Vifon Cháo Thịt Gà (Artificial Chicken Porridge)

I got a 6-pack of this at the same time as the Cháo Cá, because I’d never had it before.

Subjective snapshot

Quality: 1.5/5 stars
Spiciness: 0/5 chilis


I had high hopes after their excellent fish porridge, but this one is actually pretty unimpressive. The “chicken” is onion-flavored TVP, which is texturally and flavorwise a bit unsetting, and the overall flavor is a bit too much of salt and onion; there’s not much ginger or any of the other flavors that made the cháo cá so pleasant.

Summary details

Brand: Vifon
Product Name: Cháo Thịt Gà
Origin: Vietnam
Purchase details: $6.99 for 6 at Oriental Market on December 10, 2011
Dietary notes: Contains wheat.
Nutritional information:

  • Weight: 120g
  • Calories: 300, 48 from fat
  • Fat: 5g total, 2 saturated, 0 trans
  • Cholesterol: 2mg
  • Sodium: 1800mg
  • Carbohydrates: 56g total, 0g dietary fiber, 2g sugars
  • Protein: 8g
  • Vitamins: 0% DV Vitamin A, 0% DV Vitamin C, 2% DV Calcium, 3% DV Iron
  • Ingredients: Porridge (52%): rice. Soup base (4.5%): salt, sugar, monosodium glutamate (E621), disodium 5′-guanylate (E627), disodium 5′-inosinate (E631), shallot, maltodextrin, pepper, turmeric, silicon dioxide (E551). Imitation chicken pack (41.5%): water, onion, textured wheat gluten, refined palm oil, shallot, ginger, salt, garlic, modifried [sic] corn starch (E1422), sugar, monosodium glutamate (E621), pepper. Dried vegetable pack (0.2%): dried green onion. Oil pack (1.8%): refined palm oil, shallot, artificial coriander flavor.


[A Vifon porridge, unopened]

[A Vifon porridge bowl contents: instant porridge, a spoon, a foil package of artificial chicken, and a bag containing packages of soup base, dried onion, and oil]

[A Vifon porridge fully prepared]


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2 Responses to Vifon Cháo Thịt Gà (Artificial Chicken Porridge)

  1. Whoa, I didn’t even know that they had this flavor LOL. I really want to find this just to try it now LMAO. Thanks for your input :D. Btw I definitely agree that the cháo cá version is amazing! ❤

    • Jake says:

      Get a single bowl, not a carton of six like I did. *g* Really, the artificial chicken is pretty gross. Also, there’s a newer flavor, the Cháo Hải Sản (Seafood Porridge) kicking around too; it’s interesting and pretty tasty although I still wouldn’t rank it as highly as the fish.

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