what I’ve seen it’s usually pretty close to that.

I knew I wanted to buy some, but I had no idea which one to get. If you go to an Asian grocery, you’ll find a lot of different kinds and brands. I found this one at a place called KS Mart in the Lynnwood, Washington area. KS Mart is awesome – they’ve got everything you could need that is Korean – great instant noodle selection, veggies, candy and chips – if you’re in the area, this is great! Anyways, We went there and got a small amount, then the next time we were hooked and got this enormous one. Check out the price – not too bad for so much of it! This would be considered ‘store brand.’Just seems fresher, which is kind of a funny thing to say…

See, when you get a big jar like this, you should first off know that the contents are going through the process of fermentation. The jar should be opened over a sink to prevent any of the ‘juice’ from spilling out – which I’ll let you know will stain your clothes really well! It’s pretty neat to see though; the top of the stuff can even be bubbling from the gases escaping! It’s not like a vigorously shaken soda or anything, but you should just be mindful of it.

What’s it taste like? Well, it’s crunchy, a bit spicy, kind of acidic and just really good. I highly recommend it!It’s on the list of top healthy foods of the world. Koreans eat it as a traditional food – usually with breakfast, lunch and dinner. Anyways, that was my yammering about kimchi. Now, on with the noodles!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some kimchi, onions, odeng (Korean fish cake), Ajishima Kimchi Furikake and Huy Fong Sriracha chili sauce. The noodles are very thin and light for wheat flour noodles and exceedingly good! The broth is excellent – spicy and flavorful with a lot of color. The veggies were good too – and the bit and pieces re-hydrated well and crunchy! Good stuff – 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8934561240181 – get it here.

Vifon TV commercial

Center for Research and Development of National Music. Hanoi, Vietnam – tranditional Vietnamese music

#680: Vina Acecook King Cook Shrimp Flavour

Today’s my birthday! Yay! I haven’t had any Vina Acecook in a while so I thought I’d have this one that was in the bags of noodles my sis brought me back from the great white north! Yay! Time fer noodles!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge) – on the front it touted ‘no MSG’ and on the ingredient list I notice it mentions antioxidants in both the seasoning and the noodles. Interesting.

The noodle block – mid sized.

I’m a little surprised here – only one packet?! Usually there’s at least three in Vina Acecook’s stuff. Hope the one has some splendid flava!

Here’s the dry seasoning.

Finished (click image to enlarge). I added two fried eggs, some fried shallot, a couple bits of frozen stirfry vegetables and a little of my favorite hot sauce of all time! Let me just say after sampling and reviewing over 275 different hot sauces as The Sauce Rater a few years back, Melinda’s Garlic Habanero is by far my favorite! Okay so first, the noodles. They’re not bad – not great. Kind of on the cheap side. The broth’s getting an ‘okay’ from me. This was a little disappointing, but after adding everything else it was a nice meal. Allin all, kind of meh. 2.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC barcode 8934563734169 .

Vina Acecook commercial.

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