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#929: Vina Acecook Good Artificial Minced Pork Flavour Bean Vermicelli

Here’s the last of the ones my sister brought me back from Hawaii! Minced pork bean vermicelli… Sounds kind of interesting! A very dark day here – wet, cold and windy.

The back of the packaging (click image to enlarge).

The bean vermicelli block.

The powder seasoning packet.

Interesting flavor… Salty and… Not sure!

Seasoned oil.

Has a nice onion and meat kind of scent – should liven things up…

The veggies! I must say that Vina Acecook usually does pretty good with their veggies.

Here’s the veggie mixture – a decent amount and looks nice.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some ham that I minced with a little Huy Fong Sriracha chili sauce, some onions and some stir fry veggies. The noodles are decent – plentiful and not too hard to break by pursing the lips. Again as always, I recommend using a pair of kitchen scissors on these while still in the pot – just do a few snips and it’ll make a big difference. The broth is good – has a nice comfort food flavor and the veggies are plentiful and interesting. Good pack of bean vermicelli! 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8934563308117

I really like this – a pretty cool overview of Vina Acecook’s company.

I saw an advert in a magazine yesterday for some enormous fans – some 24 feet across! Thought they were pretty awesome – and then the name – Big Ass Fans! How rad! Anyways, here’s a little video story about Big Ass Fans and what they do. Check out the Big Ass Fans website here!

#917: Vina Acecook Good Abalone Chicken Soup Flavour Bean Vermicelli

Here’s another ones of the Good line from Vina Acecook. My sister brought this one back to me from Hawaii! Thanks!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge).

Here’s the bean vermicelli block.

Powder seasoning.

A decent amount.

Seasoning oil.

Kind of an onion scent.

This one’s soup paste.

I detect some soy with my nose and maybe some sesame?

The veggies.

A nice herb scent.

Four packets – looks pretty cool!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added sweet onions, turkey breast, a little Urashima Sesame & Salt furikake and some Huy Fong Sriracha chili sauce. I used a pair of kitchen scissors and cut the noodles before eating. I know this is done with Korean cold noodle dishes such as naengmyeon, so I figure it’s fine here as well. The noodles are decent – not usually a big fan of bean thread but these are okay with me. The broth was not overly strong but had a nice flavor of chicken and abalone. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8934563340117 .

Vina Acecook TV commercial.

Vina Acecook promotional video.

#896: Vina Acecook Good Tomyum Kung Flavour Bean Vermicelli

Hey it’s a bag of Good! Right there between bad and excellent… Kind of a funny name – let’s check it out.

Here’s the sticker that was on the back.

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge)

The bean vermicelli.

Powder seasoning.

Interesting smell.

Here are the veggies!

A couple little pieces of kamaboko in there.

Seasoned oil.

Nice color.

Soup paste.

Dark and thick.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added yellow onion, two fried eggs with Krazy Mixed Up Salt and Huy Fong Sriracha chili sauce and some green onions. The bean thread is good. I gotta say that for me, using a pair of scissors to shorten the length really makes a big difference in palatability in bean thread. The broth is nice – has a very strong citrus flavor and a nice heat that accompany a nice seafood taste. I liked this one – probably the best bean vermicelli I’ve tried yet! 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8934563309114

Here’s a Vina Acecook ad for a cup product.

More awesome older Vietnamese music.

#891: Vina Acecook Hao Hao Mushroom Flavour Instant Noodles

More mushroom noodles. They certainly looks nice from the pictures on the package – hao hao about we give ’em a try? Ugh…

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

Powder seasoning.

Bits’n’pieces in there, too.

Oil packet.

Looks like vegetable oil.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added yellow onions, broccoli, green bell pepper and Huy Fong Sriracha chili sauce. The noodles aren’t too bad – pretty standard Hao Hao kinda stuff. The broth is light and mas a mushroom flavor. This is pretty basic – nothing fancy; if you want something with a mushroom taste, I think this will work for you. I found it kind of lackluster – I really like Vina Acecook’s products usually, but this one was very meh. 2.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8934563106164 .

A Hao Hao commercial.

Some basic Vietnamese verbs to learn!

#91: Binh Tay Mi Chay Mushroom

Okay, let me explain.I have been going through every review meticulously for the last few days and you will see why in my next post, but I notice that review #91 was skipped for some reason. So, this will be it. Not a big mushroom fan but hey, the vegetable one this company made was alright so let’s give this one a try.

The back of the packaging (click to enlarge)

The noodle block. Tight and thin little noodles.

Not sure, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen a clear packet with both vegetables and powder, or a clear packet containing seasoning powder before.

Here are the seasonings and veggie bits atop.

Some seasoned oil.

Finished (click image to enlarge) Added bell pepper, broccoli, onion, Krazy Mixed Up Salt and Huy Fong Sriracha chili sauce. Noodles are thin and interesting – very plentiful and easily broken with the lips. Enjoyable. The Broth was very earthy and had a strong mushroom flavor. If you like mushrooms, this is definitely something you will like. The mushroom bits are also very earthy and mushroomy. Mushrooms have a flavor that remind me of an old attic window, peering out at a dark and cloudy day in February. That being said, I rate these at 2.75 out of 5.0 stars; just don’t like mushrooms.UPC bar code 8934566000018

Andy Williams died today.

