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#1913: Thai Smile Mushroom Rice Noodle Soup Bowl

The last of the stuff I found at BigLots! a while back. BigLots! is a kind of clearance/liquidation chain. What I like is that I usually find something or other in there that I’ve never heard of or reviewed before which is nice. Let’s have a look at this rice noodle bowl.

Detail of the bottom of the cardboard outer wraps (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add in sachet contents and boiling water to fill line. Cover for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

The rice noodles – plentiful and short.

A large dry seasoning sachet.

A lot of powder and flecks of vegetable.

An oil sachet.

Rice bran oil and garlic.

A vegetable sachet.

Looks like some green onion and other stuff with mushroom bits.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion and star anise. The rice noodles didn’t hydrate as well as they should have in the 3 minutes called for; they were quite tough. After a minute or so longer however they got softer. The flavor was this oddly sweet kind of thing; it didn’t scream mushroom taste to me. The supplied bits of vegetable hydrated well, except the mushroom which were like hard pieces of wood. 0.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8850578954012.

Here’s the garlic variety – Thai Smile, Garlic Rice Noodle Soup Bowl, Ready in 3 Minutes, 2.5 Oz, Pack of 6

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#1395: Snapdragon Singapore Laksa Curry Soup Bowl

Found this in a local grocery store the other day. It’s definitely made of the United States market, but made in Thailand, which seems kind of funny as it’s Singapore Laksa Curry. Any way you slice it, it’s a Singapore Laksa Curry that made for the United States market which is something that truly piqued my interest. What’s different here also is that it uses rice noodles instead of wheat, so it’s gluten free. I’ve only had a Laksa that used rice noodles once before. Let’s have a look at this one.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains milk and crustacean. To prepare in a microwave, remove lid and empty all sachets into bowl. Add cold water to fill line and microwave 2-3 minutes. Let stand for 1 minutes and stir well. Enjoy!

When you remove the cardboard outer box, you are greeted by a plastic bowl with a clear lid.

The rice noodle block.

A dual seasoning sachet: base on the left and oil on the right.

Has a nice laksa scent.

Canola oil infused with paprika.

A coconut powder sachet.

Fluffy stuff!

The solid ingredient sachet.

Cabbage and carrot abound.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added vegetable fish ball, sweet onion, red and green bell pepper and seafood flavor tofu. The noodles were definitely not done after a 3 minute spin in the microwave and a minute of sitting. This surprised me as rice noodles tend to steep rather quickly. They were chewy and not really edible until a 2 minute extra ride in a pot on the stove. The broth had a nice rich laksa flavor, but it could have been a little thicker. The vegetable bits hydrated nicely. The rating based on microwave preparation as per box is 3.0 out of 5.0 as the noodles weren’t done (1100w oven to boot). However, if the noodles had been done, I would have given it a 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 815055010009.

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#972: Meet The Manufacturer: Annie Chun’s Soup Bowl Chinese Chicken

This is it – the last of the nine Annie Chun’s samples that were sent for Meet The Manufacturer. It’s definitely been an interesting jaunt! Some I really liked quite a bit, some I didn’t like so much. What’s very evident here is that Annie Chun’s definitely has a wide range of flavors. The last one is Chinese Chicken.

Back of the outer cardboard (click image to enlarge).

Fresh Hokkien noodles.

Liquid soup base.

I’ve got to say, this stuff smells fantastic.

The last of the seasoning blocks I have enjoyed so much!

The seasoning block.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added oven baked chicken, cilantro and some onion. The noodles are really nice – I steeped them with the non-microwave method. Excellent. The broth was really nice – had a good real chicken flavor; I would deem it real comfort food flavor. The seasoning block lent itself nicely with lots of good veg. Great stuff – 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 765667100301 – get it here.

Annie Chun’s TV commercial.

Annie Chun’s also make seaweed snacks that people like too!

#969: Meet The Manufacturer: Annie Chun’s Soup Bowl Vietnamese Pho

Here we go with some more Annie Chun’s product! This one’s Vietnamese Pho, a flavor I have enjoyed dining out and dining in. Let’s see how this version of Pho does!

Here’s the back and side panel details (click image to enlarge).

The noodle pack.

Liquid soup base.

Has a nice beef scent.

Another one of these seasoning blocks!

I am so fascinated by these things. The re hydrate so nicely.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some Apinya Thai Chilli Sauce. The noodles are nice – good chew and very fresh. I found them interesting though as they’re wheat noodles instead of the traditional rice noodles one would find in pho. The broth is really quite good! Nice beef taste and sweet basil and other spices are there – very good! The seasoning block unleashed a lot of nice veggies! All in all, I’m quite enthused! 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 765667100110 – get it here.

Annie Chun’s commercial.

A couple guys go to a pho restaurant – and eat.