While instant noodles are a fuss-free option if you want a meal fast, that doesn’t mean you need to have the same ones all the time!
Enter Hai Chi Jia Suan La Fen (嗨吃家酸辣粉), instant vermicelli in a cup that’s flavourful, spicy, and sour, just like your favourite guilty-pleasure meal from the hawker. Making a splash across the internet (with more than 800 orders on Shopee!) for bringing the unique flavour that we’ve been craving into our homes, these even have a generous serving of vinegar and peanuts to add to the traditional taste. If you favour spicy and fragrant food, this may just be your new favourite Netflix binge snack!
Hai Chi Jia Suan La Fen review
With so much hype surrounding it, the AVENUE ONE team obviously had to get our hands on it and try it for ourselves.
The packaging came with several seasoning and garnishing packets – six in all – which is significantly more than what you usually find in regular cup noodles. These packets include white vinegar and peanuts to give Hai Chi Jia Suan La Fen its unique taste.
The vermicelli cooked within four to five minutes and had a nice bounce to it. However, the star of the show is certainly the soup. It gave a good kick for those enjoy spicy food that was still very tolerable – probably because the sourness from the vinegar helps to neutralise the heat a little.
The peanuts that came from the packet also gave the dish a really satisfying crunch.
After trying it out, we’re not really surprised by the rating of 4.9 stars and a ton of raving reviews it received on Shopee. You should purchase yours before they sell out. It’s available at SGD19.90 for a carton of six, or save more and share with friends and family at SGD58.80 for three cartons.
Here are a few tips when it comes to enjoying the Hai Chi Jia Suan La Fen:
- If you have low tolerance for spice, don’t pour in the entire packet of chili oil
- For a richer taste, fill just 3/4 or even 3/5 of the cup with water, instead of up to the brim
- You can add other ingredients into the soup – cabbage, pork belly, carrots, mushrooms, quail eggs, and tofu are some of our favourite add-ons!
Hai Chi Jia Hua Jia Jiang Hu (Lala clam) review
The brand also has a Spicy Seafood Clams Vermicelli Noodles called Hua Jia Jiang Hu. This is perfect for those who have lower tolerance for spice but still wants to get in on the Hai Chi Jia bandwagon.
It features potato glass noodle with lala clam meat and enoki mushroom that makes it the perfect comfort food for supper.
This is also available at Shopee, and retails for S$19.90 for a carton of six.