Chinese PLA Type 09: Menu 1

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Chinese PLA Type 09: Menu 1

Post by DispAtch » Sun Jan 24, 2016 12:08 am

Pictured below was our first Chinese PLA and it was an interesting one, enjoyable in its own right, too.
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Date Code - 2015
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Menu 01 Package = Dark Green, Far Left
- Top Left = Spicy Potherb Mustard
- Top Left Adjacent = Orange Drink
- Below Orange Drink = Egg Roll Stuffed /w Minced Beef
- Middle Right = Cereal Bar ( 1 of 2 )
- Far Right = Cereal Bar ( 2 of 2 )

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Cereal Bars
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Cereal bars (Reverse)
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Main Package:
- Orange Drink
- Nutrition Facts
- 10g
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Main Package:
- Spicy Potherb Mustard
- Nutrition Facts
- 20g
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Main Package:
- Egg Roll Stuffed /w Minced Beef
- Nutrition Facts
- 40g
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Orange Drink (Prep.)
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Orange Drink - A little more tang and a different flavor than some of the US Rations.
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Cereal Bars (Wrapped)
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Cereal Bars (UnWrapped) - Hard bars, and highly dense. Only a subtle flavor is present. Definitely the main source of carbs.
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Spicy Potherb Mustard - Leaves a burn on your tongue...Reminds me of Oriental Seaweed.
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Egg Roll Stuffed /w Minced Beef - Remember when you were a kid and wanted to eat the cookie dough; It has that appeal to the dough part - you'll crave to eat it, but it doesn't satisfy your taste buds. Instead it leaves a subtle Wanton // Egg-Roll type flavor. The Minced Beef reminds me of a spam-like-meat, but it was not intolerable. I wish there was a heater and salt.

We can wait to try a Chinese Type 13 Combat Ration next!

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Re: Chinese PLA Type 09: Menu 1

Post by Ruleryak » Sun Jan 24, 2016 12:36 am

Welcome to the forums DispAtch :mrgreen: Thanks for starting right out with a review - great, clear pictures!

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Re: Chinese PLA Type 09: Menu 1

Post by DispAtch » Sun Jan 24, 2016 4:03 pm

Thank you Ruleryak, glad to be a member!! We'll keep them coming. :D

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Re: Chinese PLA Type 09: Menu 1

Post by housil » Sun Jan 24, 2016 4:13 pm

Great review, thank you for sharing and welcome to forums.

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Re: Chinese PLA Type 09: Menu 1

Post by Norton » Sun Jan 24, 2016 7:04 pm

Great review and welcome to the forum. Your photos were outstanding.

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Your SPAM type egg roll/dumping looked better than the one I tried. The swirls give it a appealing look. I also thought it was not that bad.
Did you think the sea weed mustard had a bit of vinegar in the pouch?

I wonder why there is no rice of soft noddle pouch, Or no tea and sugar?

I tried compressed bars and thought they were very filling. In fact I kept one in my canoe bag for emergency use
For a supplement or emergency food source it is outstanding. ( don't know the nutritional value but It seems filling) If you went hiking on the AT and had a few of those stashed away you would have piece of mind. The next one I get I am going to try it with hot water as a porridge.

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Re: Chinese PLA Type 09: Menu 1

Post by parafireboy » Sun Jan 24, 2016 9:41 pm

Nice review, and welcome to forums! :D

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Re: Chinese PLA Type 09: Menu 1

Post by cavguy » Mon Jan 25, 2016 12:49 pm

Great pics and review! Too bad the cereal bars does not have a taste to it, like lemon or orange or something...

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Re: Chinese PLA Type 09: Menu 1

Post by kidd » Tue Jan 26, 2016 10:31 pm

Norton wrote:Great review and welcome to the forum. Your photos were outstanding.

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Your SPAM type egg roll/dumping looked better than the one I tried. The swirls give it a appealing look. I also thought it was not that bad.
Did you think the sea weed mustard had a bit of vinegar in the pouch?

I wonder why there is no rice of soft noddle pouch, Or no tea and sugar?

I tried compressed bars and thought they were very filling. In fact I kept one in my canoe bag for emergency use
For a supplement or emergency food source it is outstanding. ( don't know the nutritional value but It seems filling) If you went hiking on the AT and had a few of those stashed away you would have piece of mind. The next one I get I am going to try it with hot water as a porridge.
There are civilian emergency food bars on sale in America which are similar I think, it would be interesting to compare them with these.

This PLA ration type is the FSR/D-ration equivalent as opposed to the MRE-equivalent with chem-heaters. Hence the reliance on the compressed bars rather than rice and noodles.

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Re: Chinese PLA Type 09: Menu 1

Post by kidd » Tue Jan 26, 2016 10:38 pm

P.s. the date format is yyyy mm dd so the date stamp is 3rd April 2015

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Re: Chinese PLA Type 09: Menu 1

Post by Ruleryak » Wed Jan 27, 2016 1:20 pm

I've had the mainstay bars and would say they're similar in density and nutrients. The US bars tend to be lemon flavored by default, whereas the PLA bars are more of a general cereal flavor. They're slightly sweet, and would probably go well crumbled up with some milk. In an emergency you could crumble them, add a little water, and add coffee creamer packets from MRE or other ration accessory packs. I have a packed bar loose by itself somewhere - will have to try that.

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