Binh Tay Market In Saigon

#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.

Hmmmm…

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!

#869: Vina Acecook Good Bean Vermicelli Chicken Flavour

I’ve got to say, this is some of my favorite packaging. I really like the big drumstick in the picture and the old english exclaiming ‘good.’ I hope it’s good! I’d rather it be better than just good, but I think I’ll just wait and see.

The back of the package (click to enlarge).

The bean thread block.

The seasoning powder.

Salty and chinkenny.

The seasoned oil.

Smells good too.

The veggie packet!

Quite an ample supply of vegetable bits.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added hard boiled egg, baked chicken, Krazy Mixed Up Salt and Huy Fong Sriracha hot chili sauce. The noodles are, well, pretty good. They break easily when you purse your lips. The broth is good. Has a great chicken flavor. Only issue is that it has a kind of sting to it – wish I had a better word. Not like the bite of a spicy pepper, but different. The veggies were wonderous. All in all I think this was pretty ‘good.’ I think bean thread is growing on me. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8934563328115 .

A Vina Acecook video about bean vermicelli.

Chung Kết VietNam Digital DJ Battle 2012 – SBD 27 – Nguyễn Thanh Tuấn (Nguyễn Nhạc)

#861: Vina Acecook Hao Hao Mi Chay Vegetarian Flavour

This looks like something good. The last one I reviewed wasn’t the best, so hopefully ol’ number 861 will be kinder and gentler.

I am going to say at the outset here that I find it really interesting that twice now I’ve had Vietnamese vegetarian noodles, but there’s no veggie packet. Seems kind of odd! I looked and out of four that I will have done now, only one will have included veggies. Also, this will be the second instant noodle review of the day that will be steeped!

Here’s the back of the packaging. Click to enlarge.

Noodle block – pre-seasoned and crunchy.

The powdered soup base.

This is a seriously light powder. Tried a little taste and kind of got a flavor reminiscent of fettucine flavor Noodle Roni!

Seasoned oil.

I’m gonna figure it’s the black pepper and chilli that are the solid bits.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added the rest of my bag of bell pepper and broccoli (that’s what all those little green bits are), a little onion, a two egg omelet with 2 slices of fat free processed cheese, Huy Fong Sriracha chili sauce and some Krazy Mixed Up Salt. The noodles are pretty good – although really nothing amazing. The broth is very mellow and subtle. Not bad. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8934563163150 .

Vina Acecook TV commercial

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#855: Vina Acecook Bestcook Instant Noodles Hot & Sour With Shrimp Flavour

Here’s a new one – sounds good to me – kind of funny having two instants that are ‘hot and sour’ flavored in a row…

The label around the side! Click to enlarge!

Hey – a new fork!

The noodle block.

Powder seasoning.

Slightly granular in nature.

There are two liquid packets.

Dark and thick.

This is a seasoned oil.

Looks interesting…

The veggie and seafood packet.

I must say – I’m quite impressed with the variety here.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some bell pepper, onion, broccoli, odeng (Korean fish cake), hard boiled egg with Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning and a few squirts of Huy Fong Sriracha chili sauce. The noodles are thin, tasty and buttery – exceptional. The broth has a nice spicy, sour and tasty flavor. The vegetable/seafood mixture wasn’t bad; I would say it adds more to the broth than as something that stands out on its own. This was really quite good – 4.25 out of 5.0 stars – I’m impressed.  UPC bar code 8934563501167 .

A Vina Acecook promo video.

My lady also finds this to be very amusing as do I

#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

#836: Binh Tay Mi Chay Vegetarian Instant Noodles

This is different – usually you don’t see a clear window in on the noodle block inside! Let’s have a try with this one.

Back of the packaging (click image to enlarge).

A dense noodle block.

Powder seasoning.

Has a sweet and onionny taste.

Seasoned oil.

Has a nice scent.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added a little Huy Fong Sriracha chili sauce. The noodles are light and quite plentiful. Kind of remind me of the kind you would find in a cup noodle except of higher quality. The broth is pretty good! Has a nice onion and other vegetables taste to it. Decent stuff! 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8934566000025 .

A market in Ho Chi Minh City

Top 20 VPop tunes this month

#831: Vifon Instant Porridge Chicken Flavour

I don’t usually review these but I saw this one and I thought it looked kind of interesting. Basically, take instant rice and shred it up and then use instant noodle packets and steep it for a few minutes. Basically it’s like rice noodle mush!

The back of the package (click image to enlarge).

Here are some of the little bits this bag is full of.

The chicken flavored seasoning.

Veggie packet. I noticed at the end there was also an oil packet – oops!

Andy ate the 7-11 Shoyu I reviewed in #830 earlier! Check out his blog! Andy’s LEGO Stuff!

Finished (click image to enlarge). So this is interesting stuff. Kind of like a mushy rice soup with bits of veggies and chicken flavor. Kind of lumpy too – but it works! Not bad! 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8934561030003 – get it here.

Vifon TV commercial.

A mix of interviews and commercials.