My wife got me this one for Christmas! Thanks, Kit! The last one of these I tried was pretty good – curious how this one will be – let’s check it out.
The back of the packaging (click image to enlarge). Contains peanut and fish. To prepare, put the noodles, and vegetable packet as well as 2 tablespoons of water in the supplied bowl. Add the sauce mix and cover the bowl loosely. Microwave for 2 minutes and let sit for 1 minute. Uncover carefully, stir well and add peanut garnish. Eat eat eat!
Under the cardboard outer.
The fresh noodle pouch.
Dehydrated vegetable sachet.
Nice little mixture – has a slightly spicy scent.
The sauce sachet.
A little bit of the sauce.
Little peanut bits.
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added shrimp, huge green onion, Fresno pepper and BonCabe Level 10 chilli seasoning. The noodles are great – fresh and good consistency. The flavor the sauce brings is slightly spicy and has a lot of ginger going on. Interesting stuff. The veggies are nice although sparse and the peanuts add a nice little crunch. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 737628010271.
Here’s one sent to me by Xavier over at Ko-Lee in the UK – thanks! These are made in Thailand for the UK market. Has directions for dry noodles as well as with soup – I’m going to prepare the latter. Let’s check this out!
Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat-free but have a look for yourself.
The noodle block.
A dual packet – left is chili powder, right is the soup base.
Soup base with the reddish chili powder on top.
An oil packet.
Says it contains rice bran oil, shallot and paprika oil.
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added baked chicken with Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning, red bell pepper, a fried egg and some Vidalia sweet onion. The noodles steeped to a nice point after the 4 minutes – they’re plentiful, have a decent backbone and a slight crumble that was enjoyable. The broth has a nice curry flavor with a nice little kick of spiciness and a little extra oomph of heartiness from the oil. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 5023751105645.
I thought I’d go with some music today. This is quite possibly my favorite album out of the psychedelic 60’s. Most people think of The Wall and Dark Side Of The Moon when they think Pink Floyd, but I’m not really all that into the newer stuff. I think this one’s where it’s at.
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.
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.
Another one that was donated by a friend in Indonesia – thank you! So this is something very different – kua chap. It looks like from the package, these are like large tube noodles, although it does not seem that way from the way this package feels. It’s thin and flat – hmmm… Let’s have a look!
The importer’s sticker (in Indonesian as it’s from Thailand and imported there).
The back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free.
Here are some of the ‘noodles.’ They’re made of rice flour. I wonder if they curl into that tube shape during the cooking? Hmmm…
The dry seasonings packets – chili powder on the left and soup base on the right.
Chili powder atop the seasoning base.
Hey – garlic oil!
Has a pungent garlic scent.
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added red bell pepper, Vidalia sweet onion and hard boiled egg. The noodles were really fascinating as they rolled right up from their previously squarish flat state. They are light and very mellow with very little chew to them. The broth is a blend of spicy and strongly herbed which is nicely made richer with the addition of the garlic oil. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8851876006014.
Here’s a short segment on how to cook this Kua Chap.