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#1 Post by dcornutt »

Anyone use the OMSOM packets. I have a Larb packet (Northern Thai/Laotian) , Lemongrass BBQ(Vietnamese) and a Phillipines Sisig packet. Just looking for easy but flavorful ideas for dinner. If you haven't tried these packets, you should check them out if you enjoy cooking asian at home.
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#2 Post by Paul Jaouen »

I don't remember buying them but I found a set in the pantry recently. I'm looking forward to trying them when I need to make an easy meal.
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#3 Post by alan weinberg »

just bought. Sound great. Love Thai larb gai and all things Korean.

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Are these packets only available online?
Love to try some.
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I think they are only available from Omsom Tom. Just google Omsom. It is a group of asian cooks.
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Paul and Alan let me know if you have any tips on using these. I am trying pork Larb with a green papaya salad tomorrow night.
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#7 Post by Anton D »

dcornutt wrote: May 16th, 2021, 4:44 am Anyone use the OMSOM packets. I have a Larb packet (Northern Thai/Laotian) , Lemongrass BBQ(Vietnamese) and a Phillipines Sisig packet. Just looking for easy but flavorful ideas for dinner. If you haven't tried these packets, you should check them out if you enjoy cooking asian at home.
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I just received some today.

I am going to inspect them tonight and use in the next few weeks.

I will report back.
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#8 Post by Robert M yers »

Thanks, I love Krapow so I put in an order. Looking forward to an easy way to replicate (and Larb).

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#9 Post by Sarah Kirschbaum »

For those who've seen these in person, is there nutritional info on the packet? What's the sodium content? I couldn't find it on the website, though I did see info about MSG (only in the Krapow), high fructose corn syrup (none) and preservatives (also none.)
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Sarah Kirschbaum wrote: May 19th, 2021, 11:16 am For those who've seen these in person, is there nutritional info on the packet? What's the sodium content? I couldn't find it on the website, though I did see info about MSG (only in the Krapow), high fructose corn syrup (none) and preservatives (also none.)
Nutrition/ingredients are on website for each product. Sodium varies but somewhere between 500 and 630 mg per serving. Most products have no added salt per se and sodium is coming from other ingredients.
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Paul Jaouen wrote: May 19th, 2021, 1:24 pm
Sarah Kirschbaum wrote: May 19th, 2021, 11:16 am For those who've seen these in person, is there nutritional info on the packet? What's the sodium content? I couldn't find it on the website, though I did see info about MSG (only in the Krapow), high fructose corn syrup (none) and preservatives (also none.)
Nutrition/ingredients are on website for each product. Sodium varies but somewhere between 500 and 630 mg per serving. Most products have no added salt per se and sodium is coming from other ingredients.
Thanks, Paul. I clearly missed it on the website.
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I cooked the Spicy Bulgogoi the other night with chicken thighs. I thought it was kind of bland, even after a 24 hour marinade. I bought the the East Asian and the South Asian samplers, so I have quite a few left to try.
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Edited due to Paul's great post above.
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dcornutt wrote: May 17th, 2021, 11:35 am Paul and Alan let me know if you have any tips on using these. I am trying pork Larb with a green papaya salad tomorrow night.
I’m a novice here except ordering in restaurants. Got mine today. Trader Joe’s sells ground pork and chicken. Will do larb soon.

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Logan L wrote: May 19th, 2021, 5:24 pm I cooked the Spicy Bulgogoi the other night with chicken thighs. I thought it was kind of bland, even after a 24 hour marinade. I bought the the East Asian and the South Asian samplers, so I have quite a few left to try.
That's disappointing, but looking forward to reviews of other items.

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#16 Post by alan weinberg »

made larb tonight. Did two of the three packets, chicken and pork. Could have had an option for “up the spice,” as it was pretty mild and not “fiery” as promised. Would have been nice if the required extra ingredients were listed on the outside of the package and not just inside. Fortunately I had onion, cilantro, and added lime juice but mint, scallions, and shallots would have been nice. Will repeat.

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#17 Post by Joe W i n o g r a d »

We made the tofu sigsig with garlic rice tonight. Followed the recipes to a T except we added a pound of broccoli and doubled the spice packets, egg and onion.

It was very good, with plenty of flavor and heat, and a new taste for us.

Thanks, Don, for the post.
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Thanks for the feedback. I love the Larb.
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We made the Yuzu Misoyaki tonight, but cheated a bit.

We used two 1.5 pound sea bass filets and bagged them with 3 Yuzu Misoyaki packets, then 3 hours Sous Vide at 133.

Then, preheated oven on broil and transferred into the oven for 5 minutes….spooning the pan sauce on top at the start and the 3 minute mark.

The sauce made for an appealing final product and made for a nice umami experience.

Think of the Yuzu Misoyaki as, basically, an easy miso glaze.
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#20 Post by Scott Brunson »

Giving the best seller sampler a try.
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#21 Post by Dennis Atick »

I did not find the bulgogi packet very good at all. I doubled the recipe and used two packets, flavor was, meh.
This stuff might be good for my college-aged kids and will send them back to their apartments in the fall with my remaining packets.
Not being a dick, but I'm a decent home cook and i'd rather just cook for real and have stuff taste legit.
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#22 Post by alan weinberg »

Dennis Atick wrote: May 31st, 2021, 4:07 pm I did not find the bulgogi packet very good at all. I doubled the recipe and used two packets, flavor was, meh.
This stuff might be good for my college-aged kids and will send them back to their apartments in the fall with my remaining packets.
Not being a dick, but I'm a decent home cook and i'd rather just cook for real and have stuff taste legit.
your comments are helpful.

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#23 Post by Anton D »

We hit the Larb.

Ground chicken, cooked stove top...then Larb packets and their rice dust, touch of salt (not really needed,) diced cilantro and mint leaves while the meat was still hot on the stove....KABOOM! Delicious!

We used more Larb than called for: 3 packets for just under 2 pounds of meat, but I think the spice balance was perfect.

Served with accompanying iceberg lettuce cups and papaya.

It impressed me!

I am with Alan, I think people should "over-spice" the meat with the Larb packets.

My wife was amazed by the quality and we will buy more of this mix!

Had it with a 2014 Entre Nous Sauvignon Blanc and the match was quite nice. (I'd call this a fruitier Sauvignon Blanc.)
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#24 Post by Joe W i n o g r a d »

We tried Lemongrass BBQ on broccoli - a miss. Too much fish sauce for our taste.
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Joe W i n o g r a d wrote: June 2nd, 2021, 11:18 am We tried Lemongrass BBQ on broccoli - a miss. Too much fish sauce for our taste.
Thanks for taking one for the team. I have yet to try the lemongrass BBQ.
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#26 Post by Scott Brunson »

I did Bulgogi chicken last night with boneless thighs.
I had a little more chicken than the recipe specified so I tasted the starter and augmented with Gochujang, ginger, sesame oil, and a splash of fish sauce. I cubed the thighs and marinated for 24 hours.

Quick meal and very tasty. I expect that I will doctor all of the starters a bit.
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