Great soup. Enjoyed it!
Holy protein! Is that a typo?
Nope, it's true—27g of protein per serving and a whopping 53g in an entire double serving. If you're embarking on a long-distance hike, or competing for the next World's Strongest Man competition, look no further. This is our highest protein offering.
Is this meal spicy?
Yes, this meal has a good amount of spice. It is a Pho, after all! Heat is subjective, so if you are the type to find a medium salsa way too hot, then you might steer clear. If you have a tolerance for and enjoy spicy foods, you'll find this dish to be a nice medium-level heat.
X Tear pouch open and REMOVE oxygen absorber and lime packet(s) (1 lime packet for single serving, two for double serving).
X SINGLE SERVING Add a little more than one and a half cups (400ML) of BOILING (yes, boiling) water to bag.
X DOUBLE SERVING Add three and a third cups (800ML) of BOILING (yes, boiling) water to bag.
X STIR and reseal. HANG OUT for 10 minutes. Think about how big the universe is.
X OPEN. Add lime packet contents (to taste). STIR AGAIN. EAT. SMILE.
X Rehydration will take LONGER at higher altitudes.
This popular street food is known the world over for its comforting effects. The steaming, savory and immensely aromatic broth is the foundation of this restorative dish. Notes of cinnamon and star anise, followed by fresh ginger and clove keep it authentic. Braised chicken thighs, cabbage, scallion and cilantro provide the additional sustenance needed for any adventure.
INGREDIENTS: (notice how many you can pronounce!)
Dark Meat Chicken (Chicken Raised Without Antibiotics), Rice Noodles (Rice Flour, Water), Dried Cabbage, Powdered Chicken Broth, Grapeseed Oil, Ginger, Dried Scallion, Dried Shallots, Fish Sauce Powder (Anchovies, Salt, Maltodextrin), Crystallized Lime (Citric Acid, Lime Oil, Lime Juice), Sea Salt, Dried Cilantro, Dried Shiitake Mushroom Powder, Dried Jalapeno, Dried Cloves, Cinnamon, Star Anise
Great soup. Enjoyed it!
I took Chicken Pho on 3 trips in 2022 and found it is the right dinner for me after a particularly difficult trail day.
I made this after a winter hike in a state park. The lime packet added after the main ingredients had rehydrated with boiling water really added a lot of flavor. It hit the spot!
This is my favorite backpacking meal of all time! Sometimes I buy extra ones just so I can have some to eat while I am work for a quick go to dinner. Every time I find them on sale, I buy as many as I can.