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#1718: Vina Acecook Hao Hao Sate Onion Flavour

Here’s a cup from Vietnam’s Vina Acecook. It’s been sitting in my hamper a little while so thought today’d be a good day to give it a try.  So I looked up satay and found this:

Satay (/ˈsæt/, /ˈsɑːt/ sah-tay), modern Indonesian and Malay spelling of sate, is a dish of seasoned, skewered and grilled meat, served with a sauce.[1] Satay may consist of diced or sliced chicken, goat, mutton, beef,pork, fish, other meats, or tofu; the more authentic version uses skewers from the midrib of the coconut palm frond, although bamboo skewers are often used. These are grilled or barbecued over a wood or charcoal fire, then served with various spicy seasonings. Satay originated in Java, Indonesia.[2][3][4] It is available almost anywhere in Indonesia, where it has become a national dish.[5][6] It is also popular in many other Southeast Asian countries, including Malaysia, Singapore,Brunei, Thailand, the Philippines, as well as in Suriname and the Netherlands, as Indonesia and Suriname are former Dutch colonies.

Satay is a very popular delicacy in Indonesia; the country’s diverse ethnic groups’ culinary arts (see Indonesian cuisine) have produced a wide variety of satays. In Indonesia, satay can be obtained from a travelling satay vendor, from a street-side tent-restaurant, in an upper-class restaurant, or during traditional celebration feasts. In Malaysia, satay is a popular dish—especially during celebrations—and can be found throughout the country. In Southern Philippines it is known as satti.

Close analogues are yakitori from Japan, shish kebab from Turkey and the Middle East, shashlik from the Caucasus, chuanr from China, and sosatie from South Africa

What’s really missing here is mention of Vietnam, where this product hails from. So, I’ll see what I can do. Anyways, let’s check out this onion variety from Vina Acecook!

Detail of the side panels (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add in contents of sachets and fill to line with boiling water. Cover and steep for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

An included fork!

The noodle block.

The dry soup base sachet.

A granular mixture.

The oil sachet.

Has a nice color and an onion scent.

Some vegetables from the bottom of the cup.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added red bell pepper and white bell pepper. The broth indeed has a strong onion flavor. The noodles are alright. I would just say onion noodle. Not floating my boat. 2.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8934563636135.

Hai Hao Mi Sate Hanh (Sate Onion Flavor Instant Noodle) 2.7oz (Pack of 30)

A bunch of Vina Acecook TV spots.

#1663: Vina Acecook King Chef Authentic Kimchi Flavour

Here’s one from Vietnam. Vietnamese instants usually tend to be pho flavors for the most part, but a lot of them are Thai or in this case, South Korean styled. Let’s see why this one’s leaning South Korean, other than the flavor.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free, but check for yourself. To prepare, boil 500ml water and add noodle block. Cook 3 minutes, then add in contents of sachets. Cook another 2 minutes, stir and enjoy!

The noodle block – the noodles look to be thick like South Korean ramyun.

The soup base sachet.

Has a spicy and acidic scent.

The vegetables sachet.

A decent amount!

A chilli powder sachet.

Smells spicy!

Finished (click image to enlarge). The noodles definitely bulked up a lot like ramyun. They had a nice gauge and chew and were ample in portion. The broth was quite nice – kind of a creamy and spicy kimchi flavor ala Korean styles. A lot of hydrated vegetable matter was there and quite good. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8934563715205.

Oh! Ricey Instant Rice Noodle Pho Bo Soup (Beef Flavor) – 2.5oz (Case of 24)

Some Vina Acecook TV commercials.

#1602: Vina Acecook Mikochi Tom Yum Flavour Instant Noodles

Here’s something new from Vina Acecook – Mikochi. Never seen Mikochi before, but I thought it sounded interesting. These are non-fried noodles, so they’re lower in fat. I’m a big fan of tom yum flavored anything, so I’m hoping it’s a good pick. Let’s check out Vina Acecook Mikochi!

The back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains fish and shrimp. To prepare, put noodle block and powder sachet contents in a bowl. Add 400ml boiling water and let steep for 3 minutes covered. Add in contents of oil sachet and stir well. Enjoy!

The noodle block. Usually you don’t steep non-fried noodles, so this should prove interesting.

The powder base.

Has a seafood scent and a coarse nature.

The oil sachet.

Has a kind of spicy and acidic scent.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added fishball, coriander, sweet onion and mung bean sprouts. The noodles are interesting. They didn’t seem fully hydrated after the 3 minutes, but then I stirred them and added the oil and they were just right. The have a very different consistency; a little bit of a robbery mouthfeel and hard to break by pursing the lips. The broth is pretty good – has the spicy and lemongrass flavors consistent with tom yum, although just ever so slightly lesser so than many. The oil was a very welcome addition and added a nice color and oiliness to the broth. Small bits of hydrated vegetable float around here and there. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8934563706166.

I remember liking these a lot – also by Vina Acecook – Hao Hao Mi Tom Chua Cay (Hot Sour Shrimp Flavor Noodle)

A Vina Acecook Mikochi advert.

