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#1726: Vina Acecook Oh! Ricey Pho Ga

Been a while since I’ve done a pho review. I would definitely say I’m a fan of pho, but definitely the beef varieties. Where I live, there’s no end to the pho restaurants – I’m guessing there’s probably at least 20 within 5 miles of here. Anyways, let’s check this one out.

Detail from the side panels (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, open lid halfway and add in sachet contents. Add boiling water to the fill line and let steep for 3 minutes, covered. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

An included fork!

Rice noodles.

The powder soup base sachet.

Light powder with a chickenish scent.

A seasoned oil sachet.

Bright yellow color.

The vegetables sachet.

An interesting mixture.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added basil, baked chicken and mung bean sprouts.
The noodles are thin rice noodles with a flat wide gauge. They seemed a little on the
mushy side. The broth has a semi-decent chicken flavor, but didn’t seem as full bodied as it
should be. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8934563219147.

Case of 12 Delicious Complete INSTANT Vietnamese Pho Noodle Soup Bowls (only $2.49 each)—-Oh! Ricey INSTANT (Just Add Water) PHO NOODLES SOUP….BEEF FLAVOR….Product of Vietnam

A Vina Acecook TV commercial with dancing rice noodle people!

#1013: Vina Acecook Oh! Ricey Hủ Tiếu Sườn Heo (Pork Spareribs Flavour)

Here’s a variety of Oh! Ricey I’ve not seen before – we found it on our trip to Canada. Pork spareribs sound good!

Export sticker.

Back of the package (click image to enlarge).

rice noodle block.

Soup base powder.

A lot of powder/ Has a kind of sweetness to it.

Seasoned oil.

Has a strong onion scent.

Vegetable bits.

Nice little assortment of small pieces.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sweet onion, green bell pepper, ham and Huy Fong Sriracha chili sauce. The noodles are flat and slightly broad. They aren’t chewy but have a nice texture. The broth is excellent – sweet and flavorful with a nice pork flavor. The veggies re hydrated well. Nice bowl of noodles – 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 8934563454142.

A Vina Acecook TV commercial.

#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!

#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.

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#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

#796: Vina Acecook Kingcook Vegetable Flavour Kimchi Noodle Soup

Here’s one from Vietnam. My sister found it for me up in Canada earlier this year. Vegetable? Kimchi? Sounds good to me.

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

Here’s the noodle block – crunchy.

The seasoning packet – pretty full.

Looks like a melange of seasoning powder and vegetables mixed in.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added a fried egg, some kimchi, some Ajishima Kimchi furikake and some Tabasco Buffalo Style hot sauce. The noodles are okay – not all that great. The broth wasn’t bad for a vegetable flavor, although it was kind of funky nonetheless. It did have a slight spiciness to it that was agreeable. All in all, nothing special here. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8934563704162 .

Here’s a Vina Acecook commercial.

Ramen – rad.

#781: Vina Acecook Kingcook Beef Flavour Kimchi Noodle Soup

Here’s one my sister brought back from Canada a while back! Sounded good to me today.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Never seen pentasodium triphosphate before – sounds extra tasty!

The noodle block.

The single seasoning packet. Again, as last time, I’m surprised to not see more seasoning packets here.

A decent amount of powder.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some veggies including Fresno peppers and some kimchi. Well, the noodles weren’t wondrous in this one. A little weak. The broth was okay – did have a slightly pho flavor. All in all, not all that impressive. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8934563732165 .

This one’s pretty awesome as far as instant noodle commercials go!

Dude, you’re doing it wrong.

#694: Vina Acecook King Cook Chicken Flavour Kimchi Noodle Soup

Here’s another one that my sister brought me back from

Canada! Today, my son Andy will be enjoying this one. He’s agreed to let me have a couple bites and a slurp of soup to do the review. Thanks, Andy and Sue!

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

Here’s the noodle block.

As I’ve said before, I’m a little surprised to only see a single seasoning packet in with a Vina Acecook product – usually a lot more going on.

Here’s the contents. This one’s interesting – add the noodles to 400ML boiling water for two minutes, then add the seasoning and cook for one more minute.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some naruto and kamaboko as well as one slice of carrot, one slice of bamboo shoot and two small pieces of baby corn, as per the master’s request. The noodles are pretty good – the broth is quite good – it has a nice chicken broth taste to it. I like this stuff – not too shabby. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC barcode 8934563733162 .

Vina Acecook commercial

VPop?!

#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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#641: Vina Acecook Hao Hao Fried Noodles Shrimp & Onion Flavour

Been waiting for a good day to review these – they sound really good! I thought I’d try them today to celebrate the CNN article coming out!

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

An oddly shaped noodle block; the noodles had a slight pre-seasoning to them.

From left to right: Powdered seasoning, seasoned oil and veggies/herbs.

Here’s everything. This pack asks you to steep and then drain the noodles and mix well with the seasonings in a bowl.

Finished (click image to enlarge). I added two fried eggs (soft yolk) with a little pepper and Cavender’s Greek seasoning on top. I also added some fried shallot and Kizami Shoga (pickled ginger). Steeping the noodles made them a little more engorged than I would have liked and the seasonings weren’t as strong as I would have expected. Usually I really like the Vina Acecook line, especially their Hao Hao stuff, but this time it wasn’t as good as usual. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars – good, but not great. UPC barcode 8934563805159 .

Here’s a Vina Acecook commercial.

People being served pig stomach, brains, testes and anus. Disturbing!

#404: Vina Acecook Hảo Hảo Sate Onion Flavour

Hảo Hảo Hảo? I doubt whether John Lee Hooker enjoyed this stuff during his life, but let’s see if it’s any good.

Powdered soup base on the left and seasoned oil on the right.

The noodles are the fried and eat right out of the bag variety – pre-seasoned. That little dry pile is the soup base and the little shiny spot is the oil.

Click image to enlarge. Added two fried eggs and topped them with a little Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning and a couple drops of Crystal Louisiana hot sauce. So this stuff was really tasty – the noodles had a characteristic firmness that I enjoy of the Vina Acecook line. The broth was nice and onionny. No really any veggies here to speak of. The meal was enjoyable – 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.