Saturday, January 30, 2010

Annie Chun's Pho: Yum or Not?

Hey All!

Product: Annie Chun's Pho Noodles
Description: An organic and healthier version of ramen.
Rating: 4/5 stars

Opinion: Now, I know what you're thinking. Organic ramen? Healthy ramen? WHAT?!?!?! Those same thoughts crossed my mind. However, I was intrigued by this flavor (I am Vietnamese after all) and it had been so long since I last had some pho. So I decided to try it. I ordered some off of (like I order all of my groceries) and waited for a cold, rainy day; the perfect time for pho. That day finally came the day before yesterday. I prepared the pho according to the box directions and immediately the aromas of the spices permeated my dorm room. Skipping to the point that I'm sure you all want to know, Annie Chun's Pho Noodles is delicious! Of course, it's nowhere near the real thing but it is a nice substitute to the salt and MSG laden ramen, like Cup of Noodles. The portion size is a bit larger too! Plus, Annie Chun's has a greater variety of flavors that span across the different Asian cultures. The only downside to them is that they're a bit pricier than Cup of Noodles and the udon noodles they use have a slight funny aftertaste to them. Also, I grew up on Cup of Noodles so Annie Chun's doesn't hold the same nostalgia for me. Other than that, I'd highly recommend this product for all those college students and office workers out there looking for a better tasting alternative to ramen.

Hasta MaƱana!


  1. Hmm.. I'm currently packing some cup noodles in my closet right now. I wish they sold something like this at the corner store here!

  2. mmm... ramen....

    im still waiting on getting lost in chinatown so that i can wander into random stores and find some miso paste and shichimi to make my own. Unfortunately i dont want to do that alone, and its too dam cold outside right now..

    at least my mommy made chicken soup today? =D