#1423: Vina Acecook King Chef Seafood With Kimchi Flavour

Here’s another one we got up in Canada earlier this year during my birthday trip! I wasn’t sure at first if I’d reviewed these; a long time ago I reviewed a series of products by Vina Acecook called King Cook. This is King Chef, so it’s different! I wasn’t sure when I was looking at them up in Canada – glad I went ahead and snagged them. The more noodles, the better. Let’s have a look!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, boil 2 cups water and add noodle block for 3 minutes. Lower heat and add sachet contents and cook for 2 more minutes. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

The powder base sachet.

A fine powder.

The vegetables sachet.

Seaweed amongst other things.

A little sachet of chilli powder!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added Midori Farm Kimchi, sweet onion, bell peppers, and shrimp. The noodles have a round shape and a standard gauge. They have a good amount of chewiness despite 5 minutes of cooking – they’re not mushy or spongy. The broth has a kimchi and shrimp flavor. The veggie sachet had a ton of seaweed and it hydrated well – nice big pieces floating around. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8934563714208.

Here’s a Vina Acecook TV commercial.

#1399: Vina Acecook Oh! Ricey Phở Bò Instant Rice Noodles

Phở is probably the most well-known dish of Vietnam. It’s also the most commonly incorrectly pronounced culinary item in the world – at least that’s my guess! It’s not pronounced like the word ‘foe,’ but f in ‘foe’ added to the o in ‘of.’ For Jersey folks, one could say it’s like the ‘fuh’ in ‘fuhgettaboutit.’ Phở is usually best when got from one of the zillions of Phở restaurants around. There”s a broth that’s cooked for hours and hours with beef, star anise, cinnamon and other spices. It’s then accompanied by different thinly sliced cuts of beef or chicken or meatballs. The Bò in Phở Bò translates to beef. You usually also get bean sprouts, sweet basil, jalapeno , and onion. Condiments can include sriracha, fish sauce and hoisin sauce. Lots of ingredients and lots of fun to eat! Let’s see how this instant version is and have a look under the hood.

Here’s detail of the side panels (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add sachet contents to bowl. Add boiling water to fill line and let steep for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

An included fork!

The rice noodle block. Very broad rice noodle.

The powdered soup base sachet.

A very light powder.

A seasoned oil sachet.

Looks to be a lightly seasoned oil.

The vegetable sachet.

Lots of little bits and pieces going on here.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sukiyaki beef, lime, sweet onion and Texas Pete Sriracha Cha! chilli sauce. The noodles are flat and broader than the rice noodles usually accompanied by the kind at a restaurant. They are nice though and very palatable with a very comfort food kind of appeal. The broth has a nice flavor to it – richer than I expected and heartier too because of the oil. The veggie sachet also had hidden treasure – textured vegetable protein! Little TVP fake beef bits float around happily, although they seem to be like bits of gristle. Overall, a well done bowl of instant pho. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 8934563220143.

Whoa! Noodle Chef Nonjas! That’s too awesome.

#1085: Vina Acecook Hao Hao Mi Goreng Shrimp & Onion Flavour

Thought this sounded good on Father’s Day. Mi Goreng’s usually an Indonesian or Malaysian find, but this one’s from Vietnam. Let’s check it out!

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

The noodle block.

Soup powder.

Funny that they call it soup powder although these are going to be brothless.

Veggie bits.

Tiny and light.

Seasoned oil.

Looks neat and smells of onion.

 

We each took pictures of each other eating our noodles!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added green onions. Andy wasn’t too sure about the onion flavor and decided he didn’t even want to try it. The noodles have an agreeable crumble to them but not in a cheap way. The flavoring is more onion than shrimp and is very nice with a slight spiciness to it. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.Happy Father’s Day! UPC bar code 8934563805159.

Checking out Pokemon cards at Toys’R’Us earlier this year. Andy really likes his Pokemon cards!

#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!

#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

Construction Company Limited and Golden Land Real Estate information real estate market and promoting the development potential of Buon Ma Thuot City, Dak Lak Province. The city is planning to become a grade 1 directly under the Central Government in 2015 – 2020.

#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

#816: Vina Acecook Oh! Ricey Phnom Penh Style Instant Rice Noodles

Back in Washington! We had a great trip down to the Bay Area – saw the San Francisco Giants play (and win) at AT&T Park, went to Six Flags in Vallejo, CA and lots of other fun things. On the way home, we stopped at the Uwajimaya in Beaverton, Oregon. Found ten new varieties I’d never seen before and here’s one of them. Sounds good! Gonna give it a try.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks like you steep this one.

Rice noodles in here…

A packet of dry seasoning.

Has a kind of sweet taste to it. Upon looking up Phnom Penh Style on google, I found this story – mentions using rock sugar.

Seasoned oil.

Lots of little bits and pieces in there.

Veggies are usually quite good from this brand.

Lots of little straight pieces.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some veggies. The noodles are great – soft and seperate easily. The broth has a nice sweet flavor along with a lsight spice. The supplied veggies compliment very well – not only as a garnish but are appealing to look at. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8934563453145 .

Here’s a demo of ‘steeping.’

A short piece about Vietnamese rock in the sixties